Catawiki, the fastest growing online auction site in Europe has been crowned the winner of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA at last night’s ceremony.
Catawiki beat off stiff competition from runners up iZettle and Zerto to top the list of companies, which is respected by industry leaders worldwide, As well as being given the top accolade of the night they were also announced as the number one firm in the Media category.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA awards, now in their 15th year, recognise the 500 fastest-growing companies across the technology, media and telecommunications industries by examining companies on their relative growth over a four-year period. They have been designed to reward companies that have demonstrated cutting edge business strategies, vision and solid management.
The Dutch firm, which launched in 2008 has experienced a staggering 45,080%* growth over the past four years and now has almost 12 million visitors to the site every month with over 25,000 objects auctioned on a weekly basis.
The site offers a passionate online community the chance to buy and sell ‘special objects’ and collectables via a series of weekly auctions, each of which are curated by trusted experts within their specialist fields. With more than 80 categories, auctions range from comics, classic cars, and antiques to watches, jewellery, art and collectables.
Catawiki’s Founder and CEO, Rene Schoenmaker commented: ‘”It is a great honour to be recognised for the phenomenal growth that we have experienced over the past three years. To be awarded top of the list against such key leading brands within the industry is a tremendous achievement and one that we are very proud to receive.”
Catawiki also topped the list of companies in the Dutch Deloitte Technology Fast 50 earlier this year.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA were announced at The Lanesborough Hotel on the 2nd December 2015.
*Based on the eligibility criteria for the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA