In focus: French start-ups

The start-up ecosystem in France has been developing at a rapid pace lately.
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A bus of the German intercity bus service FlixBus drives past the Palais Garnier opera house on May 19, 2015 in Paris. The leader in transport services by bus in Germany, the start-up Flixbus, launched its services in Paris on May 19, 2015. The company now operates in 15 European countries. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A bus of the German intercity bus service FlixBus is pictured on May 19, 2015 in Paris. The leader in transport services by bus in Germany, the start-up Flixbus, launched its services in Paris on May 19, 2015. The company now operates in 15 European countries. (AFP/Getty Images)
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French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Segolene Royal, flanked by French Junior Minister for Digital Economy, Axelle Lemaire (L), delivers a speech during a presentation of GreenTech innovations by French start-up companies on May 26, 2015 in Paris. (AFP/Getty Images)
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French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron (L) listens to BNP Paribas banking group's CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafe as they attend the event '1000 start-ups to change the world' organized by the French newspaper 'La Tribune' in Paris on April 13, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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French developer Arnaud Geneslay, of the start-up Haption, uses a force-feedback device to create a 3D image, on April 8, 2015, in Laval, western France, as part of the 17th international conference and exhibition of virtual technologies. (AFP/Getty Images)
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This picture taken on February 6, 2015 shows the Yongsan startup incubator center in Seoul. Under President Park Geun-Hye, the South Korean government has poured billions of dollars into startups, in line with her push to foster a 'creative economy' that would move beyond the country's traditional manufacturing base. (AFP/Getty Images)
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This picture taken on February 6, 2015 shows visitors at a lab of the Yongsan startup incubator center in Seoul. Under President Park Geun-Hye, the South Korean government has poured billions of dollars into startups, in line with her push to foster a 'creative economy' that would move beyond the country's traditional manufacturing base. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken in Bordeaux on January 28, 2015, shows a man using his smartphone and the mobile app 'Winewoo' developed by Bordeaux-based start-up Kasual business, which delivers informations about a wine by scanning its label. (AFP/Getty Images)
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