Paris ranks as Europe's second-largest VC hub (following Berlin) by the amount of capital invested. In 2021, French startups raised a total of €10.7 billion, more than double the amount raised in 2019.
Thanks to Emmanuel Macron’s government’s focus on adopting more business-friendly regulations and supporting the VC ecosystem, France’s VC ecosystem has been on a steep upward trajectory over the past five years.
Top Venture Capital Firms in Paris
1 - Ventech
Ventech is a European & Chinese early-stage investment fund that invests in the digital economy.
Latest Fund Size: €155m
Notable Investments: Believe Digital, Vestiaire Collective, Payfit,HalioDx, Adyoulike
2 - Kima Ventures
Investment arm of French billionaire Xavier Niel investing across all stages and sectors.
Average Fund Size: €2m
Notable Investments: TransferWise, Zenly, PayFit, Carta, Front
3 - Partech
A global venture capital firm that invests in Internet and information technology startups at seed, venture and growth stages.
Latest Fund Size: €750M
Notable Investments: Rohlik, Alan, Wave Mobile Money
4 - 360 Capital
360 Capital is a Pan-European Early-Stage Venture Capital firm based in Paris and Milan.
Latest Fund Size: €90M
Notable Investments: Docker, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Exotec
5 - Newfund Management
Newfund is an Early-Stage Cross-Border People-Driven Entrepreneurial VC firm.
Average Fund Size: €2M
Notable Investments: Aircall, Umiami, Fairmarkit
6 - Eurazeo
Covers private equity, private debt and real estate. Venture activities focus on seed to Series C in sectors such as digital services, ecological transition and healthcare.
Latest Fund Size: €150m
Notable Investments: Farfetch, Volta Charging, Ynsect, WeFox
7 - Alven Capital Partners
Early-stage VC focused on SaaS, marketplaces, finance, e-commerce, developer tools, Web3, frontier tech and social and entertainment.
Latest Fund Size: €250m
Notable Investments: Acute Games, Cardiologs, Qonto, Ankostore
8 - Elaia Partners
Independent venture capital focused on Digital Economy.
Latest Fund Size: €120m
Notable Investments: Mirakl, Volterra, Shift Technology, Eyepick
9 - Sofinnova Partners
Sofinnova Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in the life sciences sector, from seed to later-stage.
Average Fund Size: €24m
Notable Investments: Cincor Pharma, Corvidia Therapeutics, Mnemo Therapeutics, Mainstay Medical
10 - Seventure Partners
Finances European companies operating in 3 sectors: software, telecommunications and life sciences.
Latest Fund Size: €80m
Notable Investments: SumUp, MaaT Pharma, Global Bioenergies, Microbiotica, La Vie
More VC Investors in Paris
There are also other notable VC firms you should pay attention to. This include: