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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.

#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 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%

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

About our sponsors

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA program offers its thanks to the following organizations for their support:

Euronext is the leading pan-European exchange in the eur zone with more than 1,300 listed issuers worth close to €3.1 trillion in market capitalization as of end July 2016, an unmatched blue chip franchise consisting of 25 issuers in the Euro Stoxx 50® benchmark and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. Euronext operates regulated markets, Alternext and the Free Market; in addition it offers EnterNext, which facilitates SMEs’ access to capital markets.

Euronext Tech Fast 500 Sponsor

Salesforce is the #1 CRM platform and ecosystem, with leading apps in sales, service, marketing, community, analytics and the Internet of Things. Salesforce is the fastest-growing top 10 enterprise software company. Over the past 17 years, Salesforce has expanded the scope of CRM, redefining the category with its trusted multitenant, metadata-driven cloud, social, mobile, data science and IoT technologies. Salesforce provides the enabling technology and CRM platform that enables companies to create personalized, 1:1, real-time, intelligent experiences. No other enterprise software company offering can match the innovation, breadth and depth of the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, covering sales, service, marketing, community, analytics, apps and IoT. The Salesforce Customer Success Platform enables companies to connect with customers in new ways, run their business from their phones, create 1-to-1 customer journeys and make smarter, more predictive decisions from anywhere, in real time–all of which help accelerate growth.

Salesforce Tech Fast 500 Sponsor

Orange meets the financing needs of fledgling firms, whatever their level of maturity, through Orange Digital Investment. This entity, which was established in 2016, supports the Group’s investments with the aim of gaining both financial benefits and improving the products and services that Orange provides to its customers through these synergies. Orange Digital Investment brings together Orange’s investment activities in the start-ups:

  • Fund of funds activity: it groups together Orange’s holdings in external funds which have their own investment strategy; the most well-known of these is Iris Capital, founded with Publicis, for which Orange announced an additional appropriation of €75 million at the end of last year.
  • The Orange Digital Ventures internal fund is the Group’s investment vehicle; created in 2015, it is endowed with €100 million. Orange Digital Ventures’ investment themes are connected with the priorities of the Essentials2020 strategic plan (new connectivity, Internet of Things, Fintech, etc.).
  • Corporate digital development activity: to identify opportunities and make a success out of acquisitions or major strategic investments in digital activities that are not part of the core business but that are used to reinforce the Orange promise: Deezer, Dailymotion, Jumia Group, etc.

With more than €350 million under management, Orange Digital Investment is already among the top five most dynamic French corporate venture funds.

Orange Digital Investment Tech Fast 500 Sponsor

KKR is a leading global investment firm with deep investment experience and in-depth industry knowledge focused on growing and improving businesses. KKR’s Growth Technology Strategy focuses on growth equity investments in high-growth businesses with equity investments ranging from $20M-$100M. Through this strategy, KKR seeks to partner with leading entrepreneurs—investing flexible, patient capital and leveraging the entirety of KKR’s platform to help growth companies maximize their long-term value potential.

KKR Tech Fast 500 Sponsor
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