LinkedIn reveals its list of France’s most attractive startups

- Leadership - Oct 17, 2018

The employment-focused social media, LinkedIn, has yet again released a list of the top 25 most attractive startups.

This time the firm is focusing on France, but as always evaluating privately-held startups that are no older than seven years and employ at least 50 people.

Here are the top 10 companies featured on LinkedIn’s list:

10. Back Market

The firm operates a marketplace for refurbished devices, partnering with more than 170 repackers and factories in order to ensure quality. The company employs more than 100 people and, along with all but one of the top 10 startups, is headquartered in France’s capital city, Paris.

9. Tiller Systems

The digital cash register company, Tiller Systems, launched in 2014 and has since gained customers across 30 countries. The cash registers are capable of real-time analysis as well as taking and cashing orders. The firm has a global headcount of 145.

8. Aircall

Aircall, which employs more than 150 people, has developed advanced cloud-based software targeted at call centres. The communication software has been used by more than 3,000 firms, such as Uber and Tiller Systems.

7. NAVYA Group

The Villeurbanne-based startup describes itself as a “pioneer and specialist in the autonomous vehicle market.” The firm, which has a headcount of 197, aims to improve transport by making it more sustainable and fluid with the use of autonomous vehicles.

6. Wemanity

Wemanity employs over 250 members of staff and works to transform businesses to becoming more innovative and responsive. With the goal of making companies more agile, the firm offers training, coaching, and operations.

5. Blade Shadow

The PC firm launched in 2015 and hires over 100 people. The company wants to offer the “PC of the future” with its cloud-based gaming offering.

4. Everoad

The company, which previously called itself Convargo, launched in 2016 to advance Europe’s freight operations by connecting carriers and shippers in real time. Everoad employs more than 50 people.

3. Qonto

The 75-plus-member startup has raised $37mn from 25,000 customers since launching its product last year. The firm offers banking services to small and medium-sized enterprises.

2. Snips

Snips offers a voice platform for connected devices that is powered using artificial intelligence, enabling firms to add the technology to their services. The company employs more than 50 people and has raised over $20mn since 2013.

1. PayFit

The startup provides small and medium-sized enterprises with a service to help manage payroll, absences, and reports. The company, which was established in 2015 and employs over 100 people, has offered its service to 2,500 firms.

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