As we’re wrapping up the second week of the ‘17 edition of Impact USA, CB Insights just released their latest report on Tech Funding Trends in France Q1 2017. There are a lot of trends to be excited about (Financing in French Tech is on pace for record high in 2017 and French internet sector continues upward trajectory), but one insight sticks out: Impact USA leads the way as the most active accelerator for French startups.
Launched in 2014 by Business France and Bpifrance, Impact’s vision has always been to build a global platform for French startups that have the ambition of expanding internationally. From Day 1, we have chosen a small-scale and very hands-on approach, working with a limited number of companies and growing step by step. We launched in San Francisco back in 2014, and then added a campus in New York City two years later. After three successful editions in the U.S., our program has expanded to China, and will continue to expand its footprint in Japan & Korea in the upcoming years.
Today, as we are in the middle of our 4th edition, CB Insights recognizes Impact USA as France’s most active accelerator! We’ve always had one goal in mind, helping our portfolio companies succeed. Today we are proud of our alumni’s accomplishments:
- 82% of them are now operating in the U.S.
- $93M has been raised post program
- 500+ jobs have been created
Congratulations on your success! When you grow, we grow! Thanks for giving back to our community.
We would not be where we are today without the contributions of the Impact community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our mentors, jury members, panelists, sponsors and of course our alumni for making Impact the global launchpad for French startups.
Impact has become the program it is today through countless iterations, grit and fine tuning of our processes year in and year out. Every milestone we reach is the result of a collective effort. We’d like to extend a big thank you to all our team members, including those who are now pursuing their own journey and were with us to lay the foundations of the program!
The Impact Team