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
What is CatawikiFounded in 2008, Catawiki was originally designed as a website where collectors could manage their collections online. In 2011, Catawiki started hosting weekly online auctions in various categories including art, antiques, classic cars, watches, jewellery, fashion, comics and stamps. Most objects on Catawiki have a fascinating story and you won't be able to find them in an average store. Before being auctioned, each object is screened by our extensive team of experts. They help guarantee a varied and high quality selection of lots in our auctions. Nowadays, for millions of people around the world, Catawiki is the place to go for buying and selling special objects. Catawiki has offices in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Sweden among others. In 2015 Catawiki received an investment of €75 million and won the award for being the fastest growing company in Europe.
Our BeliefsWe strongly believe that everyone should be able to buy and sell special objects every day in an exciting, easy and secure manner. That is why we are constantly working to make the Catawiki experience as special as the objects themselves.
Special ObjectsOn Catawiki everyone can find something to suit his or her interests. Every week tens of thousands of fascinating objects are available in our auctions. A few examples of objects that have been auctioned on Catawiki in the past include: a complete mammoth skeleton, the most expensive LEGO brick in the world, the pope's hat, a meteorite from Mars, Napoleon's hair, the oldest condom in the world and Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves.
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