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#Investment : 365Talents, European Skills Management Leader, Raises 12 Million USD in Series-A Fundraising Round

Investment – Auvergne-Rhône Alpes

Objective stated: to empower 10 million employees in their career development within 5 years

365Talents announces a Series A fundraising of 12 Million USD. Carried out with 2 new investment funds – iXO Private Equity and Citizen Capital – and its historical investors – Ventech, Axeleo Capital, Alliance Entreprendre in particular – the operation aims to continue international expansion and to confirm unique positioning on skills and career management AI technology.


Boost the positive impact of companies on the careers of their employees

Founded by Loïc Michel, Mathieu Martin and Paul Mougel, 365Talents makes skills management and development child’s play for HR teams in leading companies. The platform relies on artificial intelligence to detect all the skills of employees in real time and facilitate their career development. With its unique skills intelligence engine, the platform detects, assesses and harnesses every employees’ skills and expertise in any language. It also creates a world of tailored opportunities and empowers employees by automatically
matching their talents to missions, jobs, or training opportunites.
The European company headquartered in Lyon counts among its clients large cap organizations such as Societe Generale, EY and Allianz, as well as strong growth technological companies such as Believe Digital. All rely on the 365Talents platform to have a rapid and positive impact on the careers of their employees. They do this by promoting the detection of skills and internal mobility, all while anticipating market and job changes.
Results? Winning customers who, in addition to financial performance, ensure a positive impact for the well-being, commitment and employability of their employees.


Strong development in EMEA and North America

Praised by companies in France, 365Talents also attracts companies beyond its borders with several customers in the Benelux, United States and Asia-Pacific. This Fall, 365Talents launched their platform in German. This second round of funding will allow the company to pursue its international development even more intensively.
With 200,000 users in more than 60 countries around the world, the French company intends to expand its activity in the EMEA zone, particularly targeting northern Europe, before continuing its development in the rest of the world.

Objective stated: to empower 1 million employees by 2023, and 10 million within 5 years!


Continue R&D investment in AI applied to HR

Making things simple is sometimes awfully complicated! 365Talents is the only solution on the market equipped with artificial intelligence entirely dedicated to skills intelligence. Its constant improvement requires significant investments, in particular to meet the complex challenges of its international customers. The funds raised will allow the start-up to keep investing extensively in AI research, Machine Learning, and to develop the uses of its Strategic Workforce Planning platform.
“We are committed to providing HR professionals and managers with tools that allow them to have a very quick impact on the careers and employability of their employees while of course aligning these skills with market challenges”. Explains Loïc Michel, co-founder and CEO of 365Talents.


New global and impact investors

After an initial fundraising of 3 million USD in 2018, two new investors – iXO Private Equity, particularly focused on technological investments and Citizen Capital, an investment fund pioneer of impact investing in France – were attracted by 365Talents. They join the company’s historical investors, including Ventech, Axeleo and Alliance Entreprendre, who are reinvesting significantly in this new funding round.
Above all, The start-up addresses a key issue for its client portfolio of leading international companies : The management of skills and talents is the # 1 priority of all HR decision-makers in our Post Covid Work life.

Jonathan Piquet, Director at Citizen Capital underlines: “Internal mobility along with the enhancement and recognition of skills are sources of satisfaction and engagement of employees. 365Talents combines unique HR and AI expertise allowing companies to capitalize on their internal skills.”

Nicolas Iordanov and Sylvain Caillat, Directors at iXO Private Equity conclude:”365Talents offers a solution perfectly suited to new ways of working and, through its firm growth, proves the relevance of this approach! Thanks to its breakthrough innovation in a booming HRTech sector and great international references, the startup has all the assets to establish itself among the world leaders of its sector. We are delighted to invest ourselves alongside them in this new step of their development.”


Interveners of the operation :

• iXO PE : Sylvain Caillat, Nicolas Iordanov, Pierre-Yves François
• Citizen Capital : Jonathan Piquet, Flora Velle
• Managers : Loïc Michel, Mathieu Martin, Paul Mougel
• Buying Consultants : Lamartine Conseil : Fabien Mauvais, Clara Tournes
• Legal, fiscal and social audits : Lamartine Conseil : Fabien Mauvais, Clara Tournes, Justine BILLARD, Alexandre VERCRUYSSE, Alexandre SOULET
• Financial Audit : 2C Finance : Jacques Haccoun, Claire Jacinto
• ESG Audit : RSE Développement : Sebastien Magnan

Press Contacts :
Agency MilleSoixanteQuatre
Perrine Soymié +33(06) 45 33 72 18 – p.soymie@millesoixantequatre.com

About 365Talents :

Launched in late 2015, 365Talents, a SaaS platform for Human Resources Departments, reinvents Talent Management in large companies.
Thanks to powerful machine learning and natural language analysis algorithms, the platform helps HR teams reveal internal skills and develop exciting careers by matching them with mobility opportunities, projects/missions, or training needs.
365Talents allows HR departments to address all their mobility and transformation challenges. 365Talents reveals the talents of hundreds of thousands of employees at leading companies such as Société Générale, April, Crédit Agricole, Eiffage, RTE, Veolia…

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About iXO Private Equity :

Founded in 2003, iXO Private Equity is the leading regional player in independent private equity in France.
With more than €800 million in assets under management, the management company mainly carries out development capital and buyout operations. It invests between €2 and €30 million per project in companies in the South of France. Solidly anchored in the heart of these regions, its stable team is made up of 22 people, including 16 professional investors with complementary experience, among whom are 4 Managing Partners dedicated to the regions covered by iXO Private Equity: Olivier Athanase (Nouvelle Aquitaine), Nicolas Charleux (Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur), Jean-Luc Rivière (Occitanie) and Alexandre Sagon (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes). www.ixope.fr
Contact : Samuel Beaupain | samuel@edifice-communication.com | T. +33 (0)6 88 48 48 02

About Citizen Capital :

Fondé en 2008, Citizen Capital est un fonds d’investissement pionnier et acteur de référence de l’investissement à impact en France et en Europe. Sa mission est de mobiliser des fonds pour relever les défis sociaux et environnementaux de notre époque. Citizen Capital finance et accompagne des projets et des entreprises à fort potentiel qui répondent à des besoins fondamentaux et apportent des solutions innovantes qui transforment leur marché. Société indépendante agréée par l’AMF , Citizen Capital gère quatre fonds au travers de plusieurs véhicules dédiés au financement de l’early stage, du growth et de l’agriculture.
Parmi ses investissements : OpenClassrooms et Lalilo dans l’éducation et la formation, Ipso santé et Telegrafik dans la santé, CleverConnect dans l’accès à l’emploi, SustainCERT dans la certification de projets carbone, Deepki dans l’économie d’énergie, Keon dans la biométhanisation, et Make.org et Ulule sur les enjeux de participation à la démocratie. Société à mission, elle est certifiée B Corp, adhérente aux UN-PRI et membre fondateur de la
communauté des entreprises à mission.
www.citizencapital.fr | @Citizencapital