The State of B2B France’s Tech in 2017

France and, notably, Paris have long been cultural architects of fashion, literature, art, cuisine, photography, film and more, with these ideas slowly migrating west to societies eager, yet not entirely able, to recreate their authenticity.

Artistic and literary movements with French beginnings — romanticism, impressionism, surrealism — all heavily influenced surrounding culture, sometimes taking decades to find their way into other countries.

The gourmande mindset exhibited by celebrated chefs such as Paul Bocuse and Alain Ducasse has often been imitated, but rarely duplicated. There’s simply no replacement for the French way of cooking, which ceremoniously melds vision and science to create innovative fares that both complement and satisfy the mangeur.

It is unexpected to learn a country so revolutionary in other cultural facets is only recently coming into its own as a technological hub. One speculative explanation for this is the society’s majority rejection of workhorse ideals.

The French venerate their 35-hour work week, with any excess being overtime. While this saves employees from burnout, it doesn’t necessarily comply with the extended hours often needed throughout a startup’s or other technological venture’s, well, start up. President Emmanuel Macron wants to evolve France into a, “nation of start-ups,” in part by reforming labor laws, so he said at the Viva Technology conference in Paris.

Additionally, stringent tax laws have served as an unfortunate hindrance to startup growth.

“Taxes are high to fund France’s social welfare system, and the 3,400-page labor code introduces new regulatory requirements on companies as they get larger,” wrote Liz Alderman, Benoît Morenne and Elian Peltier for The New York Times. “It is a culture sometimes at odds with entrepreneurial drive.”

Fortunately, the recently-elected Macron hopes that by changing these restrictions the country will see an increase in entrepreneurship and risk-taking. The aforementioned article mentions Macron has, “pledged to exempt ownership of company stakes from France’s wealth tax and introduce a flat capital-gains tax of 30 percent, down from as high as 50 percent now.”

France currently places No. 10 on the Global Entrepreneurial Index, proving its point as a contender in the digital atmosphere.

“Estimates differ between research companies, but all show that France is catching up with German tech and British tech, the two leading startup havens in Europe, in number of deals and total amounts invested,” Mathieu Rosemain and Gwénaëlle Barzic wrote for Independent.

Note: Only software vendors on G2 Crowd with headquarters currently in France are included in graph.

G2 Crowd recognizes the 25 best B2B tech or software companies with headquarters in various parts of France already doing the dang thing, and features more than 90 overall companies. While the majority of these organizations live in Paris, lesser-known cities such as Merignac and Lille also boast as successful startup incubators. The chosen products displayed below have the highest user satisfaction ratings of any with vendors headquartered in France, as well as 10 or more reviews, and exemplify the classic Franco-fearlessness necessary to reap big rewards.



logz-io1. Dassault Systèmes
Product: SOLIDWORKS
Category: Product Design
City: Vélizy-Villacoublay
Founded: 1981
Employees: 13,540

SOLIDWORKS is a product and machine design tool; this 3D solution helps users with data creation, publication, simulation and management. Dassault Systèmes strives to make its product easy to use, expanding 3D production to broader audiences than before.

solidworks-leaderTotal Reviews: 165
Categories: Product and Machine Design
Average Company Size: The largest portion of reviewers, 36.5%, work for a mid-market company (51-1,000 employees)
Highest-Rated Features: SOLIDWORKS users rated the tool’s 3D/Solid Modeling Tools, Drawing Tools and Editing Tools as its three top-rated features, at 91%, 87% and 87%, respectively.
Other Products: View all 12 tools on G2 Crowd
Number of Acquisitions: 21
Number of Investments: 6
Mission Statement:
2017 – Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List – Corporate Knights

Mission Statement: “Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. “

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars –
based on 625 review

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wix2. Mention
Product: Mention
Category: Social Media Monitoring
City: Paris
Founded: 2012
Employees: 52

Mention is a social media monitoring tool that alerts companies when they are referenced on social platforms, in forum discussions or in blogs. It can help identify powerful influencers, connecting your organization with major players in relevant atmospheres. Mention’s website identifies its main use cases as media monitoring, social media monitoring, competitive analysis, influencer marketing and crisis management. Mention’s headquarters is located in Paris.

mention-awardTotal Reviews: 305
Categories: Social Media Monitoring, Media Monitoring, Influencer Marketing
Average Company Size: Of Mention’s 303 reviews, 63% come from small-business organizations (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Mention reviewers rated the tool’s Social Listening, Social Measurement and Social Reporting features highest (at 90%, 83% and 83%, respectively.)
Total Funding: $800,000
Funding Rounds: 3
Number of Investors: 6

Non Equity Assistance in Mar. 2016: Unknown round led by undisclosed investor
Seed Round in Mar. 2013: $800,000 led by undisclosed investor
Seed Round in Jan. 2012: Unknown round led by undisclosed investor

