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
Amsterdam-based Creative Fabrica, a social platform for crafters and designers, has raised $61M in growth capital to offer more resources for its community of 4 million creators. The round is led by Alven, joined by LionTree and TriplePoint with continued participation from Peak Capital, Felix Capital and FJ Labs. The funding will be used towards existing and new creator verticals, further build out of the platform’s designer network, expansion of creative generative AI toolset, and growing the team with senior talent globally.