This is how IKO is moving into the new year. We were really excited to have officially announced last week our recent series A funding from Naxicap Partners, 3T Capital and Bpifrance.
This is great news, since it will let us continue developing in key markets, hiring the international profiles that are fast becoming the fabric of our business culture, and furnishing our brand news offices in the center of Paris. Frenchweb and Maddyness can give the French-speakers a bit more detail, but from our point of view, these are the highlights.
We’re all particularly happy about our new offices, in the second arrondissement of Paris. The large lounge area and open feel is perfect for events – a fact we have not neglected to point out during brainstorming meetings – and we get to rub shoulders with other like-minded start-ups in the area.
More hands on deck!
The extra space is definitely needed, since we’ll soon be welcoming two new hires to our team next month alone. We’re well on our way to our goal of doubling headcount by end of 2016 – and we’ve got a pretty international team, to boot: American, British, Canadian, Colombian, French, Indian, Malagasy, Nigerian, and Trinidadian flags are all represented!
A bold plan for 2016
So what do we have in store for the next 10 months of the year? Let’s just say we’re taking a broader outlook when it comes to prospecting – looking over the channel to our English neighbors – and working on some new additions to the IKO platform. Stay tuned as the details unfold 😉