Bpifrance : the public investment bank

Bpifrance helps entrepreneurs become global.

You are an entrepreneur in France, eager to conquer the US market?

Bpifrance offers a range of financing products (debt) as needed (increase your cash flow, grow your business and finance your growth, guarantee your bank loans, innovate) : soft loans (repayable advance, zero yield loan), investment loan to support your fundraising (1 euro loan for 2 euros raised), loan for Innovation (if your company has more than 3 years).

Bpifrance, acting as a VC, also has 4 direct investment funds to reinforce your equity: Digital Fund (tickets <10Meuros), Large Venture Fund (tickets > 10Meuros), Biotechnology and Environmental Technologies.

You are an entrepreneur in the United States wishing to open a subsidiary in France?

Bpifrance can also meet your financing needs of your French subsidiary or even intervene in equity.

Bpifrance has an office in San Francisco and in New York, to better assist you.

Cooperative Partnership between the French Tech NYC and the New York Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)

The New York Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the French Tech NYC signed a parternership on April 20th to promote closer cooperation in the shared interest of economic development, and support entrepreneurs. In particular, through this partenership, the signatories will:

  • designate a point of contact who can support companies seeking to expand in the City of New York and France;
  • provide referrals to government- supported co-working/incubator spaces for companies seeking to expand in France and in New York;
  • support French entrepreneurs who are applying for a H1B visa through the IN2NYC program;
  • cross-promote the French Tech ecosystem and the City of New York as growing ecosystems, as well as initiatives and startup success stories;
  • inform each other of programmatic opportunities, city resources, and incentives in order to encourage investments into strategic sectors of the economy, and establish programmatic partnerships, when appropriate.

More information about this partnership and the IN2NYC program available in French here