A growing community made up of a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers and innovators gathered under the same banner.
A movement inspired by a country rising up to become a startup nation.
France is home to several vibrant tech hubs built on a foundation of world class talent and imbued with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
An ecosystem that sets entrepreneurs up for success with pro-business policies, access to funding from enthusiastic investors, incubators offering mentorship and support, and a deep pool of tech talent.
A personalized approach to welcoming international talent, thanks to:
- French Tech Hubs : a worldwide network of 22 French Tech cities
- French Tech Ticket : a welcome program for international startups
- French Tech Visa : a simplified, fast-track procedure to obtain a residence permit
A brand that is gaining support, visibility and credibility worldwide. La French Tech is recognized at more than 40 international events and its delegation is typically among the largest international startup contingents at major shows such as CES, Mobile World Congress, CES Asia and more.
Unmatched support from the French government and several public bodies including BPI France, the French Public Investment Bank, and Business France, the national agency dedicated to the internationalization of the French economy
LA FRENCH TECH EXCELS WITHIN THESE KEY SECTORS
When France’s strength in math ( we have 13 Fields Medal recipients! ) meets business model creativity.
Criteo, inventor of ad retargeting
Talend, pioneer of open source big data integration
(NASDAQ IPO in 2016)
Teads, inventor of outstream video advertising
(acquired in 2017 for $300 million)
Internet of Things
France is #2 for IoT only after the U.S.*
Sigfox, global cellular networks for IoT
($150M round in 2016)
Parrot, pioneer and leading innovator in the drone industry
(Market capitalization of $300M)
Devialet, inventor of Phantom, the highest-quality wireless speaker in the world
($100M round in 2016)
BioTech / MedTech
64 life science startups listed on Euronext Paris Stock Exchange :
#2 in the World for Biotech and #1 for Medtech IPOs in the last 5 years.
10B+ euros of market capitalisation. 3 NASDAQ IPOs in less than 1 year
Dbv Technologies, inventor of the Peanut Allergy Patch. IPO in December 2014
($340M raised, Valuation $1.7B)
Cellectis, innovative medicine through genome engineering and cell therapies
(IPO March 2015, $212M raised)
Erytech, cancer therapies working by starving tumour
($85M funding so far. IPO announced end 2015)
“France already has one of the strongest AI research communities in the world” - Mark Zuckerberg
More than 200 startups leveraging AI in a variety of applications and research centers from Facebook, Naver, Microsoft etc.
Zenly, the social mapping app
(acquired by Snapchat in 2017 for $300M)
Chronocam’s vision sensing is based on the human eye
($15M raised in 2016)
Algolia is a search service using AI
(Raised $53M in 2016)
France has an active network of 200+ startups in the sector as well as many large companies such as Orange, Capgemini and Thales.
Scality, software for exabyte-scale data storage
($45M Venture round in 2015)
OVH, cloud computing offering VPS, dedicated servers and other web services
(Raised $160M in 2016)
Oodrive, secured cloud solutions for sensitive data management
(Raised $65M in 2017)
Smart Transportation & Smart Cities
France is inventing unique and disruptive transportation modes, including self-driving cars, autonomous shuttles and water taxis.
Navya produces autonomous and electric shuttles
(Raised $34M in 2016)
Seabubbles produces solar powered ‘flying’ river taxis
(Raised $12M in 2017)
Easymile produces autonomous vehicles and smart mobility solutions
(Raised $15M in 2017)
Sharing and On-Demand Economy
Our collaborative economy activities in France turn over $2.5 billion, and involve about 15,000 firms. France represents the highest proportion of sharing economy users in 2017 with 36%. *
Blablacar, long distance ride sharing global leader
($300M raised in the last 12 months. Valuation $1.6B)
Drivy, Europe’s #1 peer-to-peer car rental service
($35M raised in 2016)
Younited Credit, online platform to facilitate financial transactions between individual lenders and borrowers