NanoLeaf, launched as a startup in 2012, makes “smart lighting” – energy efficient panels and bulbs that respond to touch, voice, remote control
- CHU, please tell us more about
Nanoleaf designs and engineers innovative lighting products that integrate with the leading smart home platforms (Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Amazon Alexa). Their light panels are sold in places like the Museum of Modern Art, Best Buy, Apple Retail, Home Depot and many more. Nanoleaf now has offices in Toronto, Paris
- Why did you choose France as a destination for your European investment?
Paris is one of the best startup hubs in Europe. It’s a beautiful city and with the new
- How is your investment taking shape?
We decided to set up a legal entity and an office in Paris in early 2018. We quickly hired few employees and kept developing the team during the months after. Now, our European sales account for about 40% of our global business.
- What have been the crucial steps to it?
- How did you get helped locally?
Through our network, we had advice and guidance on how to set up an entity in Europe. We were also highly supported by several local agencies from French government or Paris regions: Business France, Paris Region Enterprises or Paris&Co for example. They gave us tips and
- What are the next steps for
youcompany in France and in Europe?
We plan to continue growing and scaling our Nanoleaf brand in Europe. We’re forecasting to double our sales in 2019 in Europe with the support of our Paris office.
Contact Business France in Toronto: Elodie Relier firstname.lastname@example.org