The French-American Business Awards 2017


‘The 4th annual French-American Business Awards was a very inspiring edition, celebrating the French entrepreneurial spirit and inspiring our community from Paris to San Francisco. Congratulations to all the laureates!’ – Eve Chaurand, President of the FACCSF.

This 2017 edition was the opportunity to celebrate 21 laureates from 11 distinct categories among the French-American community. With more than 300 guests at the Fairmont, the 4th edition of the 2017 FABA was a blast! Thank you to the attendees, the nominees, the advisory board, the jury members, sponsors and partners for making this event possible.

We were thrilled to welcome you all to highlight success stories of the leading French-American companies, startups and entrepreneurs of 2017. Attendees, please take a minute answer our short survey here to help us improve for the 2018 edition.

Congratulations again to all laureates! We wish them to continue their growth in the coming years and nurturing the French-American entrepreneurial spirit.

The FABA 2017 Laureates: 


Gold: ITK

Special distinction: Guillaume Grapevine Nursery Inc.

Food Business

Gold: Piperade, Bocadillos

Special Distinction: Le Comptoir, Gamine

High Tech over $30 million in revenue or funding

Gold Award: Talend

Special Distinction: Planisware

High Tech under $30 million in revenue or funding

Gold: Algolia

Special Distinction: One2team

Life Science & Biotech

Gold Award: Arterys

Special Distinction: Adynxx

LifeTime Achievement

Jean-Louis Gassee

Social Impact

Gold Award: 42 Silicon Valley

Special Distinction: Alter Eco

Startup of the Year

Jury Choice’s Award: Ava

People Choice’s Award: Atlas Unlimited Inc.

Us Investment in France

Gold Award: GE Digital Europe Foundry

Special Distinction: Facebook France


Gold: Azur Wines

Special distinction: Hyde de Villaine

Woman Role Model

Gold: Virginie Simon

Special Distinction: Karine Allouche


Please visit the FABA website if you would like to have more information on each laureate.