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France Startup Ecosystem Overview

Country Rankings
Regional Ranking
4th
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2
in Western Europe
Global Ranking
9th
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3
worldwide
Population
65.6
million

top industries
Hardware & IoT icon
Hardware & IoT
#5 worldwide
Social & Leisure icon
Social & Leisure
#7 worldwide
Ecommerce & Retail icon
Ecommerce & Retail
#8 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconBetaSeries
startup iconConvertio
startup iconQWANT

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ecosystem description

The France Startup Ecosystem is World’s Leading Innovation Hubs, ranked at number 9 globally, and shows a positive momentum 3 spots since 2021. France also ranks at number 4 for startups in Western Europe.

There are 35 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in France and the top ranked city in France is Paris at 10 globally. Paris is followed by Toulouse at 155 and Lyon at 156.

France is an ideal place to locate for Hardware & IoT, Social & Leisure and Ecommerce & Retail startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 844 Hardware & IoT startups in France, 286 Social & Leisure startups in France and 278 Ecommerce & Retail startups in France, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 2576 startups in France, 63 accelerators in France, 119 coworking spaces in France, 12 organizations in France and 1 leaders in France.

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QWANT is an internet search engine that focuses on user privacy, web content filtering, and social networks. Read more
Ornikar is an online driving school that offers radically cheaper, uncomplicated and faster offer to obtain a driving license. Read more
OpenClassrooms is a European online education platform with more than 2 million members and fully online degrees. Read more
DataDome is a SaaS bot protection solution for e-commerce and classifieds businesses. Read more
iAdvize is a conversational marketing platform that connects customers in need of advice with experts who are available 24/7 via messaging. Read more
Shadow is a high-performance cloud-based computer that has an automated hardware evolution. Read more
Bien'ici is a real estate company. Read more
SIGFOX operates a cellular network dedicated to low-throughput communication for connected objects. Read more
Planity is an online booking platform for hair and beauty salons. Read more
JobTeaser is a European job board platform for students and recent grads. Read more
Octoly is a marketing company that empowers influencers 
to become successful entrepreneurs. Read more
AB Tasty is an easy to use SAAS application that enables e-marketers to optimize their website and conversion rate without technical knowledges by running A/B tests and personalising their customer experience. Thanks to a WYSIWYG editor, they can easily create several versions of their pages and test them in real-life to identify which one has the biggest impact on their business goals (user engagement metrics, average order value, conversion rate...). Our solution helps to meet the need for a high degree of autonomy and agility in an increasingly technical and dynamic sector, where decisions must be backed up by data. It also helps in achieving profitability objectives: traffic generation is not enough, conversion is what really matters. AB Tasty is intended for e-commerce, services and media websites. Created 3 years ago by Liwio, a French web analytics consulting agency, AB Tasty has already convinced many companies such as Photobox, Bouygues Telecom, Axa, Microsoft... Read more
Qare is a unique on-demand, online-to-offline, virtual medical practice, offering all the benefits of the French medical system abroad Read more
Welcome to the Jungle is a recruiting platform for young talents as well as an employer branding media for corporates. Read more
Vade Secure offers an email filtering service against phishing, malware, spear phishing, and spam. Read more
Akeneo is an open source Product Information Management (PIM) system designed for retailers looking for efficient answers to their multichannel needs. The main purpose of a PIM is to be a central repository of all product data of a company. From a technical point of view, a PIM helps to extract and harmonize data, and propagate data to / from different sources. From a functional point of view, a PIM helps to classify, enrich and translate your product informations. Akeneo is : - open source - superconnected - user friendly - made by merchants for merchants Read more
LumApps is a social, mobile, and smart intranet to connect and engage all employees in a central hub. Read more
Melty is a website aimed at young people providing entertainment news and trending topics. Read more
Singulart is a convinced that the digital space is an invaluable tool for bringing transparency and equity to the art market. Read more
Matera brings together lawyers, accountants and web developers to enable co-owners to manage their own building. Read more
Luko is a neo-insurance company that provides home insurance and security technology. Read more
Rapid, remote testing for agile teams, from idea to launch Read more
Agicap builds a SaaS platform for SMBs to manage and forecast their cash flows. Read more
Livestorm is a browser-based video communication platform that easily connects teams to promote, host, and analyze online events. Read more
Lifen creates tools that facilitate communication between health professionals and fit perfectly into their daily lives. Read more
