Forbes unveiled its 2017 digital startup barometer, which has been compiled by Capgemini Consulting and ECap Partner since 2016. Its primary finding: last year, there were fewer funding rounds, but the amounts in play were larger. Shift Technology, GuestToGuest and Actility, all three in the top 10 largest funding rounds, were incubated by Paris&Co. In 2017, Paris&Co startups raised €200 million in total funding.
The Paris area boasts a concentration of high-performance startups, as well as corporate research centers attracted by its vast pool of qualified talent. Paris&Co, the economic development agency of Paris, is charged with promoting the French capital abroad. The agency welcomes foreign startups to participate in its dedicated incubator Comet, located in the heart of Paris.
After a call for candidates that attracted several dozen applicants on a variety of themes, the first 23 startups selected to join the Swave fintech platform moved into their offices at La Défense on Monday, 29 January.
The European Commission awarded the 2017 European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) prize of €1,000,000 to Paris.
The Paris Living City Awards is a new category of the “Grands Prix de l’Innovation” dedicated to international startups. This event aims to support the development of innovative companies in fast-growing sectors.
The 23rd October, 14 startups have crossed the channel in order to launch the cooperation program between Paris and London on innovation. Paris&Co and London&Partners have announced a new cooperation aimed at boosting the circulation of entrepreneurs between Paris and London.
With its thriving tech ecosystem, Paris is a perfect gateway for entrepreneurs wishing to conquer the European market. In order to help them deploy and boost their business on the French market, Paris&Co launched one year ago the Paris Landing Pack_Explore.