In June, Paris-based scale-up Meero raised $230m from a pool of US and French investors. Among its peers in French Tech, only the cloud infrastructure specialist OVH ever exceeded this amount, in 2016, when it raised €250m ($282m). A marketplace connecting professional photographers with companies like Deliveroo, Uber or LVMH, Meero had already completed a $45m B Series last year. Investors view it as one of the fastest-growing digital businesses in Europe.
CEO Thomas Rebaud, who founded the company just three years ago when he was 28, perfectly illustrates the new state of mind and borderless ambition of French entrepreneurs.
While Meero generates 80% of its activity beyond its domestic borders, Rebaud intends to make it the leading global platform for photographers. His website will take care of all their needs, from finding clients to editing and uploading photos as well as attending masterclasses online.
The scale-up has no time to lose. It will double its staff by the end of the year to 1,200 employees. Meero is hiring data analysts, producers, computer vision engineers and many other professionals – not only in Paris but also in New York, Bangalore and Tokyo. Time to send your resume!