In France, a startup called has just raised 8 million euros from a handful of private investors, including the founders of PriceMinister and Fotolia, for its meeting room rental service.

The founder of the rental startup is certain that in the long run, new players will actively position themselves in this market. Their ability to raise significant funds is testimony to the viability of the new industry. While the 8 million in capital seems small in view of major American levies, but it remains surprisingly high for a European company.

Comet Meetings offers a place for business meetings and seminars, as well a whole range of related services such as catering or wellness coaches. The company offers clients an all-inclusive package so organizers only have to show up with materials, presentation content and the rental fee.

Other International players are already in the running such as that promises to rent meeting rooms with just a few clicks. They have scouted the best venues in unique locations sure to not only boost creativity, but also to be easy on the budget. (source Florian Mas)