French Fintech & Retail Tech Matter!  

€370 million

raised by French Fintechs in 2018 


of French Fintechs have activities worldwide

people work in Fintech in France

Fintech, Insurtech​ & Regtech

are the 3 segments driving growth across France’s retail & finance industries

€803 million

raised by 146 French Retail Tech start-ups in 2018 (+40% vs 2017)

France =

2nd ecommerce European market with €92.6 Billion revenue in 2018

Adtech et Martech:​

customer acquisition solutions driving growth in France

1 major event:

Paris Retail Week which brings together 600+ solution providers & 25000+ visitors​

1 major accelerator:

Lafayette Plug & Play which has accelerated 105 start-ups since 2016 

About Business France

The Fintech & Retail Tech Tour UK & Ireland is organised by Business France.

Business France is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location.

We foster export growth by SMEs and mid-sized companies
We prepare and help businesses to find commercial partners in target markets, paving the way for them to sign trading agreements and generate sustainable export growth.

We inform and support foreign investors in France
We help the foreign investors make decisions and offer support throughout their project, calling not only upon Business France investment advisors but also its network of regional partners.

We promote France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location
We monitor France’s international business image and attractivenes as an investment location. We suggest and implement strategies to promote France and its regions, businesses and talent and inform channels of influence in the international business world.

We run the international VIE programme
The VIE Programme enables businesses to give candidates a temporary assignment of between six and 24 months in a foreign country. The scheme is open to candidates of all qualification levels not only from France, but also from any other country in the European Economic Area.

International co-operation missions
We organise and oversee all work to extend international co-operation with the realm of our remit, and participate where appropriate.

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