This article showcases our top picks for the best Paris based Publishing companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of Publishing solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Paris Publishing Companies
Brut is an international video content publisher, focused on news and feature-based, short-form content. They cover topics from politics to technology and social justice, culture and more.
Brut videos are viewed more than 400 million times a month and touch more than 150 million worldwide. Brut.
is a global media company that creates short-form video content for audiences around the world. With offices on two continents, Brut.
publishes content daily in three languages and across eight social platforms generating over 500MM views a month.. .
Pretty Simple is a European social gaming company, developing and publishing games on Facebook and tablets. Pretty Simple is the creator of hit social game of Investigation Criminal Case.
Launched in November 2012, Criminal Case is played by more than 5 million daily active players, in just under 5 months. Pretty Simple’s first released title is called My Shops.
Launched in December 2010, My Shops reached its first million users in 9 weeks. The company is headquartered in Paris, France.
It is recruiting a lot of new great people in 2013, in order to grow its team from 40 to 80. Talents sought include developers (iOS), game artists, game designers, and writers..
Launched in 2007 by entrepreneur and mother of five Nathalie Christen-Genty, MELIJOE.COM is the world’s premier online fashion e-tailer for children ages 0-16. Featuring the latest in childrenswear trends inspired directly by adult runways, MELIJOE.COM is home to some of the industry’s most sought-after labels in kid’s fashion.
MELIJOE.COM is above all an international brand, featuring 100% authentic products, speedy worldwide shipping and a website translated in six languages. Thanks to a developed editorial strategy and magazine-inspired web layout, MELIJOE.COM doubles as a digital news outlet for children’s fashion with Le Magazine, and between exclusive shopping edits, childrenswear news, trend reports and in-house photo shoots, MELIJOE.COM is an extra-large world of digital fashion for the smallest of fashionistas..
AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB. Founded in 2012 by a former Criteo executive and two data scientists and serial entrepreneurs, AlephD provides real-time capabilities to online publishers.
Its solutions instantly boost digital publishers RTB revenues (Real Time Bidding) by up to 30%. The company developed real-time algorithms able to predict auction performance right before each impression is served.
On behalf of its clients, AlephD chooses the best selling strategy to attract the most relevant buyers at the best price. The algorithms are fine tuned over billions of auction logs stored on a big data infrastructure.
They are then applied thousands of times per second for every single impression delivered by AlephD’s customers, offering instantaneous revenue boost. AlephD equips online publishers with the same level of technology as the most advanced advertisers or demand-side solutions.
AlephD leverages all the publisher data to create a level playing field in the RTB market and unlocks new opportunities for buyers and sellers.. .
FrenchWeb, a blog and mini-media empire focused on the fast-growing world of French startups. FrenchWeb.fr present the various initiatives of French actors of the net in the world.
Via Linked In, It includes one of more than 40 000 professional community, entrepreneurs, experts, speaking investors.. .
Mister Bell is a digital advertising firm that provides its clients with monetization solutions. Its range of solutions include filtering, tracking, clustering, targeting, retargeting, DMP, brand safety, geofencing, and media.
Furthermore, it provides its clients with a range of software, including Scala, Spark, play2, Cassandra, Kafka, and Titan. Mister Bell was launched in 2010 and is based in France..
Homa Games is a leading mobile entertainment company with loyal players all over the world. Homa develops games internally and in partnership with more than 200 handpicked studios worldwide.
The company has published more than 30 games with titles such as NERF Epic Pranks!, Sky Roller, Idle World. Homa Games recently reached #1 on the US Google Play store with its most recent IP hypercasual game in collaboration with Hasbro.
Millions of users are enjoying Homa’s }productions daily. The company is headquartered in Paris France..
Based in Paris, France, Dreamzer Games is an independant developer and publisher of online browser games on our own behalf or for third parties. More than just simple online games, we also manage communities of people who enjoy meeting up and chatting everyday in the virtual spaces we’ve created.
Each site provides a number of ways to do this: forums, mini-blogs, groups around a theme or a cause, etc. .
Smart AdServer is a leading ad monetization platform built for premium publishers to serve demanding buyers. Their fully transparent platform and shared-interest business approach enable premium publishers and brands to get their fair share of ad value at every opportunity, on their terms.
Publishers can act with certainty and have the control of all the variables for the right blend of transaction models, channels and formats while activating the right audience data for value path optimization. Smart works directly with more than 1,000 publishers worldwide including Financial Times.
TracFone, Altice Media Publicité and IMGUR to deliver display, video, native, and rich-media ads to over 50,000 sites and apps. Smart is ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and in the Financial Times’ FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies.
