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Data analytics startup BIME raises $4M and puts U.S. headquarters in Kansas City

on November 22, 2013

Gigaom

BIME, the French data analytics startup, has raised $4 million in a first round funding round led by Alven Capital Partners in Paris. The startup, which was founded in 2009, offers real-time business analytics software that runs on premise or on top of Google’s(s goog) Big Query database.

The company plans to use the money to expand its operations including building a U.S. headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Rachel Delacour, CEO and co-founder of BIME, said that the choice of KC was influenced by Google’s fiber deployment, a lower cost of operations and the availability of talent.

“From Europe it seemed like an interesting hub for tech startups, and we’re not going to Silicon Valley right now,” said Delacour. “Trying to be as sexy as Google or Facebook(s fb) is tough in Silicon Valley, but there we want to be the big fish to attract people who are as…

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