121 France Startups to Watch in 2020

France's tech sector is booming. This year’s list of the best 121 France tech startups is an eclectic mix of hyper-growth scaleups, small creative startups and everything in between.

The last update was made on November 16, 2020.

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BlaBlaCar is a long distance carpooling platform that connects drivers with empty seats and passengers to share travel costs.

Paris   251-500   $448,534,129  


Shadow is a high-performance cloud-based computer that has an automated hardware evolution.

Paris   101-250   $138,154,513  


Meero is an AI company providing enhanced photography services.

Paris   251-500   $293,434,612  


Alan is a digital health insurance platform with a focus on user experience with an excellent price-quality ratio health plan.

Paris   101-250   $86,546,616  


October is an online marketplace for business loans, enabling investors to lend money directly to small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Paris   51-100   $309,452,316  


Deezer is the world’s most diverse, dynamic and personal global music streaming company and includes a unique personalisation model, Flow.

Paris   501-1000   $531,773,722  


Aircall is an advanced call center software, complete business phone and contact center 100% natively integrated in any CRM.

Paris   101-250   $40,550,000  


Zenly is a free smartphone app that allows friends and families to follow each other's tracks and simplify their busy lives.

Paris   1-10   $35,047,206  


Spendesk is the all-in-one spend management platform built for employees and finance.

Paris   101-250   $90,427,442  


Snips is an artificial intelligence voice platform.

Paris   101-250   $24,814,838  


Ogury is the creator of the first marketing engine driven by user choice.

Paris   251-500   $41,900,000  


Doctolib is an online and mobile booking platform that helps to find a specialist doctor nearby and make an appointment.

Paris   501-1000   $266,655,050  


Luko insures and make sure to protect you home.

Paris   11-50   $2,394,300  


Heetch is a ride-sharing app targeted at late night transportation seekers, offering an alternative to taxis.

Paris   101-250   $70,500,000  


Prophesee provides bio-inspired computer vision solutions for autonomous navigation and connected objects.

Paris   51-100   $65,346,833  


Side is on a mission to create the smoothest work experience, matching company's temporary needs with qualified profiles within seconds.

Paris   51-100   $7,156,337  


Agricool grows local, tasty and pesticide-free fruits and vegetables by recycling shipping containers into urban farms.

Paris   51-100   $38,948,161  


Payfit allows small and medium enterprises to easily and quickly pay their employees.

Paris   251-500   $101,103,305  


Wynd develops the first unified commerce platform empowering retailers to od their omnichannel transformation to address new consumer needs.

Paris   251-500   $123,500,000  


Vestiaire Collective is a global marketplace enabling people to buy and sell luxury, pre-owned fashion products.

Paris   251-500   $175,997,776  


Foodvisor app helps you eat smarter and healthier by instantly analyzing the nutrients in your food.

Paris   1-10   $1,282,720  


Shift Technology leverages the best of data science to automatically detect networks of fraudsters in insurance.

Paris   51-100   $99,989,271  


Zenaton provides a SaaS technology to orchestrate your background tasks and create world-class business processes.

Paris   11-50   $2,350,000  


AB Tasty helps marketers increase online conversions through A/B testing, data insights, personalization, and user engagement.

Paris   101-250   $25,713,293  

Back Market

Back Market is an online marketplace dedicated to refurbished products.

Paris   101-250   $56,016,228  


Devialet is a French implosive sound center that offers solutions ranging from ADH intelligence to sound amplification.

Paris   251-500   $145,285,293  


ManoMano is a European online DIY and garden ecommerce platform

Paris   101-250   $211,545,819  


Sendinblue is an all-in-one platform to help you grow your business through building stronger customer relationships.

Paris   251-500   $37,652,944  


Younited Credit is a provider of an online platform to facilitate financial transactions between lenders and borrowers.

Paris   101-250   $122,050,672  


Brut is a global media company that creates short-form video content.

Paris   51-100   $52,010,771  


Vulog builds the technology solutions that power the most successful shared mobility businesses in the world.

Nice   101-250   $30,971,122  


Mirakl provides the technology and partner ecosystem needed to launch an eCommerce marketplace.

Paris   101-250   $93,000,000  


Parrot creates, develops and markets advanced technology wireless products for consumers and professionals.

Paris   501-1000   $35,135,537  


Evaneos is a web platform helping travellers design, estimate the cost, and book a personalized trips by connecting them with local agents.

Paris   101-250   $109,067,751  


Ledger develops security solutions for cryptocurrency and blockchain applications.

Paris   101-250   $87,959,855  


EcoVadis offers a collaborative platform that allows companies to assess the environmental and social performance of their suppliers.

Paris   501-1000   $35,786,060  


Lunchr is reinventing the corporate lunchtime experience with group ordering, couponing, and payment app.

Montpellier   11-50   $46,691,468  

Team Vitality

Team Vitality is a professional esports organisation founded in August 2013 with several teams competing in top-level leagues across Europe.

Paris     $25,770,353  


Akeneo is a global leader in Product Experience Management (PXM) solutions.

Nantes   51-100   $61,432,787  


European scooter sharing market.

Paris   251-500   $66,118,703  


Storefront is an online marketplace for renting short term retail space.

Paris   51-100   $8,900,000  


Believe Digital is a music digital distribution company for independent labels and artists.

Paris   501-1000   $60,000,000  


OpenClassrooms is a European online education platform with more than 2 million members and fully online degrees.

Paris   101-250   $69,703,858  


Everoad is a platform that connects shippers and carriers in real time.

Paris   11-50   $20,607,696  


Lydia is paying homage with a carefully-crafted app for today's daily needs.

Paris   11-50   $29,202,682  

Dental Monitoring

DENTAL MONITORING is the world’s first web and mobile application designed for self-monitoring dental treatment.

Paris   101-250   $57,270,074  


Frichti is a home-made food production and delivery company offering a wide range of meals for lunch and dinner.

Paris   101-250   $48,200,000  


Virtuo is a new generation of car rental.

Paris   101-250   $33,498,262  


Happn is a location-based mobile dating application that enables its users to build connections based on real-time interactions.

Paris   101-250   $22,000,000  


LumApps is a social, mobile, and smart intranet to connect and engage all employees in a central hub.

Paris   101-250   $32,000,000  


Fretlink connects chargers to the largest network of regional carriers in Europe.

Paris   101-250   $34,361,234  


Actility provides smart energy management, machine-to-machine(M2M) and Internet of things(IoT) services.

Paris   101-250   $104,133,671  


Kayrros is an advanced data analytics company that helps global energy market participants make better investment decisions.

Paris   51-100   $34,483,346  

ImCheck Therapeutics

ImCheck Therapeutics is a privately-held French biotech company pioneering the next generation of immune checkpoint modulators.

Marseille   11-50   $25,184,974  


JobTeaser is a European job board platform for students and recent grads.

Paris   101-250   $75,726,556  


360Learning is a learning engagement platform for corporate learning highly engage trainers, experts and learners.

Paris   101-250   $42,622,790  


OVHcloud is an independent French company that offers web, dedicated, and cloud hosting solutions.

Paris   1001-5000   $736,634,801  


FINALCAD provides mobile apps and predictive analytics that helps construction stakeholders fix issues found on the building process.

Paris   101-250   $62,977,606  


Sinequa Provides an AI-powered Search & Analytics Platform for Fortune Global 2000 Companies and Government Agencies

Paris   101-250   $28,330,000  


EasyMile is a high-tech startup specialized in providing both software powering autonomous vehicles and smart mobility solutions.

Toulouse   101-250   $24,320,144  


NAVYA is a leading French name in the autonomous vehicle market and in smart shared mobility solutions.

Paris   251-500   $72,466,002  

Sanofi Pasteur

Sanofi Pasteur SA develops, manufactures, and supplies vaccines in France and internationally.

Lyon   10001   $43,200,000  


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

Paris   11-50   $3,608,437  


Delair enables enterprises to digitize and analyze their assets to extract powerful business insights.

Toulouse   101-250   $43,000,000  


Shine.fr is a mobile bank that offers a management platform to freelancers for online banking with contract and invoice management.

Paris   11-50   $12,512,744  


The French temporary jobs startup.

Paris   101-250   $25,226,043  


Euronews is an online news portal that cover world news from a european perspective.

Lyon   501-1000   $30,000,000  


iAdvize is a conversational marketing platform that connects customers in need of advice with experts who are available 24/7 via messaging.

Nantes   251-500   $55,065,319  


Mailjet is a real-time cloud emailing platform that improves the deliverability of emails and allows users to track and monitor sent emails.

Paris   101-250   $17,606,194  


Shippeo helps leading Supply Chains leverage transportation to deliver exceptional customer service and achieve operational excellence.

Paris   11-50   $14,054,581  


FairMoney is a mobile banking platform for private and business borrowers.

Paris     $12,405,766  

Exotec Solutions

Exotec Solutions offers an innovative order preparation system, based on a fleet of collaborative mobile robots.

Lille   11-50   $21,219,061  


Malt is a curated local marketplace that connects the best freelancers and customers.

Paris   51-100   $36,227,660  


AccorHotels is a French multinational hospitality company.

Paris   10001   $3,200,114,024  


Feed is a French foodtech startup that designs complete meals, in formats adapted to active people.

Paris     $21,507,978  


BioSerenity is the first of its kind to develop a system of epileptic diagnosis that you can wear.

Paris   11-50   $94,219,703  


Another Brain is an artificial intelligence startup that develops AI in a way far beyond deep learning.

Paris   11-50   $37,192,199  

DNA Script

DNA Script is focused on the manufacturing of synthetic DNA using a proprietary template-free enzymatic technology.

Paris   11-50   $62,644,096  


Ornikar is an online driving school that offers radically cheaper, uncomplicated and faster offer to obtain a driving license.

Paris   101-250   $54,204,102  


Mindsay helps companies provide one-to-one care at scale with automated customer marketing.

