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Top 24 Unicorn Companies From France

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Have you ever wondered which private companies in France have the highest valuations?

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There are lots of unicorn companies there, and it can be difficult to keep track of them all.

We've decided to take a deep dive and put together a list containing 24 France unicorn startups, from highest to lowest valuation.

The 24 Unicorns in France

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Back Market

Back Market

Back Market is an e-commerce site that sells refurbished gadgets.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.70

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Quentin Le Brouster, Thibaud Hug de Larauze, Vianney Vaute

  • Industries:

    Consumer Electronics, E-Commerce, Marketplace

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,020.68M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Qonto

Qonto

Qonto is an online bank that provides financial tools for small and medium-sized businesses and freelancers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Alexandre Prot, Steve Anavi

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $703.39M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Sorare

Sorare

Sorare is a global fantasy football game where players can buy, trade, and play with official digital cards.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.30

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Adrien Montfort, Fabian Estrada, Nicolas Julia

  • Industries:

    Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Fantasy Sports, Gaming, Soccer

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $737.08M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    31

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Mirakl

Mirakl

Mirakl is the only enterprise marketplace solution (EMS) that provides real-time cross-channel demand insight and tools to identify trending products so you can launch and grow your EMS.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.50

    B (

    September 2020

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Adrien Nussenbaum, Philippe Corrot

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Enterprise Software, Marketplace, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $948.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    11

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ContentSquare

ContentSquare

Contentsquare develops a digital experience analytics platform that enables businesses to track online customer behavior.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.80

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Jonathan Cherki

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, CRM, SaaS, Sales Automation

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $812.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    11

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ManoMano

ManoMano

ManoMano is an online marketplace for DIY, home improvement, and gardening products.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.60

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Christian Raisson, Philippe de Chanville

  • Industries:

    DIY, E-Commerce, Home and Garden, Home Improvement, Internet, Marketplace

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $708.73M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Voodoo

Voodoo

Voodoo is a Paris-based gaming company that combines originality, suspense, and emotion into intriguing mobile video game experiences.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.31

    B (

    August 2020

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Alexandre Yazdi, Laurent Ritter

  • Industries:

    Casual Games, Mobile Apps, Online Games

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $569.95M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Ankorstore

Ankorstore

Ankorstore is a wholesale platform that connects small business owners and niche products with neighborhood merchants.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.26

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Mathieu Alengrin, Nicolas Cohen, Nicolas d'Audiffret, Pierre Louis Lacoste

  • Industries:

    B2B, E-Commerce, Marketplace, Retail, Wholesale

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $420.89M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Exotec

Exotec

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

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Croix

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Renaud Heitz, Romain Moulin

  • Industries:

    Logistics, Robotics, Software, Supply Chain Management

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $446.70M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    7

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BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar is a long distance ride-sharing platform that allows travelers to connect with other travelers and share the trip costs.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    September 2015

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2006

  • Founders:

    Francis Nappez, Frédéric Mazzella, Nicolas Brusson

  • Industries:

    Car Sharing, Collaborative Consumption, Internet, Peer to Peer, Ride Sharing, Transportation, Travel

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $564.30M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Vestiaire Collective

Vestiaire Collective

Vestiaire Collective is a luxury, pre-owned fashion marketplace. It provides people with the perfect way to sell and buy high-quality, designer clothing and accessories at a more affordable price.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.70

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Alexandre Cognard, Christian Jorge, Fanny Moizant, Henrique Fernandes, Sebastien Fabre, Sophie Hersan

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, E-Commerce Platforms, Fashion, Marketplace, Social Shopping

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $664.45M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Alan

Alan

Alan is a platform that uses technology to make health insurance more convenient and affordable.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.68

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Charles Gorintin, Jean Charles Samuelian

  • Industries:

    Health Care, Health Insurance, Insurance

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $363.17M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    16

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Ledger

Ledger

Ledger provides security and infrastructure solutions to critical digital assets for consumers and institutional investors.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Eric Larchevêque, Joel Pobeda, Nicolas Bacca, Thomas France

  • Industries:

    Cryptocurrency, Cyber Security, Infrastructure, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $466.38M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    50

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Spendesk

Spendesk

Spendesk is a smart spend management software designed for both finance teams and employees.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Jordane Giuly, Rodolphe Ardant, Thibaud Elziere

  • Industries:

    B2B, Credit Cards, Financial Services, FinTech, Payments, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $300.34M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    23

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Deezer

Deezer

Deezer is a music streaming platform that combines personalisation, global reach, and extensive catalogue.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    August 2018

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    Daniel Marhely, Jonathan Benassaya

  • Industries:

    Apps, Music, Music Streaming, Web Development

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $481.80M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Veepee

Veepee

Veepee is a multi-platform e-commerce company that helps connect customers to sellers around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.38

    B (

    July 2007

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    La Plaine Saint-Denis

  • Started in:

    2001

  • Founders:

    Michael Benabou

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Fashion, Marketing, Retail, Sales

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    No Data

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    2

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Doctolib

Doctolib

Doctolib is a marketplace for medical services. Their mission is to connect people with the best healthcare experience.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.14

    B (

    March 2019

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Franck Tetzlaff, Ivan Schneider, Jessy Bernal, Stanislas Niox-Chateau, Steve Abou Rjeily, Thomas Landais

  • Industries:

    Digital Media, Health Care, Hospital, Medical

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $266.98M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    13

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OVH

OVH

OVH offers industry-leading web, dedicated server, and cloud hosting solutions. Their commitment to excellence has earned them a five-star rating from CNET and consistently high rankings from MSPmentor, the web hosting industry’s leading magazine.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    August 2016

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Roubaix

  • Started in:

    1999

  • Founders:

    Octave Klaba

  • Industries:

    Cloud Data Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Data Center, Data Storage, Web Hosting

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,243.49M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Dental Monitoring

Dental Monitoring

Dental Monitoring is an AI-based, remote monitoring platform for the orthodontics industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Philippe Salah

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Dental, Health Care, Medical, Medical Device

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $210.08M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    4

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Lydia

Lydia

Lydia is a P2P payment startup enabling users to get accounts, payment cards, loans, insurance, and gift cards.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Antoine Porte, Cyril Chiche

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Financial Services, FinTech, Mobile Payments

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $260.33M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Meero

Meero

Meero provides AI-based services for enhancing photographs online. They offer image recognition modeling and visual search technology, as well as a curated marketplace of world-class photo editors.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    June 2019

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Guillaume Lestrade, Thomas Rebaud

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Photography, Video

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $297.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Shift Technology

Shift Technology

Shift is an online marketplace for buying and selling used cars.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Christian Ohler, George Arison, Joel Washington, Minnie Ingersoll, Morgan Knutson

  • Industries:

    Automotive, E-Commerce, Internet, Logistics, Marketplace, Retail Technology

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $319.72M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    23

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Swile

Swile

Swile is a digital solutions provider for employee benefits with an all-in-one smartcard and an app for team life.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Montpellier

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Loic Soubeyrand

  • Industries:

    Apps, Coupons, Employee Benefits, Food and Beverage, Mobile Payments

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $328.43M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Ynsect

Ynsect

Ynsect is a company that delivers innovative solutions for the agro-food and environmental biotechnology industries, by providing biological control products and services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    February 2019

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Evry

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Alexis Angot, Antoine Hubert, Fabrice Berro, Jean-Gabriel Levon

  • Industries:

    Agriculture, AgTech, Animal Feed, Biotechnology, Farming, Nutrition

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $393.40M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    23

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