Recruitment: the 10 start-ups you’ll see in 2021

Posted on Jan 13, 2021, 3:16 PMUpdated on Jan 13, 2021 at 3:24 pm

Fundraising is a good indicator of the development of companies, and therefore of their future recruitments. If the crisis in Covid-19 caused a decrease in the total number of fundraising operations by 16%, they are for a larger amount. Thus, there were 21 fundraising events worth more than 50 million euros in 2020 compared to only 16 in 2019.

Voodoo: The creator of the entertainment app

With a total of over 4.4 billion downloads, the start-up has found its place in the field of applications. Focused on mobile content, the company created in 2013 aims to disrupt the gaming market. The start-up relies on its presence in several countries to attract talents with a creative spirit.

400 million/+ 306 employees/Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona, ​​Montreal, Istanbul, London, Berlin, Amsterdam.

Mirakl: The new unicorn of the markets

In nearly ten years, the French start-up has become the world leader in marketplace solutions. It builds its growth around developing e-commerce solutions. Its offers are intended for both BtoC (business to individual) and BtoB (business to business). This is the last part that represents the greatest potential for development. The start-up is also banking on its international deployment, with a presence in European and American markets.

255 million euros/390 employees/Paris, London, Somerville (USA), Munich, Barcelona.

Ynsect: Specialist in insect proteins

The start-up is the world’s leader in making insect conversion into ingredients for pet food, farmed fish and natural fertilizer markets. Founded in 2011 in Paris, the company continues its expansion with the project to build a new factory specializing in the manufacture of high-end insect proteins in Amiens.

190 million/130 employees/Paris, Evry, Dole (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), Miami.

Ecovadis: The CSR tracker

Since doing so in 2007, EcoVadis has become one of the largest providers of corporate CSR performance ratings, creating a global network of more than 65,000 rated companies. EcoVadis aims to facilitate responsible management of partners by sharing CSR information with all stakeholders involved in the value chain. The start-up relies on its partnership with its suppliers to continue its growth.

180 million/630 employees/Paris, New York, London, Toronto, Warsaw, Tunis, Ebene, Wanchai, Melbourne, Tokyo, Barcelona, ​​Hong Kong, Düsseldorf.

ContentSquare: The Leading Experience Analytics Platform

Since doing so in 2012, it has helped e-commerce players understand the behavior of Internet customers and adapt their offers. The start-up develops an offer on data collection and analysis to enable better conversion of sales. 700 brands trust the company.

150 million/809 employees/Paris, Munich, Tokyo, London, San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv.

ManoMano: The French DIY expert

Since 2013, this e-commerce site that specializes in DIY and gardening has become a rich marketplace with over 4 million references. Its success grew thanks to its community and its “Manodvisors”, DIY customers paid for their advice. The company hopes to have its products in six European countries to continue its growth.

125 million/600 employees/Paris, Bordeaux and Barcelona.

Back Market: The platform for refurbished electronic products

Founded in 2014, BackMarket has become France’s leader in the sale of refurbished electronic products. It already has nearly 1,200 active merchants on the platform. The start-up, focused on a circular economy, aims to ensure the reliability of the products presented and connect seller and buyer. The company relies on its environmental commitment to attract new employees and pursue its growth.

110 million/449 employees/Paris, Bordeaux, New York, Prague and Berlin.

Qonto: The neobank for entrepreneurs

Since its launch in 2017, Qonto has aimed to simplify banking and accounting for more than 120,000 corporate customers. This neobank, recognized as one of the 50 ‘Emerging stars’ of global fintech, aims at entrepreneurs by offering them an optimized customer journey. The start-up values ​​good customer service and fair and clear prices to attract new customers.

104 million/316 employees/Paris.

Dataiku: The artificial intelligence specialist

Founded in 2013, Dataiku is a data-centric platform to support companies in adapting their artificial intelligence (AI) activities. Dataiku aims to be the catalyst for this data, providing a repository of best practices, machine learning shortcuts and AI deployment. The company invests in its research and development actions to pursue its growth.

84 million/550 employees/Paris, New York.

Exotec Solution: The robotic order picking system

Founded in 2014, the start-up has developed order preparation systems based on robots that run in three dimensions. By applying the most advanced robotics technologies applied in the world of logistics, Exotec aims to improve the way its customers organize their warehouses and flow their logistics. The company is relying on its initial installations across Europe to continue its growth.

80 million/160 employees/Croix (Hauts-de-France), Atlanta.

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