R-Pur, created in 2016 by Matthieu Lecuyer and Flavien Hello, is a French start-up specialized in the development and production of smart anti-pollution masks. This young company was introduced to the public on 28 January 2020 in the TV program “Qui veut être mon associé ?”, the equivalent of the American TV show “Shark Tank” on French television.
The principle of this show? Project leaders and innovative companies present their project to a jury of 5 professional investors and request a financial participation in exchange for shares in the company. At the end of the presentation, the investors decide whether or not they want to invest and collaborate with the company.
It was a great success for R-PUR which, after having proposed €400,000 for 5% of the equity, finally obtained €700,000 from 3 investors, which is the largest amount raised during the TV show.
Sometime later, however, one of the investors withdrew from the project.
To know more about R-PUR and its products: www.r-pur.com/en