\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

Klaxoon's logo

Klaxoon

Team colaboration software

education; enterprise software /

klaxoon.com

Paris, France

2014

€50m

SERIES B

€182-273m

100-500

TreeFrog Therapeutics's logo

TreeFrog Therapeutics

TreeFrog Therapeutics is a stem cell company that will enable millions of patients to access the medical revolution of cell therapies by overcoming current critical manufacturing issues

healthtech / biotechnology

treefrog.fr

Bordeaux, France

2018

€11m

GRANT

€28-42m

10-50

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CAILabs's logo

CAILabs

Provider of innovative photonics solution to increase the capacity of optical fibers

telecom /

cailabs.com

Rennes, France

2013

€17m

SERIES B

€32-48m

50-100

Finexkap's logo

Finexkap

Web-based platform providing short-term working capital solutions

fintech / mortgages & lending

finexkap.com

Paris, France

2012

€47m

EARLY VC

€160-241m

10-50

Descartes Underwriting 's logo

Descartes Underwriting

Descartes Underwriting is an insurtech company that specializes in climate risk modeling and data-driven risk transfer

fintech / insurance & big data

descartesunderwriting.com

Puteaux, France

2018

€19m

SERIES A

€67-101m

10-50

Finfrog's logo

Finfrog

Smart personal loans

fintech / mortgages & lending

finfrog.fr

Paris , France

2016

€8m

EARLY VC

€20-30m

10-50

Typology's logo

Typology

Typology is a Paris-based project created to radically change the skincare and consumer industry for the better

manufacturing / B2C

typology.com

Paris , France

2018

€9m

SEED

€35-53m

10-50

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Iziwork

A platform for job seekers to find temporary work assignments

deep tech / marketplace

iziwork.com

Paris , France

2018

€56m

SERIES A

€48-72m

100-500

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Wandercraft

Develops robotic innovative wheelchair for disabled people

health; robotics / medical devices

wandercraft.eu

Paris, France

2012

€20m

SERIES B

€60-90m

50-100

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Finalcad

Mobile apps and predictive analytics for construction

real estate; enterprise software /

finalcad.com

Gometz-la-Ville, France

2012

€57m

SERIES C

€145-218m

100-500

Molotov's logo

Molotov

Reinvents how people watch tv

media / subscription

molotov.tv

Paris , France

2015

€8m

SERIES B

€33-49m

100-500

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Luko

A low cost smart device that improves your home safety and helps you reduce your electricity bill

insurance / fintech

luko.eu

Paris , France

2016

€72m

SERIES B

€200-300m

50-100

Angell's logo

Angell

Designed and produced a smart bike for better mobility experience

manufacturing / mobility

angell.bike

Paris , France

2018

€10m

SEED

10-50

Qwarry's logo

Qwarry

Semantic marketing platform

saas / subscription

qwarry.com

Paris , France

2019

€2m

SEED

€8-12m

10-50

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Agicap

A software for SMEs to manage their treasury

fintech / investing

agicap.fr

Lyon, France

2016

€108m

SERIES B

€60-90m

50-100

PacketAI's logo

PacketAI

PacketAI uses AI to automate IT Operations

subscription / deep tech

packetai.co

Paris , France

2018

€2m

SEED

€8-12m

10-50

Swan's logo

Swan

Part of the “banking-as-a-service trend”. Offers white label banking features.

banking platform / payments

swan.io

Paris, France

2018

€5m

EARLY VC

€20-30m

10-50

Joko 's logo

Joko

A mobile app that rewards the user every time they spend using their bank card

payments / fintech

hellojoko.com

Paris , France

2018

€12m

SERIES A

€40-60m

50-100

Upflow's logo

Upflow

The payment platform for B2B businesses to get paid faster and easier

fintech / saas

upflow.io

Paris , France

2017

€16m

SERIES A

€10-15m

10-50

DreamQuark's logo

DreamQuark

Provide bank and insurance sales and customer engagement teams with AI based recommendations that generate new sales opportunities and engage better customers

fintech / saas

dreamquark.com

Paris , France

2014

€18m

EARLY VC

€57-85m

10-50

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