We build the future of work.
Since 2011 we've launched 28 startups, with more in the works. Some have done YC. Others 500 Startups. Some have raised funds. Others have sold. Together, their teams include over 1000 talented people. And it all started here.

Current batch — eF20

Previous batches

Our latest news

2021

Folk raises $3.3M with 35 angels operators and Accel.

Sep 15, 2021 — Read more on our blog

Spendesk raises €100M Series C with General Atlantic

Jul 21, 2021 — Read more on our blog

Aircall raises $120M Series D round and becomes the first eFounders unicorn.

Jun 23, 2021 — Read more on our blog

Upflow raises $15M Series A round.

Jun 15, 2021 — Read more on our blog

Yousign raises 30€M Series A round led by Lead Edge Capital.

Jun 10, 2021 — Read more on our blog

Fleex launches.

Mar 10, 2021 — Read more

Collective launches.

Feb 10, 2021 — Read more in TechCrunch

Yousign launches its new plan One, to make eSignature accessible to all organizations, regardless of their sizes

Feb 2, 2021 — Read more on our blog
2020

Upflow launches a free analytics product

Dec 16, 2020 — Read more on their website

Fleex joins the eF20 batch

Briq gets acquired by Swile to put employees first at scale.

Nov 17, 2020 — Read more on our blog

Collective joins the eF20 batch.

Oct 1, 2020 — Read more on our blog

Kairn joins the eF20 batch.

Oct 1, 2020 — Read more on our blog

Crew joins the eF20 batch.

Oct 1, 2020 — Read more on our blog

Canyon joins the eF20 batch.

Oct 1, 2020 — Read more on our blog

Multis raises $2.2M seed round

Sep 29, 2020 — Read more on our blog

Swan raises a whopping 5M€ seed round led by Creandum

Sep 15, 2020 — Read more on our blog

Aircall raises $65M Series C led by DTCP & Adam Street Partners

May 27, 2020 — Read more on our blog

Slite raises $11M Series A with Spark Capital.

Apr 15, 2020 — Read more on our blog

Upflow joins the Y Combinator W20 batch

Mar 2, 2020 — Read more on TechCrunch

Front raises $59M Series C with Sequoia and key SaaS players

Jan 22, 2020 — Read more on our blog
2019

Forest raises $7 million Series A from Notion Capital and Runa Capital

Nov 28, 2019 — Read more on our blog

Once joins the eF19 batch.

Nov 13, 2019 — Read more on our blog.

Folk joins our eF19 batch.

Nov 13, 2019 — Read more on our blog.

Mailjet acquired by Mailgun

Oct 23, 2019 — Read more on our blog

Spendesk raises $38M Series B with Index Ventures

Sep 9, 2019 — Read more on our blog

Upflow raises $2.8M Seed Round

Sep 5, 2019 — Read more on our blog

Multis joins Y Combinator's S19 batch

Aug 8, 2019 — Read more on our blog

Yousign joins our EF19 batch.

May 23, 2019 — Read more on our blog

Swan joins the eF19 batch.

Mar 19, 2019 — Read. more on our blog.

Bonjour joins the eF19 batch.

Mar 19, 2019 — Read more on our blog

eFounders announces the first 3 startups from its EF19 batch

Mar 18, 2019 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Cycle joins the eF19 batch.

Mar 13, 2019 — Read more on our blog.
2018

eFounders announces 4 new startups in its EF18 batch

Nov 6, 2018 — Read more on our blog

Mention acquired by MyNewsDesk

Aug 31, 2018 — Read more on our blog

Aircall raises $29M Series B with Draper Esprit

May 16, 2018 — Read more on our blog

Station raises $3.25M Seed Round with Accel

May 1, 2018 — Read more on our blog

Slite raises $4.4M with Index Ventures.

Apr 23, 2018 — Read more on our blog

TextMaster acquired by Technicis.

Apr 4, 2018 — Read more on our blog

Station joins Y Combinator's W18 batch

Mar 20, 2018 — Read more on our blog

Slite joins Y Combinator's W18 batch.

Feb 2, 2018 — Read more on our blog

Spendesk raises $10M Series A with Index Ventures.

