In recent times France has managed to attract an increasing amount of tech investment. In 2015, French start-ups raised 960 million euros ($1.08 billion), up from 862 million euros in 2014, according to data from Tech.eu, a technology publication and research body.
Some of the biggest deals last year included a $200 million round for BlaBlaCar and $110 million in funding for music streaming service Deezer.
And venture capital (VC) firms have been happy to jump into the country.
"I came back to Europe in 2011 after spending a significant amount of time in the Valley. One of the things that brought me back was that I really thought the ecosystem in Europe was really emerging and this was something very interesting. It felt I was witnessing the rebirth of the ecosystem," Phillipe Botteri, a partner at top pan-European VC firm Accel, told CNBC in a phone interview.
Accel, often seen as a key investor to have on board by start-ups, has invested in the likes of Showroomprive and BlaBlaCar in France.
"France is the number two country after the U.K. where we deploy the most capital. I think France is a very attractive market for venture and if I look at the overall trend of European tech, it has been growing, and France has been growing faster," Botteri said, adding that Accel has invested about $150 million in the past few years in French start-ups.