The FABA celebration took place on May 25. Let us announce you the winners celebrated during the event organized by the French American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco.


A great crowd was gathered for the FABA celebration at the Julia Morgan Ballroom.


But let's get straight to the point. Here are the winners!




Woman Role Model

  • Gold Award: Virginie Simon / MyScienceWork  
  • Special Distinction: Karine Allouche / GlobalEnglish

Social Impact

  • Gold Award: 42 Silicon Valley  
  • Special Distinction: Alter Eco



  • Gold Award: ITK  
  • Special Distinction: Guillaume Grapevine Nursery Inc.


Food Business 

  • Gold Award: 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 Award: Algolia
  • Special Distinction:One2team


Life-science and Biotech

  • Gold Award: Arterys  
  • Special Distinction: Adynxx


Lifetime achievement 

  • Jean-Louis Gassée



Startup of the Year 

  • Jury's choice award: Ava
  • People's choice award: Atlas Unlimited Inc.


US Investment in France

  • Gold Award: GE Digital Europe Foundry  
  • Special Distinction: Facebook France



  • Gold Award: Azur Wines  
  • Special Distinction: Hyde de Villaine



Bravo and congratulations to all the nominees and winners. May their business adventure move forward with success and creativity. 



And congratulations to the FACCSF and especially Sophie Woodville Ducom and Fred Stemmelin for this great and brilliant 3rd FABA edition that asserts its part as catalyst of the French American entrepreneurial business sphere in San Francisco and the Bay Area.


Special thank to Clara Bijl !

You showed that humor and business worked fine together!

Thanks a lot for hosting the event with your talent and smile.