Mailjet is an all-in-one solution to send, track and deliver both marketing and transactional emails. Its Cloud-Based infrastructure is unique and highly scalable. A proprietary technology optimizes the sending and the deliverability of the emails. Read more
Sellsy is a fully featured CRM and ERP suite built with agility in mind. We provide a comprehensive set of powerful features: - Pipelines management (works for CRM and any step based process) - Super powerful invoicing system (including recurring invoices) - Live margins (attach costs to your invoices) - Easy client follow up with a rich client record (including emails, attachments and custom fields) - Collaborative tools with discussion walls, notes, tasks and agendas - Timetracking and time rebilling - Purchases, expenses, supplier orders and inventory management - Connectors with numerous SaaS providers: Google Apps, Dropbox, Mailchimp. - Innovative connect POS cash register for retailers Sellsy also provides a rock solid API, wich is the foundation of our powerful mobiles apps for Android and iOS. We could talk endlessly about Sellsy but nothing will beat the real experience: try it to see the difference! Today, more than 3500 companies are using Sellsy to drive their sales.  Read more
Leocare Assurance is an insurer that offers multi-equipment contracts. Read more
The eSignature for SMB's. Yousign is the easy-to-use, legally binding eSignature solution, that helps SMBs power their agreements. Read more
Actility provides smart energy management, machine-to-machine(M2M) and Internet of things(IoT) services. Read more
Skello makes schedule in a few clicks, communicate with teams and automatically process payroll. Read more
Yubo, the social platform where Generation Z creates communities of friends around the world Read more
happn is the first mobile dating app to use real-time geolocation to help you discover people you’ve crossed paths with in real life. Read more
Founded in November 2012, Adikteev is the leading french gamification network. Our gamification platform allows publishers to promote and reward every high-value activities while generating incremental revenue. Our platform is supported by a plug and play technology and can be implemented in no more than 5 minutes. Key benefits for publishers : - Inscrease social sharing - Increase user activity - Increase user session length We currently work with leading media publishers such as Aufeminin.com, Prisma Digital, L'Express and are reaching over 10M monthly unique users. Read more
Wynd develops the first unified commerce platform empowering retailers to od their omnichannel transformation to address new consumer needs. Read more
The workplace of the future relies on collaboration to drive a focus on building a culture of shared information, shared vision, and shared direction. Klaxoon is a platform that develops collective intelligence and engagement everywhere people work together. Read more
Invest in the Future, now! Coinhouse is building a crypto bank: your trusted partner to invest, manage and safeguard your digital assets. Read more
Founded in 2015 Gojob is the European leader of the Future of work Read more
HelloAsso is the free solution for associations and clubs to receive payments over the Internet. Read more
Nfinite is a e-visual merchandising SaaS platform empowering retailers to create all their product visuals/videos in clicks Read more
Malt is a curated local marketplace that connects the best freelancers and customers. Read more
Stonly is a software company that helps improve user satisfaction, activation, and retention while reducing support costs. Read more
Frichti is a home-made food production and delivery company offering a wide range of meals for lunch and dinner. Read more
PayPlug is an online payments platform designed for SMEs and micro-businesses. Read more
Pretto is making mortgages simple thanks to artificial intelligence and product design. Read more
Padoa is a French technology company that has developed a tool for monitoring the health of employees. Read more
Evaneos is a web platform helping travellers design, estimate the cost, and book a personalized trips by connecting them with local agents. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in France Ranked by StartupBlink

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41.89
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4.974
0.50
1.07
3.40
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1
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4.947
0.73
0.82
3.40
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1
161st
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2
4.828
0.75
0.68
3.40
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1
211th
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21
3.857
0.33
0.55
2.98
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1
217th
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16
3.709
0.36
0.48
2.87
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2
219th
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4
3.691
0.42
0.42
2.85
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2
252nd
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5
2.922
0.25
0.42
2.26
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258th
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2.789
0.27
0.36
2.16
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28
2.490
0.29
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1.92
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