Angel Investors in Paris

Known as the “City of Lights”, Paris is beginning to change its reputation for the better as a startup hub. Paris is a multicultural city, when compared to other startup markets such as London or Berlin .  The city of Paris is gorgeous, and has a central location in Western Europe. The French government has been supporting the startup ecosystem.

The challenge with French startups is that it is difficult for them to go global because founders have a greater interest to focus domestically. But in the past few years, Paris has seen no shortage of accelerators, such as Le Camping and TheFamily opening their doors to the community.  

Paris is now home to some extraordinary startups like Alan, Everoad , Kayrros, PayFit. Paris is on the radar as a rising technology innovation hub keeping automation, machine learning, data collection and AI as the key elements.

The city’s top startup hubs

Station F launched in 2017. It offers the world’s largest startup campus is situated on the banks of the Seine. Backed by Xavier Niel and run by Roxanne Varza, this startup super-hub offers entrepreneurs and startups access to a variety of incubators and programs, top-notch events, and co working space.

Anticafe is Europe’s largest co-working café is now at La Défense. Entrepreneurs and collaborators are offered entry to the café/working space for only €5 per hour, with sweets and coffee/tea included, in addition to high-speed Wi-Fi, printers, and video projector for workers.

Numa offers co-working space, community events, startup acceleration, and innovation programs for corporate. With over 350 mentors, 400 events per year and 1500m² dedicated to innovation, NUMA is Paris’s innovation hub.

Deskopolitan is located in a beautiful industrial building and spread across four floors and 4,430 sq ft. It offers startups and small businesses a creative and flexible work space in central Paris.

However, it can be challenging to find the right Angel investor who is passionate about your business and helps you grow it with funding and advice.  

Cities most active and influential Angel investors:

Jean-David Blanc  is a French entrepreneur, mostly known as founder of AlloCiné. He is also an active business angel, consultant and strategic advisor, having invested in startups such as Appsfire, Square Inc., TheCools, Meetic, and Véoprint. In addition, he mentors and sponsors the startup program at the SUPdeWEB school in Paris.

 Marc Simoncini is a serial entrepreneur, business angel and figurehead of French tech. He is the founder of Meetic, Sensee and is currently CEO of Jaïna Capital, a venture firm helping talented entrepreneurs. He holds stakes in Ifeelgoods, Made.com, OLX, Plyce, Winamax, Zilok, and Ouicar.

Xavier Niel is a serial entrepreneur and businessman, active in the telecommunications and technology space as the founder of the French ISP and mobile operator Iliad. As an investor, he has backed more than 400 startups. He is also co-founder of an investment fund, Kima Ventures, founder of free computer programming school L’ecole 42, and Station F.

Pierre is mostly known as an Internet entrepreneur, founder and former CEO of French e-commerce pioneer PriceMinister. He is also co-founder of Isai, the French web entrepreneurs’ early-stage venture fund and Kernel Investissements, with whom he has invested in dozens of startups including Blablacar.

StrartupLanes has a base and a well developed network in Paris. So if you are looking for funding from Angel investors in Paris, then you should contact SL Angels through the contact link in the top menu.