Online auction house, Catawiki has been unveiled as the fastest growing technology company in the world, according to Deloitte. The Dutch platform that auctions off unique and special objects including classic cars, watches, antiques, jewellery and art has been confirmed as the company with the highest growth percentage amongst all the nominated technology companies across Deloitte’s regional Fast 500 programmes with a realised revenue growth of 45,080 per cent.
The company has recently expanded its European presence to five new countries: Portugal, Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway – complementing the eight countries the company is already present in. The auction platform is already available in Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and two versions of Chinese and plans to launch in other languages including Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian and Russian later this summer.
The global online auction platform is home to extraordinary treasures you simply won’t find on the high street – from vintage Rolexes and Andy Warhol prints to a lock of Napoleon’s hair, mammoth skeletons, meteorites, and the most expensive Lego set ever produced. It already receives 12 million visitors a month and auctions off over 30,000 items each week.
René Schoenmakers, CEO and co-founder of Catawiki, commented on the accolade: ''We are incredibly proud of the growth we have experienced in recent years. It is a huge credit to our team but also signifies that with the right idea and approach, along with unwavering passion, a solid proposition will prevail. We have secured $82m in investment to scale our business and are increasing revenue year-on-year thanks to our sustainable business model and a relentless focus on delivering extraordinary objects and experiences to our customers. Today’s news is just the tip of the iceberg as we’re poised for significant future growth through making our website and mobile app available in even more languages in the near future.”
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Originally founded as a community for collectors by René Schoenmakers (CEO) and Marco Jansen (CTO) in 2008, Catawiki has since become the number one website for buying and selling extraordinary items.
Since 2011, Catawiki has been hosting weekly auctions, now in over 80 different categories, including classic cars, art, jewellery, books, and watches.
Our auctions are curated by specialist auctioneers, guaranteeing varied and high quality listings. Catawiki's own payment system provides buyers and sellers with a simple and secure method of transaction.