Mission Statement: “Mention is the leading tool for brand monitoring, social listening and reputation management for enterprises and agencies.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 4.1 out of 5 – based on 12 reviews

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mention-quote“Mention is the leading tool that companies use to track the most important conversations about their brand across the web. From social media to news mentions, user reviews to blog comments – over 650,000+ professionals trust Mention for brand monitoring, social listening, and reputation management. Mention was also named a High Performer in G2 Crowd’s Winter 2018 Social Media Monitoring Grid® Report.”
– Mathieu Vaxelaire, CEO at Mention


agorapulse-france3. AgoraPulse
Product: AgoraPulse
Category: Social Media Management
City: Paris
Founded: 2010
Employees: 39

AgoraPulse is a social media suite that has been reviewed 384 times. It markets its top six features as a social inbox, a unified publisher, advanced analytics, automatic moderation, audience qualification and ranking, and competitor comparison. This tool brings strategy to what could otherwise be a chaotic and disorganized social publishing schedule. It has locations on four different continents with headquarters in Paris.

agorapulse-awardTotal Reviews: 384
Categories: Social Media Management, Social Media Monitoring, Social Media Analytics
Average Company Size: Of the 384 reviews, 73% were submitted by employees at a small-business organization (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: AgoraPulse reviewers rated the tool’s automation (92% user satisfaction) and scheduling (91%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: $250,000
Funding Rounds: 1
Number of Investors: n/a

Seed Round in Dec. 2012 $250,000 led by undisclosed investor

Mission Statement: “AgoraPulse is an affordable, all-in-one, self-service Social Media CRM platform that empowers businesses and agencies to grow and engage a fan & follower base, measure performance, and optimize Facebook presence with advanced publishing and moderation tools.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 5 out of 5 stars – based on 1 review

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videolan-france4. VideoLan
Product: VideoLan
Category: CMS Tools
City: Paris
Founded: 1998
Employees: 21

VideoLan is a free and open-source CMS tool that allows users to share and provide access to various multimedia files. This non-profit organization plays DVDs, audio CDs, VCDs and various streaming protocols. Users find it has an easy feature for metadata and support for rare formats. This company believes in “the power of open source to rock the media world,” and is based in Paris.

kenshoo-awardTotal Reviews: 92
Categories: CMS Tools
Average Company Size: Of the 92 reviews written for VideoLan, 57% of employees work at small-business companies (50 employees or fewer).
Highest-Rated Features: VideoLan reviewers rated the tool’s meeting of requirements (95% user satisfaction), as well as its ease of setup (91%) as the tool’s two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a

VideoLan is a registered not-for-profit organization

Mission Statement: “VideoLAN is a non-profit organization that develops and promotes open-source multimedia solutions.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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sysaid5. Genymobile
Product: Genymotion
Category: Mobile App Testing
City: Paris
Founded: 2011
Employees: 51

Genymotion is featured in both G2 Crowd’s Mobile App Testing and Mobile App Debugging categories. This product offers solutions for desktop, cloud and on demand. The vendor, Genymobile, also offers additional products such as Genydeploy and Genykiosk. Genymotion is configured to help create Android apps with unlimited installations. Users find it has a quick and easy startup but remains stable over time. Genymobile is located in Paris.

Total Reviews: 35
Categories: Mobile App Testing, Mobile App Debugging
Average Company Size: Of this product’s 35 reviews, 63% come from employees at small businesses (50 employees or fewer).
Highest-Rated Features: Genymotion reviewers rated the tool’s ease of use (92% user satisfaction) and its ease of doing business with (91%) as the tool’s two top-rated features.
Total Funding: $9,700,000
Funding Rounds: 2
Number of Investors: 3

Series A in Jul. 2015: $7,700,000 led by Alven Capital
Seed Round in Sep. 2014: $2,000,000 led by Ryan Cook

Mission Statement: “Participative management is part of our DNA. At Genymobile, we deeply believe everyone has a voice and can make a difference. Empowerment is key and makes people accomplish great things.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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oktopost6. Tripnity
Product: Iconosquare
Category: Social Media Analytics
City: Limoges
Founded: 2011
Employees: 29

Iconosquare is a social media analytics tool that wants to help organizations experience growth through their Instagram and Facebook presences. It provides features such as report generation and moderation that remove manual practices, giving social media professionals freedom to focus on their creative responsibilities. Iconosquare and its parent vendor, Tripnity, are located in Limoges, France.

iconosquare-awardTotal Reviews: 77
Categories: Social Media Analytics
Average Company Size: Of the product’s 77 reviews, 62% were written by employees at a small business (50 employees or fewer).
Highest-Rated Features: Users rated Iconosquare’s Performance and Reliability, and Content Engagement Analysis as its two top-rated features (at 93% and 90%, respectively).
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a

