French tech startups to watch in 2022

The startups from one of Europe's hottest tech hubs

French tech has long nipped at the heels of the UK and Germany — the two largest European tech ecosystems. 2021 showed France’s startups were truly a force to be reckoned with.

French startups welcomed $13.1bn in funding in 2021, 11.6% of the total for the continent. There were 28 $100m+ deals, and more than 1,350 new startups were formed.

But which companies will be the breakout successes of this year? We’ve ranked the promising startups that we think are the ones to watch in 2022 as French tech goes from strength to strength.

Key

Year founded

Amount raised

Last funding round

Valuation

Employees

Sunday's logo

Sunday

Fintech, Food /

sundayapp.com

Paris, France

2021

€113m

Series A

€455

201-500

Shares.io's logo

Shares.io

B2C investment platform /

Shares.io

Paris, France

2021

€46m

Series A

€45

51-200

Resilience's logo

Resilience

Paris, France

2021

€45m

Series A

€200

11-50

Cajoo's logo

Cajoo

Food /

cajoo.eu

Paris, France

2021

€43m

Series A

€182

51-200

Faraway's logo

Faraway

Gaming /

faraway.gg

Caille Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

2021

€26m

Series A

€100

11-50

Silvr's logo

Silvr

Fintech /

silvr.co

Paris, France

2020

€133m

Series A

€0

10-50

Verkor's logo

Verkor

Energy, Transportation /

verkor.com

Grenoble, France

2020

€100m

Series B

€500

51-200

Pennylane's logo

Pennylane

Fintech, Enterprise Software /

pennylane.tech

Paris, France

2020

€34m

Late VC

€75

51-200

Alice&Bob's logo

Alice&Bob

Quantum hardware /

alice-bob.com

Paris, France

2020

€30m

Series A

€0

11-50

Acheel's logo

Acheel

Fintech /

acheel.com

Paris, France

2020

€29m

Early VC

€145

11-50

Sweep's logo

Sweep

Enterprise Software /

sweep.net

Montpellier, France

2020

€25m

Series A

€100

11-50

Zefir's logo

Zefir

Property management /

zefir.fr

Paris, France

2020

€24m

Series A

€100

11-50

Pigment's logo

Pigment

Fintech, Enterprise Software /

gopigment.com

Paris, France

2019

€90m

Series B

€332

51-200

Mnemo Therapeutics's logo

Mnemo Therapeutics

Health /

mnemo-tx.com

Paris, France

2019

€75m

Series A

€375

11-50

Pasqal's logo

Pasqal

Quantum hardware /

pasqal.io

Palaiseau, France

2019

€33m

Series A

€0

11-50

Libeo's logo

Libeo

Fintech, Enterprise Software /

libeo.io

Paris, France

2019

€26m

Series A

€100

51-200

Alma's logo

Alma

Fintech /

getalma.eu

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

2018

€179m

Series C

€550

51-200

Kineis's logo

Kineis

Telecom, Semiconductors /

kineis.com

Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France

2018

€100m

Early VC

€500

51-200

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