We build the future of work.
Since 2011 we've launched 27 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

2020

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

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

Jan 22, 2020 — Read more on our blog
2019

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

eFounders announces the first 3 startups from its EF19 batch

Mar 18, 2019 — Read more on Techcrunch.com
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
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

Forest publicly launches its universal back office.

May 17, 2017 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

Hivy is accepted at the Y-Combinator

Feb 16, 2017 — Read more on Techcrunch.com

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

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

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.

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.

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 after being part of Y Combinator's Summer batch.

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

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.

Mention gets its 150,000th user.

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.