There is no public information on Tripnity’s financial portfolio

Mission Statement: “Iconosquare works with your Instagram account to help you grow a social-rich media strategy, effectively interact with your community and measure your efforts with metrics.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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livestorm7. Livestorm
Product: Livestorm
Category: Web Conferencing
City: Paris
Founded: 2016
Employees: 8

Livestorm is a web conferencing platform that connects contacts globally. It provides analytics and replay functionality, as well as integrations with Hubspot and Slack, among other products. Livestorm offers online courses and customer training to ensure companies are properly equipped to perform pristine conferences. Companies are using this tool to build up their employees’ confidence in software tools and other initiatives. Livestorm is based out of Paris.

Total Reviews: 14
Categories: Web Conferencing
Average Company Size: Of the 14 reviews, 93% were written by professionals at a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Users rated Participant Permissions, Q&A and Muting as this product’s top three features (all at 98% satisfaction).
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a

There is no public information on Livestorm’s financial portfolio.

Mission Statement: “At Livestorm we help companies get the most of their webinars. Our mission is to make your webinars simpler and more efficient.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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mention-quote“Livestorm now powers webinars and live events for hundreds of companies around the world. Tens of thousands of participants attend sessions powered by Livestorm each month, from product demos to online lessons to live Q&As. 2017 has been a key year for us where we hired our first 4 employees and scaled the product to more users. We have a lot planned for 2018 and we can’t wait to share all our updates with our customers.”
– Gilles Bertaux, CEO at Livestorm


hand8. Handbrake
Product: Handbrake
Category: Other Video
City: Paris
Founded: 2008
Employees: Open Source

Handbrake is an open-source video conversion tool. Its users can convert from nearly any format, and video files are downloadable directly from the product website. Its website also features community forums and chat for users to assist one another in developing their ideal product. Handbrake has helped organizations archive videos in smaller formats so as to save storage space, and make sharing with clients easier. Handbrake is located in Paris.

Total Reviews: 45
Categories: Other Video
Average Company Size: Of the 44 professionals who have reviewed Handbrake, 59% work at small business organizations (50 employees or fewer).
Highest-Rated Features: Handbrake reviewers rated the its ease of doing business with (97% user satisfaction) and its ease of setup (95%) as the tool’s two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a

HandBrake is a not-for-profit organization

Mission Statement: “HandBrake is an open-source multi-platform video converter available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows operating systems. It enables its users to convert videos from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely-supported codecs.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a


firmapi9. Firmapi
Product: Hunter
Category: Sales Intelligence
City: n/a
Founded: 2014
Employees: 1

Hunter is a sales intelligence tool that helps sales professionals find verifiably accurate email addresses through internet search. It is used by employees at Microsoft, Shopify and Adobe, among other reputable organizations. Hunter lists simplicity, transparency and leverage as three of its main values. While it has a location in San Francisco, its parent company, Firmapi, is based in France.

hunter-awardTotal Reviews: 73
Categories: Sales Intelligence
Average Company Size: The plurality of professionals who have reviewed Hunter, 47%, are employees at mid-market organizations (51 to 1,000 employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Hunter reviewers rated it highest for its Search and Lead Builder features (86% and 85%, respectively).
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a

There is no public information on Firmapi’s financial portfolio.

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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noCRM.io is a CRM tool and self-proclaimed lead management helper. It helps users capture leads, import contacts and reduce time spent entering information manually. This product is as customizable as your own sales team, with no two being alike. noCRM.io has been used by companies to keep track of client communications and track lead development. This product’s headquarters are located in Paris.

yoolink-awardTotal Reviews: 15
Categories: CRM
Average Company Size: Of the 15 professionals who reviewed noCRM.io, 93% are part of a small business (50 employees or fewer).
Highest-Rated Features: This product’s highest-rated feature from users is Lead Management (98% satisfaction).
Acquired by: Jamespot
Total Funding: €500,000
Funding Rounds: 1
Number of Investors: 1

Acquired in Oct. 2017: Unknown amount by Jamespot
Seed Round in Jun. 2018: €500,000 led by Weborama

Mission Statement: “Your company’s internal social network. As a platform to promote internal communication, YoolinkPro enables you to follow the news of your company and colleagues. It’s a working tool which stimulates collaboration and communication between colleagues, and creates bonds in the company.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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mailjet11. Mailjet
Product: Mailjet
Category: Email Marketing
City: Paris
Founded: 2010
Employees: 104

Mailjet is an email marketing tool that is also in our transactional email category. It provides newsletter tools and actionable analytics. With Mailjet, users can manage their contact lists and send personalized emails. Mailjet lists email automation and SMTP relay as a few solutions it can solve. Mailjet says it serves 40,000 clients in more than 156 countries. Reviewers have used it to automate site functionality and capture email subscribers. Mailjet is located in Paris.

