We must have at least 25 unicorns in 2025,
" Emmanuel Macron announced in September 2019. A goal that has just been achieved on Monday with the new fundraiser of $ 355 million from the young shoot, specialized in robotics, Exotec.
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As the year 2021 closed, France had 21 unicorns, including 11 during the year 2021. After reaching a first level in 2020, fundraising for French start-ups has indeed started again. in 2021, to reach 11.57 billion euros, according to the EY barometer. A national record. And 2022 is off to a flying start, with almost 2 billion euros in investments since January 1. Indeed, since the beginning of January, no less than four new companies valued at more than 1 billion euros have appeared: the online market place Ankorstore, the payroll manager Payfit, the neobank Qonto and Exotec. Like 2021, the Fintech sector therefore remains in the spotlight, followed by that of e-commerce with Ankorstore at the head of the line.
The President of the Republic welcomed, on Twitter, the achievement of this objective in less time than expected: “
We were told that it was impossible and that the start-up nation was wind.
Collectively, we got there and three years ahead of schedule.
Emmanuel Macron nevertheless insisted on recalling the new European objective, namely the emergence of ten start-ups valued at more than 100 billion dollars by 2030: "
We also need to set a new objective, ten giants of the Tech by 2030 at European level.
To achieve this, we will make further announcements in the coming weeks as part of the French Presidency of the European Union and the ScaleUp Europe initiative
,” he said.