Agorize, a Paris, France-based provider of open innovation challenges and talent engagement platforms, received €2m in second round of funding.
The company intends to use the funds to strengthen its commercial resources in Germany, Great Britain, North America and France.
Founded in 2012 by Charles Thou, Yohann Melamed and Yohan Attal, Agorize runs various online platforms, including Studyka.com, which connect companies with qualified target communities (students, graduates, developers, start-ups, or their own employees) through open innovation challenges. Over the past three years, the company has organized and managed challenges for more than 100 clients in Europe (including TF1 and Bouygues Construction in France), America (Bank of America and Google) and Asia (GDF Suez and Michelin).
Agorize, which currently employs 15 people, had raised €300k from Bouygues Telecom Initiatives in seed financing.