The French company announced on Tuesday that it had raised funds of 255 million euros, a record sum for a French start-up.

And still plans to grow in the coming years. 

It's a record fundraiser for a French start-up.

Mirakl, French pioneer of online marketplaces, announced on Tuesday that it had raised 255 million euros ($ 300 million).

An operation that values ​​the company of 300 employees at 1.5 billion dollars, and makes it join the club of European "unicorns", these tech companies that are worth more than a billion dollars. 


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The operation of Mirakl is simple.

When you buy a book on the Fnac site, you can buy it new from the brand, or second-hand from other listed sellers, often individuals.

This is where Mirakl comes in.

It develops and provides this online shopping platform integrated into the brand's website.

This is called a "marketplace".

Mirakl wants to hire 1,000 people around the world

In addition to Fnac-Darty, this French nugget claims 300 customers around the world.

In France, it works with Carrefour, Conforama, Go Sport, Galeries Lafayette… And its economic model is simple: for each transaction that goes through one of its platforms, Mirakl receives a commission.

Today, marketplaces represent 60% of online commerce.

They were also doped by confinement.

The start-up, founded in 2012, is therefore doing very well.

The proof: it plans to hire 1,000 people around the world in the next three years, three times its current workforce.

Mirakl thus becomes the tenth French unicorn, these companies valued more than a billion dollars.

The goal of 25 unicorns in 2025, set by Emmanuel Macron, is slowly but surely approaching.