Working for a tech startup is exciting yet risky. You got to be fast and innovative, have to deal with the latest technology and what not. In fact, in the recent past, the scenario of working conditions has changed dramatically. But the good news is that in the age of information, there’s no shortage of great startups to work for.
When it comes to tech scenes, Silicon Valley is the major player dominating the ecosystem for many decades now. But, a few cities outside the valley has started to catch up with repeated effort. In this list, Paris is on the radar as a rising technology innovation hub.
Moreover, Paris is now home to some extraordinary startups in tech keeping automation, machine learning, data collection and AI as the key elements. Having said that, below are the 10 most attractive startups to work for in Paris in 2019.
Founders: Francis Nappez, Frédéric Mazzella, Nicolas Brusson
BlaBlaCar is a long distance carpooling platform that connects drivers with empty seats and passengers to share travel costs. The site and free mobile apps provide a range of features to create a secure, trust-based community and easy connections between drivers and passengers. They have the option to even specify how chatty they are from “Bla” to “BlaBlaBla”, hence the name BlaBlaCar.
Founders: Ahmed Mhiri, Lotfi Louez
The company aims to help people spend less so they can travel more. With innovative parking solutions and carsharing options, TravelCar’s promise is to deliver services at the lowest prices and with outstanding quality and customer service. TravelCar not only provides the marketplace for listing and renting autos but also provides necessary insurance and support for drivers and for all vehicles that have been rented through its system.
Founder: Jonathan Cherki
Content Square is a specialist for optimising web and mobile sites. It is a digital experience insights platform that helps businesses understand how and why users are interacting with their app, mobile and web sites. The company computes over billions of touch and mouse movements, and transforms this knowledge into profitable actions that increase engagement, reduce operational costs and maximize conversion rates.
Founders: Mael Primet, Michael Fester, Rand Hindi
Funding: € 22.5M
Snips is an end-to-end solution with Speech Recognition and Natural Language Understanding, enabling anyone to add a customizable voice assistant to their product. It is a deep-learning based voice platform that runs fully on-device while maintaining Cloud-like performances. Also, it requires little hardware and can run on both microcontrollers and microprocessors.
Founders: Charles Gorintin, Jean-Charles Samuelian
Funding: € 77.6M
Alan is a digital health insurance platform with a focus on user experience with an excellent price-quality ratio health plan. With this platform, the company makes healthcare simpler, smarter, and better.
Founders: Cyril Champier, Jean-Francois Chianetta
Funding: € 9M
Augment is an augmented reality platform that allows users to visualize 3D models in real time and the real environment at scale. Notably, this platform helps retailers and manufacturers to increase engagement, sell more products, and reduce returns.
Founder: Olivier Goy
October is an online marketplace for business loans, enabling investors to lend money directly to small- and medium-sized enterprises. Formerly known as Lendix, the company operates in France, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands.
Founders: Eric Larchevêque, Joel Pobeda, Nicolas Bacca, Thomas France
Funding: € 70.1M
Ledger develops security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies as well as blockchain applications for individuals and companies using a unique proprietary technology. The company has a team of 200 professionals developing a variety of products and services including the Ledger hardware wallets line already sold in 165 countries.
Founders: Alexandre Yazdi, Laurent Ritter
Voodoo creates and publishes mobile games for casual players. In fact, Voodoo is the second company worldwide with the most downloads on the App Store per day. Voodoo apps total over 150M monthly users and generated 300M downloads in 2017.
Founder: Guilhem Fouetillou, Alain Le Berre, Antonin Rohmer and Camille Maussang
Funding: € 40.2M
It is a social media intelligence company, that analyses conversations on social networks to create business opportunities for brands. It offers a unique and powerful solution to monitor, measure, understand and engage efficiently on the social web.
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