French fintech HelloSafe has raised €3.2m ($3.7m) in funding from venture capital firms Oneragtime and Kima Ventures. The start-up, which was launched in 2021 by Oleksiy Lysogub and Pauline Laurore, has developed comparison tools for insurance, investment, savings and credit products, which are available through 11 platforms in three continents. The new funding will be used to hire new staff, and to expand and improve the company's technology, in order to accelerate its international deployment.
Oneragtime is a venture capital firm founded in 2015 by former Skype executive Stephan Roche, and Kima Ventures is an early-stage investor founded by French entrepreneurs Jeremie Berrebi and Xavier Niel. Both firms have invested in a range of start-ups across sectors including fintech, healthcare and e-commerce.
HelloSafe is one of several fintechs offering comparison services in a crowded market that also includes a number of established players. The company's platform is designed to help consumers find the best deals on financial products by comparing prices and features across a range of providers.
With the new funding, HelloSafe hopes to expand its coverage to new markets and to continue to innovate in the fintech space. The company has already made a name for itself in the competitive world of comparison services, and its founders are optimistic about its future prospects.