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Inside Hexa

Behind the Seed: How Catalog (HX23) raised $3 million from a top-tier VC

They released their not-so-minimal MVP, signed 10+ customers including Elitis and Babymoov Group, assembled an outstanding team, and then pulled it out of the bag with a $3M Seed fundraising led by LocalGlobe — all in an extremely tough market, all in 12 months. We sat down with Julien Bellemare, co-founder and CEO, to bring to life Catalog’s valiant fundraising journey, including how it happened, how it felt, and most importantly, his tips for founders following in his footsteps.
July 10, 2024
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Tengo (HX23) raises €3M to help businesses win more public tenders

A year after its launch in our studio, we are thrilled to announce that Tengo (HX23) has raised €3 million in a funding round led by Point Nine, with additional participation from several prominent business angels. Congratulations to the Tengo team!
June 24, 2024
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Hexa’s 14 principles of company building

With our ambitious goal of building 30 companies by 2030, we had to take a step back and carefully consider the type of companies we want to create. These companies will span various sectors, including B2B SaaS, health, AI, cybersecurity, and climate. But what will unite them all? What kind of companies do we truly aspire to build?
Thibaud Elziere
May 27, 2024
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Startup Building

What is a late cofounder, and why aren’t we talking more about them?

Aside from being billionaires, Elon Musk (Tesla), Eric Schmidt (Google), and Tony Hsieh (Zappos) all shared a unique characteristic: they were late cofounders. But what is a late cofounder? Why do they often act as game-changers, and who is best suited to this role?
Augustin Celier
April 30, 2024
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Hexa Scale

How to survive as a SaaS in an AI-first world

Des Traynor, Chief Strategy Officer at Intercom, came to Hexa a couple of weeks ago to talk about the urgent need to account for AI in software products. Here’s a summary of the main points covered.
April 17, 2024
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Spendesk (HX16) acquires Okko (HX23) to fully integrate procurement and spend management

It's a huge day for Hexa, and an even bigger one for for Spendesk and Okko. We're excited to announce Spendesk's acquisition of Okko, to become the first European solution that fully integrates procurement and spend management for mid-sized businesses. This pivotal move not only signifies Spendesk's first acquisition but also is a testament to the company’s ambition to always stay ahead of the curve.
April 9, 2024
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