\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

Deezer's logo

Deezer

Online music streaming service

music /

deezer.com

Paris, France

2006

€480m

LATE VC

€1bn

500-1000

Wecasa's logo

Wecasa

Beauty and wellbeing services app

app / beauty & wellness

wecasa.fr

Paris, France

2016

€6m

SERIES A

€18-27m

50-100

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Malt's logo

Malt

Connecting businesses with freelancers, finding the perfect match for every project

jobs recruitment /

malt.fr

Paris, France

2013

€113m

GROWTH EQUITY

€102-153m

500-1000

Agicap's logo

Agicap

A software adapted to all the SMEs for the management of their treasury

fintech / financial management solutions

agicap.com/fr

Lyon, France

2016

€108m

SERIES B

€455m

50-100

Verkor's logo

Verkor

Verkor is a French industrial company set to amplify battery cell production in Europe, with the support of EIT InnoEnergy, Schneider Electric and the IDEC Group

energy / energy storage

verkor.com

Grenoble, France

2020

€100m

LATE VC

€400-600m

10-50

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Unseenlabs

Enables the tracking of maritime vessels at any location using satelite data

transportation;enterprise software / logistics & delivery

unseenlabs.space

Rennes, France

2015

€28m

SERIES B

€80-120m

10-50

Electra's logo

Electra

Stations de recharge ultra rapide pour voitures électriques | Electra

Paris, France

2021

€15m

EARLY VC

€60-90m

1-10

Monisnap's logo

Monisnap

Monisnap is the new alternative to send money abroad. Send money to your relatives, friends or business partners in seconds, and enjoy the fairest fees and smartest experience

fintech / payments

monisnap.com

Paris, France

2017

€13m

EARLY VC

€40-60m

10-50

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IconoClass

School of Sales and Business Development in Paris

education /

iconoclass.eu

Paris, France

2018

€3m

LATE VC

€12-18m

50-100

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UMIAMI

We are on a mission to offer 100% meat-free products without any compromise

food / innovative food

umiami.com

France

2019

€2m

SEED

€9-14m

10-50

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Les Nouvelles Fermes

Producing fruits, vegetables and rainbow trout without chemical treatment

Bordeaux, France

2020

€2m

SEED

€8-12m

1-10

DNA Script's logo

DNA Script

Producing synthetic DNA through natural enzymes

health / biotechnology

dnascript.com

Le Kremlin-Bicètre, France

2014

€101m

SERIES B

€181-273m

100-500

Cubyn's logo

Cubyn

The shipping solution for scaling e-commerce

transportation / logistics & delivery

cubyn.com

Paris, France

2014

€53m

LATE VC

€140-210m

100-500

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Sorare

A global fantasy football game where managers can trade official digital collectibles

gaming;sports /

sorare.com

Saint-Mandé, France

2018

€52m

SERIES A

€181-273m

10-50

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Bankin'

Mobile money manager

fintech / financial management solutions

bankin.com

Paris, France

2011

€28m

SERIES B

€80-120m

100-500

Keranova's logo

Keranova

Instruments for ophthalmic surgery

health / medical devices

keranova.fr

Vénissieux, France

2015

€28m

EARLY VC

€96-144m

10-50

Naïo Technologies's logo

Naïo Technologies

Autonomous farming robots

food;robotics / agritech

naio-technologies.com

Escalquens, France

2011

€22m

SERIES B

€56-84m

50-100

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