French startup Comet raises €11 million

08 Jun 2018

Paris-based startup Comet — which connects corporate recruiters with freelances in tech and data fields — has just raised €11 million ($13 million U.S.) from Otium Venture and Daphni.

The proceeds will finance the site’s expansion in Europe, starting in the U.K. and Germany. Comet already raised €2 million ($2.3 million U.S.) last year, FrenchWeb reported.

The site was launched by Arnaud Aubry (LinkedIn profile), Valentin Cordier (LinkedIn profile), Charles Thomas (LinkedIn profile) and Joseph Wiel (LinkedIn profile) in September 2016. It relies on a matching algorithm and claims it can find a specialist within 48 hours.

Comet also provides services to freelancers. It’s partnered with Alan, a provider of health insurance for freelancers, and Shine, which supplies mobile banking services.

The site has a database of 1,500 experts and its clients include Renault and Engie. The portal aims to create an ecosystem for independents, CEO Charles Thomas told FrenchWeb.


Anastasia Gnezditskaia

Anastasia Gnezditskaia is a writer / analyst covering France, Benelux and Morocco. Based in Antwerp, Belgium, she has a background working for trade publications covering markets and their regulation in Washington, D.C., where she lived for 10 years. Following this she managed international development projects in Africa at the World Bank, and worked as a journalist covering Congress, federal government agencies and financial markets, including energy futures.