Launched in 2013 in France, ManoMano is now the European leader for Online DIY and Gardening products and services, since it is present in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Italy with over 200 employees to date. Thanks to its pure-player approach, ManoMano claims the largest DIY catalogue in the French market and highly attractive prices.
ManoMano acts as the middle man between customers and sellers, offering both buyers and sellers a quick and easy experience. The customer orders and pays securely on the site, leading to their order being sent to the seller, and the payment is blocked in an escrow account. The seller then prepares and dispatches the order. ManoMano ensures that they have a customer care team always available to make sure a high quality service is maintained across the board.
In September 2017, they announced a €60 Million fundraising round led by General Atlantic. This helped reinforce their European presence by developing brand awareness in the six existing countries. It also helped finance innovations for their end-customers and merchants. Read more about this milestone with the cross-interview we had with ManoMano's Co-Founders, Philippe de Chanville and Christian Raisson, and Philippe Collombel, the Partech investor in charge of this company.
In April 2019, they announced another €110 million raise. With this latest round, the scale-up aims to develop its offering for professionals and its seller experience as well as recruit high profile tech talents and continue its European conquest, especially in the UK market. We had another catch-up with ManoMano's Co-Founders after this announcement to ask them what happened over the last two years and how the relationship between the Co-Founders of the funded company and the investor has evolved. Read it here.
About the founders/CEO:
Philippe de Chanville and Christian Raisson are the two founders of ManoMano. They have built up a solid working relationship over the years and share the same vision and the same thirst for ambitious challenges. While Philippe is mainly focused on IT & Technology, acquisition and product marketing, brand management and general business management, Christian focuses more on the administrative tasks and the smooth running of the business.