Total Reviews: 57
Categories: Email Marketing, Transactional Email
Average Company Size: Of the 57 professionals who have reviewed Mailjet, 61% are employed at small businesses (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Mailjet’s highest user-rated feature is Multiple Domains (94% satisfaction).
Total Funding: $17,456,000
Funding Rounds: 5
Number of Investors: 5

Series B in Aug. 2017: Undisclosed amount led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)
Series B in Jun. 2015: $11,000,000 led by Iris Capital
Series A in Nov. 2012: $3,100,000 led by Alven Capital
Angel Round in Dec. 2011: $290,000 led by undisclosed investor
Seed Round in Aug. 2010: $66,000 led by eFounders

Mission Statement: “Mailjet’s propriatary technology and consulting services ensure optimal deliverability for its customers. We continue to develop innovative features such as A/X testing and Campaign Comparison to help our customers get more out of their email.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars – based on 22 reviews

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mailjet-quote“We now power marketing and transactional emails for companies all around the globe. But it all started here in France. We’re proud to be a part of this list and (whether at our offices in Paris, New York, London, Berlin and more) are excited to continue making emailing fast, secure, and effective.”
– Alexis Renard, CEO of Mailjet


Talkus12. Talkus
Product: Talkus
Category: Help Desk
City: Saclay
Founded: 2015
Employees: 3

Talkus is a help desk, customer self-service and live chat solution. It puts customer support inside a chat solution many organizations are already using: Slack. Its features include live chat, emails, text messaging, phone calls, tweets, Facebook, a knowledge and FAQ, and it can be configured to support multiple languages. These features help make companies accessible on channels their customers are using the most. Talkus is located in Saclay, France.

talkus-awardTotal Reviews: 12
Categories: Help Desk, Live Chat, Customer Self-Service
Average Company Size: Of the 12 professionals who have reviewed Talkus, 83% work at small businesses (50 employees or fewer).
Highest-Rated Features: Of Talkus’ features, users rated it highest for Chat/Live Support (100% satisfaction).
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a

There is no publicly available information on Talkus’ financial portfolio

Mission Statement: “We provide marketers with a Slack-first, multi channels conversational engagement platform that proactively converts anonymous website visitors into actionable leads. We score and enrich every lead.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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Radarly is a social media monitoring and social media analytics solution. Its website boasts the analysis of 150 million sources across 190 countries and in 78 languages on a daily basis. Linkfluence by Radarly can even search images and detect weak signals. It puts organizations at the helm of their community conversations, giving them the ability to communicate and connect with potential customers. Radarly is located in Paris.

linkfluence-awardTotal Reviews: 33
Categories: Social Media Monitoring, Social Media Analytics
Average Company Size: Of the 33 professionals who have reviewed Radarly, 48% are employed at a mid-market organization (51 to 1,000 employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Radarly reviewers have rated Social Listening and Social Measurement as the tool’s top two features (93% and 89% satisfaction, respectively).
Total Funding: $24,476,539
Funding Rounds: 5
Number of Investors: 5
Number of Acquisitions: 3

Series C in Oct. 2016: €12,000,000 led by BNP Paribas
Venture Round in Sep. 2015: Unknown round led by Hera Capital
Series B in Mar. 2014: $4,200,000 led by Banexi Ventures
Series B in Sep. 2013: $4,500,000 led by Banexi Ventures
Series A in Dec. 2010: $2,500,000 led by Orkos Capital

Mission Statement: “Radarly offers a solution for reputation management and provides ways to engage with key influencers, evaluate community management actions, detect potential crises and identify best practices.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.1 out of 5 star – based on 12 reviews

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SendinBlue14. SendinBlue
Product: SendinBlue
Category: Email Marketing
City: Paris
Founded: 2012
Employees: 94

SendinBlue is an email marketing, transactional email and mobile marketing tool. It offers features for campaign management, reports and transactional messaging, among others. It has a drag-and-drop design element, as well as a robust template gallery, allowing users with minimal campaign experience to create aesthetically pleasing designs. Reviewers have used SendinBlue to consolidate their email marketing tools and build lists. SendinBlue is based out of Paris.

sendinblue-awardTotal Reviews: 96
Categories: Email Marketing, Transactional Email, Mobile Marketing
Average Company Size: Of the 85 professionals who reviewed SendinBlue, 86% are employed at small businesses (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: This product’s top-rated features are Dedicated IP and Tracking and Reporting (each 93% user satisfaction).
Total Funding: $37,652,944
Funding Rounds: 4
Number of Investors: 2

Series A in Sep. 2017: $36,000,000 led by Partech Ventures
Angel Round in Nov. 2013: €1,000,000 led by Caloga
Angel Round in May. 2012: €110,000 led by undisclosed investor
Angel Round in Nov. 2008: €120,000 led by undisclosed investor

