Level 256, the esports’ platform of Paris&Co has the ambition to develop the ecosystem of esport which is still emerging and lacking in structuration. The platform looks at the future of this sector and wishes to be as close as possible to the actors of innovation but also to the leaders of esports projects, whether they are in early or rather developed phases. The platform is positioned in the esports ecosystem as a catalyst for innovation, bringing together a diversity of professions, skills and experiences to help and support the transformation of the sector. Each partner contributes its know-how and vision in a spirit of co-construction.
It is always with great pride that the incubation team of Paris & Co, reveals the figures revealing the success of the startups supported in 2017. On the menu: more women - but not enough, more international startups, more virtuous programs ... and more and more startups and partners who trust the incubation programs of Paris&Co!
2018 : The year Paris&Co has supported 1000 startups since its creation
238 in 2015, 302 in 2016 and 431 companies supported in 2017. What is more pleasing for Paris & Co than to celebrate our twenty years of existence in the international incubation landscape by reaching the 1,097 startups supported?
The 341 startups incubated last year have accumulated the records: € 145 million in cumulative revenue (74 in 2016), 2,974 full-time employees, or nearly 9 on average per company. Among them, 38 raised more than one million private funds, with a cumulated amount of 139 million €. This is the case of Shippeo, which raised 10 million euros to recruit 40 people, Shift Technology raised $ 28 million, Privateaser raised 3 million, Gymlib raised 3 million euros or still Pitchy who raised 4 million €.
The alumni of Paris & Co continue their European or international career, as Actility raises € 70 million, GuestToGuest bought the American HomeExchange and raised € 33 million, Stootie raised more than € 9 million, Safety Line raised € 3 million. Moreover, two alumni of Paris & Co and a currently incubated startup are among the 10 biggest French fundraising in 2017.
What international startups say about the PLP_Explore program ?
"The PLP_Explore program from Paris & Co really helped me understand what's happening in France, how things work here and how to do business in Paris," Michaela de Sli.do
"The identification of local and relevent events for our business is one of the strong points of the Paris Landing Pack program of Paris & Co", Mathilde Monge, UNU Motors