Paris-based startup Bump has raised €4m in a funding round led by Digital Venture, the corporate venture capital arm of BPIFrance, and including participation from Galion.exe and undisclosed business angels. The company, founded in 2020 by Anthony Lio and Sébastien Charrier, has developed a platform to help developers manage APIs more easily. Its solution aggregates all API documentation in one place and automatically identifies changes, alerting collaborators to any non-backwards-compatible updates. Bump has around 200 clients, including Exoscale, Canopy Servicing, Forto, Meilisearch, and Memo Bank.
Bump's platform is aimed at facilitating collaboration between different teams within organizations. By continuously analyzing API schemas, it generates and aggregates all API documentation, identifies changes automatically, and alerts collaborators to non-backwards-compatible updates. The startup plans to use the funding to enhance its platform and grow its team.
Digital Venture has been particularly active in the French tech sector in recent years, with investments in startups including Scaleway, Ledger, and Mirakl, among others. BPIFrance is a French public investment bank that provides funding to French startups.
Galion.exe is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology startups with a focus on companies developing innovative technologies in areas such as AI, cybersecurity, and blockchain. The firm has previously invested in startups such as Flixbus, Luko, and Alan.
Overall, the funding round is expected to help Bump refine its product offering, grow its user base, and expand its market presence. The company is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for API management tools as more businesses look to streamline their operations and improve collaboration between different teams.