Emmanuel Macron Thinks Big In Vision For French Tech Unicorns

A start-up boom prompts new president’s attempt to foster homegrown companies in US-dominated industry.

Last summer Michael Amar, a serial entrepreneur and investor, met Emmanuel Macron at a private networking event at the British Embassy in Paris.

Mr Amar, a Frenchman who had swapped Paris for Palo Alto in California in 2008, recalls telling Mr Macron, who had recently set up a political movement, En Marche: "If you become president of France, I will come back."

Following Mr Macron’s election in May, Mr Amar was as good as his word and moved back to France this summer.

"I had wanted to come back to France for a couple of years but the mood wasn’t great," says Mr Amar, who once owned…

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