Mission Statement: “SendinBlue empowers businesses to build and grow relationships through digital marketing channels including: email campaigns, transactional emails, and SMS messages.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars – based on 5 reviews

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Criteo15. Criteo
Product: Criteo
Category: Cross-Channel Advertising
City: Paris
Founded: 2005
Employees: 2,880

Criteo is a cross-channel advertising tool that also qualifies for G2 Crowd’s demand side platform, display advertising, mobile advertising and social media advertising categories. This product delivers personalized ad experiences, while the company overall offers solutions for both marketers and publishers. Reviewers find Criteo has good return on investment and has helped increase overall site conversion. Criteo has offices in New York and Paris.

criteo-awardTotal Reviews: 32
Categories: Display Advertising, DSP, Mobile Advertising, Social Media Advertising
Average Company Size: Of the 31 professionals who have reviewed Criteo, 58% of them come from mid-market organizations (51-1,000 employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Criteo’s highest-rated features are Retargeting, Reach and Display Functionality (86%, 83% and 83% user satisfaction, respectively).
Stock Symbol: CRTO
Stock Price: $31 (as of Dec. 11, 2017)
Money Raised at IPO: $250,559,980

Funding Total: $63,360,000
Number of Rounds: 5
Number of Investors: 4
Number of Acquisitions: 5

Valuation at IPO in Oct. 2013: $1,700,000,000
Series D in Sep. 2012: $40,000,000 led by SoftBank Capital
Series C in May 2010: $6,360,000 led by Bessemer Venture Partners
Series B in Jan. 2008: $10,400,000 led by Index Ventures
Series A in Apr. 2006: $6,600,000 led by Elaia Partners

Company Awards:
2016 – Best Places to Work, Great Places to Work® Institute

Mission Statement: “To deliver performance at scale to retailers and brands that participate in our Commerce Marketing Ecosystem.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars – based on 396 reviews

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Talentsoft16. Talentsoft
Product: Hello Talent
Category: Staffing
City: Boulogne-Billancourt
Founded: 2007
Employees: 521

Hello Talent is both a staffing and other recruiting tool. It’s a cloud-based product that assists companies in their searches for the ideal candidates. Key features include collaborative recruiting, automated social media aggregation and CV parsing. Its website features case studies for companies such as AirFrance and Nisha Global, where Hello Talent helped big-name companies recruit top performers. Talentsoft, its parent company, has multiple international offices in locations such as the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway and Spain. Its headquarters is in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

Total Reviews: 20
Categories: Staffing
Average Company Size: Of the 20 professionals who have reviewed Hello Talent, 45% work at small-business organizations.
Highest-Rated Features: This product’s highest-rated features are Sourcing and Candidate Information; as well as User, Role and Access Management; and Performance and Reliability (95%, 93% and 93% user satisfaction, respectively).
Other Products: Talentsoft Analytics
Total Funding: €44,000,000
Funding Rounds: 4
Number of Investors: 5
Number of Acquisitions: 1

Series C in Oct. 2015: €25,000,000 led by Goldman Sachs
Series B in Sep. 2013: €15,000,000 led by Highland Europe
Venture Round in Apr. 2012: €1,000,000 led by Ambition Numérique @ Bpifrance
Venture Round in Jan. 2011: €3,000,000 led by Alto Invest

Mission Statement: “Talentsoft puts employees’ professional growth at the heart of your company’s HR processes with flexible, cloud-based talent-management software that’s built to turn jobs into careers.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars – based on 23 reviews

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exo-platform17. eXo Platform
Product: eXo Platform
Category: Team Collaboration
City: Paris
Founded: 2003
Employees: 145

eXo Platform is an open-source team collaboration and knowledge management tool designed for enterprise organizations. It hopes to increase company collaboration, engagement and productivity by providing companies an internal social network and mobile accessibility. Its company goal is, “to help our clients embrace modern ways of engaging and collaborating at work.” eXo has offices in San Francisco and Tunisia, although its headquarters is in Paris.

exo-platform-awardTotal Reviews: 61
Categories: Team Collaboration, Knowledge Management
Average Company Size: Of the 61 professionals who left reviews for eXo Platform, 43% are employed at a small business.
Highest-Rated Features: eXo Platform is highest rated on G2 Crowd for its Social Features and Q&A (93% and 89% user satisfaction, respectively).
Total Funding: $42 million
Funding Rounds: 3
Number of Investors: 4

Venture Round in Apr. 2014: €900,003 led by Auriga Partners
Series A in Mar. 2010: $35,000,000 led by XAnge
Series A in Mar. 2014: $6,000,000 led by Pitango Venture Capital
Seed Round in Jul. 2008: Undisclosed amount led by Wakestream Ventures

