Narvar Acquires French Startup Kronos Care

From Narvar’s earliest days, our vision has been to simplify the lives of consumers around the world by marrying global scale with a localized approach. In an era when competitive prices and free shipping are table stakes, consumers increasingly make choices based on two, more intangible qualities: the authenticity of the emotional connection and the effortlessness of the experience. Narvar is devoted to helping brands and retailers inspire loyalty by meeting those customer expectations through engaging post-purchase experiences, regardless of location.

Today I’m excited to announce that we’ve acquired a wonderful team in France whose vision aligns with ours: Kronos Care, a startup that enables retailers and brands to increase loyalty through branded notification experiences. Its co-founders Guillaume, Antoine, and Paul share our commitment to elevating the post-purchase experience, and have accomplished a lot with their scrappy team of five people. Kronos Care caught the eye of luxury giant LVMH, who awarded them a special Innovation Award during Viva Technology 2018, and invited them to join their accelerator in Paris, “La Maison des Startups”. Their customer base includes some of the best in European luxury & beauty, including Etam, Intersport, Camaieu, L’Oréal, and LVMH brands.

Narvar Paris team
Amit Sharma, Guillaume L’Hostis, Antoine d’Espalungue, Paul Gonsolin, Adrien Naeem

For Kronos Care’s clients, we look forward to providing the products, intelligence and partnership that will help you scale. And for Narvar’s customers, you can look forward to globalizing your business with even deeper local expertise in EMEA and continued investment in a truly top-tier relationship network with brands and retailers.

Acquiring Kronos Care aligns with our vision of combining local expertise and our global resources as we continue to focus strategic investment in EMEA, building on a year of successful growth in the market. In the past 12 months, we’ve doubled our presence and tripled revenue in EMEA. In addition to building out a robust team in London, we’ve added regional teams in Munich covering DACH, and in Paris covering Southern Europe. The Kronos Care team will join our Regional Director based in Paris, Adrien Naeem, who brings deep ecommerce platform expertise from his years with Demandware and Omniture.

As we continue to scale Narvar globally, adding the right talent is critical to maintain momentum. In addition to mindset and skillset, we look for people who share our core values of humility and the ability to embrace ambiguity, take smart leaps, and do great things together — all of which the Kronos Care team embodies. While the culture of each team in different markets around the world may differ, they’re united by values.

A very warm welcome to Guillaume, Antoine, and the rest of the Kronos team — we’re all looking forward to partnering with you to do great things together, in Europe and around the globe.

Please reach out to your Narvar team, should you have any further questions about Kronos or our global vision.