Paris   101-250   $11,230,125  


CybelAngel is a digital risk management platform that provides enterprises with actionable threat intelligence.

Paris   101-250   $16,476,716  


Tinyclues is anAI-driven campaign marketing solution provider that helps B2C marketers drive revenue and engagement from their customers.

Paris   11-50   $25,371,159  


Anaxago is a brand new crowdfunding platform dedicated to innovative companies.

Paris   11-50   $2,625,853  


Linkfluence is a social media intelligence company, analyzes conversations on social networks to create business opportunities for brands.

Paris   251-500   $45,315,323  


Alkemics helps retailers and CPG manufacturers collect, enrich, and share content across the retail ecosystem.

Paris   51-100   $27,825,487  


talent.io is the simplest way to find full-time and contract tech positions in Europe.

Paris   150   $11,074,797  


CardioLogs distributes software technologies that enable any healthcare professional to screen their patients.

Paris   11-50   $7,998,967  


Deepomatic designs a platform to let professionals build custom image recognition AI and delivers computer vision systems to clients.

Paris   11-50   $8,950,000  


AgoraPulse is an affordable, all-in-one, self-service Social Media platform for SMBs and agencies.

Paris   51-100   $18,608,958  


Lookiero is an online personal shopper service for women.

Paris   101-250   $23,624,999  


Armis enables physical retailers to communicate locally through an AI-based SaaS platform.

Paris   11-50   $8,512,314  


HiFiBiO is a biotherapeutics company that mobilizes the human immune system to combat disease.

Paris   101-250   $104,500,000  


Enterome is a medicine company developing drugs for chronic medical conditions relating to abnormalities of bacterial composition.

Paris   11-50   $123,770,822  


Slite is where modern teams write and organize their content.

Paris   1-10   $4,400,000  


Alsid IT builds innovative solutions to help companies secure their directory infrastructures.

Paris   11-50   $16,543,511  


Libeo is on a mission to simplify processing and payment of account payables for SMEs.

Paris   11-50   $2,211,758  


Proprioo is a French start-up whose mission is to offer an alternative to classic real estate agencies and retail sites when selling a home.

Paris   11-50   $28,359,140  


Vesper is a French on-demand alcohol and snacks delivery service.

Lyon   11-50    


Luckey is a technology-focused short term rental manager.

Paris   11-50   $3,273,602  


Heuritech is a cutting-edge technology company that provides predictive analytics on trends to fashion and lifestyle brands.

Paris   11-50   $5,665,333  


Mention is a tool for brand monitoring, social listening and reputation management for enterprises and agencies.

Paris   11-50   $800,000  


Augment is an augmented reality platform that allows users to visualize 3D models in real time and the real environment at scale.

Paris   11-50   $4,956,608  


Acticor Biotech is a biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative drug for the treatment in the acute phase of ischemic stroke.

Paris   11-50   $33,202,487  


Lifen is your simple and secure exchange of medical letters assistant.

Paris   11-50   $31,930,371  


Herow is a contextual marketing platform for mobile applications.

Paris   11-50   $19,700,000  


Hivebrite is a community management platform that helps clients build brand engagement and opportunities.

Paris   11-50   $3,106,404  


Traxens transforms the industrial supply chain through data analytics to give customers complete container and rail supply chain visibility

Marseille   101-250   $24,085,397  

Eligo Bioscience

Eligobiotics provides a new approach to explore, understand, and control bacterial ecosystems both in human and animals.

Paris   11-50   $27,403,010  

HR Path

HR Path provides human capital management technology.

Paris   251-500   $149,809,919  


TravelCar is a startup who’s innovating parking and rentals for travelers.

Paris   11-50   $22,424,221  


InnovaFeed is a biotech company producing insect-based protein for the feed industry.

Paris   101-250   $63,921,072  


Poxel is a research integrated pharmaceutical company that develops products for metabolic diseases.

Lyon   11-50   $102,983,940  


Splio platform delivers on and offline customer loyalty marketing.

Paris   101-250   $22,264,132  


PHENIX is a web and service platform specialized in the reduction of waste.

Paris   51-100   $17,052,004  


Papernest moves telecom contracts, energy contracts or even its home insurance through partnerships with its suppliers.

Paris   101-250   $11,770,494  


Qwant is a French search engine focused on user privacy.

Paris   11-50   $47,513,903  


Teemo offers digital and personalized marketing solutions leveraging consumers offline behavior.

Paris   11-50   $17,860,194  

mojo diagnostics

mojo diagnostics uses computer vision to automate sperm analysis for fertility clinics.

Lyon   1-10    

Compte Nickel

Compte Nickel is a service bank account alternative and means of French Payment.

Paris   11-50   $10,200,000  


TrustInSoft is a game-changer in cybersecurity and provides solutions to mathematically guaranteed software.

Paris   11-50   $6,854,781  


Baobab is a digital finance company focusing on financial inclusion in Africa and China.

Paris   1001-5000   $128,511,281  

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