Indy (ex-Georges) & Alven: an interview with Indy CEO Côme Fouques & Bartosz Jakubowski

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Georges raises €35M in Series B and becomes Indy to position itself as a true partner to independents : insights from Indy’s CEO and its investor

Ahead of Indy’s announcement of its $35m Series B round, we sat down with Indy’s CEO Côme Fouques, and Alven Partner Bartosz Jakubowski, to get their thoughts on Indy, its exciting developments for the future, and its journey since joining the Alven portfolio during its Series A.

In this exchange, Côme & Bartosz discussed:

  • 00:08 – Who is Côme
  • 00:18 – What is Indy
  • 01:06 – Key figures about Indy
  • 01:35 – What makes Indy different
  • 04:13 – Indy’s ambitions
  • 05:52 – Lyon vs. Paris: why? How is it different?
  • 06:59 – Why Alven
  • 08:08 – Investing in Indy: insights from Bartosz
  • 10:22 – The big challenge to come
  • 14:09 – Founders Corner: Advice from Côme to his founder peers

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Kaiko announces a $53M Series B

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Less than a year after raising its seed round, Stoïk completes an €11M Series A round

The company is announcing its Series A from prestigious investors to support its growth and expansion plans. Andreessen Horowitz, founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, is one of the world’s largest and pre-eminent venture capital funds. Known for investments in companies such as Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Airbnb, and more recently Pinterest and Slack, a16z is joining the Stoïk journey alongside existing investors Alven and Anthemis Group.

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