Our Top 10 #ParisFounders alumni – fundraising, exits & success stories

Jan 26, 2016
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This Thursday we get the pleasure to host the 9th edition of #ParisFounders, the premiere startup networking event in Paris which we first began organizing back in 2013 in a bar. The event has since grown to over 2500 attendees last year, including 1,000 packed into the Hotel de Ville last October for our NYC edition, where our speakers & demo-ing startups all had a Paris-NYC connection.

For our Winter 2016 meetup this week, we’ve lined up some of our best speakers yet – headline-making startups like Stuart, Angel Investor  Gil Dibner, Cathay Innovation’s Jacky Abitbol (who leads investments in Europe & Israel for the Franco-Chinese fund), Keyrus CEO Eric Cohen, HLN Partner & JVC Venture Partner Nimrod Kozlovski, Microsoft’s new leading lady Diana Filippova, and a few more surprises up our sleeves.

However, what has always make #ParisFounders great has been one simple promise: every quarter, we find 5 awesome products built by even more awesome founders and we give them 3 minutes on stage to convince a couple hundred founders of that fact. Over the last two years, we’ve had more than 30 alumni grace our stages – here are just a few of them:

Of course, their stories aren’t done being told, and we can hardly take credit for any of it. Young startups like Ferpection, Triber, NeverEatAlone only just launched 3 months ago, but their clients, funds raised, and growth thus far being to paint a picture of future success. We don’t make startups succeed by launching them at #ParisFounders, we’re just fortunate to have startups participating who, regardless of their participation, will statistically succeed more often than startups who don’t participate. Some of our demo-ing startups, like Wisemetrics, have returned to join the ranks of our Founder speakers, which include founders from Devialet, Showroom Privé, Scality, Blablacar, Happn & more.

Join us this Thursday to meet the next Fred Mazzella, Didier Rapport & Jerome Lecat as they demo on stage at #ParisFounders Winter Meetup