Online catch-up session now available!

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As after each edition of La French Touch Conference, the various on-stage keynotes and fireside chats of our last Paris event are now available on video!
Side note: for once, the content was in French as this edition took place in Paris 😉

Watch all the videos here!

Written catch-up sessions are also available: French readers, this article from La Tribune is a great recap of the day; English speakers, you can check the recap we’ve published on our blog.

This Week's Headlines

Our Network

Quantum Surgical, the French MedTech founded by former LFTC speaker Bertin Nahum raised a total of €42.8M / $50M in Series A fundings with the participation of Ally Bridge Group, a China-centered healthcare investor. Quantum Surgical is developing medical robots for minimally invasive cancer therapies. [article in French]

“France’s got amazing talents!” Julien Callede co-founder of MADE.COM and speaker at LFTC Paris shared his vision of the booming French ecosystem. [article in French – his talk on stage]

French people who succeeded abroad are the first ambassadors of our entrepreneurial ecosystem“. Read the complete interview of Gaël Duval, President and Co-Founder of La French Touch Conference, realized during our Paris event 2 weeks ago. [article in French]


French Ecosystem

France’s Biotech Enyo Pharma raised €40M / $46.9M in Series B with the participation of U.S. and European investors. Based in Lyon, the startup is developping therapeutic molecules to fight more efficiently chronic hepatitis B and the liver disease NASH. [article in English and in French]

Exotec Solutions, the French startup which develops robots capable of moving in three dimensions, raised €15M / $17.7M to expand abroad, starting with Europe in 2019. [article in French]

French post-production house, specializing in visual post-production graphics and color grading, Digital District raised €2M / $2.4M. Present in Belgium, Canada, the United States and India, the company has over 170 collaborators across the world. The new funds will be used to reinforce its international teams in order to fit the increasing demand. [article in French]

Swapcard, the French event app and platform, raised €4M / $4.7M. Already present in France, Germany, Spain, Canada, and operating in 40 countries, the company wants to further increase its presence in international markets. [article in French]

French company specializing in the design and construction of autonomous and electric vehicles NAVYA Group is preparing for an IPO! The company wants to become one of the world leader in its sector. [article in French]


EU Ecosystem

You want to ride your bicycle? Uber heard you Freddie! The company announced the future launch of its on-demand electric-bicycle service in Europe, starting with Berlin. [article in English]

Charlotte Hogg, CEO of Visa Europe announced a future investment of €85M / $100M in European FinTechs to support this lush ecosystem. [article in French or in English]


International Ecosystem

Focus on Live With AI, the think tank created by Pierre Robinet that encourages a common reflection on AI, between France and Singapore. [article in French]

What if surgeons could train before a surgery? This is the challenge taken up by Parisian-based MedTech startup Biomodex which added €12M / $15M to its Series A fundings. Already present in Boston, the company aims to further increase its development in the US. [article in French]

The Future Of Surgery?

Source: FrenchWeb

Did You Know That?

[W]hat if the cab ride home—or to the airport or your office—was a place of musical discovery: a mini gig venue where you could hear the hottest unsigned artists from around the world?” In this article, Kitty Knowles introduces Steereo, an American company co-founded by the Irish-based entrepreneur Rebecca Cullen.

Ed Sheeran on stage

Source: Forbes

Tips Of The Day

Egor Gurjev co-founder and CEO of Playkey gives you 6 tips to succeed your ICO.[article in EnglishPsst, if you don’t know much about ICOs check out Julien Romanetto’s talk at La French Touch Conference just here.


“There has never been a better time and place to launch a company, make it grow, expand internationally, and conquer the world than France in 2018”
Mounir Mahjoubi, Minister of State for the Digital Sector, attached to the Prime Minister
– La French Touch Conference Paris 2018 – Full video here
About us
La French Touch Conference is an itinerant business event that aims at promoting entrepreneurial successes and building bridges between French, European, and international ecosystems.
Since its creation in 2014 by entrepreneurs Gaël Duval and Cedric Giorgi, La French Touch Conference has gathered more than 4000 entrepreneurs, investors, and key accounts throughout7 editions organized in the cities of Paris, San Francisco, and New York. Each event hosts fine guest-speakers including top C-level executives, public figures, and officials who address key trends and topics in front of international business audiences.
La French Touch Conference is also the creator of the world’s only flying startup competition, Pitch in the Plane, which gives startups and entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to pitch their concepts in front of investors aboard a commercial flight.

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