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4 Success stories for French startups and how it relates to French culture and French history.

The French companies are :
- Iliad / Free founded by Xavier Niel
- Vente Privée founded by Jacques-Antoine Granjon
- Criteo founded by Jean-Baptiste Rudelle
- Gemalto
- La Fourchette
- LVMH founded by Bernard Arnault

There is a link between these startups and :
- the word Entrepreneur created during the Time of cathedrals
- the creation of Europe by Charlemagne
- the Renaissance and how François 1er made Leonardo da Vinci come to France with his Mona Lisa
- the conquest of Napoleon and his passion for science and engineers

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  1. 1. Stories  of  French  startups  for  China   Didier  Tranchier   Tuesday,  August  27th   La  Défense  
  2. 2. Introduc>on   •  Professor   –  Innova>on  Management   –  Execu>ve  MBA  «  Leading  Innova>on  in  A  Digital  World  »   •  Business  Angel  Investor     –  More  than  40  IT  startup  companies   •  Rela>ons  with  China   –  Studied  Chinese  during  5  years   –  Lived  1  year  in  Hong  Kong   •  5  Stories  of  French  Startup  companies   –  Specific  to  our  culture  and  our  history   Didier  Tranchier   didier.tranchier@adelit.com    
  3. 3. Entrepreneur   •  Time  of  Cathedrals   –  Word  «  Entrepreneur  »  is   French   •  Xavier  Niel   –  Born  in  1967   –  Founder  of  Iliad  in  1987   •  #2  Fixed  telecom  operator  Free   •  Invented  Triple  Play  service   (Internet,  Telephone,  TV)  in  2003   •  Free  Mobile  was  launched  in   January  2012   –  10%  Market  share  in  1  year   •  Revenues  2012  :  3,1  B€   –  Billionaire   –  2012  :  Investment  in  more  than   130    startup  companies   •  Square,  Deezer   •  Most  ac>ve  Business  Angel  in   the  world   –  Founder  of  2  internet  schools  
  4. 4. Europe   •  Charlemagne  (742-­‐814),  1st  French   Emperor   Created  schools   •  France  is  #5  in  terms  of  GDP   ($2,775,518  Millions)   •  Gemalto   –  Founded  in  1988  (Gemplus)   –  Smart  card  technology  invented  by   Roland  Moreno  in  1975   –  Smart  card  Global  leader     •  GSM,  credit  cards   –  Revenues  2012  :  2.2  B€   •  La  Fourcheje   –  Founded  in  2007  by  3  entrepreneurs   –  European  leader  for  Online   reserva>ons  for  restaurants  and   restaurant  management  systems   –  Revenues  2012  :  12  M€  (+50%)  
  5. 5. French  Touch  /  Savoir  Vivre   •  Renaissance  :     –  François  1er  (1494-­‐1547)   –  Leonardo  Da  Vinci  :  Mona  Lisa   •  Vente-­‐privée   –  Founded  in  2001   –  By  Jacques-­‐Antoine  Granjon   •  European  leader  for  online   flash  sales   •  Revenues  2012   –  €1.3  B   •  Top  10  global  digital  startups   –  www.businessinsider.com/2012-­‐ digital-­‐100    
  6. 6. Strategy  /  Science   •  Napoleon  (1769-­‐1821)   –  Strategy   –  Science   •  Roseja  stone   •  Ecole  Polytechnique   •  Criteo   –  Founded  in  2005   •  First  product  launched  in   April  2008   –  Retarge>ng   •  Disrup>ng  adver>sing  and   transforming  into   personalized  content   •  Global  company   •  Revenues  2011   –   $200+  Millions  (80%  outside   France)  
  7. 7. Finance   •  Bernard  Arnault,  LVMH,  created   global  Luxury  market   –  Born  in  1949   –  More  than  60  luxury  global   brands   –  Fashion,  perfumes,  wines  and   spirits,  watches,  retail   •  #4  richest  man  on  earth   •  One  of  the  best  Startup   ecosystem  in  the  world   –  Public  Startup  financing  :  JEI,  CIR,   European  funds   –  Up  to  several  Millions  €  of  financing   •  Investors:  tax  reduc>ons   –  Up  to  50%  tax  reduc>on   •  High  IRR   –  I  invested  in  40  startup  companies   –  With  only  2  exits,  I  have  a  30%  Return  
  8. 8. Let’s  build    Success    Together  !  

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