The third class of the Next40/French Tech 120 program has been unveiled this morning, designating the startups that the French government believes have all the ingredients to be successful international scaleups.
The program was launched 3 years ago to provide special assistance to select companies, from navigating bureaucracy to international promotion and hiring.
Speaking at a press conference, Digital Minister Cedric O said that the top 40 companies on the list (which form the Next40) raised more than €49.6 million each in 2021, compared to €22 million in 2020. The new entrants on this list are:
Loft Orbital Tech
The criteria for the list include the amount of money raised and revenue growth.
Here is a reply of the press conference and a Q&A with journalists:
And here is the full list of all 120 companies: