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

Homa Games's logo

Homa Games

Gaming, Media /

homagames.com

Paris, France

2018

€58m

Series A

€227

51-200

Iziwork's logo

Iziwork

Jobs Recruitment /

iziwork.com

Paris, France

2018

€52m

Series B

€175

501-1000

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Swan's logo

Swan

Fintech /

swan.io

Paris, France

2018

€21m

Series A

€80

51-200

Nabla's logo

Nabla

Health /

nabla.com

Paris, France

2018

€17m

Early VC

€85

51-200

Ubble.ai's logo

Ubble.ai

Security /

ubble.ai

Paris, France

2018

€17m

Convertible

€50

51-200

Powder's logo

Powder

Gaming /

powder.gg

Paris, France

2018

€13m

Series A

€64

11-50

Joko's logo

Joko

Fintech /

hellojoko.com

Paris, France

2018

11.7mm

Series A

€50

51-200

Bioserenity's logo

Bioserenity

Health, Enterprise Software /

bioserenity.com

Paris, France

2017

€83m

Series B

€325

201-500

Singulart's logo

Singulart

Home Living /

singulart.com

Paris, France

2017

€73m

Series B

€300

201-500

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PlayPlay's logo

PlayPlay

Marketing, Enterprise Software /

playplay.com

Paris, France

2017

€57m

Series B

€235

51-200

GitGuardian's logo

GitGuardian

Security, Enterprise Software /

gitguardian.com

Paris, France

2017

€51m

Series B

€200

51-200

Lhyfe's logo

Lhyfe

Energy, Transportation /

lhyfe.com

Nantes, France

2017

€50m

Series A

€250

51-200

FairMoney's logo

FairMoney

Fintech /

fairmoney.ng

Paris, France

2017

€49m

Series B

€191

201-500

Matera (formerly illiCopros)'s logo

Matera (formerly illiCopros)

Real Estate /

matera.eu

Paris, France

2017

€47m

Series B

€175

51-200

Quantum Surgical's logo

Quantum Surgical

Montpellier, France

2017

€45m

Grant

€212

51-200

Colonies's logo

Colonies

Real Estate, Home Living /

livecolonies.com

Paris, France

2017

€42m

Series A

€700

51-200

Memo Bank's logo

Memo Bank

Fintech /

memo.bank

Paris, France

2017

€39m

Late VC

€100

51-200

Feed.'s logo

Feed.

Food /

feed.co

Paris, France

2017

€30m

Series B

€55

51-200

Jow's logo

Jow

Food /

jow.fr

Paris, France

2017

€25m

Early VC

€85

11-50

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