\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

Karos's logo

Karos

Short-distance car sharing

transportation / mobility

karos.fr

Paris, France

2014

€21m

LATE VC

€13-19m

50-100

Andjaro's logo

Andjaro

SaaS platform for HR management

jobs recruitment; enterprise software /

andjaro.com

Paris, France

2015

€34m

SERIES B

€58-87m

50-100

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Zoov's logo

Zoov

Ebike-sharing service that respects public roads with its lightweight, ultra-compact stations in the densest areas

travel; transportation / mobility; navigation & mapping

zoov.eu

Vanves, France

2017

€6m

EARLY VC

€24-36m

10-50

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La Belle Vie

Delivers 4500 fresh, organic, artisanal products, groceries and daily products

food / logistics & delivery

labellevie.com

Paris, France

2015

€17m

SERIES B

€46-70m

50-100

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Slite

Collaboration software platform

enterprise software /

slite.com

Paris, France

2016

€14m

SERIES A

€40-60m

10-50

Tempow's logo

Tempow

We stream music from one smartphone to multiple Bluetooth devices (headphones, earbuds)

music /

tempow.com

Paris, France

2016

€4m

SERIES A

€15-22m

10-50

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Foxintelligence

Transaction-based market intelligence

enterprise software /

foxintelligence.fr

Paris, France

2016

€16m

SERIES B

€36-54m

50-100

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Station Paris

Browser that unifies work applications in a single interface

Paris, France

2016

€3m

SEED

€13-20m

10-50

Tissium's logo

Tissium

Develops biodegradable sealants and adhesives

health / biotech

tissium.com

Paris, France

2013

€79m

SERIES B

€156-234m

50-100

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Flatlooker

Flatlooker - Visit and rent your next accommodation online

travel; real estate / booking & search; accommodation

flatlooker.com

Paris, France

2016

€2m

EARLY VC

€6-9m

10-50

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Zelros

An artificial intelligence-driven solution for insurance

insurance; artificial intelligence /

zelros.com

Paris, France

2016

€14m

SERIES A

€16-24m

10-50

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Qare

An on-demand virtual medical practice

health; saas /

qare.fr

Paris, France

2017

€28m

SERIES B

€80-120m

100-500

Epsor's logo

Epsor

A fintech that helps employees manage their savings and investments with a robo-adviser

fintech; enterprise software /

epsor.fr

Paris, France

2017

€27m

SERIES B

€24-36m

50-100

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Foodles

Offers a “canteen of the future” for food in the workplace

Clichy, France

2014

€12m

SERIES A

€40-60m

Liberkeys's logo

Liberkeys

Proptech startup trying to reinvent the process of house buying

real estate /

liberkeys.com

Paris, France

2017

€5m

SEED

€16-24m

50-100

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Shipup

Facilitates tracking of parcels delivered by e-merchants

transportation; marketing / logistics & delivery

shipup.co

Paris, France

2016

€1m

EARLY VC

€5-7m

10-50

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Oh BiBi

Mobile gamedev studio

gaming / mobile gaming

ohbibi.com

Paris, France

2012

€23m

SERIES B

€76-115m

10-50

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Younited-credit

Online platform to facilitate financial transactions between lenders and borrowers

fintech / mortgages & lending

younited-credit.com

Paris, France

2009

€172m

SERIES F

€260-390m

100-500

Vade Secure's logo

Vade Secure

Security features against sophisticated email scams

security / cloud & infrastructure

vadesecure.com

Hem, France

2009

€82m

SERIES A

€288-431m

100-500

Mansa's logo

Mansa

A platform offering credit to freelancers and self-employed workers

fintech / commission

getmansa.com

Paris , France

2018

€9m

SERIES A

€8-12m

10-50

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