Launching your service into the French Market


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Presentation made at Geeknrolla 2010.
Purpose to give some insights and tips to startups wanting to launch their service in France.

Two main parts in this presentation:
- statistics about the French market
- specificities of French people

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  • - Web Global- Statistiques Mediametrie des sites- nombre d'internautes et taux d'équipement
  • - E-commerce- More than 24 million French buy online (Fevad) - 25 milliards d’euros dépensés sur le Net en hausse de 26%- 64 000 sites marchands : + 35% en un an- List of Major French E-commerce Websites
  • - Publicité (UDA)- 1,17 milliards d'euros d'investissements Pubs sur Internet
  • Statistics - Social MEdia in France- Facebook : 17 Million users Source Facebook- Linkedin : 1+ million users (End of 2009) source Linkedin- Twitter : several hundred thousands No official Source- Viadeo : 3 millions (Janv 2010) Source: Viadeo- Skyblog : - Overblog :
  • - Mobile (Comscore)- # Abonnés Mobile au Total- Part des opérateurs- # d'iPhones- % d'utilisation du web mobile- % de connection à des reseaux sociauc sur Mobile
  • Blogs Web/startups - - Presse-Citron - Le Journal du Geek - - Accessoweb - Vendeesign - Techcrunch France - Mashable France - Read Write Web France - Gizmodo France
  • Blogs Mobile - - - Mobile en France - - - - PointGPhone - - Android-France - SymbianFrance
  • Launching your service into the French Market

    1. Launching your service into the French Market Advice for startups wanting to conquer the Eiffel Tower Cédric Giorgi Marketing Director @ Goojet
    2. 20/04/10
    3. Web & Mobile Usage in France 20/04/10 35,34 million Internet users (Feb. 10) 31,76 million have broadband Internet (Jan. 10) Source: Mediametrie, Fevad, Comscore 24 million e-commerce users (Dec. 09) 47 million have a mobile Phone (Dec. 09)
    4. Most visited websites 20/04/10 Source: Mediametrie, March 2010
    5. Main Requests on Google in 2009 20/04/10
    6. Major E-Commerce Websites 20/04/10 Source: Mediametrie, March 2010
    7. Money, Money, Money 20/04/10 25 billion euros spent online in France in 2009 (Fevad) 1,17 billion euros in online Advertising in 2009 (UDA)
    8. Social Media in France <ul><li>Facebook : 17 million accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter : hundreds of thousands </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin : 1+ million profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Viadeo : 3 million profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Skyblog : 30 millions Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Overblog : 10 million UV </li></ul>20/04/10 Sources: brand websites or newspaper articles
    9. Mobile in France <ul><li>47 million Subscribers </li></ul><ul><li>Operators: 40% Orange, 31% SFR, 18% Bouygues Telecom, 11% MVNO </li></ul><ul><li>More than 2 million iPhone users </li></ul><ul><li>13,5 million mobile web users </li></ul><ul><li>5,5 million mobile social networks users </li></ul>20/04/10 Source: Comscore
    10. Major Tech Blogs 20/04/10
    11. Major Mobile Blogs 20/04/10
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    13. French way of thinking <ul><li>Latin Cartesian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>French want to understand (Cartesian) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>French prefer Inspiration to Procedure (latin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Justice and Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Why we can? vs Yes we can </li></ul><ul><li>Work is a mean, not an end. </li></ul><ul><li>French are epicurean </li></ul><ul><li>French love talking </li></ul>20/04/10
    14. Business in France <ul><li>Strong Labour Law in France </li></ul><ul><li>35hour-week is not for everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Few deals between large corporations and startups </li></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur is a French word! </li></ul><ul><li>Subtantial tax incentives and gov grants for innovative young companies (CIR, Oseo, Tepa Law) </li></ul><ul><li>French are not xenophobic in Business </li></ul><ul><li>Paris-Centric </li></ul>20/04/10
    15. Check-List for a launch <ul><li>Start early </li></ul><ul><li>Do a French version </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt your product </li></ul><ul><li>Check local competitors or partners (lots of web startups in France) </li></ul><ul><li>Come to France </li></ul><ul><li>Meet influencers (Entrepreneurs, Bloggers, Journalists etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Hire a local team </li></ul><ul><li>Learn cheese and wine names ;) </li></ul>20/04/10
    16. Why do you have to launch in France? <ul><li>Europe without France is not Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>French love Anglo-saxon innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Technical infrastructure (Internet/Mobile) </li></ul><ul><li>Really good developers </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a big market </li></ul><ul><li>Because we need more strong European startups! </li></ul>20/04/10
    17. In the end 20/04/10
    18. Contact 20/04/10 Cédric Giorgi [email_address] Twitter : @cgiorgi Goojet : cedric
    19. Picture Credits <ul><li>Eiffel Tower: </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage: </li></ul><ul><li>Gold: </li></ul><ul><li>Cliché: </li></ul><ul><li>Flag :TF1 </li></ul><ul><li>Followers on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Elaia Partners, Orkos Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Guillaume Decugis, Marc Rougier and Thomas Nicholls </li></ul><ul><li>Vincent Ducrey </li></ul>20/04/10 Thanks for the help