\The Parisian startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

These are the startups driving innovation in the heart of France — one of Europe's key tech ecosystems.

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Paris is home to some of the most hyped startups in Europe and boasts a dynamic tech ecosystem. Startups such as Doctorlib, Alan and Agricool are just some of those at the forefront of the continent’s new economy.

Our team of experts at Sifted have chosen a list of Parisian startups and scaleups we think you need to know about, with an added “Sifted take” one some to provide an extra layer of insight on the most interesting.

(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

Meero's logo

Meero

Matches professional photographers with clients to produce beautiful images in a snap

media / content production

meero.com

Paris, France

2016

€269m

SERIES C

€909- M

Alan's logo

Alan

Reshaping health insurance

health; fintech / insurance; health platform

alan.eu

Paris, France

2016

€75m

SERIES B

€160-€240 M

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Doctolib's logo

Doctolib

Medical booking platform

health / health platform

doctolib.fr

Paris, France

2013

€237m

LATE VC

€1- B

Alsid's logo

Alsid

A cybersecurity provider that protects companies’ Microsoft Active Directory installation from hackers

cybersecurity / enterprise software

alsid.eu

Paris, France

2016

€15m

EARLY VC

€52-€78 M

Georges's logo

Georges

An accounting robot

enterprise software / SaaS

georges.tech

Paris, France

2016

€11m

EARLY VC

€40-€60 M

Ynsect's logo

Ynsect

Transforming insects into nutrients for agriculture

food / innovative food; agritech

ynsect.com

Évry, France

2011

€168m

GRANT

€500-€750 M

SIGFOX's logo

SIGFOX

Low-throughput communication for connected objects

iot internetofthings; transportation / logistics & delivery

sigfox.com

Labège, France

2010

€284m

GROWTH EQUITY

€545- M

Leavy's logo

Leavy

Online community-based short-term rental platform

travel / social network

leavy.co

Paris, France

2017

€13m

SEED

€56-€84 M

Shipup's logo

Shipup

Facilitates tracking of parcels delivered by e-merchants

transportation; marketing / logistics & delivery

shipup.co

Paris, France

2016

€1m

EARLY VC

€5-€7 M

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Zenaton's logo

Zenaton

Cloud-based developer tool startup that makes building workflows easy

enterprise software / B2B

zenaton.com

Paris, France

2017

€2m

SEED

€8-€12 M

Spendesk's logo

Spendesk

Smart spend management software

fintech; enterprise software / payments; financial management solutions

spendesk.com

Paris, France

2016

€45m

SERIES B

€140-€210 M

PayFit's logo

PayFit

Simplifying payroll management

fintech; enterprise software / financial management solutions

payfit.com

Paris, France

2015

€90m

SERIES B

€280-€420 M

Agricool's logo

Agricool

Technology to grow fruit and vegetables inside shipping containers

food / agritech

agricool.co

La Courneuve, France

2015

€37m

SERIES A

€100-€150 M

October's logo

October

P2P lending platform for SMEs

fintech / mortgages & lending

october.eu

Paris, France

2014

€55m

SERIES C

€128-€192 M

ManoMano's logo

ManoMano

Gardening and DIY community

home living / social media

manomano.fr

Paris, France

2013

€185m

SERIES D

€440-€660 M

HR Path's logo

HR Path

Human capital management technology

jobs recruitment; enterprise software /

hr-path.com

Paris, France

2001

€135m

LATE VC

€400-€600 M

Younited-credit's logo

Younited-credit

Online platform to facilitate financial transactions between lenders and borrowers

fintech / mortgages & lending

younited-credit.com

Paris, France

2009

€107m

SERIES F

€174-€261 M

Evaneos's logo

Evaneos

Online platform that directly connects travellers to local travel agencies

travel / online travel agency

evaneos.com

Paris, France

2009

€98m

LATE VC

€291-€436 M

Shift Technology's logo

Shift Technology

Fraud-detection technology designed for insurance industry

security; fintech / identity & access; insurance

shift-technology.com

Paris, France

2013

€89m

SERIES C

€212-€318 M

Ledger's logo

Ledger

Provides security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications

fintech / cryptocurrency

ledger.com

Paris, France

2014

€87m

SERIES C

€261-M M

Vade Secure's logo

Vade Secure

Security features against sophisticated email scams

security / cloud & infrastructure

vadesecure.com

Hem, France

2009

€82m

SERIES A

€288-€431 M

Heetch's logo

Heetch

Ride-sharing app targeted at late night transportation seekers in France

travel; transportation / mobility

heetch.com

Paris, France

2013

€67m

SERIES B

€15-€22 M

OpenClassRooms's logo

OpenClassRooms

Online education platform in Europe

education / platform

fr.openclassrooms.com

Paris, France

2013

€63m

SERIES B

€218-€327 M

Kard's logo

Kard

Mobile banking alternative for the new generation, offering a never-seen-before customer experience that is cool, social & free

