I naturally get excited when I come across a young entrepreneur. But, in the male-dominated tech environment, I get even more excited when that young entrepreneur is female.
Here is a look at 3 French start-ups founded by 20-something-year-old ladies.
The company is founded by 27-year-old Céline Lazorthes (@celinelazorthes) and is a platform that simplifies group purchases or payments. Leetchi is one of the first companies to receive funding from Jérémie Berrebi and Xavier Niel’s seed fund, Kima Ventures.
MonShowRoom is a feminine fashion e-commerce platform founded by 20-something-year-olds Séverine Grégoire and Chloé Ramade. The company has received funding from Crédit Agricole Private Equity and Alven Capital.
26-year-old Alix Poulet is co-founder of the e-commerce platform that sells organic products. For all purchases, 5% is contributed to organizations like the WWF, PlaNet Finance and Handicap International without asking for an extra penny from the consumer.
Geeky in Pink.
In France, there are actually quite a few women in the tech space – and several lady networking groups to go along with it, including WiFilles and Paris Geek Girl Dinners.
Sister Cities: San Francisco and Paris
Now to top it all off, what if we brought San Francisco’s Girls in Tech to Paris? It would connect the Paris female tech scene with the rest of the GIT chapters and vice versa. Jackpot. So ladies, if you’re a girl in tech and you’d like to get involved, please let me know. Otherwise, stay tuned for more info…