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1) Agicap

Agicap

Agicap creates a software-as-a-service platform for small businesses to manage and anticipate their cash flows.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Clement Mauguet, Lucas Bertola, Sebastien Beyet
  • Industries: Finance, FinTech, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $118,891,770
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 4 (Greenoaks Capital, Kima Ventures, Partech, BlackFin Capital Partners)

You can find their website here.

2) Indy

Indy

For freelancers and professionals, Indy provides end-to-end, AI-powered accounting software.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Adrien Plat, Come Fouques, Pablo Larvor, Romain Koenig
  • Industries: Accounting, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Freelance, Machine Learning, Software
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: € 46,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 4 (Alven, Singular, Guillaume Lestrade, Kerala Ventures)

You can find their website here.

3) Sanofi Pasteur

Sanofi Pasteur

Sanofi Pasteur SA is a company that discovers, manufactures, and distributes vaccines in France and around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1990
  • Founders: John Gerald FitzGerald
  • Industries: Biotechnology, Health Care, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical
  • Number of employees: 10001+
  • Funding: $43,200,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA))

You can find their website here.

4) iExec

iExec

iExec is a decentralized cloud computing platform based on blockchain technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Gilles Fedak, Haiwu He
  • Industries: Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $12,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1 (Eden Block)

You can find their website here.

5) Scaleflex

Scaleflex

Web Acceleration, Digital Asset Management, Image Optimization, and CDN Delivery

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Charles Hirel, Emil Novakov, Julian De Maestri
  • Industries: Information Technology, Internet, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: € 2,315,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (BrightCap Ventures, Oktogon Ventures)

You can find their website here.

6) Cosmo Tech

Cosmo Tech

Cosmo Tech is a digital twin simulation software company that assists the C-suite in making the best business decisions.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Eric Boix, Hugues de Bantel, Michel Morvan
  • Industries: Analytics, Asset Management, B2B, PaaS, Predictive Analytics, Simulation, Software, Supply Chain Management
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $32,892,016
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 10 (Cathay Innovation, Crédit Agricole, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, Aster, BNP Paribas Développement)

You can find their website here.

7) Euronews

Euronews

Euronews is a news website that covers international events from a European perspective.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $30,000,000

You can find their website here.

8) Poxel

Poxel

Poxel is a research-based pharmaceutical business that specializes on metabolic disorder treatments.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $102,983,941

You can find their website here.

9) Tilkee

Tilkee

Tilkee is a cloud-based program that improves the closure rate of sales teams and improves prospect follow-up by tracking business ideas.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $4,907,832

You can find their website here.

10) Wizaplace

Wizaplace

Wizaplace is an e-commerce start-up devoted to the construction and maintenance of a full marketplace creation and management solution.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $14,836,908

You can find their website here.

11) ENYO Pharma

ENYO Pharma

ENYO Pharma, situated in Lyon, France, is a biopharmaceutical business.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $73,384,366

You can find their website here.

12) 365talents

365talents

The artificial intelligence SaaS solution for HR recommendations is 365talents.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $2,946,257

You can find their website here.

13) Miuros

Miuros

Miuros is a cloud-based platform that works seamlessly with your existing tools.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $2,392,173

You can find their website here.

14) erytech

erytech

ERYtech Pharma is a biopharmaceutical business that focuses on developing enzyme-based therapeutics for oncology, hematological, and immunology.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $188,257,207

You can find their website here.

15) Medicrea

Medicrea

Medicrea is a spinal implant firm that is solely devoted on bringing trustworthy and new technology to the global market.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $95,839,159

You can find their website here.

16) DigiSchool

DigiSchool

DigiSchool equips students with learning tools to help them progress from elementary to postsecondary education.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $19,753,251

You can find their website here.

17) Glowbl

Glowbl

Glowbl allows you to turn any digital service into a collaborative experience that mimics real-life human interactions.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $7,100,000

You can find their website here.