Mission Statement: “Our aim is to build a strong collaboration culture by offering our users complete groupware solutions that allow them to switch quickly between tools in a single collaborative digital workplace.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 2.8 out of 5 – based on 6 reviews

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exo-platform-quote“We are excited to be included in the G2 Crowd’s list of top-rated software. It is always a pleasure to interact with our users and improve our services to further confirm our position as the open source leading digital collaboration platform. In 2018, we are planning on releasing a major new version of our platform – eXo Platform 5.0. Among other things, It is going to be a breakthrough in user experience and user-centricity.”
– Veronika Mazour, COO & co-founder at eXo Platform


aircall18. Aircall
Product: Aircall
Category: VoIP
City: Paris
Founded: 2014
Employees: 82

Aircall is a contact center infrastructure and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) solution. It allows you to communicate efficiently with your customers regardless of their location, or yours, with a cloud-based structure. It’s used by big-name companies such as Uber and Birchbox, and provides localized phone numbers in more than 40 countries. It considers itself a solution for call centers, support teams and sale teams, offering features such as voicemail and interactive voice response. Users find Aircall simplifies outreach efforts. Aircall is based in Paris.

aircall-awardTotal Reviews: 111
Categories: VoIP, Contact Center Infrastructure
Average Company Size: Of the 111 professionals who have reviewed Aircall, 78% are employed by small businesses (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: This product is highest-rated for its VoIP Number (93% user satisfaction).
Total Funding: $11,550,000
Funding Rounds: 4
Number of Investors: 11

Series A in Sep 2016: $8,000,000 led by Balderton Capital
Seed Round in Jan. 2016: $2,750,000 led by Balderton Capital
Seed Round in Jun. 2015: $800,000 led by 500 Startups
Seed Round in Jun. 2014: Unknown round led by eFounders

Mission Statement: “We’re making it incredibly easy for businesses to handle phone calls and talk to their customers.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 5 out of 5 stars – based on 6 reviews

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at-internet19. AT Internet
Product: AT Internet Analytics
Category: Digital Analytics
City: Merignac
Founded: 1996
Employees: 323

AT Internet is a digital analytics tool helping users understand their companies’ impact on a quantitative scale. It tracks how visitors interact with a website or mobile application, providing insight into where improvements could be made. It creates reports and dashboards, as well as a suite of analytics tools. Reviewers find AT Internet helps their business monitor campaigns and audience interaction. AT Internet began in Bordeaux and is now based out of Merignac, France.

Total Reviews: 10
Categories: Digital Analytics
Average Company Size: Of the 10 professionals who reviewed AT Internet, 70% are employed at a mid-market organization (51-1,000 employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Reviewers rated AT Internet highest for its Segmentation features (96% user satisfaction).
Total Funding: €10,250,000
Funding Rounds: 2
Number of Investors: 4

Venture Round in Jun. 2013: €6,250,000 led by IXO Private Equity
Venture Round in Sep. 2009: €4,000,000 led by IRDI

Mission Statement: “Its decision-making solutions and services provide companies with an integral analysis of their performance and presence on all online digital platforms: the web, mobile.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.8 out of 5 – based on 17 reviews

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azalead20. Azalead Software
Product: Azalead
Category: Account-Based Reporting
City: Paris
Founded: 2013
Employees: 64

Azalead is an account-based reporting, account-based execution, marketing account intelligence and marketing account management tool. It has sales enablement features, as well as robust CRM and marketing automation integrations. Azalead has been utilized by big-name companies such as Microsoft and Cisco. “We are the disruptive vendor in a market where most ABM programs are still too email or direct mail centric,” reads its ‘About’ page. Azalead has offices in the Americas, Southern Europe and Northern Europe. It is based out of France.

azalead-awardTotal Reviews: 27
Categories: Marketing Account Management, Marketing Account Intelligence, Account-Based Reporting, Account-Based Execution
Average Company Size: Of the 27 professionals who reviewed Azalead, 74% are based at mid-market organizations (51-1,000 employees).
Highest Rated Features: Azalead reviewers rated its quality of support (92% user satisfaction) and its ease of doing business with (89%) as the tool’s two top-rated features.
Total Funding: $7,166,211
Funding Rounds: 2
Number of Investors: 4
Number of Acquisitions: 1

Series B in Dec. 2015: $5,000,000 led by Idinvest Partners
Series A in Mar 2015: €2,000,000 led by Aurinvest

Mission Statement: “Change the world of B2B marketing.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars – based on 23 reviews

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clicdata21. Clicdata
Product: ClicData
Category: Data Visualization
City: Lille
Founded: 2008
Employees: 22

