France is the cultural center of the world. Birthplace of unprecedented fine cuisine and all that is beauty related, France gave rise to many different industries. Beautiful sites and historical architecture of France: Notre Dame de Paris cathedral of French Gothic architecture, Louvre palace 17 century architecture in the transition style from French Renaissance to Classical revival, Arc de Triomphe in the flamboyant style of Napoleon III; prospects of Paris of Lutetian Limestone also known as “Paris stone”, Eiffel Tower, Constructed as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, initially criticized it has become a global cultural icon of France, rises 1,063 feet from its base, also known as Symbol of Love in The City of Lights, Paris – has been attracting millions of tourists each year and to date still remains a center of education and ideas throughout Europe since the Age of Enlightenment. France is home of my personal favorites: writer Alexandre Dumas, singers Mireille Mathieu, Patricia Kaas, Mylène Farmer and American born French singer Joe Dassin.
In France there are many eco- friendly, high tech startups with revolutionary technology, innovative startups in the true sense of disrupt.
Inspired by the eye and brain, Prophesee’s technology uses a patented sensor design and AI algorithms that mimic the eye and brain to reveal what was invisible until now using standard frame-based technology.
The main industrial application for this revolutionary technology is autonomous driving. There are more applications, another one in particular is giving sight to the blind.
“Prophesee partners with GenSight Biologics to restore vision to the blind using event-based sensors and optogenetics
GenSight is developing a product candidate to restore vision in patients suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa combining a gene therapy and an external wearable medical device, in the form of goggles, that integrates Prophesee’s event-based sensors.
This novel approach aims at restoring vision in patients by using gene therapy to introduce a gene encoding for a light-sensitive protein into specifically targeted cells of the retina by a single injection in order to make them responsive to light.
An external wearable medical device stimulates the transduced cells to amplify the light signal and further enable vision.”
From the CEO of Prophesee Luca Verre on the new phase of industrial revolution
Enlightened by the sea! Glowee is a living lighting energy. A light powered by from waste rather than electricity. Cool and natural light to reduce light pollution. Glowee develops a bioluminescent raw material that produces light, made of micro-organisms that can grow indefinitely. “Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by some living organisms(such as fireflies, glow-worms, and over 80% of marine organisms).”
River taxi by Sea Bubbles http://www.seabubbles.fr/en/ to reduce traffic, “producing no waive, no noise and no emission” The Bubble Taxi is a small, fast & very efficient electric hydrofoil craft that can carry up to 5 passengers (including the pilot) with a maximum speed of 25 km/h.
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Amongst many high tech marketing tools is Criteo Customer Acquisition. Here is what it does:
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Deliver user-centric, personalized product recommendations. Their machine-learning technology allows them to identify the right product for each shopper by granularly analyzing shopping patterns and product interests. Criteo uses Kinetic Design technology which serves up the best visual elements for each impression, using your brand guidelines. It creates video and display ads based on real-time insights to engage shoppers at every stage of their journey.
Pay only when shoppers engage with your campaigns. Criteo Customer Acquisition is the only performance-based acquisition solution that uses a transparent, CPC-based, campaign acquisition model.”
Meet the team of Criteo and you will be pleasantly surprised.
This sums it up for my list of the top 5 startups of France.
As a prelude to traveling to Paris check out an amazing 3D Virtual guided tour of Paris: Eiffel Tower District with Frederic Gourdet https://youtu.be/sJxiPiAaB4k