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START-UP GOLF CHALLENGE gives an analyse on a previsional historic year for French Tech
The funds raised by French Tech continue to grow from year to year. And we could set a new record in 2019. More than 1.1 billion euros were already raised in the first quarter, during 165 operations. The 4 billion euro mark could therefore be crossed.

1/A durable growth

The growth of French Tech has been sustainable for several years. Since 2016, the funds raised have steadily increased. In 2016, they were 2.20 billion euros, in 2017 of 2.56 billion, in 2018 of 3.62 billion.

To make a comparison, in 2018 Q1, 800 million euros had been raised against 1.1 billion this year, an increase of 30%.

Nombre de tours de table et montant des levées de fonds depuis 2017 en France

2/ Higher fundraising

Since the beginning of 2019, we observe the same phenomenon as in 2018. A number of rounds of almost stable table, but committed means which increase strongly.

Indeed, if the tickets of less than five million euros still represent the majority of rounds, we can note an increase of more than 25% tickets over 5 million euros. If 33 lifts were made in the first quarter of 2018, there was a 25% increase in the first quarter of 2019 with 43 lifts. Among these raised, 23 more than 10 million euros against 19 in 2018.

3/ More and more huge fundraising

If we take into account the beginning of April, France already has four mega levées, ie rounds of tables of more than 100 million euros. In February, Insect raised 110 million euros to increase the alternative protein model. Doctolib raised 150 million euros in March. This platform of E-health has thereby become the fifth French unicorn. In early April, the e-commerce platform specializing in gardening and DIY ManoMano raised 110 million euros. Finally, HR Path, which specializes in HR solutions for companies, has raised 100 million euros.

 

These mega lifts are becoming more important. In 2017, the biggest French mega-levy was 71 million euros (Activy), and 3 had crossed the 100 million mark in 2018. France already broke its record after four months in France. 2019 and seems to be gradually catching up with its European neighbors and competitors such as Germany and the United Kingdom.

 

The French Tech is doing well, and this is confirmed from year to year. 2019 is off to a flying start. The START-UP GOLF CHALLENGE is the opportunity to show, through a day dedicated to entrepreneurship, innovation and networking, the good health of this sector, by meeting entrepreneurs and investors on the land. golf but also during a pitch session, MY PITCH IS GOOD.

 

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Thomas Morant