The French Tech Days is a concept launched in many countries by Business France together with La French Tech, to connect French startups with the most innovative ecosystems in the world. It was only a matter of time before we brought some promising startups to Stockholm, the vibrant unicorn factory in the North. The first thing we can say is that, after this first edition that took place on September 11-12th, we will be back next year.
A simple and effective concept to foster serendipity and boost business opportunities between French startups and local actors
The French Tech Days consist in a 2 days immersion of a group of French startups in the local ecosystem, with a tailor-made program of business meetings with startups and large companies, pitching sessions, networking events, inspirational visits… to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding the local market and provide them all the keys to succeed. “No one is immune from success”, as Erik Evrard from platform.sh said.
The local community of French entrepreneurs structured under the banner La French Tech Nordics
Launched in 2013 by the French government, La French Tech is a movement bringing together the entrepreneurs working with innovation all around the world. La French Tech Nordics will unite, fast track and promote the community on the local tech scene.
We would like to thank everyone who joined and contributed to the success of the French Tech Days and invite you to be ready for the next edition.
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France tends to become a startup Republic: key figures about the thriving French tech scene
France is in second position in Europe for fundraising, both in terms of the number of financing transactions and the amounts raised. According to EY, French startups raised more than €2.5 billion in 2017, 400 million more than in 2016, for a total of 605 transactions over the year. This is an increase of 16.2% in amounts and 5.4% of transactions compared to 2016. The average amount raised per transaction is €4.2 million.
French startups are also attracting more and more foreign investors who now take more risks in France: in 2017, 80% of deals were for amounts of less than €10 million, compared with only 60% in 2012-2013.
The most attractive sectors were transport, artificial intelligence, fintech and retail tech.