\French tech startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

\French tech startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

€5.6bn in VC funding has been raised by French startups so far in 2021, up nearly threefold since 2015, and France has become one of the hottest tech hubs.

So far this year French startups have raised a record €5.6bn from VC funds, more than the €5bn in all of 2020.

But which are the country's most exciting startups and scaleups? Which are the ones to watch in 2021?

Our team of experts at Sifted have chosen a list of more than 100 exciting companies we think you need to know about, with an added 'Sifted take' to provide an extra layer of insight on the most interesting.

It's a mixture of the big and the small, the well known and the under the radar. But all are making waves. Keep reading below and stay informed about Europe’s new economy!

(P.S The data is from European Startups with valuation estimates from Dealroom. If there is anyone missing from this list, or anything is wrong, please let us know by email at [email protected]).

Key

Year founded

Amount raised

Last funding round

Valuation

Employees

Indy's logo

Indy

The accounting robot provides software for professionals to automate their invoicing and keep their bank accounts synchronised

enterprise software / deeptech

indy.fr

Lyon, France

2016

€46m

SERIES B

€140-210m

100-500

Qonto's logo

Qonto

Provides online banking services to small businesses

fintech / business banking

qonto.eu

Paris , France

2016

€136m

SERIES C

€416-624m

100-500

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Ledger's logo

Ledger

Provides security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications

fintech / cryptocurrency

ledger.com

Paris, France

2014

€432m

SERIES C

€261m

100-500

October's logo

October

P2P lending platform for SMEs

fintech / mortgages & lending

october.eu

Paris, France

2014

€55m

SERIES C

€128-192m

50-100

Heetch's logo

Heetch

Ride-sharing app targeted at late night transportation seekers in France

travel; transportation / mobility

heetch.com

Paris, France

2013

€67m

SERIES B

€15-22m

100-500

Memo Bank's logo

Memo Bank

New bank for businesses

banking /

memo.bank

Paris, France

2017

€39m

LATE VC

€80-120m

50-100

Kard's logo

Kard

Mobile banking alternative for the new generation, offering a never-seen-before customer experience that is cool, social & free

fintech / banking

kard.eu

f, France

2018

€6m

SEED

€13-19m

10-50

Pixpay's logo

Pixpay

Offers digital bank card for 10-18 year old teenagers that is managed by their parents

fintech / saas

pixpay.fr

Paris , France

2019

€11m

EARLY VC

€32-48m

10-50

Mirakl's logo

Mirakl

Best Online Marketplace Platform and Dropship Solution

marketplace & ecommerce;saas / enterprise software

mirakl.fr

Paris, France

2011

€357m

LATE VC

€1.5bn

100-500

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Totem's logo

Totem

Offers all employees, regardless of their company, real places for friendly breaks with colleagues

food / B2B

thetotem.co

Paris, France

2016

€5m

EARLY VC

€16-24m

10-50

Cityscoot's logo

Cityscoot

Electric scooters rental

energy; transportation / mobility

cityscoot.eu

Paris, France

2014

€79m

SERIES B

€94-142m

100-500

Medadom's logo

Medadom

healthtech / mobile app

medadom.com

Paris, France

2017

€40m

SERIES A

50-100

Evaneos's logo

Evaneos

Online platform that directly connects travellers to local travel agencies

travel / online travel agency

evaneos.com

Paris, France

2009

€98m

LATE VC

€291-436m

50-100

Swile's logo

Swile

An app to pay for food from restaurants

fintech / food

swile.co

Paris , France

2018

€114m

SERIES C

€280-420m

100-500

Shift Technology's logo

Shift Technology

Fraud-detection technology designed for insurance industry

security; fintech / identity & access; insurance

shift-technology.com

Paris, France

2013

€289m

SERIES D

€212-318m

100-500

Virtuo's logo

Virtuo

App-based car rental experience that's so good, you'll never need to own a car again

mobility / transportation; car rental

govirtuo.com

Paris, France

2015

€117m

GROWTH EQUITY

€80-120m

100-500

Akeneo's logo

Akeneo

A product experience management company

marketing / crm & sales

akeneo.com

Nantes, France

2013

€56m

SERIES C

€167-251m

100-500

Delair's logo

Delair

Drones and image-based data analysis for industries and agriculture

drones; agriculture; data /

delair-tech.com

Labege, France

2011

€39m

SERIES B

€91-136m

100-500

360Learning's logo

360Learning

E-learning strategy provider

education /

360learning.com

Paris, France

2010

€38m

LATE VC

€149-224m

100-500

Forest Admin's logo

Forest Admin

Publisher of a universal administration interface

B2B / SaaS

forestadmin.com

Paris, France

2016

€10m

SERIES A

€25-38m

10-50

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