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

DNA Script's logo

DNA Script

Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France

2014

€283m

Series C

€750

51-200

Cityscoot's logo

Cityscoot

Transportation /

cityscoot.eu

Paris, France

2014

€79m

Series C

€118

50-100

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EasyMile's logo

EasyMile

Robotics, Transportation /

easymile.com

Toulouse, France

2014

€77m

Series B

€275

201-500

Prophesee's logo

Prophesee

Robotics, Semiconductors /

prophesee.ai

Paris, France

2014

€59m

Late VC

€127

51-200

Shippeo's logo

Shippeo

Transportation /

shippeo.com

Paris, France

2014

€58m

Series C

€132

201-500

October's logo

October

Fintech /

october.eu

Paris, France

2014

€55m

Lending Capital

€160

51-200

Cubyn's logo

Cubyn

Transportation /

cubyn.com

Paris, France

2014

€53m

Late VC

€175

51-200

Klaxoon's logo

Klaxoon

Education, Enterprise Software /

klaxoon.com

Cesson-Sévigné, France

2014

€51m

Late VC

€227

201-500

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ENYO Pharma

Lyon, France

2014

€45m

Series B

€200

11-50

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Platform.sh

Hosting, Enterprise Software /

platform.sh

Paris, France

2014

€38m

Late VC

€155

201-500

Kaiko's logo

Kaiko

Fintech, Enterprise Software /

kaiko.com

Paris, France

2014

€27m

Series A

€109

51-200

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DreamQuark

Paris, France

2014

€18m

Early VC

€71

11-50

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Ornikar

Education, Transportation /

ornikar.com

Paris, France

2013

€156m

Series C

€682

201-500

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OpenClassRooms

Paris, France

2013

€149m

Series C

€400

1000-5000

Tissium's logo

Tissium

Health /

tissium.com

Paris, France

2013

€129m

Series C

€250

51-200

Malt's logo

Malt

Jobs Recruitment /

malt.fr

Paris, France

2013

€113m

Growth Equity VC

€127

501-1000

Wynd's logo

Wynd

Fintech, Food /

wynd.eu

Paris, France

2013

€112m

Series C

€360

51-200

Heetch's logo

Heetch

Travel, Transportation /

heetch.com

Paris, France

2013

€67m

Series B

€136

201-500

Akeneo's logo

Akeneo

Marketing /

akeneo.com

Nantes, France

2013

€56m

Series C

€209

201-500

CybelAngel's logo

CybelAngel

Security /

cybelangel.com

Paris, France

2013

€47m

Series B

€165

51-200

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