\The Parisian startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

\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.

Paris is home to some of the most hyped startups in Europe and boasts a dynamic tech ecosystem. Startups such as Doctolib, 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

Kactus's logo

Kactus

Corporate event booking service

event tech /

kactus.com

Paris, France

2015

€7m

EARLY VC

€20-30m

10-50

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Karos

Short-distance car sharing

transportation / mobility

karos.fr

Paris, France

2014

€21m

LATE VC

€13-19m

50-100

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

Sifted Take

Younited-credit’s on our list of French fintechs to watch post-Brexit.

For in-depth analysis of the French tech ecosystem, read the latest issue of The Sift report.

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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

Sifted Take

Mansa offers loans to freelancers, SMEs and gig workers, and was cofounded by under-25s Ali Rami, Benjamin-Jean de Cambier and Rémy Tinco. Using tech that assesses intermittent payslips, the French fintech has been supplying loans since 2018. It’s already partnered with WeWork and banking app Shine to offer its services.

In 2019, it raised two lots of seed funding, €800k and €2m from Founders Futures, the latter round from angel investors from Guillaume Lestrade and Joan Burkovic.

It’s also on our list of French fintechs to watch post-Brexit.

Read our intelligence report on the French tech revolution to find out more.

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Deezer

Online music streaming service

music /

deezer.com

Paris, France

2006

€480m

LATE VC

€1bn

500-1000

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Wecasa

Beauty and wellbeing services app

app / beauty & wellness

wecasa.fr

Paris, France

2016

€6m

SERIES A

€18-27m

50-100

Sifted Take

Paris-based Wecasa doesn't just cover the usual hairstylists and manicurists, it enables customers to book in housekeepers, nannies and athletic coaches too. In France, nine out of ten hairdressers are freelance, so the transition during Covid-19 hasn't been as severe thanks to apps like Wecasa. Its last funding round was a Series A in July 2019, where it raised €4.5m from investment by ISAI, Serena and Kernel Investissements — bringing the total funding to €6m. We think it's due for another very soon — and rumour has it, they're planning on a London HQ.

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