French tech startups to watch in 2022

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.

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Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France

2014

Series C

€31.8m

€283.2m

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Paris, France

2011

Late Vc

€4.5m

€239.8m

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Paris, France

2016

Series C

€140m

€204.8m

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Paris , France

2007

Series B

€137m

€168m

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Paris, France

2013

Series C

€109.1m

€155.6m

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Paris, France

2007

Series D

€16m

€151.4m

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Paris, France

2013

Series C

€70m

€149m

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Paris, France

2009

Series E

€18.2m

€141.2m

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Paris, France

2010

Series D

€100m

€136.6m

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Paris, France

2013

Series C

€50m

€128.7m

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Paris, France

2018

Series B

€109.1m

€127.9m

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Paris, France

2021

Series A

€100m

€124m

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Lyon, France

2016

Series B

€100m

€119m

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Paris, France

2015

Series C

€54.5m

€116.6m

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Gières, France

2009

Growth Equity VC

€100m

€115m

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Paris, France

2016

Series C

€68.2m

€114.5m

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Paris, France

2013

Growth Equity VC

€80m

€112.5m

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Paris, France

2013

Series C

€72m

€111.7m

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Paris, France

2011

Series E

€46.3m

€111.5m

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Marseille, France

2012

Series B

€68m

€102m

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Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France

2018

Early VC

€100m

€100m

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Grenoble, France

2020

Series B

€100m

€100m

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Paris, France

2019

Series B

€73m

€99m

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Illkirch, France

2016

Series C

€50m

€97m

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Montpellier, France

2020

Series B

€68m

€93m

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Tassin-la-Demi-Lune, France

2012

Series C

€63.6m

€92.7m

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Paris, France

2020

Series B

€54m

€92m

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Paris, France

2017

Series B

€65m

€83m

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Paris, France

2014

Series C

€23.6m

€78.6m

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Pessac, France

2018

Grant

€3.5m

€78m

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Toulouse, France

2014

Series B

€55m

€77.1m

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Paris, France

2017

Series B

€60m

€72.6m

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Paris, France

2016

Series B

€50m

€72m

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Paris, France

2008

Series C

€54m

€72m

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Paris, France

2011

Late VC

€15m

€70m

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Paris, France

2013

Series B

€3.6m

€66.8m

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Paris, France

2017

Series B

€50m

€64m

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Paris, France

2012

Series C

€40.9m

€60.8m

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Paris, France

2014

Late VC

-

€59.4m

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Paris, France

2014

Series C

€26.3m

€58.3m

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Paris, France

2018

Series A

€45.5m

€57.9m

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Paris, France

2017

Series B

€44m

€56m

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Nantes, France

2013

Series C

€41.8m

€55.9m

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Boulogne-Billancourt, France

2012

Series B

€50m

€55.8m

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Paris, France

2014

Lending Capital

€258m

€55m

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Paris, France

2014

Late VC

€35m

€53.4m

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Paris, France

2018

Series B

€35m

€51.5m

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Paris, France

2016

Series C

€40m

€51m

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Cesson-Sévigné, France

2014

Late VC

-

€50.5m

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Nantes, France

2017

Series A

€50m

€50m

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Paris, France

2017

Series B

€38.2m

€49.4m

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Paris, France

2016

Late VC

€42m

€47.5m

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Nantes, France

2010

Grant

€50k

€47.1m

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Paris, France

2013

Series B

€33m

€47m

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Paris, France

2017

Series B

€35m

€46.6m

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Paris, France

2016

Series B

€40m

€46.4m

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Lyon, France

2016

Series B

€35m

€46m

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Paris, France

2021

Series A

€36m

€46m

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Paris, France

2021

Series A

€40m

€45m

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Lyon, France

2014

Series B

€40m

€44.7m

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Montpellier, France

2017

Grant

€2m

€44.5m

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Vaudreville, France

2013

Series C

€18.3m

€43.5m

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Paris, France

2021

Series A

€36.4m

€43m

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Paris, France

2017

Series A

€31m

€42m

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Paris, France

2016

Series A

€40m

€40m

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Paris, France

2017

Late VC

€13m

€39.4m

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Caen, France

2013

Series A

€33.3m

€38.8m

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Paris, France

2014

Late VC

€30.9m

€37.5m

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La Courneuve, France

2015

Series A

€25m

€37.5m

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Grenoble, France

2011

Series B

€7m

€37m

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Paris, France

2016

Grant

€2.5m

€33.9m

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Palaiseau, France

2019

Series A

€25m

€33.3m

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Paris, France

2017

Series A

€19m

€32.5m

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Baillargues, France

2007

Late VC

€28.5m

€31.5m

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Paris, France

2020

Series A

€3m

€30m

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Paris, France

2015

Series A

€23m

€30m

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Paris, France

2017

Series B

€11.1m

€29.6m

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Paris, France

2020

Early VC

€29m

€29m

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Rennes, France

2015

Series B

€20m

€27.5m

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Paris, France

2019

Series A

€20m

€26.1m

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Caille Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur , France

2021

Series A

€18m

€26m

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Paris, France

2016

Series B

€20m

€25m

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Paris, France

2016

Series B

€20m

€25m

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Paris, France

2017

Early VC

€17m

€24.9m

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Paris, France

2019

Series A

€18.7m

€24m

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Paris, France

2020

Series A

€20m

€24m

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Paris, France

2017

Series A

-

€21.6m

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Paris, France

2011

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-

€20m

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Paris, France

2014

Early VC

€14.2m

€17.6m

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Paris, France

2018

Early VC

€17m

€17m

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Paris, France

2016

-

€4m

€17m

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Paris, France

2018

Acquired

€4m

€16.5m

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Palaiseau, France

2017

Series A

€15m

€15.1m

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Paris, France

2018

Series A

€12.7m

€12.7m

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Paris, France

2016

Early VC

€9.1m

€12.7m

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Paris, France

2018

Series A

€10m

€11.7m

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Paris, France

2015

Series A

€10m

€10m