Jan 30, 2018 — Read more on our blog

Front raises $66M Series B with Sequoia and DFJ.

Jan 24, 2018 — Read more on our blog

Forest raises a $3 million seed round from Connect Ventures and Xavier Niel.

Jan 16, 2018 — Read more on our blog

Briq becomes an independent eFounders project and joins the eF18 batch. Charlene Thouard, Jeremie Sicsic and Laurent Van Basselaere join as co-founders.

Jan 1, 2018 — Read more on TechCrunch
2017

Station launches publicly its single interface for all your work applications.

Oct 26, 2017 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Hivy is acquired by Managed By Q.

Sep 27, 2017 — Read more on our blog

Foxintelligence raises 6 million euros round from Daphni, Global Founders Capital, Partech Ventures and others

Jul 6, 2017 — Read more on Maddyness

Forest publicly launches its universal back office.

May 17, 2017 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Hivy joins Y Combinator's W17 batch

Feb 16, 2017 — Read more on Tech.eu

Spendesk raises $2.2M with investors Kima Ventures and FundersClub.

Jan 24, 2017 — Read more on Techcrunch.com
2016

FoxIntelligence raises 1 million euros from Daphni, Partech Ventures, Kima Ventures and others.

Nov 21, 2016 — Read more on Tech.eu

Aircall raises another $8M with Balderton Capital, FundersClub et FJLabs.

Sep 19, 2016 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Forest helps developers save a tremendous amount of time with an instant and customizable back office.

Spendesk rethinks company credit cards for CFOs and employees to eliminate administrative burden.

Hivy brings productivity to Office Management with its desktop and mobile apps that collect, organize and anticipate requests made in the office.

Front raises $10M with Social Capital.

May 26, 2016 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Aircall raises $2.75M with Balderton Capital, FundersClub and business angels.

Jan 25, 2016 — Read more on Techcrunch.com
2015

Aircall attends 500 startups accelerator program in San Francisco.

Sep 1, 2015 — Read more on Aircall's blog

Mailjet raises another $11M to scale its unified marketing and transactional email service.

Jul 15, 2015 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Textmaster raises €5M to go global.

eFounders raises $6M with Oleg Tscheltzoff to scale up the startup studio model.

Jun 23, 2015 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Aircall raises $800k with Business Angels.

Jun 2, 2015 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Pressking is acquired by ePressPack.

Briq is born as an internal virtual currency tool for the eFounders team to give each other kudos and show recognition.

Jan 1, 2015 — Read more on our blog
2014

Aircall is building the future of phone communications for businesses. It enables companies to buy numbers instantly in 40 countries, invite teammates, and make/receive calls immediately on any device.

Front raises $3.1M seed with SoftTech VC leading the round.

Sep 30, 2014 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Mention gets its 250,000th user.

Textmaster raises a new round of €1M.

Jun 10, 2014 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Front joins Y Combinator's S14 batch - making it the first eFounders company to join the prestigious US accelerator.

Mailjet raises €2.2M.

Front takes the pain out of shared inboxes and creates smart fluxes for all "contact@…" email adresses thanks to assignements, notifications, and all collaboration tools. Also works with SMS and Twitter.

2013

Mention raises $800k in flash seed round.

Mar 14, 2013 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

PressKing – Witnessing the trouble companies face from press relations, Pressking was built to make pressrooms and press releases way easier, for both companies and journalists.

Mention is Google Alerts on steroids: it is a set of apps that monitors, in real time, anything on the web and social networks and provides organized, prioritized results.

2012

Mailjet raises €2.5M.

Nov 29, 2012 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Textmaster raises €1.6M.

Nov 19, 2012 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Mailjet sends its 1 billionth email.

2011

On the same day as the creation of eFounders, Textmaster is born: a marketplace coupled with an API where companies find quality translators and copywriters.

Thibaud Elzière and Quentin Nickmans develop a drastically new approach to building startups: they want to prevent failures by testing ideas and markets, finding the perfect co-founders and providing the needed resources. Here comes the "startup studio".

Mailjet is a cloud-emailing platform launched in February 2011. Thibaud Elzière and Quentin Nickmans participate in its foundation and start building the idea of a startup studio focused on SaaS business.