Feb 22, 2023 · Paris

Pigment joins the French Tech Next40 Program Class of 2023

Pigment joins the French Tech Next40 Program Class of 2023

Launched in 2019, the French Tech Next40 is a government-backed program for the most promising French companies.

PARIS - Feb 22, 2023 - Pigment, the integrated business planning platform, has been included in the French Tech Next40 class of 2023, a selective list of the 40 most promising French companies identified as future world-class technology leaders.

French Tech Ceremony at the Palais de l'Elysée, Paris

On February 20, 2023 Pigment’s co-CEO, Eléonore Crespo, had the privilege of joining the French President Emmanuel Macron at a ceremony announcing the winners. Pigment’s inclusion in the Next40 marks the first time a female CEO has made it onto the list.

"It’s a privilege to be part of the Next40 class of 2023 and is great validation of our growth. Last year we increased our customer base 10x, multiplied our revenue many-fold, continued to advance our product, and strengthened our presence in Europe and North America. Together with the other companies listed, we share the ambition of building world-class French technology companies that are also addressing societal challenges, such as climate change, parity in the workplace, and diversity and inclusion.”

Eléonore Crespo, Pigment's co-CEO

Launched in 2019 by the French Tech Mission, the French Tech Next40 is a government-backed initiative, with a highly selective identification process. For the first time in the history of the French Tech Next40, applicants for the class of 2023 were also asked to make commitments to:

  • Climate leadership: to complete a ‘Scope 1, 2 and 3’ carbon assessment by the end of 2023;
  • Parity in the workplace: to report the results of their gender equality index to the French Tech Mission, together with proposals for actions to improve it;
  • Inclusion: to engage in a collective effort to commit to diversity and inclusion that will be initiated and led by the French Tech Mission 

Pigment is committed to inclusive hiring practices, as showcased by its alignment to the French Tech Parity Pact, which aims to accelerate equality between women and men. Pigment is also committed to sustainability, helping customers manage their own carbon accounting and managing our carbon footprint responsibly. 

Find all the information on the French Tech Next40/120 on the Mission French Tech website here.

About Pigment

Pigment is an enterprise-grade business planning platform. Combining powerful modeling with simplicity of use, Pigment gives Finance, HR, and Sales leaders a 360 degree view of their business and allows them to collaborate seamlessly. Industry-leading companies like Figma, Airtable, Deliveroo and Webhelp trust Pigment every day, allowing them to make confident and accurate decisions in real-time.

About the Mission French Tech

The French Tech Mission is a team of civil servants responsible for helping the ecosystem of French start-ups form and flourish, in France and abroad. As part of the Directorate-General for Enterprise within the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, the Mission coordinates and oversees the French Tech ecosystem with its network of 16 Capitals and 99 Communities, in France and abroad. It also supports start-ups by making it easier for them to interact with the administration via a network of more than 60 French Tech contacts. The French Tech Mission supports the most mature start-ups through the French Tech Next40/120 programme, as well as start-ups operating in sectors identified as strategic as part of the France 2030 plan with its first sector-dedicated programmes: Green20, Agri20, Health20 and DeepNum20. Finally, through the French Tech Tremplin program, the French Tech Mission enables people without an entrepreneurial background to create their own start-up anywhere in France.


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