Growth and creativity
Pentalog, an international high-growth SME and forerunner in providing IT services in Europe and Asia has quickly risen above the competition thanks to a winning combination: cost-killing combined with ongoing quality and production improvement. We have opened the door towards new business models in the IT sector in both Eastern and Western Europe.
Our strategy consists in enforcing traditional software maintenance services with our offshore R&D services and supporting step by step a large number of start-ups and passionate and creative entrepreneurs…
After having reported a first success by launching the first start-up acceleration project inside the Pentalog group (SkillValue, IT recruitment agency), and the creation of the investment fund, Pentalabbs has made available an efficient tool for supporting other IT startups, grow-ups and SMEs in their innovative projects, especially thanks to “Technology for Equity“.
Thanks to its accelerator model, the Pentalabbs investment fund offers unique services to startups from the IT, software, e-commerce and web services fields and is proud to host a genuine innovation campus.
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Startup accelerator & Venture capital
Pentalabbs is the global startup accelerator & investor of Pentalog, Pentalabbs invests & provides Services (IT, CTO, Digital Marketing, etc.) against equity in startups and help them to reach their next technical & business milestones. Through this approach, Pentalabbs position itself as the Industrial Strategic Partner. Pentalabbs provides through Pentalog high added-value IT services for start-up, which gives to startups unfair advantages against competition.
Thanks to a dedicated team of experts, Pentalabbs also develops MVP (Minimum Viable Product) for startup. Our experimented and full-stack team is able to develop quickly the MVP you need. Learn more about the MVP creation and the expertise of Pentalabbs.
The objectives of our global start-up support approach are:
- reduction in the time-to-market
- maximizing ROI
- international development
- optimize startup valuation
Engineering, Marketing and Finance
Pentalabbs addresses to 3 areas covering the overall innovation approach:
- IT engineering: architects, development engineers, graphic designer and ergonomists in charge of developing your IT solution
- Digital Marketing: digital Marketing experts set up the industrialization and virtualization processes that will boost your sales
- Financing: stake acquisition is part of the possible financial support Pentalabbs can bring.
The objectives of the Pentalabbs acceleration program are as follows:
- Reducing time-to-market for the start-up’s solution
- Maximizing its ROI
- Initiating its international development
- Optimizing its valuation
Project focus: Easyflyer
Easyflyer is a French start-up, leader in online low-cost printing services. Based on a 100% web model, the young company found in Pentalabbs an efficient support for industrializing the necessary IT developments to accelerate its growth and international expansion.
After refreshing its design, Pentalabbs took over the development of new specific and innovative features and eCommerce tools of the Easyflyer website (Magento, PHP, HTML, CSS, JQuery, SQL technologies). Currently, market studies are being conducted in order to define an expansion strategy in other European countries. Read the success story here.
As a start-up accelerator, the Pentalog group took a stake in Easyflyer, thus supporting their financial needs in a crucial development stage. Pentalog helped Easyflyer achieve its growth objectives more rapidly and gain more credibility from future investors and partners.
Easyflyer reached a sales figure of 1.44 million euros in 2012, an increase of 100% compared to 2011. Now stand-alone and profitable, this e-commerce startup incubator plans to promote its business sector in other countries, as well as to diversify its offer in 2013.
Fabien Prêtre, founding CEO of Easyflyer: “Pentalabbs enables us to exchange our ideas at both strategic and operational levels, in various fields, such as R&D, technological development, marketing strategy, internal and external growth.”
Read all the startup success stories on the Pentalabbs site!
Project focus: PickmeCab
PickmeCab is a company specialized in cost effective and environmentally-friendly person transportation. Their innovative services are a reliable and economical alternative to usual transportation means. In order to successfully carry out its growth project, PickmeCab chose Pentalabbs to develop its strategy and technological tools in accordance with market needs.
Pentalabbs has developed PickmeCab’s eCommerce platform (Magento, PHP) and completely redesigned the site with a whole new perspective in online sale of this type of services. The team also created and developed a calculus algorithm for route pricing by optimizing distances while taking in consideration various parameters such as traffic-flow conditions and urban constraints. Read the success story here.
For the processing and monitoring of the car booking requests, Pentalabbs has developed a native application for Android tablets which will be used by the PickmeCab drivers. A mobile application for smartphones (Android, iOs and Windows Phone) will be further implemented.
Finally, at Marketing and Recruitment level, the Pentalog ecosystem provides PickmeCab with a daily support that completes Pentalabbs’ intervention in the engineering area.
Khalid Sadiki, founding CEO of PickmeCab: “Pentalabbs allowed us to validate our innovative business model by virtualizing our commercial system and developing our affiliate program.”
Read all the startup success stories on Pentalabbs site!
Working with Pentalog Freelancers helped us significantly, they responded really well to the urgency of the situation. After just one week we had found a qualified freelancer to undertake our mission. The platform gave us support and guidance right through the selection and administration process, so that the mission could run as smoothly as possible.
We were convinced by Pentalog Freelancers’ approach: advice from a CTO to help us architect our solution, 2 freelancers and support to find funding. In addition, we were seduced by the price of courses but especially by the implementation time: 2 months instead of 5 or 6 months if we were on a development from scratch.
Working with Pentalog Freelancers is very reassuring. As their CTO had worked with us on prior improvements to the app, I didn’t think twice about calling on them again when I found out that the first developer was unavailable. Four days later they had found someone equally competent and we didn’t have to worry about the admin side of things. The platform gave us support and guidance right through the mission from start to finish, to make sure it ran as smoothly as possible.