2018 marked a record of fundraising in the transportation and clean mobility sector in France: €279M were collected in 24 fundraising efforts, according to a study by GreenUnivers*, a French media outlet specializing in the energy transition markets.
BlaBlaCar, the national carpool champion, raised by itself €101M in a round led by SNCF (the French national railway company). Farther behind, the start-up CityScoot, which offers a service of self-service electric scooters, collected €40M from the RATP Capital Innovation and InVenture Partners.
Between 2014 and 2018, French ecomobility companies completed 97 fundraising campaigns for a total of €887M (out of 85 campaigns, 12 deals remain confidential), according to the exclusive study from GreenUnivers.
GreenUnivers collects information of all equity funds raised by French cleantech companies and their investors: investment funds, industrial, institutional, stock market etc.
*GreenUnivers is an online French media specialized in economic information on the energy transition markets: renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, mobility… Founded in 2008, GreenUnivers is now a leading information services provider with daily articles, up-to-date indicators, market research, studies and events.