Wengo.fr, the French leader in online consulting, has announced the completion of a second financing round for €6 million.

Ten years on, the e-commerce revolution continues: first it was products, and now services are available online”. Based on this fundamental, the creators of Wengo.fr launched a new type of call-in expert advice platform in March 2007. One year on, 3,500 experts are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to resolve everyday problems: tutoring, accounting, legal and tax advice, professional training, computing and office automation, love coaching, astrology, etc. Answers to all questions can be found on Wengo.fr, and the response from surfers has been enthusiastic, with more than 160,000 registered users.

This valuable offer is unparalleled on the web: with Wengo.fr, a user is never alone with day-to-day questions.
Whatever the time, once connected to Wengo.fr, all a web user has to do is:
- Select an advisor by consulting his page, complete with previous customers’ ratings;
- Enter his/her phone number, enabling Wengo to call the selected advisor immediately;
- Answer a call and talk to the advisor.

We are proud to pursue this business venture with Neuf Cegetel and to welcome Ventech as a new shareholder. The funds raised provide Wengo.fr with the resources needed to establish itself as the French leader in online consulting” explained David Bitton, the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer. He added, “With Jacques Veyrat (Chairman of Neuf Cegetel) and Jean Bourcereau (General Partner at Ventech, a venture capital firm known for its investments in Meilleurtaux.com and Viadeo), Wengo.fr has an ideal team with expertise in both the web and telecommunications. The company now has both the financial and human resources to fulfil its vision.”

Wengo.fr has placed partnership at the core of its development and is please to announce that it has signed strategic alliances with PriceMinister, Aufeminin, 24h00, Hobsons, LeBootCamp and CDiscount. These are all references in their universe and have chosen to provide access to the web’s best advisors from their own sites.

A propos de Wengo.fr
Wengo.fr is an online service platform enabling customers to enter into relation with an advisor to resolve personal or professional problems.
Created in 2005, the company very rapidly received the backing of Neuf Cegetel and was the first to develop an internet telephone service offer that is now used by over 3 million subscribers. The swift development of triple-play offers led the founders to adjust their business model and overhaul their strategy. By capitalising on its ability to engineer innovative technologies that perfectly address the market’s needs and focusing its efforts on developing a services platform, Wengo.fr has assembled a team of 3,500 experts available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide advice to the site’s 160,000 registered users.
Wengo.fr was founded by Patrick Amiel, David Bitton, Alain Delhaye, Olivier Giunti and Jérôme Wagner.
For more information: www.wengo.fr

About Neuf Cegetel
Neuf Cegetel is France’s leading alternative telecommunications operator. Since 1998, the company has built its own national network infrastructure, comprising nearly 45,000 kilometres of optical fibres, and has invested heavily to roll out its DSL access network. It has 1,400 subscriber units and covers 70% of the target population. This places Neuf Cegetel in a position to produce its own broadband services, control their costs and quality and sell them directly to residential customers (5 million including 3,2 million broadband customers), corporate customers (173 thousand corporate sites connected) as well as to telecommunications and internet service providers (wholesale services provided to 200 operators). Neuf Cegetel, whose two core shareholders are Louis Dreyfus and SFR, reported revenues of € 3.3 billion in 2007.
For more information: http://www.groupeneufcegetel.fr