French startup La Belle Vie introduced a brand new funding spherical of $6.5 million earlier this week (€5.5 million). Julien Mangeard, Thibaut Faurès Fustel de Coulanges, Louis Duclert, Kima Ventures and Shake-Up Manufacturing facility participated within the founding spherical.
On-line grocery buying is changing into fairly aggressive in Paris. You’ll be able to order groceries from Amazon utilizing Amazon Prime Now. And all the standard supermarkets are launching or relaunching providers to order and obtain groceries inside a few hours — Carrefour Livraison Express, Franprix’s mobile app, and so on.
However all these providers aren’t essentially designed for this type of providing. With Franprix’s app as an illustration, a rider goes to choose up your groceries within the nearest retailer and convey them to you. With Amazon Prime Now, Amazon has an enormous warehouse within the North of Paris crammed with Kindles, books and tomatoes.
La Belle Vie needs to focus completely in your groceries and optimize all of the steps. It begins with an enormous stock. La Belle Vie sells you primary groceries, natural stuff, meat, fish and greens. Final 12 months, the corporate acqui-hired 62degrés to promote contemporary ready meals too.
La Belle Vie has developed all its instruments from scratch, together with its ERP, a warehouse administration service and a supply administration service. In 2017, the startup generated $3.5 million in gross sales (€Three million) in gross sales.
With this funding spherical, the corporate plans to launch a second warehouse in Paris and new cities, beginning with Lyon. However the perfect half is that you would be able to order croissants with out going to the boulangerie — lastly a croissants-as-a-service startup.