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

Lovys's logo

Lovys

Fintech /

lovys.fr

Paris, France

2017

€22m

Series A

€91

51-200

QUANDELA's logo

QUANDELA

Energy, Semiconductors /

quandela.com

Palaiseau, France

2017

€15m

Series A

€75

11-50

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InnovaFeed's logo

InnovaFeed

Paris, France

2016

€205m

Series C

€700

51-200

Brut's logo

Brut

Media /

brut.media

Paris, France

2016

€115m

Series C

€227

201-500

Agicap's logo

Agicap

Fintech /

agicap.com/fr

Lyon, France

2016

€108m

Series B

€455

201-500

Luko's logo

Luko

Fintech /

luko.eu

Paris, France

2016

€72m

Series B

€250

201-500

Yubo's logo

Yubo

Telecom, Marketing /

yubo.live

Paris, France

2016

€51m

Series C

€200

51-200

Artur'In's logo

Artur'In

Marketing /

arturin.com

Paris, France

2016

€48m

Late VC

€210

51-200

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Skello's logo

Skello

Food, Enterprise Software /

skello.io

Paris, France

2016

€46m

Series B

€200

51-200

Indy's logo

Indy

Enterprise Software /

indy.fr

Lyon, France

2016

€46m

Series B

€175

51-200

MEDADOM's logo

MEDADOM

Health /

medadom.com

Paris, France

2016

€40m

Series A

€200

51-200

Kayrros's logo

Kayrros

Energy, Enterprise Software /

kayrros.com

Paris, France

2016

€34m

Grant

€111

51-200

Mooncard's logo

Mooncard

Fintech, Enterprise Software /

mooncard.co

Paris, France

2016

€25m

Series B

€100

51-200

Padoa's logo

Padoa

Health /

padoa.fr

Paris, France

2016

€25m

Series B

€100

51-200

comet's logo

comet

Jobs Recruitment /

comet.co

Paris, France

2016

€13m

Series A

€55

51-200

Strapi's logo

Strapi

Media, Enterprise Software /

strapi.io

Paris, France

2016

€13m

Early VC

€45

51-200

Virtuo's logo

Virtuo

Travel, Transportation /

govirtuo.com

Paris, France

2015

€117m

Series C

€273

51-200

Unseenlabs's logo

Unseenlabs

Transportation, Enterprise Software /

unseenlabs.space

Rennes, France

2015

€28m

Series B

€100

11-50

Papernest's logo

Papernest

Fintech, Real Estate /

papernest.com

Paris, France

2015

€10m

Series A

€50

501-1000

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