Smart operates 12 offices worldwide and leads the charge in building a transparent ecosystem based on quality. Smart is a “GDPR ready” company as certified by independent data protection specialist, ePrivacy GmbH..
Fondée en 2019, TapNation est une start-up tech spécialisée dans le jeu vidéo mobile, plus précisément les jeux dits “hyper-casual” (des jeux simple à destination du plus grand nombre d’utilisateurs). Après une levée de fond et trois HITs (Ice Cream Inc, Bubble Sort et Cowboy Flip 3D), TapNation ambitionne de devenir l’un des acteurs clé du marché du publishing.
Nous publions les jeux de nos partenaires (studios et développeurs du monde entier) puis pilotons leur acquisition et leur monétisation.. .
12 bis is a French publisher. The company publishes predominantly bande dessinée comic books and manga in France.
It was founded in 2008 by Dominique Burdot, formerly of Glénat. The publisher has undertaken reprinting of previously successful works by François Bourgeon, Les Passagers du vent (the Passengers of the Wind) and Le Cycle de Cyann (The Cycle of Cyann).
The company also publishes the comic book satire concerning American wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr., Robert Parker: Les Sept Pêchés capiteux..
Calaméo is a program that instantly creates interactive web publications. We offer you a new publishing method that has an incredibly wide variety of options and is simple to use.
From a PDF file, you create magazines, brochures, sales catalogs, annual reports, presentation brochures… What is an interactive publication? It’s an interactive electronic document, accessible from a computer and capable of reproducing the feeling of reading a paper document: turn the pages, mark the pages, zoom …
magazines, brochures, sales catalogs, annual reports, presentation brochures Who is Calaméo for? For any person, business, association, agency, etc. who is seeking to offer a dynamic and innovative medium that meets the new communication standards The advantages of an interactive publication * Savings on cost and time for production, printing, sending print copies and logistics.
Innovative, original and entertaining communication that immediately catches the readership’s interest. * Audience report, readership stats…
and other e-marketing features to determine the effectiveness of your publications. * Ease of access and file storage accessible on the Internet at any time * Possibility to create an online press agency.
SlimCut Media creates new premium advertising inventory for digital publishers. Our innovative video ad units are 100% viewable to guarantee brand engagement.
In addition, we give our clients easy access to programmatic demand through partnerships with leading industry platforms.. .
aufeminin.com publishes an online and interactive magazine aimed at women. The company offers editorial and community-based services covering themes such as fashion, baby, beauty, shopping, cooking, news, society, and more on websites, mobile phones, tablets, TV, and in print.
It operates in France, Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Brazil, Morocco, Tunisia, and Japan. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
auFeminin.com is a subsidiary of Axel Springer Group.. .
Usbek & Rica
USBEK & Rica is the magazine that explores the future. This is a quarterly, sold at newsstands and bookstores, who wants to understand the world to come.
We live in the era of the fastest in human history changes, and we refuse to suffer. The question that guides our choice of topics and how to treat them is simple: technological progress being are synonymous with human progress? To help us answer this question, we appeal to the freest scholars and the curious journalists.
Building on the characters and USBEK Rica (found in Persian Letters of Montesquieu, and revisited in our pages), we strive like them to see the world with new eyes. False naivety, but true commitment: the only value that does not change is our humanity.
And willingness to propose new ideas, acharner us build the world of tomorrow.. .
Charlie Hebdo (formerly Hara-Kiri) is a French satirical weekly magazine that features cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes. It is focused on issues in France as well as abroad.
It offers apps for Android, iOS, and Windows 8 platforms. Charlie Hebdo was launched in 1970 and its operations are based in Paris, France..
L’Atelier BNP Paribas
L’Atelier, the BNP Paribas Group’s technology and innovation tracking unit for over 30 years. L’Atelier is established in three major geographical areas that are key for innovation – the United States, China and Europe – so as to spot trends and opportunities and advise and support companies.
The tracking unit provides its services through four channels: the Media section shares the results of L’Atelier’s monitoring work via the website, a radio programme and on the social media; the Events service organises dialogue and information exchange around current innovation topics; Digital Strategy Advisory helps to put identified innovations into context for companies and specific professions; and last but not least L’Atelier Lab brings innovative entrepreneurs into contact with major corporations so that they can work together to invent and design new digital products and services. L’Atelier’s three functional lines are complimented by the three geographical zones in which it operates: Europe, the Americas and Asia.
It is thus possible to follow its latest experimental initiatives in very different ecosystems. It is the close ties with the parent company, the exchanges of information between its various entities, and the encounters arranged and led by its three principal lines of activity that determine the unique character – and strengths – of L’Atelier.
