elium (formerly known as Knowledge Plaza), a Mont-St-Guibert, Belgium-based collaborative platform for knowledge-based organizations, closed a €4M Series A funding round.
The round was led by Serena Capital with participation from S.R.I.W, a historical investor.
The company intends to use the funds to grow from 20 to 40 employees by the end of 2018, to increase the platform connectors, to have a UX/AI/data applied research structure, and to accelerate the platform deployment in Europe on three strategic vertical markets: service companies, transforming industries (electricity, transport, engineering) as well as administrations and NGOs.
Founded by Antoine Perdaens, CEO, and three other co-founders in 2008, elium provides a Saas based knowledge sharing platform for large internal corporate networks deployment projects (intranets).
In 2013, the company acquired the Swiss competitor HyperWeek, positioned on corporate social networks and led by Raphaël Briner, now elium CMO and co-founder. The platform is used by global and distributed companies (BNP Paribas, Capgemini Consulting, CICR, EDF, MSLGroup, SNCF) as well as small and medium-sized service companies (Finaxim, JointheDots, Euranova, Siltea, etc.).
Elium also has offices in Geneva, Switzerland, and Neuilly sur Seine, France.