First, we would like to wish you all a very happy new year! We have compiled a new list of 10 women we think you should keep an eye on in 2016. Since 2014, we have been publishing these lists to give more visibility to the women in the Tech ecosystem who, according to us, will have an impact in the coming year. Any names missing (Alice Zagury, Marie Ekeland, Céline Lazorthes, Axelle Lemaire…)? You may find them in our previous lists, 2014 or 2015!
Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan, founder & CEO, Clustree
Runner-up at the 2015 edition of Lady Pitch Night (over 300 candidates), the startup founded by Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan, Clustree, is attracting a lot of attention. It is the first solution using big data to master HR decision making, and raised €2,5M in October 2015.
Clara Delétraz & Béatrice Moulin, co-founders, Switch Collective
We can’t wait to see what impact Switch Collective, a new initiative launched by Clara Delétraz and Béatrice Moulin, will have in months to come. This organization aims at helping people operate a career change or give them an entrepreneurial impulse.
Marjolaine Grondin, co-founder & CEO of Jam
After a first round of financing in 2015, and with over 25.000 users, Jam aims at making life easier for students via AI and text messages. The startup co-founded by Marjolaine Grondin (26 years old) is certainly a jem to follow closely!
Meryl Job, co-founder, VideDressing
The Internet portal for buying and selling luxury goods continues to grow. With over €4.6M raised from several prestigious funds in Europe, the startup co-founded by the American Meryl Job is already present in 6 countries: France, Belgium, Switzerland, the UK, the US and Italy.
Elisabeth Bargès, Public Policy Manager, Google
If you are a French startup and want to work with Google, you probably alreay know Elisabeth Bargès. Extremely implicated in the startup community in France, Elisabeth leads Google’s collaboration with several stakeholders in the ecosystem – such as NUMA – and promotes women in tech.
Emmanuelle is the founder of two projects one simply can’t ignore: the Boson Project, a laboratory for the development of human capital, and Women’up, a non-profit fostering gender equality, her own way. Emmanuelle Duez continues to inspire us and make things change.
Marie Vorgan le Barzic, co-founder & President, NUMA
NUMA keeps changing. In 2015, the organization – previously known as Silicon Sentier – has started its growth abroad and operated a lot of developments. In 2016, it will continue to do so, led by Marie-Vorgan Le Barzic.
Sandra Rey, co-founder, Glowee
“What if we didn’t need electricity to produce light?” is the tagline of Glowee, a startup co-founded by Sandra Rey that designs a source of light based on bioluminescence. This impressive and innovative technology will certainly be developed in 2016.
Alix de Sagazan, co-founder, AB Tasty
They work with all the great brands: France Télévisions, Bouygues Télécom, Cartier, Etam… As its names indicates, AB Tasty offers an A/B testing solution to optimize websites and their conversion rates. With more that €1.2M raised, and offices in London, Paris, Madrid, Cologne and Sydney, we can’t wait to follow the next steps of the startup co-founded by Alix de Sagazan.
This blog post was translated, read original version here.