L’Atelier spots ideas, disseminates them, and helps companies put them into practice. Their unit keeps a worldwide watch on innovations, in both the public and private sector.
Once identified, they share these trends through our various media channels – website, newsletters and social networks – or via our media partners such as Intereconomia, BFM Business, and MSN. Their work encompasses IT strategy, e-commerce, and social media, but they also have a keen eye for the cultural angles and an appreciation of the fun that these new trends can provide.
L’Atelier has always had a tradition of sharing its ideas on company transformation through the medium of conferences, in Shanghai, San Francisco or Paris. L’Atelier’s trademark is to be the interface between your company’s business and today’s innovating communities in the areas of marketing, communication, e-commerce, human resources and information technology, whether the ideas stem from L’Atelier’s own tracking activities or from working hand-in-hand with our partners.
Mediapart is an independent newspaper, created by journalists and controlled by its founders. In addition to the founders, the other shareholders are the Friends of Mediapart and some investment partners.
At the end of the next capital increase, which will bring together the amounts to EUR 3.7 million, the six founding account for 60% of capital, investors and friends for 40%. Originally Mediapart, there are four journalists.
These are François Bonnet, Gérard Desportes, Laurent Mauduit and myself. It was there a little over a year, between late 2006 and early 2007.
We had the main idea, an editorial project, a common will, a desire for independence, in fact shared convictions, both democratic and professional. But everything else was missing: a thorough knowledge of and experience in web business creation.
Besides the sinews of war: money, of course. Thus, on the advice of a trusted friend, the mathematician Michel Broué, we met Godfrey Beauvallet, academic specializing in information systems, and Marie-Hélène Smiéjan, senior manager in IT companies.
Both have confirmed our initial intuitions, enriched the project and invented solutions: with one, we have refined our business model, able to raise the necessary funds and managed up our society; through the other, we have deepened the participatory dimension, contributory and community project, and met Benedict Thieulin while he was creating, in summer 2007 its Internet agency, become our partner, The Netscouade. This starting point is also the point of arrival: the seven people who were the original nucleus are found today in the heart of the economic structure that guarantees the independence of your newspaper.
Founded at the time of Jules Ferry laws in 1881, Nathan’s mission is to support all learning and sharing all knowledge respecting the pleasure of discovery and knowledge. For this commitment is multifaceted and based on brand values at the heart of the daily concerns of their teams.
On the premise that access to knowledge can be emancipated, Nathan wants to disseminate knowledge by adapting its tools to the greatest number. Educational research is paramount to Nathan.
Each of Nathan’s editors working on the creation of the most suitable tools to its public teachers, children / students or parents. To facilitate learning, we seek the most competent writers in their field and we rely on the expertise of teaching staff recognized for their expertise.
Nathan’s products are also tested by specialists that ensure the content and pedagogical input. Nathan’s editors, in constant dialogue with their teams in the field, constantly looking for the best solutions to your research.
Nathan uses new technologies as they help improve the quality of their tools and provides customers with interesting and relevant supplement.. .
JTV Digital offers media services to assist artists in marketing their labels. The company’s range of services consist of marketing, promotion, YouTube monetization, VEVO upload, SoundCloud monetization, consulting, and video distribution.
Furthermore, it offers music licensing services to its clients, consisting of cover song licensing and publishing. JTV Digital was founded in 2013 by Jeremie Varengo and is based in Paris..
Editis is the second-largest publishing group in France, a major player in European publishing, and generally a star of the publishing world. Editis is present in the literature, education and reference publishing sectors, and is also a major player in the distribution field through its Interforum subsidiary.
The solid, coherent Editis group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Planeta group, market leader in Spanish-language publishing and one of Spain’s top three communications groups. Editis’s stated ambition is to look to the future and establish itself as the market leader in French language publishing across the world.
With prestigious publishing houses, strong imprints, and high-profile authors, the Editis group has a well-established track record of quality, eclectic publishing. Its rich publishing offering was strengthened with the acquisition of Editions XO in 2006, a year that also saw strong growth in its distribution capacity with, first, the acquisition of DNL, which gave it a position in a new field, wholesaling, followed by a series of distribution agreements signed with Dargaud and Le Lombard, which are subsidiaries of the Média-Participations group, and with Gallimard Publishers.
In 2007, with the acquisition of the leading independent Belgian publisher, the De Boeck group, Editis has built up its third sector, education, and is strengthening its presence in Belgium. This is in line with its continued international growth in French- and Dutch-language publishing.