ClicData is a data visualization tool that also serves as a business intelligence platform with embedded business intelligence and self-service business intelligence abilities. The product creates interactive dashboards that put your data on display. The company describes its ambition as to be faster, intelligent and mobile. ClicData has helped businesses pull data from varying sources for display, and deliver informative pages. ClicData has locations in the U.S., Canada, India, Chile and Australia, but is based out of Lille, France.

clicdata-awardTotal Reviews: 19
Categories: Data Visualization, Business Intelligence Platforms, Embeddable Business Intelligence, Self-Service Business Intelligence
Average Company Size: 68% of reviewers work for a small-business company (fewer than 50 employees).
Highest-Rated Features: ClicData reviewers rated its dashboards (90% user satisfaction) and its email reports (89%) as the tool’s two best rated features.
Total Funding: $1,600,000
Funding Rounds: 3
Number of Investors: 1

Non Equity Assistance – ClicData in Mar. 2016: Unknown round led by Microsoft Accelerator Paris
Seed Round in Dec. 2015: $600,000 led by undisclosed investor
Venture Round in Jum. 2014: $1,000,000 led by undisclosed investor

Mission Statement: “ClicData is a leading provider of cloud-based dashboard systems that are designed to improve business efficiency through better reporting. It believes current BI tools are just too complex and static; every company should be able to get the most out of its data in a simple manner.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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prestashop22. PrestaShop Inc.
Product: PrestaShop
Category: E-Commerce Platforms
City: Paris
Founded: 2007
Employees: 179

PrestaShop is a free and open-source e-commerce platform. It provides templates for organizations that are lacking development teams. Its main features include store customizations, marketing tools, order management and company insights. Reviewers have used this tool to increase ROI and manage all parts of their online shopping experiences. PrestaShop has a location in Miami, Florida, but is based out of Paris.

prestashop-awardTotal Reviews: 23
Categories: E-Commerce Platforms
Average Company Size: Of the 23 professionals who have reviewed PrestaShop, 83% are employed at small-business organizations.
Highest Rated Features: This product’s highest-rated features are Payment Processing and Checkout Process (each at 90% user satisfaction).
Total Funding: $14,733,258
Funding Rounds: 4
Number of Investors: 13

Series B in Mar. 2014: $9,300,000 led by Seventure Partners
Series A in Aug. 2011: €3,000,000 led by Serena Capital
Angel Round in May 2010: €700,000 led by Cyril Vermeulen
Angel Round in Oct. 2008: €220,000 led by Igor Schlumberger

Mission Statement: “PrestaShop was founded in 2007 with a mission to provide world class ecommerce software through open source innovation. Today, more than 230,000 ecommerce stores run on PrestaShop technology. The company provides free software that enables merchants to have an online store at the lowest cost possible.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 2 out of 5 stars – based on 33 reviews

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xwiki23. XWIKI
Product: XWIKI Collaborative Work
Category: Team Collaboration
City: Paris
Founded: 2004
Employees: 56

XWIKI Collaborative Work is an open-source team collaboration tool that provides both turnkey and customizable solutions. This product features custom solutions for documentation, education and collaborative intranet, to name a few. XWIKI’s parent company values open-source innovation, as well as social responsibility and sustainable development. It has a location in Romania, but headquarters are in Paris.

Total Reviews: 11
Categories: Team Collaboration
Average Company Size: Of the 11 professionals who have reviewed XWIKI, 45% are employed at small-business organizations.
Highest-Rated Features: XWIKI’s two top-rated features are Document Collaboration and Knowledge Base (94% and 93% user satisfaction, respectively).
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a

There is no public information on XWIKI’s financial portfolio

Mission Statement: “At XWiki we work in a fast-paced, international environment. Open Source values are embraced throughout the company as guiding principles. We foster a collaborative work environment in which innovation and initiative are highly appreciated, free thinking and communication are encouraged.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 4.5 out of 5 – based on 4 reviews

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whaller24. Whaller
Product: Whaller
Category: Team Collaboration
City: Puteaux
Founded: 2013
Employees: 9

Whaller is a team collaboration tool that allows users to create free and unlimited private social networks. It offers calendaring, survey tools, tagging, task management, a member directory and more. It can be used to connect internally with your company, or connect with external contacts. Its manifesto states, “We strongly believe that technology can and must best serve an individual without imposing bondage. We believe in creating better relations between ourselves, more human and real.” Whaller is based out of Puteaux, France.

Total Reviews: 12
Categories: Team Collaboration
Average Company Size: Of the 12 reviews professionals have written for Whaller, 50% are employed at small-business organizations (1-50 employees) and 50% are employed at mid-market organizations (51-1,000 employees).
Highest Rated Features: Whaller’s two highest-rated features by reviewers are Comments and Voting, and Online Status of Coworkers (97% and 95% satisfaction, respectively).
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a

There is no public information on Whaller’s financial portfolio

Mission Statement: “Whaller is a platform that enables its users to create private social networks for their organization or community.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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sensiolabs25. SensioLabs
Product: Symfony
Category: PHP Frameworks
City: Clichy
Founded: 1998
Employees: 79

SensioLabs is the parent company behind the Symfony, a PHP web-based framework. The company has additional product offerings such as Silex. The company creates a portfolio of PHP frameworks to help developers solve issues with specific applications. More than 500,000 developers are part of the open-source community who actively contribute to the project.

Total Reviews: 13
Categories: PHP Web Frameworks
Average Company Size: 62% of reviewers work for a small-business company (50 employees or fewer).
Highest-Rated Features: Sympony reviewers rated its meeting of requirements (91% user satisfaction) and its quality of support (90%) as the tool’s two top-rated features.
Total Funding: $6,900,000
Funding Rounds: 1
Number of Investors: 1

Series A in Dec. 2013: $6,900,000 led by CM-CIC Capital Prive

Mission Statement: “Beyond offering council, services, trainings and support for its Open Source products, SensioLabs creates innovative SaaS solutions that simplify developer’s workloads and fully respond to the demands of big web businesses (BlaBlaCar, Spotify…). From performance, to quality, to hosting and automatic deployment, SensioLabs offers a complete range of products for web application management such as Blackfire.io, SensioLabsInsight and SensioCloud.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 2.9 out of 5 – based on 21 reviews

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mention-quote“Such a great honor to be part of the G2 Crowd State of B2B France Tech in 2017: an incredible year with the launch of SensioCloud, our cloud platform exclusively designed for PHP developers + our training offer on Symfony + finally the release of Symfony 4 with lots of amazing improvements! We keep speeding up in 2018 to ease developers’ life bringing innovative web services to CTOs and tech experts.”
– Gregory Pascal, COO & Co-founder of SensioLabs


OTHER B2B FRANCE TECH COMPANIES

While we recognized only the best 25 SaaS companies in France, there are still an abundance of other B2B tech companies impacting the French tech scene. Here’s a rundown of other French B2B software companies with their founded dates and total funding.


Company

Product(s)

Founded

Funding
909c Over-Graph 2010 Acquired (What’s Next Partners)
AB Tasty AB Tasty 2012 $23,853,261
ACRA ACRA n/a n/a
Acyba Acymailing 2009 n/a
Appaloosa.io Appaloosa.io 2014 n/a
Arkadin Arkadin Anywhere, Arkadin Anytime 2001 Acquired (NTT Communications)
ansarada ansarada Virtual Data Room 2005 n/a
BIME Analytic BIME Analytics 2009 Acquired (Zendesk)
Bistri Bistri PaaS 2010 n/a
blueKiwi blueKiwi 2005 Acquired (Atos)
CapGemini CapGemini 1967 IPO
Clever Cloud Clever Cloud 2010 n/a
Commerce Guys Platform.sh 2014 $12,300,000
Convertigo Convertigo 2009 €4,097,250
Damdy Damdy

2014 n/a
Dareboost Dareboost 2014 n/a
DataDome DataDome 2015 €1,000,000
Burst SMS Burst SMS 2007 n/a
Dataiku Dataiku 2013 $45,713,904
Digicoop Kantree 2014 n/a
DigitaleBox DigitaleBox 2013 n/a
DxO DxO 2002 $12,820,000
Earliz Earliz 2013 n/a
Eptica Eptica 2001 $13,454,487
Evidian Evidian Enterprise SSO 2000 n/a
Ftopia Ftopia 2008 n/a
iAdvize iAdvize 2010 $54,982,015
IKO System IKO System 2010 Acquired (Sidetrade)
Lokad Lokad 2008 Acquired (Global Payments)
MyFeelBack MyFeelBack 2011 $1,400,000
Normation Rudder 2009 n/a
ONE2TEAM ONE2TEAM 2000 n/a
Orange Business Services Orange Business Services 2006 n/a
OVH OVH 1999 n/a
Praxedo Praxedo 2005 n/a
SaaS Invaders SaaS Invaders 2015 n/a
SCRM Cloud SCRM Cloud 2014 n/a
Sodexo Circles 1966 IPO
Talentia Software Talentia CPM 1988 Acquired (Argos Soditic)
Tilkee Tilkee 2013 €500,000/strong>
Ulteo Ulteo 2007 n/a
Wedia Wedia 2001 IPO
WePopp Julie Desk 2012 €130,000
Wikipixel Wikipixel 2011 $650,000
Wimi Wimi 2010 n/a
Xotelia SAS Xotelia 2012 €1,300,000

For any questions about the methodology or data included in this piece, or to request that your French B2B tech company be added, please reach out to Editorial Team Lead Jakub Rudnik at jrudnik@g2crowd.com.