In April 2018, I was in Paris for a serie of events about blockchain and put together this non-exhaustive list of startups, ICOs, conferences, VCs, NGOs & organisations and people of France’s blockchain ecosystem.
Acinq — working on the scalability of bitcoin protocol, lightning network; raised USD 1.7 million from Serena Capital
Embleema — a protocol to manage health data; raised USD 3.7 million from Techstars, Pharamgest
Ledger — hardware wallet; raised USD 88 million from Draper, Xange, Cathay Innovation, Samsung, Cap Horn.
Spot — cryptocurrency portfolio & market tracking app; raised USD 1.2 million from Kima Ventures
Stratumn — platform to develop enterprise-level blockchain applications; raised USD 9.7 million from BNP Paribas, Otium
Coinhouse — a marketplace to buy and sell crypto; raised USD 2.8 million from Xange, Consensys
Woleet — Timestamping & Electronic signature; raised EUR 1 million
Liquid Share — post negotiation trading platform; raised from Euronext, Societe Generale
Iznes — plaftorm to invest in funds; raised from a few asset managers
Utocat — invest in SMEs ; raised USD 2.6 million from Leap Venture, BPI France
Paymium — exchange; raised EUR 1 million from Kima Ventures, Newfund
MoneyTrack — protocol for directed money; raised from Truffle Capital
Sorare — marketplace for football crypto goods; raised from Kima Ventures, Consensys, Seedcamp
Check out Avolta’s presentation: ICOs 2014-2018
Also — Bpifrance (France’s public investment bank) invested a total of EUR 9 million via grants (no equity).
Kudos to Ivan de Delastours, blockchain lead at BPI, for helping me put together this list; also thanks to Simon Polrot and Brian O’Hagan.