With 2600 employees and about 44 publishing imprints, Editis holds leading positions in three segments of the publishing business, in particular Literature (trade and mass market formats), Education (scholarly, scholastic aids, middle school, high school, university, legal and medical) and Reference (dictionaries and encyclopedias), as well as in the field of publishing services (promotion and distribution). Prestigious publishers and efficient group-wide services have made Editis number two in the world of French publishing and a major player in Europe.
Editis has a clearly stated objective: to strengthen its position on the French market, to continue its growth, and to expand its influence throughout the French-speaking world.. .
Groupe Pratique develops websites that helps users get advice on activities from professional workers. It serves 10 million visitors monthly and provides them with information, advice & tips, Q&A, contact numbers of professionals next to home, and DIY videos.
Groupe Pratique went from being a phone directory assistance service to creating websites dealing with lifestyles, including pratique.fr, maison-construction.fr, BestOfArtisans.com and 118000.fr. Olivier de Bellaigue, Guillaume Desombre, and Thomas Chevalier founded Groupe Pratique in September 2014, with its headquarters in Paris in France..
FeedPress is the publishing tool for bloggers and podcasters who are looking for a great way to deliver their RSS content to readers and listeners everywhere. We offer powerful analytics and also file hosting for podcasters.
FeedPress includes built-in diagnostic tools, responsive design, multi-feed redirect and push support, integration with popular analytics and publishing tools such as Mint and WordPress, and more. The product was built from the ground up in an open way to allow both users and developers to export data out of the system.
Put simply, there is no lock in. FeedPress now serves more than 30 million requests per month and is trusted by many popular sites such as Beautiful Pixels, The Brooks Review, ESN, The Talk Show, and Mule Radio..
Established in 1975, Retz is a reference brand in the field of educational innovation and counseling. The catalog has over 800 titles (about 85 new titles a year) on three main areas.
Educational methods for primary school (kindergarten and elementary): in particular the collection “I learn the math” (translations into Spanish, Basque, Breton, Corsican) and reading methods “Fabulire”, “At the School albums “and” Mika “, but also a collection in language proficiency,” CLÉ.O. “And a collection of learning activities in the form of kits,” The Retz Workshops “.
The educational works: more than 20 collections for teachers, ranging from ready-to-use tool for working in the classroom to the theoretical work of synthesis, through the theater to the school which is the leader Retz in France. Aid and development works in two directions: first, extracurricular collections for children from 3 to 12 years; secondly, a series of collections for professionals: books and training tools and self-training in personal and professional development, management, psychotherapy and psychiatry..
Challenges is a weekly French business news provider that delivers news covering the categories of business, economy, politics, high-tech, car, employment, grandstands, and heritage. It also has a website that provides economic news in real-time.
Challengesis headquartered in Paris.. .
The L’Obs is the most read news magazine every week in France. With 13 million people, including more than 8 million users and mobile users, more than 1 out of 5.
The French Obs mainly comprise brands Rue89, The More, O, Bibliobs & TéléObs.. .
Demotivateur is the first social media in France. Today it is more than 30 million visits, 70 million contents consulted per month and more than 2 shares per second.
In 5 years, demotivateur has become a global entertainment media with a single leitmotiv … tempt and inspire our readers with strong themes like travel, entertainment, cooking with Demotivateur Food , the lifestyle and most recently: the house with Demotivateur Workshop …
Demotivateur now has 20 employees, and strives daily to offer its readers the most interesting and engaging content. With a strong and loyal community of more than 4,000,000 subscribers (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), the target core are readers of 25/34 years (40%)..
Founded in 1946, the Editions Bordas is specialized in textbooks and extracurricular books, from kindergarten to high school. They thus make available to teachers and parents the necessary tools to support students in their learning.
Bordas also developing digital products such Bordas Paraschool or tutoring.. .
MarcoPolis is an international online publishing company headquartered in Paris, France. It is specialized in producing executive interactive business reviews by country analyzing trends, featuring sector analysis, interviews, companies, videos and top stories.
MarcoPolis has established offices in the U.S., Brazil, and the Czech Republic.. .
Mon Vanity Ideal
monvanityideal.com is a community platform that specializes in cosmetics and products of skin and hair care. It is an advanced consumer guide that combines profiles, reviews and recommendations of women and influencers at the same place with an advanced search feature that makes users find recommendations of people who have very similar physical characteristics.
The platform launches tests of high quality brands products.. .
Makery is an online information media (newsletter, website, social networks) founded by Digital Art International in June 2014. It is led by Anne-Cécile Worms, hosted at Ekluz, 13 rue des Ecluses Saint-Martin, Paris 10th arrondissement.
