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Top 5 Venture Capital Firms in France

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These venture capital firms in France are not only investing in promising startups but are also shaping the future of innovation within the country and beyond.

Ranging from tech-focused funds to those investing in a broad spectrum of sectors, these venture capital companies stand as a testament to the vibrant and diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem thriving in France.

We took into account the number of deals per year to create this list ahead of the upcoming Hello Tomorrow Global summit & ChangeNOW event in Paris.

top venture capitals in france-kima ventures

Kima Ventures

Kima Ventures is recognized as one of the world’s most active business angel investors. They invest in two startups per week, offering both financial support and dedicated care. Their investment strategy includes a standard investment of 150k euros in 100 new deals annually, covering any stage, deal size, and sector. The firm’s dynamic approach and broad investment scope make them a significant player in the startup ecosystem.

Sector focus: Software, E-Commerce, Internet, SaaS, Mobile

Round: early stage-seed

Total investments: 777

Founding Year: 2010

Notable Investments: Kosmik, MoSo, Bujeti, Arcane Intelligence, WeWatches

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Partech

Partech is a venture capital firm with a global scope, focusing on early-stage investments. They have been active since 1982, originating in Silicon Valley. Today, the firm looks as unique as its approach, with a range of funds, a portfolio of 220 diverse businesses across sectors, in 40 countries across four continents.

Sector focus: Diverse (Technology, Digital Innovations and more)

Round: Seed to Series A+

Total investments: 555

Founding Year: 1982

Notable Investments: Shippeo, Sketchfab, Bugcrowd, Ornikar, Five 9

top venture capitals in france-Eurazeo

Eurazeo

Eurazeo is a European private equity and venture capital firm, known for its investments in the digital and technology sectors. They have a diverse range of funding solutions, including venture capital, private debt, and secondary funds. The firm focuses on supporting companies at various stages of their growth, from early-stage startups to established SMEs. Eurazeo has a strong reputation for partnering with entrepreneurs and helping them scale their businesses internationally.

Sector focus: IT, Fintech, Biotech

Round: seed-serie C

Total investments: 411

Founding Year: 1997

Notable Investments: Criteo, Vestiaire Collective, Meetic, Back Market, Alma

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Axeleo Capital

Axeleo is a French-based venture capital firm, launched in 2017, that focuses on early-stage investments in B2B technology. They offer investments ranging from €200k to €1.5m. Additionally, they operate a startup studio called Cyber Booster, which is dedicated to supporting cybersecurity startups.

Sector focus: Cybersecurity, Enterprise software, Fintech, Infrastructure, AI/ML, Web 3.0

Round: seed-series B

Total investments: 77

Founding Year: 2017

Notable Investments: Husprey, Hyperlex, Manty, TRIVER, Tenacy

Omnes Capital

Omnes Capital is a prominent European private equity firm dedicated to the energy transition and innovation. Their focus areas include renewable energy, sustainable cities, deep tech venture capital, and co-investment. The firm aims to create long-term partnerships with entrepreneurs seeking growth and sustainability in these sectors. They take a unique approach, particularly in transforming developers into independent power producers for renewable energy and supporting critical asset development for decarbonization in cities.

Sector focus: Renewable Energy, Resilient Cities, DeepTech

Round: Seed to Series B

Total investments: 252

Founding Year: 1999

Notable Investments: PayPal, Poxel, arGEN-X, SEKOIA, Quantum

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