A major presence of Dutch tech companies

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme objectively ranks the region's fastest-growing tech companies of the last four years. The winners of this edition were selected based on their fiscal-year revenue growth from 2013 to 2016.

Dutch companies had a massive presence on the list; in fact, 50 of the 500 companies are based in the Netherlands – that’s 10% of the entire list. This is staggering, given the large geographical area covered in the list (and the relative small size of the Netherlands.)

“This year’s Fast 500 list is led by organisations with unprecedented growth,” said Paul Sallomi, Deloitte's vice chairman. “As technology continues to evolve, 2017’s ranking companies show that every industry is ripe for transformation, impacting both consumers and enterprises across sectors. We congratulate our winners and are excited to see their continued achievements in 2018.”

Amsterdam companies lead the charge

Given Amsterdam’s world-renowned tech and startup scene, its unparalleled connectivity and top-notch access to talent, it should come as no surprise that the city's startups and scale-ups rank well on the Fast 500 list.

The following Amsterdam-based startups and scale-ups did particularly well:

  • Bynder (grew by 3,792%): offers an innovative suite of digital-asset-management tools, allowing easy file sharing and storage, real-time collaborative edits and approvals, auto-formatting and anytime, anywhere access.
  • Scribbr (grew by 1,152%): provides a proofreading and editing service for students writing essays, theses and dissertations.
  • StudyTube (grew by 748%): designed an online study platform that is customisable to suit the needs of individual students.
  • Eleanor (grew by 735%): provides a platform that facilitates and streamlines fine-wine distribution.
  • Navads (grew by 414%): offers a platform for managing local listings for digital agencies and enterprise clients on international digital maps.
Download the full Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list.