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The French startup Bird Office, founded in 2013, is a platform to hire meeting, training and seminar rooms that allows companies to find the ideal venue for their business events. Following Bird Office's presence on BNP Paribas' Lab at VivaTech in 2017, the collaboration gave BNP Paribas' customers, access to rooms for their professional events at preferential rates in ten branches in the Ile de France region.

In 2018, BNP Paribas invited Bird Office to its Lab at VivaTech, this time as an official partner. In that year, the group became an investor in Bird Office. BNP Paribas Développement's venture arm invested in the startup's €5 million second round of financing alongside Raise Venture and CapHorn Invest. For Arnaud Katz, Co-founder and CEO of Bird Office, "VivaTech's strength is that it brings a lot of executives to the same place."

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