fintech / banking

kard.eu

Paris, France

2018

€3m

SEED

€11-€16 M

Finalcad's logo

Finalcad

Mobile apps and predictive analytics for construction

real estate / enterprise software

finalcad.com

Gometz-la-Ville, France

2012

€57m

SERIES C

€145-€218 M

Virtuo's logo

Virtuo

App-based car rental experience that's so good, you'll never need to own a car again

mobility / transportation; car rental

govirtuo.com

Paris, France

2015

€29m

SERIES B

€80-120m

Akeneo's logo

Akeneo

A product experience management company

marketing / crm & sales

akeneo.com

Nantes, France

2013

€56m

SERIES C

€167-€251 M

Cityscoot's logo

Cityscoot

Electric scooters rental

energy; transportation / mobility

cityscoot.eu

Paris, France

2014

€55m

SERIES B

€160-€240 M

Klaxoon's logo

Klaxoon

Team colaboration software

education / enterprise software

klaxoon.com

Paris, France

2014

€50m

SERIES B

€182-€273 M

iAdvize's logo

iAdvize

A conversational marketing platform

marketing; enterprise software / crm & sales; ecommerce solutions

iadvize.com

Nantes, France

2010

€47m

GRANT

€128-€192 M

Ornikar's logo

Ornikar

France's leading online driving school

education; transportation / navigation & mapping

ornikar.com

Paris, France

2014

€46m

SERIES B

€140-€210 M

Brut's logo

Brut

New media exclusively digital

media / content production

brut.live

Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France

2016

€46m

SERIES B

€145-€218 M

Lunchr's logo

Lunchr

An app to pay food from restaurants

fintech; food / in-store retail & restaurant tech; payments

lunchr.co

Montpellier, France

2012

€44m

SERIES B

€124-€185 M

Team Vitality's logo

Team Vitality

A French Esports structure evolving primarily on games such as League of Legends, Call Of Duty and FIFA

gaming; sports / console & pc gaming; esports

team-vitality.fr

Paris, France

2013

€37m

SERIES B

€56-€84 M

Kayrros's logo

Kayrros

Brings in­sights to global oil and gas and en­ergy mar­kets

energy / enterprise software

kayrros.com

Paris, France

2016

€30m

SERIES B

€84-€126 M

Welcome to the Jungle's logo

Welcome to the Jungle

Recruitment and employment media startup

media / jobs recruitment

welcometothejungle.co

Paris, France

2014

€29m

SERIES A

€81-€122 M

Alkemics's logo

Alkemics

Enabling personalised shopping experience in both the digital and real world

marketing; enterprise software / ecommerce solutions

alkemics.com

Paris, France

2011

€25m

SERIES B

€80-€120 M

Proprioo's logo

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

€24m

SERIES B

€73-€109 M

Critizr's logo

Critizr

Enables users to leave feedback directly to the business

marketing / crm & sales

critizr.com

Lille, France

2011

€22m

SERIES B

€60-€90 M

Feed.'s logo

Feed.

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

food / innovative food

feed.co

Carquefou, France

2016

€19m

EARLY VC

€60-€90 M

Selency's logo

Selency

Community platform specialising in pre-owned furniture and decor items

home living / platform

selency.co

Francilly-Selency, France

2014

€18m

SERIES B

€60-€90 M

Lengow's logo

Lengow

Optimize and track the distribution of your products

enterprise software / B2B

lengow.com

Nantes, France

2009

€14m

EARLY VC

€10-€15 M

Gymlib's logo

Gymlib

Access to fitness spaces

wellness beauty; sports / sport league & club

gymlib.com

Paris, France

2013

€14m

EARLY VC

€40-€60 M

comet's logo

comet

Marketplace for freelancer

jobs recruitment / platform

comet.co

Paris, France

2016

€13m

SERIES A

€44-€66 M

Doctrine's logo

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-€60 M

Sketchfab's logo

Sketchfab

Publish interactive 3D content online

media / content production

sketchfab.com

Paris, France

2012

€11m

Series A

Shine's logo

Shine

A bank account & personal assistant that automates most of freelancers administrative work

