Grenoble-based Aniah has closed its series A round at €6 million.
The €6 million round was led by French deep tech investor Supernova Invest, investing from its fund FPCI Supernova 2.
Crédit Agricole Sud Rhône Alpes, a regional branch of French banking group Crédit Agricole, also participated together with public investment bank Bpifrance and BNP Paribas's Invest unit.
Aniah's software can be deployed during semiconductor projects to verify chip design, eliminating errors in the early stages of product development.
The French startup claims the automated checks reduce chip design errors "by a factor of a thousand."
Aniah's software was launched in June 2022 and is now used by STMicroelectronics, the Dutch semiconductor manufacturing giant.
With the €6 million raise, Aniah aims to support its growth strategy with a view of entering key international markets, especially in Asia, the US and Israel.
Aniah will also use the capital to re-invest into its product, building "new modules" for testing chip reliability, monitoring chip design projects, and also supporting greater automation in chip design, through new API plug-ins.
Remi Moriceau, Aniah's CEO and co-founder, said: "Our technology was born out of a real market need, to have a unique tool capable of electrically analysing complex circuits.
"We have been able to develop a simple and ergonomic application, which can be integrated into our customers' flows.
"This fundraising from partners, experts in the sector, will allow us to make this solution accessible to the entire market, to structure our development in areas with high potential and to surround ourselves with new talent."
Damien Bretegnier, investment director at Supernova Invest, added: "Aniah is shaking up the players in its market by completely renewing the offer of software for the design and electrical verification of semiconductors.
"Its revolutionary approach, 1000 times faster than competing solutions, brings considerable productivity gains to its customers and a level of quality never before achieved.
"Supernova Invest is very happy to support this Grenoble deeptech nugget by giving it the means to develop its offer internationally."