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

2016 program and top-ranked companies

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA program is an objective industry ranking that recognizes the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) during the past four years. The program is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high-growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area.

Now in its sixteenth year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA program in 2016 included 28 countries and growth rates from 212 percent to 28,126 percent. This year’s winners were selected based on percentage fiscal-year revenue growth from 2012 to 2015.

Technology Fast 500 2015 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%


This year Avito has entered the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA 2016 ranking by finishing 171st with a four-year revenue growth rate of 621 percent. Avito is one of the leading advertising sites and one of the ten most visited sites in Russia.

  Company Name Location Industry Category Growth Percentage
171 Avito
Russia Media 621 %

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

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