CB Insights’ “Tech Funding trends in France Q2 2018” and the “EY Attractiveness Survey 2018” both provide an overview of the fundraising landscape in the first half of 2018.

The two organizations have reached the same conclusion: this year, once again, the amounts raised by young innovative companies are increasing. With slightly different methodologies, CB Insights has identified 358 fundraising rounds in France worth US$1.8 billion, while EY has recorded 333 transactions amounting to €1.95 billion.

According to EY, this is an increase of 61% in amounts and 11% in transactions compared with the first half of 2017. France is first in Europe for the number of transactions and second for the amounts raised.

To find out more, click here to read issue 12 of “Facts and Figures” (in French), by Business France.