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This article was published on May 1, 2017

These companies are growing extremely quickly and will be the unicorns of tomorrow

These companies are growing extremely quickly and will be the unicorns of tomorrow
Arno Nijhof
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Arno Nijhof

Arno Nijhof is a tech ecosystem amplifier. He leads projects to create synergy in the tech ecosystem. Also he knows a thing or two about sta Arno Nijhof is a tech ecosystem amplifier. He leads projects to create synergy in the tech ecosystem. Also he knows a thing or two about startups. If need help finding the right startups he can help you out.

For the fourth year in a row, Adyen and TNW are celebrating European startups with the Tech5. In this competition, we measure companies on growth in revenue over the last three years. Which seems like a good indicator for future success as the participants from 2016 have raised a combined 1.7 billion.  

Tech5 has now entered its final stage. Since December, we’ve searched the hottest tech ecosystems of Europe, traveled to six countries, and organized private dinners announcing the fastest growing company in those countries. Just last Wednesday, TNW and Adyen were in Stockholm to announce Sweden’s winner.

Now the moment has finally come to announce the complete Tech5 of all six countries and the country winners that will participate in the grand finale at TNW Conference (18 May).

Below are the top five of each country.


  1. Cornerjob 
    Mobile hiring app, based on simplicity, interaction, and immediacy, empowering companies through mobile technology.
  2. Mellerbrand
    An online brand selling sunglasses and watches that personify fashion and high quality.
  3. Geoblink
    A SaaS solution for location intelligence aimed at companies with a network of physical stores.
  4. Cabify
    Taxi ordering platform with 1,000 employees, excluding drivers.
  5. Typeform
    An easy and beautiful way to create online forms.

United Kingdom

  1. Deliveroo
    Well-funded food delivery service bringing food from a selection of great restaurants to their consumers.
    Gaming platform to play competition on your favorite esports titles.
  3. Onfido
    Global leader in Identity Verification.
  4. ANDigital
    Agency that helps companies through digital transformation.
  5. Trouva
    Online platform to bridge the gap between boutiques and their customers.


  1. Bragi
    Makers of the world’s first completely wireless smart hearable.
  2. Marley Spoon
    Brings delightful, market-fresh and easy cooking back to the people.
  3. Move24
    Booking platform for consumers managing their move, as well as merchants managing their moving business.
  4. Emma Matratzen
    The company that created an innovative mattress and sell it on their website.
  5. About you
    E-commerce webshop to buy fashion.

The Netherlands

  1. Tiqets
    Ticketing platform that is revolutionizing the way travellers discover, buy and use tickets for museums, shows and attractions.
  2. Bloomon
    Digital native, deep vertical integrated brand, disrupting the flower industry by providing fresher flowers on subscription basis.
    Travel startup that helps you explore the world without telling where you’re going in advance.
  4. Kobi Digital
    Generates opt-in consumer data for top brands worldwide. Using data science, Kobi optimizes traffic sources to improve their clients ROI.
  5. Bux
    Stock trading meets mobile gaming, BUX makes stock trading accessible and fun to everybody.


  1. Misterfly
    Travel startup specialized in the sale of airline tickets and hotels.
  2. Wynd
    Provides an omnichannel management tool for retail stores.
  3. Happn
    Dating app that allows you to find the people you’ve crossed paths with in real life.
  4. Doctolib
    Online and mobile booking platform and management software provider for doctors in Europe.
  5. Loisirs Encheres
    First French e-commerce website and app selling holidays and leisure services by auction.


  1. Matsmart
    Marketplace which specializes in selling soon-to-be expired groceries
  2. Acast
    A free-to-use technology platform connecting listeners, podcast creators and advertisers in a fully integrated, one-stop shop.
  3. Soundtrack your Brand
    Built the world’s best music streaming platform for businesses and brands.
  4. Volumental
    Uses computer vision and AI to match individual feet with the perfect shoes.
  5. Strossle
    Media tech company helping publishers and brands to increase page views, attract new visitors and generate more revenue.