I am pleased to report that there have been a handful of noticeable deals over the past couple of weeks in France:
I received yesterday a note from the CEO of Glowria (the French Netflix), Mihai Crasneanu, announcing the successful raise of a $5M series B (press release here, and more from Rodrigo here). Boonty announced a $10M round last Wednesday. Photoways announced at the end of June a $30M round co-led by Index Ventures and Highland Capital Partners, a mix of a buyout of early stage investors and an injection of growth capital.
Congratulations to Mihai, Romain and Mathieu, and Michel.
I hear that there is a lot more coming, and I hope to get briefed on some of the projects at our upcoming Entrepreneurs dinner in Paris.