\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

Libeo's logo

Libeo

Cash flow management tool

enterprise software / fintech

libeo.io

Paris, France

2019

€26m

SERIES A

€80-120m

10-50

Outsight's logo

Outsight

Outsight brings Full Situation Awareness to smart machines

artificial intelligence / deep tech

outsight.tech

Paris , France

2019

€21m

GRANT

€73-109m

10-50

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Pigment's logo

Pigment

Saas startup based in Paris

saas / fintech

gopigment.com

Paris , France

2019

€24m

SERIES A

€94-141m

10-50

Ornikar's logo

Ornikar

France's leading online driving school

education; transportation / navigation & mapping

ornikar.com

Paris, France

2014

€155m

SERIES C

€140-210m

100-500

Brut's logo

Brut

New media exclusively digital

media / content production

brut.media

Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France

2016

€115m

SERIES C

€145-218m

100-500

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Kayrros

Brings in­sights to global oil and gas and en­ergy mar­kets

energy; enterprise software /

kayrros.com

Paris, France

2016

€34m

SERIES B

€89-133m

100-500

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Welcome to the Jungle

Recruitment and employment media startup

media; jobs recruitment /

welcometothejungle.co

Paris, France

2014

€29m

SERIES A

€81-122m

100-500

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Alkemics

Enabling personalised shopping experience in both the digital and real world

marketing; enterprise software / ecommerce solutions

alkemics.com

Paris, France

2011

€46m

SERIES B

€84-126m

50-100

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Proprioo

Alternative to traditional real estate agencies and sites of sale between individuals when you want to sell your property

real estate / real estate services; search, buy & rent

proprioo.fr

Paris, France

2016

€26m

SERIES B

€80-120m

100-500

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Critizr

Enables users to leave feedback directly to the business

marketing / crm & sales

critizr.com

Lille, France

2011

€22m

SERIES B

€60-90m

50-100

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Feed.

Design of natural complete meals in the form of drinks or energy bars

food / innovative food

feed.co

Carquefou, France

2016

€30m

EARLY VC

€44-67m

50-100

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Selency

Community platform specialising in pre-owned furniture and decor items

home living /

selency.co

Francilly-Selency, France

2014

€18m

SERIES B

€60-90m

10-50

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Gymlib

Access to fitness spaces

wellness beauty; sports / sport league & club

gymlib.com

Paris, France

2013

€14m

EARLY VC

€40-60m

50-100

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comet

Marketplace for freelancer

jobs recruitment /

comet.co

Paris, France

2016

€13m

SERIES A

€44-66m

100-500

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Doctrine

Aims to revolutionize the traditional legal research and publishing industry

legal; education / legal documents management

doctrine.fr

Paris, France

2016

€12m

SERIES A

€40-60m

50-100

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Sketchfab

Publish interactive 3D content online

media / content production

sketchfab.com

Paris, France

2012

€11m

EARLY VC

€9-14m

50-100

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Papernest

Takes the most binding administrative steps in place of its customers

fintech; real estate / real estate software; real estate services; mortgages & lending

papernest.com

Paris, France

2015

€10m

SERIES A

€40-60m

100-500

Toosla's logo

Toosla

Car-sharing app

transportation / mobility

toosla.com

Paris, France

2016

€9m

SERIES A

€32-48m

10-50

Kactus's logo

Kactus

Corporate event booking service

event tech /

kactus.com

Paris, France

2015

€7m

EARLY VC

€20-30m

10-50

SIGFOX's logo

SIGFOX

Low-throughput communication for connected objects

iot internetofthings; transportation / logistics & delivery

sigfox.com

Labège, France

2010

€284m

GROWTH EQUITY

€545m

100-500

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