Barcelona & Geneva, February 15, 2017 – Today, Tech Tour announces the inclusion of Scytl in its 2017 Tech Tour Growth 50, shining a light on Europe´s fastest growth equity backed tech businesses. Chaired by Jean-Michel Deligny of Silverpeak, the selection committee of the top 50 companies was composed of international venture capital firms, advisers and experts who judged the companies based on their achievement, impact and momentum.
Tech Tour, a platform that facilitates high-tech growth companies to develop strategic relations with investors, together with Silverpeak Investment Bank and in conjunction with a selection committee of international investors have researched and evaluated over 275 European private tech companies at a sub-one billion US dollar valuation.
“Being recognized as a major success story in the B2B space and a driver in the move from the era of the consumer internet to the industrial internet is an honor. Scytl continues to drive the game changing technology that is helping governments across the globe leverage innovation to power democracy,” states Pere Vallés, CEO of Scytl.
The composition of the list has changed significantly from the first edition in 2015 where almost 50% of the companies were defined as ‘B2C eCommerce’. This year that broad category only applies to just over 30% of the companies, with only 15% in what we can now view as traditional online retail.
“The billion dollar “unicorn” successes that grab our attention are just the tip of the iceberg. The Tech Tour Growth 50 puts the next layer of Europe’s high-tech, high-growth businesses in the limelight. These are Europe’s future potential unicorns – the companies with the most promise to have a global impact. The Tech Tour Growth 50 Companies have created over 9, 000 high-tech jobs, raised over $3.7 billion of investment from 309 investors and have an estimated average valuation of $338 million. This is a clear demonstration of Europe’s strength and competitiveness in scaling-up tech businesses,” concludes William Stevens, Managing Director, Tech Tour.
Scytl is the global leader in secure online voting and election modernization solutions. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 20 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic technology that offers maximum security and is protected by more than 40 international patents. Over the last 10 years, Scytl’s electronic voting and election modernization solutions have been successfully used in over 47 countries across the globe, including Canada, the United States, France, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the UAE, South Africa, India, and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, with offices in over 20 countries. For more information, visit www.scytl.com.
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