The start-up scene is booming in France, the deputy minister for innovation and digital affairs told CNBC, as the country pushes to attract more tech entrepreneurs from across Europe -- including the U.K..
Following the U.K.'s Brexit decision, several European countries are trying to attract more tech companies and start-ups from London. In July, for instance, a billboard was spotted on the streets of the U.K. capital urging start-ups to move to Berlin.
French deputy minister Axelle Lemaire is also keen for start-ups to consider setting up in her country. She spoke to CNBC's Julia Chatterley about the opportunities for young entrepreneurs looking to start a business in France.
"The amount of investment from VC funds is really on the rise," she added. "What I'm here to say is, come and have a real look at the reality of the innovation eco-system in France."