Alumni News

Appointments, fundraising, distinctions… A round up of alumni who are making the news. Check our French site for even more contents! (Page under construction)


ESSEC Entrepreneurs Are Off the Charts

There were sunny days in store for ESSEC entrepreneurs despite the autumn weather, with three rounds of capital raising and an acquisition valued in the millions over the last few months! Founded by Sylvain Gasc (C15) and Dorian Ciavarella, Hivency is a platform where brands and micro-influencers can meet. The platform has 50,000 members in 130 countries, and raised €2.5m to recruit 30 staff a...

The Best Fundraising Rounds of the Summer

There’s no such thing as a holiday for entrepreneurs! This summer, ESSEC startups once again enjoyed great fundraising success in fields as varied as they are promising. Let’s take a closer look. Founded by Jean-Charles Varlet (student), Crème de la Crème — a community of hand-picked freelancers — has just raised €3m from Alto Invest, the founders of the mutual health insurer Santiane, Aufemin...

ESSEC Start-Ups Feature in the Top 100 Start-Ups to Invest In, According to Challenges Magazine

French magazine Challenges published its 2018 Top 100 Start-Ups to Invest In, and we spotted 6 ESSEC entrepreneurs on the list. Food for thought for our alumni investors…? Maxime Manseau (M13) is looking to raise €600,000 for Drive or Phone, a system that detects whether you’re behind the wheel and, if you are, increases your safety by limiting your access to certain applications on your phon...

Alumni Start-Uppers in a Fundraising Rush

Start-ups launched by ESSEC alumni have been raising funds like crazy in areas as diverse as accounting, interior design in East Africa, human resources and art - proof of the excellent state of health of entrepreneurship at ESSEC! With a special mention for Ynsect, a start-up specializing in beetle farming for animal feed. Ynsect, founded by Alexis Angot (E09), who has already raised 35 milli...

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