Welcome to
La French Tech Warsaw

French startup ecosystem is booming and spreading beyond its borders. Join us and take part in our adventures.

Mission

La French Tech Warsaw is our startup scene here in Poland. It’s also a unique movement bringing together startups, investors, policymakers and community builders.

The French Tech Warsaw is an initiative powered by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of France, promoting startups or innovative initiatives and helping them to enter the French business territory.

We are the main hub in Central Europe territory. This dimension increases our responsibility and allows us to promote Warsaw as a major Technologic Hub in Europe, where French investors will look even more.

Discover how you can benefit from a network of 2 500 entrepreneurs and powerful partners in 99 locations, with the French Tech Warsaw.

Our mission? To make France one of the greatest places in the world to launch and grow global companies that make sense for our future.

Podcasts

We are producing podcasts featuring entrepreneurs from our community. In anticipation of the release, we are making available several startup interviews in partnership with us.

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πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ βž• πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Running a business requires hard work, knowledge, and perseverance... but also a fair share of serendipity. Alexandre Prot and Steve Anavi, friends from their school days who lost touch in adulthood, reunited by chance at a party and forged an incredibly effective business partnership β€” that's the essence of their story.πŸ’‘ Alexandre Prot teamed up with Steve Anavi to establish Smokio (acquired), a company specializing in intelligent, Bluetooth-connected electronic cigarettes. During his time at Smokio, Prot encountered the frustrations that ultimately inspired the creation of Qonto. He found existing banking solutions for businesses cumbersome, lacking modern tools, and time-consuming. This realization prompted Alexandre and Steve to interview numerous entrepreneurs and freelancers, confirming that these challenges were widely shared.πŸ’Ή Following the acquisition of Smokio by a Fortune 500 company in 2015, Alexandre and Steve founded Qonto with a vision to provide a straightforward, transparent financial solution for SMEs and freelancers, streamlining everyday banking, bookkeeping, and spending management.Today, Qonto stands as the leading European business finance solution, simplifying everyday banking, financing, bookkeeping, and spend management.πŸ’° The startup has raised €622 million from venture capitalists and business angels, including Valar, Alven, the European Investment Bank, Tencent, DST Global, Tiger Global, TCV, Alkeon, Eurazeo, KKR, Insight Partners, Exor Seeds, and Gaingels.πŸŽ– And to top it off, last week, Qonto co-founders Alexandre Prot and Steve Anavi were honored as Knights of the National Order of Merit by French Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire.Today Qonto is:πŸš€ 450,000 business customersπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Presence in 4 European markets🌱 Over 140,000 companies created with Qonto🏒 Operating from 5 officesπŸ’ͺ 44% female workforce🌍 Representing over 75 nationalitiesπŸ’Ž Successfully completed 2 acquisitions, merging with Penta & Regatehashtag#qonto hashtag#freelancefinance hashtag#personalfinance hashtag#frenchtech hashtag#startup hashtag#successtory hashtag#startupsuccess ... See MoreSee Less
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Anyone who has ever recruited, knows it can be a lengthy process with plenty of potential pitfalls – from πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ organizational hiccups to communication issues πŸ—£ between managers and the HR team. A few years ago, Pawel Smoczyk and Perry Oostdam came to the same conclusions while recruiting for their own company... and they decided to release a tool that would facilitate better recruitment: more transparent, better organized, and more collaborative. That's why in this part of our series, where we showcase Polish and French companies, we introduce you to Recrutee, now known as Tellent (formerly Recruitee), which debuted on the market in 2015. In 2020, Tellent, operating mainly in the USA and Central Europe, was acquired by the PSG fund, and in 2021, it was merged with Sympa, another platform with a similar profile operating in Nordic countries, enabling group's further growth in line with PSG's decision to remain the majority shareholder.Today, Tellent boasts πŸ”Έ 5000+ clients (including Toyota, Breitling, and BMW) πŸ”Έ in 90+ countries, πŸ”Έ 181,000+ users, πŸ”Έ 200+ employees, πŸ”Έ and 4 locations across 2 continents.#FrenchTech #frenchtechwarsaw #hrsoftware #hrsolutions #hiring #polishstartup #hrstartup ... See MoreSee Less
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Anyone who has ever recruited, knows it can be a lengthy process with plenty of potential pitfalls – from πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ organizational hiccups to communication issues πŸ—£ between managers and the HR team. A few years ago, Pawel Smoczyk and Perry Oostdam came to the same conclusions while recruiting for their own company... and they decided to release a tool that would facilitate better recruitment: more transparent, better organized, and more collaborative. That's why in this part of our series, where we showcase Polish and French companies, we introduce you to Recrutee, now known as Tellent (formerly Recruitee), which debuted on the market in 2015. In 2020, Tellent, operating mainly in the USA and Central Europe, was acquired by the PSG fund, and in 2021, it was merged with Sympa, another platform with a similar profile operating in Nordic countries, enabling group's further growth in line with PSG's decision to remain the majority shareholder.Today, Tellent boasts πŸ”Έ 5000+ clients (including Toyota, Breitling, and BMW) πŸ”Έ in 90+ countries, πŸ”Έ 181,000+ users, πŸ”Έ 200+ employees, πŸ”Έ and 4 locations across 2 continents.#FrenchTech #frenchtechwarsaw #hrsoftware #hrsolutions #hiring #polishstartup #hrstartup ... See MoreSee Less
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What people think about us

  • We’re thankful to La French Tech Warsaw, especially Walid, for guiding us through the La French Tech Visa process. His swift assistance and wide connections in the ecosystem were invaluable....
    – Phone2
  • “RFE Pologne and La French Tech Warsaw operate on two complementary levels of French entrepreneurship in Poland. Therefore our cooperation is mutually beneficial.”Β 
    – GrΓ©gory Hamant, RFE Pologne