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42 Best Startups Founded in France Since February 2020

This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best French startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of France and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. ParaSwap

The idea behind this startup: ParaSwap aims to solve the liquidity problem in crypto markets by bringing every exchange protocol into one plateforme

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Financial Services, FinTech

Founders: Mounir Benchemled

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2. Pigment

The idea behind this startup: Saas

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: SaaS, Software

Founders: Eléonore Crespo, Romain Niccoli

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3. Canyon

The idea behind this startup: The collaborative platform for the future of legal work.

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Information Technology, Legal Tech, SaaS

Founders: Adrien van den Branden, Thomas Vanderstraeten

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4. Neopolis

The idea behind this startup: Real world mobile games

Headquarters: Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France

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Founders: Unknown

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5. The Beergame App

The idea behind this startup: Host engaging online business simulations to teach Supply-Chain concepts

Headquarters: Saint-mandé, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: E-Learning

Founders: Mathias Le Scaon

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6. Notifuse

The idea behind this startup: Integrate a Notification Center in your SaaS app – today!

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Developer APIs, Email, SaaS, SMS

Founders: Pierre Bazoge, Tom Guillemin

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7. Colette

The idea behind this startup: We help students & young active to access a better & affordable housing by co-living with seniors who have spare rooms.

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Real Estate

Founders: David Jeusette, Matthieu Vaxelaire

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8. Anya

The idea behind this startup: Anya helps you make faster and more informed decisions through continuous feedback from your team and community

Headquarters: Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France

Industries: Human Resources, Information Technology, Management Consulting, Market Research, Software

Founders: Mohamad El Boudi

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9. Sharelock

The idea behind this startup: A subscription based service for bicycle users, granting access to an innovative shared locks network we develop, deploy and operate.

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Collaborative Consumption, Hardware, Information Technology, Messaging, Mobile Apps, Network Hardware, Security, Software, Transportation

Founders: Alexandre Molla and Nicolas Louvet

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10. Wealth Square

The idea behind this startup: Blockchain robo-advisor services

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Financial Services, FinTech, Personal Finance

Founders: Darren Moon, Andrei Stanciulescu, Ovidiu Roman.

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11. DFi Labs

The idea behind this startup: We are a digital asset investment firm at the intersection of science and investment.

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: FinTech

Founders: Olivier Chevillon

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12. Giotto

The idea behind this startup: Circular Home Office Subscription Platform

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: E-Commerce, Green Consumer Goods, Interior Design, Internet, Rental, Subscription Service, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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13. Xkey

The idea behind this startup: SaaS for digital asset security

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cyber Security, FinTech, SaaS, Software

Founders: Clarisse Hagège, Christopher Grilhault des Fontaines, Konstantin Grouzdev, Adrien Hubert and Jeremy Martin.

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14. Qlower

The idea behind this startup: Qlower, Property management made simple.

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Accounting, Banking, Property Management, Real Estate

Founders: Christophe Duprat, Jean-Marc Le Prado, Marc Lebreton

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15. Edusign

The idea behind this startup: SaaS for digital attendance sheets, signatures and documents

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Corporate Training, Education, Internet, SaaS, Software, Training

Founders: Unknown

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16. LiveMarket

The idea behind this startup: LiveMarker is an online community marketplace for farmers to directly sell their products to professionals.

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Marketplace, Restaurants, Supply Chain Management

Founders: Unknown

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17. Pandaloc

The idea behind this startup: Pandaloc is an digital property management service designed for independent landlords.

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Finance, FinTech, Payments, Property Management, Real Estate, Rental, Rental Property

Founders: David Laval

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18. KairnApp

The idea behind this startup: KairnApp is a productivity tool for teams and individuals to achieve their boldest dreams

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Productivity Tools, SaaS, Software

Founders: Unknown

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19. ILoveTrending

The idea behind this startup: Find the top trending websites around the world. Help you to identify new business opportunity

Headquarters: Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France

Industries: Internet

Founders: Mathieu Maxime

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20. Qart

The idea behind this startup: Qart is a platform where shop owners can effortlessly run a powerful online business and create a seamless shopping experience.

