Friday, April 4, 2008

Top 10 reasons to invest in a french technology venture

  1. Whenever you feel like spending a romantic week-end in Paris, pretend to have an urgent board meeting.
  2. Paris is home to a large number of brilliant universities and grandes ecoles, with no shortage of talented people coming from all over Europe.
  3. French VCs are a following trend, they'll courteously let you pick the nicest jewels first.
  4. The french still learn engineering at school.
  5. Public policy is strongly favoring entrepreneurship and foreign investment (see
  6. You will find here truly original projects with a sound industrial vision, not just the 10,001th copycat startup.
  7. It wouldn't hurt to have a few assets in euros in your portfolio.
  8. We're too far away ? Have you ever used Skype ?
  9. Despite rumours to the contrary, the term "entrepreneur" is a loanword from French (
  10. There is life outside the Valley. Have a look.

No comments: