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Jay Z and Kanye West have been “going gorillas” in Paris since 2011 – the city’s tech and startup scene has been thriving since long before that.
Considering we’ve got attendees coming to Web Summit from over 100 countries, we’re taking a look at the people and startups we love in tech ecosystems in cities across the world.
Aujourd’hui, it’s Paris’s turn, the capital city of a country which saw $1 billion investment in early-stage startups just two years ago…
Nicolas Brusson – Co-founder & COO – BlaBlaCar
We can’t wait to hear Nicolas speak at Web Summit in Dublin. He’s coming to Dublin this November.
Nicolas co-founded BlaBlaCar – France’s latest unicorn which has reportedly just raised a French record $160 million.
The ride-sharing startup brings empty seats in cars together with paying passengers.
Deezer is based in Paris’s 9th arrondissement, also home to the Paris Olympia.
Xavier Niel – Founder – Iliad SA
Didier Rappaport – CEO – Happn
Happn is a dating app not unlike Tinder that connects you with the people you run into on the street.
This Paris startup raised an $8 million Series A in December 2014.
Mindie allows users create mini music videos. Users first pick the soundtrack to their video before shooting and sharing the ten-second clips.
Founded by the team behind the short-lived Ever, Mindie has picked up a $1.2 million Seed led by SV Angel.
Quantic Dream have been one of the world’s most exciting video game developers since 1997.
Based in the same arrondissement as the world famous Père Lachaise Cemetery (Oscar Wilde and Marcel Proust are buried there), the company is headed by David Cage.
The studio’s 2013 release Beyond Two Souls starred Ellen Page and Willem Defoe.