18) Geolid

Geolid

Geolid is a search engine optimization website that caters mostly to French customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $36,600,343

You can find their website here.

19) Antidot

Antidot

Antidot creates software that is both unique and highly configurable.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $10,000,000

You can find their website here.

20) MaaT Pharma

MaaT Pharma

MaaT Pharma (Microbiota as a Therapy) is a biotech start-up based in France.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $33,273,910

You can find their website here.

21) Osivax

Osivax

Osivax is a biotechnology business in the clinical stages of producing vaccines and immunotherapies.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $12,016,948

You can find their website here.

22) NightSwapping

NightSwapping

NightSwapping is a French website that allows users to welcome strangers at their homes in exchange for free lodging.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $4,825,988

You can find their website here.

23) FinKey

FinKey

FinKey is a digital platform that helps start-ups and small businesses access funding.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $892,458

You can find their website here.

24) La Boutique Officielle

La Boutique Officielle

The leading e-commerce platform for urbanwear in France.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $11,138,338

You can find their website here.

25) Adocia

Adocia

Adocia is a biotechnology firm focused on tissue regeneration and the development of pharmaceuticals based on already-approved therapeutic proteins.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $37,052,238

You can find their website here.

26) MailClark

MailClark

Improve your teamwork by allowing you to manage your external communications as a group.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $1,226,029

You can find their website here.

27) Calixar

Calixar

Calixar is a biotechnology firm that specializes in producing, extracting, and purifying functional membrane proteins.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $2,234,905

You can find their website here.

28) Prototypo

Prototypo

Prototypo provides tools that allow users to create bespoke fonts in minutes.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $163,363

You can find their website here.

29) Holimetrix

Holimetrix

Holimetrix was created exclusively for digital businesses who spend a lot of money on media and marketing.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $3,828,132

You can find their website here.

30) e-attract

e-attract

Software developer specializing in the interpretation of smart geospatial data for decision-making.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 43840
  • Funding: $1,123,997

You can find their website here.

31) Space Designer 3D

Space Designer 3D

Drawing, furnishing, and visualizing architectural projects are all possible with this online tool.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $1,246,253

You can find their website here.

32) Alinto

Alinto

Alinto delivers electronic communication and messaging groupware solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $3,602,334

You can find their website here.

33) SiS-id

SiS-id

The SiS-id platform is the world's first community of financial departments dedicated to the prevention of transfer fraud.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $81,868

You can find their website here.

34) Miraxess

Miraxess

Miraxess is a mobile convergence company that turns your smartphone into a full-fledged laptop.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $200,000

You can find their website here.

35) ReportLinker

ReportLinker

ReportLinker, situated in Lyon, France, is a professional search engine.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50

You can find their website here.

36) Witekio

Witekio

Witekio is a system level embedded software expert who engineers and integrates intelligent systems software.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 51-100

You can find their website here.

37) GL events

GL events

GL Events is a company that specializes in event-related services and solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1001-5000

You can find their website here.

38) Eden Games

Eden Games

Eden Games is a video game publisher that specializes in racing games.

You can find their website here.

39) Inyo

Inyo

The world's first intelligent helper for freelancers

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1-10

You can find their website here.

40) Addev Materials

Addev Materials

Addev Materials specializes in high-performance material transformation.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 251-500

You can find their website here.

41) April Group

April Group

The April Group is a global provider of insurance services.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 5001-10000

You can find their website here.

42) Sham

Sham

In France, Sham is a mutual insurance business that offers medical malpractice insurance.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 251-500

You can find their website here.

43) DataFirst

DataFirst

For the automobile distribution industry, DATA FIRST creates and implements modular management, marketing, and sales solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 101-250

You can find their website here.

44) Ubiant

Ubiant

Ubiant developed technology to create smart buildings and objects.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50

You can find their website here.

45) United Motion Ideas

United Motion Ideas

UMI makes B2B market research more accessible to innovative businesses.

You can find their website here.

