Adyen wins Deloitte Technology Fast50

Cmosis leading Belgian company in 4th place

Diegem, 11th October 2013 – The Amsterdam-based company Adyen, has emerged as the winner of the Deloitte Technology Fast50 2013, which ranks the fifty fastest-growing technology companies in the Netherlands and Belgium. Over the past five years, Adyen has achieved a stunning 14,284 per cent growth in turnover. The Rising Star Award was won by Bright Computing. Cmosis was the highest-ranked Belgian company, taking 4th place with a 4,098 per cent increase in its turnover. GeoSea from Zwijndrecht was again the company with the highest turnover in the rankings – an achievement for which it received special recognition. The Sustainable Grower Award was won by Emesa.

Top three
The Deloitte Rising Star Event and Technology Fast50 Award Ceremony were held yesterday. The rankings were presented to the fifty nominated technology firms during a gala dinner in Eindhoven. Adyen gained top spot and was the fastest-growing technology company in the Netherlands and Belgium, recording an increase in turnover of 14,284 per cent. Adyen is a leading provider of multichannel payment solutions. It specialises in worldwide online, mobile and face-to-face payment infrastructures. According to Pieter van der Does, CEO of Adyen, “Ending first in the Fast50 ranking is a recognition for the entire company. This award confirms the accuracy of our strategic choices and gives us great confidence in the future.” Improve Digital and Greenpeak Technologies were placed second and third, with respective growth percentages of 8,662 per cent and 5,340 per cent.

Luc Van Coppenolle, partner at Deloitte and TMT Industry Leader, said, “As was the case last year, the growth percentages were particularly high. In fact, the winner experienced growth well into five digits. The number of Belgian nominees is also growing steadily: this year there were 10 excellent Belgian companies in the running, ranging from 3D printing specialists and game developers to offshore installers. The technology sector has succeeded in sustaining strong growth in extremely challenging economic conditions.”

Cmosis – Belgium’s leading company in the rankings
The top Belgian company in the Technology Fast50 rankings was Cmosis, which is located in Antwerp. Cmosis designs sensors for cameras used in medical equipment and industrial machinery. The company was established by a few employees of the former FillFactory, a spinoff of Imec.

GeoSea from Zwijndrecht (a subsidiary of the DEME Group), a company that specialises in the offshore construction of installations off the coast, such as drilling platforms and wind turbines, also earned a special mention at the event: with a turnover of €203 million, it was the company with the highest turnover in the rankings.

Bright Computing is the Rising Star
Ten companies existing less than five years were nominated for the title of “Rising Star 2013”. An independent jury, chaired by Alexander Ribbink from Prime Ventures, judged each company’s Elevator Pitch for features such as innovative strength and turnover potential. The overall winner was Bright Computing, a company specialized in clusters for cloud applications. Frank Van der Hout, CFO Bright Computing: ”We have developed our own software for high performance computers. Our motto is to do, to keep investing and not to look back.”

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