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“Unicorns, who cares?”, French founders tell Macron

On Monday evening, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted more than 100 founders at his presidential palace to talk about his government’s plans to put €7bn into funding the digital economy. But when time came for kudos and congrats, Macron didn’t get the kind of reaction he expected. “A year ago we set a goal to create 25 unicorns, and we’ve created 13,” Macron cheered. Register for the Sifted community“Let me start by saying: Who cares about unicorns?” said Alexandre Yazdi, the cofounder and chief executive of gaming startup Voodoo. What matters more than funding for startups is the ability to grow business and to quickly expand globally, both founders said.

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