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This article was published on April 17, 2015

    Tech5 Spain: Packlink named Spain’s fastest-growing tech startup

    Tech5 Spain: Packlink named Spain’s fastest-growing tech startup
    Jelle van Wijhe
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    Jelle van Wijhe

    Jelle is data whisperer and content sherpa for Index. He enjoys tinkering in backend dev and winning at squash. He's also TNW's not yet deth Jelle is data whisperer and content sherpa for Index. He enjoys tinkering in backend dev and winning at squash. He's also TNW's not yet dethroned champion of ping pong.

    Congratulations to online shipping comparison and booking platform Packlink on being named the fastest-growing startup in Spain.

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    Packlink offers individual and SMB customers a fast and easy way to compare prices and book parcel deliveries. The company partners with the world’s top couriers and integrates with their booking and parcel tracking systems.

    Originally launched in Spain in 2011, it has been growing their business at an amazing rate, seeing high international growth over the past two years.

    Speaking about the company’s win, its founder Ben Askew-Renaut said:

    Anyone who’s worked on launching an idea into what we all call a ‘startup’ – from dreaming it, to defining it, to hiring and growing a team to build it and re-build it again – knows what a roller-coaster and juggling act it is. We’re very excited and grateful that TNW and everyone who voted noticed our efforts,  running a very fast marathon to get to where we are today. The “Fastest Growing Startup in Spain” award is definitely the merit of our very committed international team.

    Competition was though, and the runners-up in Spain are certainly also deserving of recognition:

    ByHoursByHours.com is a platform that allows customers to book hotels in sets of 3, 6 and 12 hours and decide the check-in/out time.


     

    Cabify

    Cabify offers users the ability to order different types of chauffeur-driven cars at set journey-prices, with payments taken through their app.


     

    GetAppGetApp is an independent business apps marketplace that helps businesses to discover, compare and review B2B cloud applications.

     


     

    marfeel

    Marfeel offers a magazine-like reading experience for mobile platforms with an ad-optimized design.

     


    Tech5 is an online initiative – co-hosted by Adyen – that aims to identify Europe’s fastest-growing young tech companies. Finalists are chosen by their growth rate between 2012 and 2015 based on actual revenue, and employee data. Each company must offer its own scalable tech-driven product or service, be less than five years old and must have revenues of more than €200,000.

    Spain’s Tech5 marks the end of the country stage of the competition. Packlink will be joining the other five country winners, and the wildcard participant, onstage at TNW Conference Europe for the final event, where the overall winner of Tech5 2015 will be announced!

    Read next: Here are the 30 finalists for the 2015 Tech5 competition