Yes, i’ve been following the tech scene in France for a while. The startups appear to be very good at supporting each other and their IoT projects seem to deploy faster than the speed of lightning. I do agree with you about the language thing though, I attended a French conference recently as a journalist and I didn’t receive a single email or press release from a startup or PR in English. I get it, I’m Australian and I live in Germany and I write for the US press. It’s not you’re fault I didn’t get the opportunity to learn a second language at school.
But surely it wouldn’t be too hard to either write in both French and English or at least ensure emails don’t include decorative text boxes (not sure what the term is, you know where there’s a colorful backdrop) and that are almost impossible to easily translate?