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We are hosting our next meetup at the Graphic bar on July the 5th.

The team has grown and the group too, We hope to have at least as much success (and hopefully more) than our previous events. We look forward to seeing you there.

Don’t forget your business cards and your colleagues !

This event is FREE, please register for a ticket below,

The French Digital London team

Parisian start-ups say “hello” to the London ecosystem

On Monday 28 May, 10 innovative French start-ups came to London to meet with investors and entrepreneurs, and to pitch at the Digital Shoreditch festival.

The first session in the day-long event looked at UK-based investors’ perception of French start-ups – most have seldom bothered to invest there. “Last year, I had a deal flow of several thousand start-ups”, said Stefan Glaenzer, founder of Passion Capital. “Of those, I only saw two based in France”. This is partly because French start-ups lack the reflex of seeking foreign investment. But France’s public investment in start-ups also has the effect of ‘crowding out’ external investors: as Sitar Teli from Doughty Hanson explained, “they will offer terms to start-ups at valuations that are way too high and start-ups will – justifiably – accept our funds only if we match that valuation.”