French startup Creads picks up $4.1 mln

Creads, a Paris-based platform for creative talent, has raised $4.1 million in financing. The investor was CM-CIC Capital Privé.


Creads, the first participatory agency to centralize worldwide creativity, announces 4.1 million dollars in financing by CM-CIC Capital Privé funds. The objective of this investment is to supportCreads’ leadership in France and affirm its unique breakthrough position internationally.
Creads: a French success story.
Founded in 2008 by Ronan Pelloux and Julien Mechin, two young businessmen who were in their 20s, Creads became successful by inventing the first platform for participatory creation in France.
The driving force behind Creads is the ability to depend on a network of 50,000 creators all around the world, combined with the expertise of an agency, to respond to issues with communication, identification, and branding (visual identity, brand name, slogans, websites, product packaging, etc…).
In concrete terms, beginning with a customer briefing, the Creads community is able to offer hundreds of different creative avenues. This hyper-creativity is controlled and supervised by 35 collaborators who strive to give top-rate positioning to every customer project.
Financing to fuel Creads’ international ambitions
Creads is looking ahead and strongly desires to establish itself as a major creative solution in the field of communication. The objective is to attain 30 million euros in returns over the next 3 years.
“Our ambition is to create the first professional social network for creators. We have already developed networks in France, Spain, and Japan. We’re now ready to expand to English-speaking countries, with the goal of quickly multiplying our returns by 10” explains Julien Mechin, co-founder of Creads.
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