Kelvente has been in Bordeaux for a few months now, and is supported by Invest in Bordeaux. The company has just launched an original platform named Arkade, for buying and selling video games.
Kelvente was attracted to Bordeaux by its ecosystem
Kelvente specializes in creating and running an online platform based on the similar trading site Le Bon Coin, simplifying the process of posting ads, and providing more security for transactions. The company was created in 2014, and decided to leave Montpellier for Bordeaux last May.
The reasons for this choice are due in part to the founders’ past connections to Bordeaux and their desire to come back to live in the city, but also the dynamic nature of the players in the local ecosystem, which they found preferable to Toulouse or Montpellier. Meeting Invest in Bordeaux in 2015 was the decisive moment in convincing the startup to come to Bordeaux for the long term.
In May 2016, Kelvente SAS was created in Bordeaux (Cenon), and launched a new product dedicated to video games, “Arkade”.
To reinforce the team of 4 people, the company will create 15 to 20 jobs (developers and graphic designers) within three years, and carry out fundraising.
Kelvente & Arkade, what are they?
Kelvente allows anyone, whether they are a business or an individual, to create their own online shop in just a few clicks, for free.
The Kelvente shop allows users to be contacted directly by chat or telephone, just like a classified ads site, but also allows secure, direct purchasing like an online marketplace, though it is much easier, more flexible, with much more competitive prices and greater security for online transactions.
Arkade is part of Kelvente’s overall strategy, allowing the company to expand rapidly in the video games sector, becoming the reference application, which will be followed by other applications based on the same model.
This new application was created to revolutionize the world of video games and become THE easiest and fastest platform for selling used games and renewing your collection without spending a cent.
The application allows users to find out the value of their games directly, and to put them up for sale instantly, without having to write an ad.
The platform will regularly update sellers on the changes in the prices of the games they are selling, allowing them to adjust their price if they wish to sell more quickly.
With its technological advances in Datamining, Arkade hopes to upset the established order in the field of buying and reselling used video games.
A few figures, Arkade is:
- A startup by 3 gamers
- 40 game platforms brought together
- Tens of thousands of videos already available, a number which is growing by the day
- Support form around fifty physical stores, and around ten young YouTubers