Tech 5 Press Kit
We’ve witnessed exponential growth of the European tech scene. Ecosystems all over the continent are maturing at an extreme pace, providing a launchpad for tech companies like Transferwise, Delivery Hero, Cabify, Foodpanda and iZettle – all which have shown massive increases in revenue in a short period of time.
TNW - with its community and ability to bring people together- and Adyen, itself still a fast-growing startup with lots of real world experience to share, are a great building block for any tech company looking to take that next step - or to make that next leap.
Together, TNW and Adyen have scouted Germany, the UK, Spain, France, Sweden and the Netherlands to find the fastest growing tech company in Europe. The top 10 finalists from each nation are invited to an exclusive celebratory dinner. The Amsterdam dinner took place on April 13th, at the tech incubator TQ, in Amsterdam.
Patrick de Laive, co-founder of The Next Web:
"It's amazing to see how many fast growing companies have been sprouting on European soil. Aside from the ones that made the shortlists, we've seen a ton of others that had significant revenues and still continue to grow. As Europeans involved in technology, we should be proud of these highly successful startups. The Tech5 competition is here to celebrate those young companies and reveal them to a larger audience."
Roelant Prins, Adyen CCO:
“We are thrilled to see so much activity in the European startup scene. Adyen is lucky to be in a position to work with many startups and to help them grow by accepting payments from all over the world. We’re committed to continuing that support and to accelerating growth across industries. I’m looking forward to seeing this year’s winners at TNW Europe.”
What is in it for the participating companies?
- Top 10 shortlisted startups from each country are invited for a special event, where we announce the fastest growing company in the region
- Tech5 winners and nominees will be covered in TNW and other media outlets
- Country winners get the chance to co-create an article on TNW about their growth
- Country winners are invited for the winner announcement on stage at TNW Conference
- The fastest-growing company will win the 1st prize
The Next Web is a tech media company that brings remarkable stories to people who take a special interest in technology. TNW celebrates companies that achieve impressive results, giving them a unique chance to shine.
Adyen is the technology company reinventing payments for the global economy. The only provider of a modern end-to-end infrastructure connecting directly to Visa, MasterCard, and consumers’ globally preferred payment methods, Adyen delivers frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in-store. With offices all around the world, Adyen serves more than 4,500 businesses, including 7 of the 10 largest U.S. Internet companies. Customers include Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Netflix, Spotify, L’Oreal and Burberry.
Tech 5 2017 Winners
The UK Tech5 - Deliveroo
The German Tech5 - Bragi
The French Tech5 - MisterFly
The Swedish Tech5 - MatSmart
The Dutch Tech5 - Tiqets
The Spanish Tech5 - CornerJob
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The Tech5 is a pan-European competition to identify the fastest growing tech companies in Europe with its finale at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam where all country winners present their company and represent their country.
Tech5 is an initiative of TNW and Adyen.