Macron’S Imaginative And Prescient To Make France A Tech Leader Calls For A Massive Mentality Shift

Want France to be the nation for innovation and startups: President Macron Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 | 8:55 AM ET | 00:11″Vive la French tech!
Venture capital investments in France hit $1.6 billion in 2016, just a touch lower than the $1.7 billion recorded in 2015, according to KPMG.
But the path to become a “start-up nation” could be a tough one given some of the structural issues in France.
The message was clear from newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron: France will become Europe’s leader in technology and transform into a “country of unicorns” – the term for companies valued at more than $1 billion.
“I want France to attract new entrepreneurs, new researchers, and be the nation for innovation and start-ups,” Macron told CNBC on the sidelines of the event, prior to the announcement.

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