After several years (!) of near silence, I decided earlier this year that I would write a bit more often in 2020. However, I wasn’t quite sure what to write about for this post. Since the beginning of the year, quite a bit has happened, including:
- the announcement of the French Tech 120 list
- several gender diversity-related announcements (like the parental act)
- 3 French companies that announced mega rounds of funding (Qonto, ManoMano, EcoVadis) and €600-800 million raised in January overall
- the launch of Qui veut être mon associé ?, essentially the French version of TV show Shark Tank or Dragon’s Den
I feel that all of these elements demonstrate very well how the French ecosystem is changing. So I guess I’ll comment on just about all of them.
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