The French tech revolution – bucking the trend in 2022

On Fête nationale française, we’ve taken a look at how French startups are faring in a volatile first half of 2022, and how you can keep your finger on the pulse of French tech all year round.

A record Q2 for French investment

France has posted its highest Q2 on record for VC funding, with €3.7 billion raised in the last three months. This puts France first among EU tech ecosystems for startup investment in Q2 2022.

Q2 investment was mostly driven by early and mid-stage rounds under €100M in size.

Looking at the first two quarters of 2022 combined, French startups have raised €8.9B, a 1.6x increase on H1 2021, and a new half yearly record.

The French tech ecosystem also grew in value, to more than €260B.

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Report - French Tech VC Update – Q2 2022

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Discover France’s most promising startup in open-access La French Tech startup database.

In 2019, La French Tech launched a national startup ecosystem map, powered by Dealroom. Since then the platform has grown to cover 20K+ startups, 11K+ funding rounds, and more. With constant up-to-date data, the database is used by investors and corporates looking for the next big French company, and startups or scaleups wanting to see how they fair in the French tech scene.

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French Tech Next40/120

Every fall La French Tech and Bpifrance unveil a compiled list of France’s most promising startups titled French Tech Next40/120.

120 French startups and scaleups are selected to take part in La French Tech’s French Tech Next40/120 program, where they are offered support with the potential to become global technology leaders.

Of the 120 program winners, 40 companies are selected for the French Tech Next40. This is composed of: companies valued at one billion dollars or more, companies that have raised at least €100M in funds over the last 3 years, and companies with a business model validated by investors (fundraising) and customers (turnover growth).

Take an exclusive look at some of the most promising up and coming French startups and scaleups that are making 2022’s Next40/120 list by clicking the button below.

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