World-class European tech startups may be hard to miss these days, but France’s presence in the global tech startup arena is indisputable. And spurred by recent government programs for fostering both talent/innovation locally and abroad—most notably a special visa for entrepreneurs, engineers, and investors—the Parisian tech startup scene is set to take off in 2017.From innovative HR platforms to doctor appointment scheduling apps, the following are 13 leading tech startups based around the Paris Metropolitan area you need to know about this year.
Appsfire has developed a native ad network and global discovery/distribution platform for mobile apps. Its solution allows for the creation of attractive, unique, and attention-striking native mobile ads.
As its name implies, Augment allows businesses to drive more sales with augmented reality (AR). The mobile app empowers salespeople with a powerful presentation tool; retailers/manufacturers can use its AR SDK for custom native mobile app and web integrations.
Whyd has developed a voice-controlled speaker with optimal sound quality—the company’s sound technology features crystal clear sound and deep, dramatic unidirectional bass. The offering works out-of-the-box with popular music apps like Spotify, Tidal, Google Play Music, Apple Music, and more.
Mirakl’s platform allows retailers such as Best Buy and Amazon to create marketplaces for selling products online. The startup currently has offices in Paris, London, and Boston.
Clustree’s platform allows HR departments from around the world to search millions of CVs to find the best candidate for the job. The startup counts Canal+, Carrefour, and Orange as its customers, among others.
Tinyclues’ digital marketing platform aims to help businesses become more effective and profitable in their marketing efforts. Its software allows marketers to increase revenues by converting marketing opportunities into personalized messages.
Agricool develops innovative agriculture solutions that allow communities and organizations to grow food without pesticides or GMOs. The company even uses its own colony of bees to pollinate the crops.
Happn is a new take on the standard dating app that allows users to discover people they’ve crossed paths with. The offering currently works large cities such as London, Hong Kong, and New York.
Save offers a warrantied express repair service for an array of devices and electronics: smartphones, tablets, laptops, and game consoles. The startup features phone repairs in less than 20 minutes and over 100 service centers throughout Europe.
Doctolib’s platform lets patients schedule appointments directly with their doctors—no more calling doctor’s office and being put on hold. The service is $99/month and has a network of over 5,000 doctors using the platform.
Snips is an AI-driven personal assistant: the technology first learns how users interact with their phones—and then anticipates their actions. Additionally, its platform allows for on-device integration for any type of connected device.
Algolia gives businesses a compelling way to integrate search capabilities into their websites with only a few lines of code. To date, the solution is being used by over 1,800 websites.
Talent.io is a twist on the typical job hunting website: companies apply for qualified candidates by sending interview requests to promising talent. The solution is currently being used by prominent enterprises such as Adobe and Criteo, among others.
As you can see, Parisian tech startups are well-positioned to go head-to-head with the best and brightest from Silicon Valley—be sure to keep these 13 innovators on your radar in 2017 and beyond.