💠 Fintech R: Evolution 2018: We will of course talk about the financing of start-ups!
by Olivier Goy, co-founder & CEO of Lendix, VP of France FinTech
Small “spoiler” of what will be said on the round table with Amélie de Montchalin, Jean-David Chamboredon and Paul-François Fournier, moderated by Olivier Goy.
France Fintech, an association created by French fintech entrepreneurs, is organizing the April 10, 2018 the third edition of its annual event, Fintech R: Evolution. The event will take place from 13 p.m. to 20 p.m. in Paris, in the heart of Station F, the largest start-up campus in the world!
This will be the occasion to bring together a panel on the financing of tech - and fintech - French and European with recognized specialists in the subject, namely: Amelie de Montchalin (Member of the Essonne, Member of the Finance Committee),Jean-David Chamboredon (co-president of France Digitale), Paul-Francois Fournier(Executive VP Bpifrance).
As a “spoiler”, here is a taste of the topics that will be discussed!
Overall, we often hear it said that France has succeeded in creating a solid ecosystem to finance start-ups based on a single triptych: State (in particular via Bpifrance), individuals and institutions (financial or industrial).
But is everything so rosy? Are there still holes in the racket or clouds on the horizon? Voices fear a high cycle with valuations disconnected from reality, for example. Others denounce savings that are not focused enough on risk taking and not patient enough.
Among the questions we will discuss with our speakers:
? Do you agree with this observation that the French triptych is quite unique? Or on the contrary, do you find it threatened? I am thinking, for example, of the disappearance of the TEPA mechanism following the reform of the ISF.
? The famous long and patient capital. Jean-David Chamboredon, in particular passed the message to the Minister of Finance, Bruno Le Maire, in February that we were lacking in France? How to fix it?
? Amélie de Montchalin has carried out a whole market action to better channel savings to SMEs. Is it the same observation?
? What about foreign investors? They have never been so present in France, but is it good or bad news to see haxagonal start-ups financed by foreign venture capitalists? Are our big financiers also able to establish themselves abroad? How Bpifrance sees this from its position as a strategic player, both directly and as underwriters of numerous French and foreign venture capital funds.
? At the big Bpifrance event, a French industrial leader in the world of tires tackled our French tech ecosystem and, without naming it, one of our best-known French start-ups, saying that we gave birth to mice more than giants. Whether media coverage takes precedence over profitability or even achieving real turnover. Is he right ? Or, on the contrary, are there really nice, profitable technology companies in Europe?
? How do we do not to crack on the road and go to the end of the beautiful adventures that we see flourish in France? How not to sell at 50, 100 or even 300m € in value, but keep for 20 years a tech company that consolidates at European or even global level instead of selling itself?
This article is part of a series of posts published as part of the annual event organized by France Fintech: Fintech R: Evolution 2018, which will be held April 10 at Station F in Paris, on the theme “Data Liberation”. To share, comment and like on LinkedIn with the hashtag # FFT18.
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