46) Reward

Reward

Companies can participate in a blockchain-based incentive program.

You can find their website here.

47) 8sec

8sec

8sec is a platform for casual gaming.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1-10

You can find their website here.

48) Copark

Copark

For businesses, a smart parking management system is available.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 43840

You can find their website here.

49) Artelia

Artelia

Artelia was formed by the merging of Coteba and Sogreah, which was completed on March 30, 2010.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1001-5000

You can find their website here.

50) Xerus

Xerus

Xerus is a company that creates mobile apps.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1-10

You can find their website here.

51) B2Expand

B2Expand

B2Expand is an Ethereum Blockchain-based cross-gaming video game editor.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 43840

You can find their website here.

52) Hub-Grade

Hub-Grade

Hub-Grade is a real estate platform that connects professionals looking for offices with landlords looking for tenants. It was founded in 2015.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50

You can find their website here.

53) Novencia

Novencia

Novencia provides software engineering and information technology (IT) consulting services.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 251-500

You can find their website here.

54) Panzani

Panzani

In France, Panzani is the market leader in dried and fresh pasta, rice, sauces, couscous, and semolina.

You can find their website here.

55) DigiReward

DigiReward

DigiReward is an omnichannel web service that helps companies interact, reward, and retain their customers and followers.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 43840

You can find their website here.

56) Edelris

Edelris

Edelris is a medicinal chemistry firm focused on the development and synthesis of novel screening chemicals that mimic natural products.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 51-100

You can find their website here.

57) KIWI BOX

KIWI BOX

Customizable charging station for cellphones and tablets.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1-10

You can find their website here.

58) Expereo

Expereo

Experio is a search engine that optimizes websites and applications.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 101-250

You can find their website here.

59) Eazylang

Eazylang

Eazylang is a cloud-based innovative platform that connects clients and expert translators to provide online professional translation.

You can find their website here.

60) Arskan

Arskan

Arskan is a young, forward-thinking deep tech firm.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50

You can find their website here.

61) Corexpert

Corexpert

Corexpert is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50

You can find their website here.

62) Woonoz

Woonoz

Woonoz is now the market leader in adaptive learning in Europe.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 51-100

You can find their website here.

63) In Extenso

In Extenso

Building your success with Extenso International Services

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1001-5000

You can find their website here.

64) SQUADATA

SQUADATA

Squadata is a data marketing solutions publisher that assists SMEs with data collection, centralization, and processing in order to better serve their consumers.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50

You can find their website here.

65) SocialWall.me

SocialWall.me

SocialWall.me is a social media marketing and analytics platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1-10

You can find their website here.

66) Artistoon

Artistoon

Art commissions made easy with Le Montmartre du Web! Choose a style, email your photo, and receive an original work of art!

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 1-10

You can find their website here.

67) Deligreens

Deligreens

Deligreens' goal in Europe is to expand and preserve farm-to-door supply lines.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 43840

You can find their website here.

68) Sutunam

Sutunam

Sutunam is a software development and consulting firm. Sutunam provides unique Open Source solutions and frameworks to its customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50

You can find their website here.

69) Futurmap

Futurmap

Futurmap is a 3D modeling and geographic data processing software.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 101-250

You can find their website here.

70) Gaming Campus

Gaming Campus

Gaming Campus is a place where talent may be discovered and skills can be honed.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 43840

You can find their website here.

71) Tollys

Tollys

Tollys is a biopharmaceutical business specializing in innate immunity, specifically TLR3 receptor biology and modulation.

Details of the startup:

  • Funding: $2,525,072

You can find their website here.

72) Maytana

Maytana

Maytana creates a digital platform that integrates all of a company's bank accounts and provides financial reporting and analytics.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 43840
  • Funding: $125,000

You can find their website here.

73) Per Angusta

Per Angusta

Per Angusta is a flexible procurement performance management tool that creates a SaaS to help procurement teams perform better.

Details of the startup:

  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $4,958,423

You can find their website here.

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