It aims to cover the dynamism and give out information on the emergence of a scene of labs, fablabs (fabrication laboratories, terminology born in the United States within the Medialab of MIT in 2001), hackerspaces (spaces self-managed by people wanting to divert technologies), medialabs, living labs (also known as third places, they encompass industry in processes of innovation and experimentation), biohacklabs (the scientific and bioinformatics version of hacklabs).. .
Orone is publisher and operator optimization of business processes, management of document flow and payment platforms. For nearly 20 years in France, Belgium and Morocco, and since 2011 in Brazil, Orone helps companies and administrations in their digital transformation by providing reliable and innovative solutions for global control, facilitate and enhance their multi channel information flows.
The Orone activity focuses on three areas: – Software publishing – Solutions integrating – Operator services The Orone Group is the result of the merger of the [Fedaso](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/fedaso) and [Athic](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/athic-solutions) companies.. .
Dictionnaires Le Robert
Dictionnaires Le Robert is the French publisher of dictionnaires founded by Paul Robert. A pioneer since 1989 and now in the digital edition, Le Robert has gained a specific editorial expertise, and develops dictionaries and digital solutions that now form a comprehensive range, to quickly find the resource suitable for your employees and your work environment.
Create well within your organization the foundation for a common repository, shared by all, to communicate better. Le Robert offers French language and bilingual software..
Kiddiepunk is a small press and label based in Paris, France and run by artist and filmmaker Michael Salerno. They release limited edition zines and books, as well the occasional record or two.
Kiddiepunk is also involved in the production of film and video projects. The first Kiddiepunk release was the zine ‘Kiddiepunk #1’ in 2002..
Slate.fr, independent company controlled by its founders, aims to become one of the main locations in France of analysis and debate in the political, economic, social, technological and cultural. They will propose, open access and Free, analysis, columns, commentary, humor notes, selections links, drawings, photographs and video, which will put into perspective and will inform current events and social phenomena by comparing them with contributions from users.
Given the complexity and challenges of the contemporary world and especially of the current crisis, it is impossible to hide behind preconceived frames of reference. The analysis of known facts, taking away the decline, ideas confrontation, argument is preferable for us to supporters reflexes militants.
Slate.fr launches recognized signatures, calls for independent journalists from the mainstream press and the universe of the Net. Slate.fr has formed a partnership with Slate.com Editorial belonging to the group Washington Post..
Fashion Insider Magazine
Fashion Insider Magazine is an Interactive Fashion, lifestyle and travel magazine printed bi-annually. Available in a range of outlets around Europe.
Started as a platform to allow young writers to publish their work and since developing into a lifestyle brand allowing readers affordable opportunities to experience a wide range of europes most stylish and exciting events.. .
Midem is an international business event for the music ecosystem. It enables music makers, cutting edge technologies, brands, and talents to come together under one roof to source, sell, and sign new music, digital solutions, and innovative ideas.
Midem was founded in 1967 in Paris, France.. .
PubliAtis is a lightweight editorial system that allows media and marketing departments to organize the cross-media production of their publications while drastically optimizing their profitability. A SaaS vendor, PubliAtis Cloud Publishing platform brings together the different steps of periodical production (editorial workflow, DAM, content formatting, publication, distribution) in a single software package starting at a low monthly fee.
It was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Paris, Île-de-France.. .
Ozae – Tools for storytellers
WHAT WE DO We help journalists, editors, content marketers, PR and SEOs understand how content performs best on Google News & social networks. A powerful Newsroom Find out what’s trending on the web right now Discover what are the best headlines performing today, what are the next stories that will be in trending topics soon and that you should cover now.
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Get the right KPIs for your content marketing campaigns How is my site doing and what are my competitors talking about ? Ozae provides smart metrics to measure content marketing success. Learn how you and your competitors are doing..
INFOELSA Publisher of Software in the field of Insurance, and Distributor of ICBS banking software in the field of the Bank, is a French SAS with a capital of € 259,163 created in November 1989. INFOELSA is the sister company of the BML Istisharat group located in Lebanon.
The organization of Infoelsa and the BML Istisharat Group allows them to operate in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa. In the diversity of their know-how, and their complementarity, they bring skills adapted to the real technical and human needs of today’s international exchanges..
The OECD Observer is a magazine that presents analysis of world economic, social, and environmental issues. It is aimed at senior policymakers, business people, NGOs, researchers, and journalists.
The sections covered by the magazine include economy, development, taxation, environment and resources, science and technology, governance, society, and trade and investment. It covers the regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, European Union, Middle East, and South America.
The OECD Observer was launched in 1962 and is published in Paris, France.. .
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