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Technology Fast 500™ Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

2016 program and top-ranked companies

Die Unternehmen des Technology Fast 500 EMEA kombinieren nicht nur herausragende Innovation, Unternehmergeist und Wachstum. Sie zeigen auch mit ihren innovativen Geschäftsmodellen auch neue Wege für das Unternehmen der Zukunft auf. Wir freuen uns, gleich 23 deutsche Unternehmen unter den Top 500 der Besten auszeichnen zu können. Besonders gratulieren wir der Nordwest-Box GmbH & Co. KG zum 11. Platz.

Bereits im 16. Jahr zeichnet Deloitte mit dem Technology Fast 500 EMEA wachstumsstarke Unternehmen aus 28 Ländern aus. Unter anderem aus Belgien, der Niederlande, Finnland, Italien, UK, Frankreich, Deutschland und Türkei.

Technology Fast 500 EMEA ist das relevante Programm für europäische Unternehmen. Es zeichnet die am schnellsten wachsenden Technologieunternehmen in der Region Europa, Middle East und Afrika aus. Durch die Anbindung des deutschen Technology Fast-Programms an das europäische Fast 500-Programm werden die deutschen Top 50-Unternehmen automatisch dort einbezogen und somit Bestandteil eines Präsentations- und Kontaktforums mit europäischer Dimension.

Die Auszeichnung ist längst zum Qualitätssiegel und anerkannten Wettbewerbsfaktor für unternehmerischen Erfolg geworden. Eine separate Bewerbung ist nicht notwendig.

EMEA Technology Fast 500 awards dinner

#1 ranked company

Fingerprint Cards AB is a publicly traded, globally active, high-tech company which develops, produces and markets biometric technology that through the analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint verifies the person’s identity. A secure and convenient user experience is thus made possible, beyond keys and pins. The company offers a world-class combination of highly processed hardware and software that creates market-differentiating opportunities for the customer and a high degree of user-friendliness and integrity protection for the end user. Fingerprint Cards pursues the significant parts of the value chain on a proprietary basis: technological development and global marketing and sales. The hardware is produced externally. The main markets are smartphone/ tablet and other vertical markets in which the company’s products can be integrated. Prioritized markets are smartcards, PC, the automotive industry and the Internet of Things, i.e., online equipment.

#2 ranked company

Bilgikent is the company undertaking system integration projects concerning information and communication technologies of the technology group that includes Natek and Bor software companies. It combines newer services, and young and dynamic staff, with a qualified engineering force. Since Bilgikent was founded in 2009 in Ankara Hacettepe Teknokent, it has provided its customers with world-class information technology (IT) and turnkey solutions. The company adopts a customer and employee satisfaction policy with a first-class quality approach, and is also quickly progressing towards becoming a reputable and reliable integrator not only within the national IT market but also in the global market.

#3 ranked company

Codewise is a place where talent thrives. Since 2011, it has provided a collaborative environment that fosters creative solutions and growth, enabling it to build its flagship marketing technology platforms, Zeropark, the leading performance traffic exchange, and Voluum, which provides a powerful suite of campaign management and analytics products across mobile and desktop. Codewise is an entirely self-funded, venture-building company, headquartered in a new 3,000-square-meter office in Krakow, Poland, with a second office in London, England. The company employs more than 90 talented individuals from six different countries and supports customers in over 190 countries worldwide.

Technology Fast 500 2016 Europe, Middle East & Africa Ranking

The Technology Fast 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa Top Ten are listed below by company, country, industry sector and three year growth percentage. For the full ranking list, download the report pdf.

Top 10 ranked companies 2016

  Company Name Location Industry Category Growth Percentage
1 Fingerprint Cards
Sweden Software 28,1260%
2 Bilgikent Bilişim A.Ş
Turkey Hardware 16,015%
3 Codewise
Poland Software 13,052%
4 Auka
Norway Software 11,487%
5 Horizontal Software
France Software 8,339%
6 Brain Labs Digital
United Kingdom Media 8,255%
7 Magisto
Israel Media 8,119%
8 Chauffeur-Prive
France Software 7,020%
9 Wikifolio Financial Technologies
Austria Software 7,001%
10 GoCardless
United Kingdom Software 6,661%

Facts and figures about the Technology Fast 500 EMEA

Top 10 countries with the greatest number of winners

Country Number of ranked companies
France 94
United Kingdom 70
The Netherlands 54
Norway 50
Sweden 50
Israel 27
Finland 23
Germany 23
Belgium 22
Turkey  21



Companies and growth by sector

Sector Number of ranked companies Average growth per sector
Clean Technology 20 471%
Communications 61 345%
Hardware 49 962%
Life Sciences 29 347%
Media 70 644%
Software 271 362%


  • 2016 marks the 16th year of Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program 
  • The 2016 EMEA winners represent 28 countries across Europe
  • The top 10 ranked companies represent eight countries: Sweden, Turkey, Poland, Norway, France, the UK, Israel and Austria
  • The average growth rate for the 2016 EMEA list is 967%
    Growth for individual companies on the list ranged from 212% to 28126%
  • Software companies dominated this year’s rankings (271 companies)
  • The companies with the highest cumulative growth percentages were in hardware (962%), media (644%) and clean technology (471%)
  • The EMEA winners’ event was held on Thursday, 8 December 2016 in the Eiffel Tower in Paris