French startup Mercateam has raised €1.2m ($1.4m) in a seed funding round led by ISAI Super Angel, with participation from Kima Ventures, the fund of Xavier Niel, Notus Technologie, and business angels. The company, founded in April 2020 by Adrien Laurentin and Kévin Rouvière, has developed an AI-based software for managing planning and training. The platform allows the mapping of all skills and offers several tools to facilitate operators' daily routines, including a dashboard, automated planning, and digitisation of documents. The company is already present in ten factories in various sectors, including luxury, automotive, aeronautics, environment, and pharmacy. With the new funding, Mercateam plans to reinforce its team by hiring around ten new employees and continue to deploy its tool.
ISAI Super Angel is a venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage technology startups, while Kima Ventures is the venture capital fund of Xavier Niel, a French billionaire and founder of Free, a French telecommunications company. Notus Technologie is a French company that develops software solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.
Mercateam aims to provide a comprehensive solution for managing skills and training for operators in manufacturing plants. The company's platform aims to help companies identify skills gaps and provide training to fill them, ultimately improving productivity and quality.
The company's AI-based software is a key differentiator, allowing operators to automate planning and document management, reducing the administrative burden on managers. The software also helps companies to identify areas where additional training may be required and provides tools to manage that training effectively.
With this seed funding, Mercateam will be able to expand its team and continue to develop its platform, positioning it as a leader in the manufacturing software market. The company's technology has the potential to revolutionize the way that manufacturing plants manage skills and training, improving productivity and quality across the industry.