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: E-Commerce, E-Commerce Platforms, Enterprise Software, SaaS, Web Development

Founders: Unknown

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21. RecyGen

The idea behind this startup: Tailor-made solutions for Global Waste Management

Headquarters: Noisy-le-grand, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Biotechnology, Health Care, Manufacturing, Retail

Founders: Bénoni Martin, Karim Honein

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22. Watch Certificate™

The idea behind this startup: Luxury watch passport, signed by an expert, saved in blockchain

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Blockchain, Information Technology, Retail Technology

Founders: Guillaume Kuntz, Marc Ambrus

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23. 16th Ventures

The idea behind this startup: Conseil aux entreprises et prise de participation

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Consulting, Management Consulting, Venture Capital

Founders: Yann Beuzit

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24. SPECTRUMLAB

The idea behind this startup: IP Licensing firm

Headquarters: Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France

Industries: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Smart Building, Sustainability

Founders: Willy CAMOU

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25. Kidcab

The idea behind this startup: La mobilité adaptée aux enfants et adolescents au quotidien.

Headquarters: Suresnes, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Internet

Founders: Anne-Sophie Bisch, Maxime Chevallier

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26. LicenceOne

The idea behind this startup: Software subscription management platform

Headquarters: La Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes, France

Industries: Information Technology, SaaS, Software

Founders: Emilien Potin, Johnathan Bell

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27. SOYA CAPITAL

The idea behind this startup: Powering visionary entrepreneurs with smart money.

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Venture Capital

Founders: Unknown

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28. TeleVets

The idea behind this startup: Telehealth & scheduling software for veterinarians

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Health Care

Founders: Adriana Massino

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29. Purpl

The idea behind this startup: Hyperlocal networking app for 1:1 meetings

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Professional Networking, Social Media, Software

Founders: Chris des Fontaines, Thibault de Saint-Sernin

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30. EVE List

The idea behind this startup: Connecting gender-equal companies with rockstars.

Headquarters: Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France

Industries: Education, Internet

Founders: Romain Tordo, Sophie Leray

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31. Alternative Mobile

The idea behind this startup: E-Leasing Premium Mobile as a Service

Headquarters: Franconville, Ile-de-France, France

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Founders: Aziz Oujdi, Radouan Rafiqui

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32. Quokkie

The idea behind this startup: Quokkie helps you find the best deals online, so you can get more quality time offline.

Headquarters: Saint-mandé, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: E-Commerce

Founders: Unknown

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33. Akarsa

The idea behind this startup: Profile optimization technologies.

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Software

Founders: Unknown

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34. LocalRanker

The idea behind this startup: LocalRanker helps local businesses improve their local visibility through better SEO

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Founders: Unknown

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35. Quiiet

The idea behind this startup: Phonebooth

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Furniture

Founders: Unknown

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36. Scribs

The idea behind this startup: Scribs is a company providing enhanced content marketing services.

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Advertising

Founders: Unknown

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37. Group Saint Honoré

The idea behind this startup: Emerging technology sales advisory

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Advice, Business Development, Consulting, Information Technology, Sales

Founders: Unknown

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38. Origin’ailes

The idea behind this startup: Services auprès des familles avec enfants autistes

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Education, Health Care, Internet

Founders: Marine Ysambert, Sylvie Ysambert

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39. La Forge

The idea behind this startup: In exchange for equity, we design and develop AI products for companies that have the ambition to completely transform their industry

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Founders: Unknown

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40. The NEXT Company

The idea behind this startup: Consumer, Hardware, Sports Equipment

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Apps, Electronics, Sporting Goods

Founders: Luiz De Rose, Raghav Tibarewala

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41. Sofa’

The idea behind this startup: Sofa’ is a service of Business Development for ambitious B2B startups willing to expand in Western Europe.

Headquarters: Montrouge, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Information Technology

Founders: Unknown

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42. Optimum Circle

The idea behind this startup: Optimum Circle est une agence web spécialisée dans l’analyse data au service de la prise de décision et de l’action.

Headquarters: Caen, Basse-Normandie, France

Industries: Data Visualization, Web Development

Founders: Enrick Pierre de la Briere

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Written by Warren Tesla

My name is Tesla and I am the pseudonym used by The Stratup Pill's broad writing team.

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