fintech / banking

shine.fr

Aubervilliers, France

2017

€11m

EARLY VC

€32-€48 M

StarOfService's logo

StarOfService

To find the best professional for any service close to home

jobs recruitment / platform

starofservice.com

Paris, France

2012

€11m

SERIES A

€36-€55 M

Papernest's logo

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-€60 M

Toosla's logo

Toosla

Car-sharing app

transportation / mobility

toosla.com

Paris, France

2016

€9m

SERIES A

€32-€48 M

Kactus's logo

Kactus

Corporate event booking service

event tech / enterprise software

kactus.com

Paris, France

2015

€7m

EARLY VC

€20-€30 M

Karos's logo

Karos

Short-distance car sharing

transportation / mobility

karos.fr

Paris, France

2014

€6m

CONVERTIBLE

€17-€25 M

Andjaro's logo

Andjaro

SaaS platform for HR management

jobs recruitment; enterprise software /

andjaro.com

Paris, France

2015

€6m

SERIES B

€20-€30 M

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-€36 M

La Belle Vie's logo

La Belle Vie

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

food / logistics & delivery

labellevie.com

Paris, France

2015

€6m

ANGEL

€22-€33 M

EXplain's logo

EXplain

Campaign technology to influence public opinion in politics and business

marketing / enterprise software

explain.fr

Paris, France

2012

€4m

SERIES A

€16-€24 M

Slite's logo

Slite

Collaboration software platform

enterprise software / SaaS

slite.com

Paris, France

2016

€4m

SEED

€15-€22 M

Tempow's logo

Tempow

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

music / musictech

tempow.com

Paris, France

2016

€4m

SERIES A

€15-€22 M

Foxintelligence's logo

Foxintelligence

Transaction-based market intelligence

enterprise software / B2B

foxintelligence.fr

Paris, France

2016

€7m

SERIES A

€24-€36 M

Station Paris's logo

Station Paris

Browser that unifies work applications in a single interface

SaaS / platform

getstation.com

Paris, France

2016

€3m

SEED

€13-€20 M

Tissium's logo

Tissium

Develops biodegradable sealants and adhesives

health / biotech

tissium.com

Paris, France

2013

€79m

SERIES B

€156-€234 M

Virgil's logo

Virgil

Become owner, even without personal contribution. Choose your apartment, Virgil buys it with you

fintech; real estate / investing

wearevirgil.com

Paris, France

2018

€2m

EARLY VC

€8-€13 M

Deezer's logo

Deezer

Online music streaming service

music / platform

deezer.com

Paris, France

2006

€480m

LATE VC

€1-B

Flatlooker's logo

Flatlooker

Flatlooker - Visit and rent your next accommodation online

travel; real estate / booking & search; accommodation

flatlooker.com

Paris, France

2016

€2m

EARLY VC

€6-€9 M

Zelros's logo

Zelros

An artificial intelligence-driven solution for insurance

insurance / artificial intelligence

zelros.com

Paris, France

2016

€4m

EARLY VC

€16-€24 M

Qare's logo

Qare

An on-demand virtual medical practice

health / SaaS

qare.fr

Paris, France

2017

€26m

SERIES B

€80-€120 M

Box 2 Home's logo

Box 2 Home

A service platform linking people up with help for tasks like furniture assembly

delivery / platform

box2home.fr

Paris, France

2016

n/am

n/a

n/a-n/a M

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

€7m

EARLY VC

€24-€36 M

Foodles's logo

Foodles

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

food / B2B

foodles.co

Clichy, France

2014

€12m

SERIES A

€40-€60 M

Liberkeys's logo

Liberkeys

Proptech startup trying to reinvent the process of house buying

real estate / n/a

liberkeys.com

Paris, France

2017

€5m

SEED

€16-€24 M

WebForce 3's logo

WebForce 3

Network of training centers teaching web-based skills

education / platform

wf3.fr

Auxerre, France

2014

€3m

EARLY VC

€12-€18 M

Delair's logo

Delair

Drones and image-based data analysis for industries and agriculture

drones / agriculture

delair-tech.com

Labege, France

2011

€39m

SERIES B

€100-€150 M

Sewan's logo

Sewan

French telecom operator

telecom / n/a

sewan.fr

Paris, France

2007

€75m

LATE VC

€300-€450 M

GenSight Biologics's logo

GenSight Biologics

Develops innovative therapies for mitochondrial and neurodegenerative diseases

health / biotech

gensight-biologics.com

Paris, France

2013

€73m

GROWTH EQUITY

€31-M M

360Learning's logo

360Learning

E-learning strategy provider

education / n/a

360learning.com

Paris, France

2010

€38m

LATE VC

€149-€224 M

Oh BiBi's logo

Oh BiBi

Mobile gamedev studio

gaming / mobile gaming

ohbibi.com

Paris, France

2012

€23m

SERIES B

€76-€115 M

Wandercraft's logo

Wandercraft

Develops robotic innovative wheelchair for disabled people

health; robotics / medical devices

wandercraft.eu

Paris, France

2012

€20m

SERIES B

€60-€90 M

CAILabs's logo

CAILabs

Provider of innovative photonics solution to increase the capacity of optical fibers

telecom / n/a

cailabs.com

Rennes, France

2013

€19m

SERIES B

€32-€48 M

Finexkap's logo

Finexkap

Web-based platform providing short-term working capital solutions

fintech / mortgages & lending

finexkap.com

Paris, France

2012

€47m

EARLY VC

€160-€241 M

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