Accedo Selected for the Tech Tour Growth 50
Stockholm, 19 March 2015 –
Accedo, the global market leader in TV application solutions, today announced that it has been selected for the prestigious Tech Tour Growth 50, a list of high growth, successful European tech companies.
The Tech Tour organisation, together with a range of renowned experts, advisors and VCs, has selected the 50 best companies in Europe from a list of more than 350 companies. A number of criteria including company size, growth rate, and continued promise to be a disruptive force in their market niche were important for the scoring.
“We’re thrilled to be selected for the Tech Tour Growth 50, which gives recognition to the hard work and dedication from the Accedo team over the past years,” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo. “We’re especially excited to see the strong presence from Swedish companies on the list, where Accedo, Klarna and Spotify are examples of the healthy start-up community here.”
William Stevens, Managing Director, Tech Tour, commented “We are building more and bigger tech companies in Europe at a faster rate than ever. The multi-billion dollar success stories that grab our attention via public market listings or sales to much larger companies are, however, just the tip of the iceberg. Through the Tech Tour Growth 50, we wanted to shine a light on the rest of Europe’s high-tech, high-growth businesses. In the last decade Tech Tour Growth 50 Companies alone have created over 15,000 tech jobs.”
Accedo is the market leading enabler of TV application solutions. Accedo provides applications, tools and services to media companies, consumer electronics and TV operators globally, to help them deliver the next-generation TV experience. Accedo’s cloud-based platform solutions enable customers to cost-efficiently roll out and manage application offerings and stores for multiple devices and markets.
Accedo is a privately held company founded in 2004 by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson. Accedo is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, Madrid, New York, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Sydney, Santiago de Chile, and Cologne.
About the Tech Tour Growth 50
The Tech Tour Growth 50 is a list of Europe’s fastest growing pre-exit high-tech companies.
The Tech Tour and Go4Venture Advisers, supported by the International Venture Club (“IVC”), and using data from Dow Jones Venture Source as well as Go4Venture’s own database of large private financing transactions, researched and evaluated European private tech companies, backed by third-party investors, to identify the next generation of European businesses that have the potential to become multi-billion dollar companies – the Tech Tour Growth 50.
The final 50 companies were decided by a combination of quantitative analysis and a vote by a selection committee of leading international venture capital firms and advisers. For more information on the selection criteria and the list of the selection committee members please visit www.techtourgrowth50.com
About the Tech Tour
The Tech Tour was founded in Geneva in 1998 in response to the growing interest in emerging technology companies in various European regions. The Tech Tour brings together investors and high-tech entrepreneurs through its highly successful events – Regional Tech Tours that cover multiple cities in a particular European region and 1 day Tech Summits that focus on a particular industry vertical. The Tech Tour focuses on selecting the highest quality companies for its events and as a result selected companies have been very successful in obtaining funding. The Tech Tour over the years has built a very strong and inter-connected community of Entrepreneurs, Investors, Government influencers, Industry experts and Advisers. This community comes together regularly to network, collaborate and to invest their time and money in furthering the high-tech innovation ecosystem in Europe. www.techtour.com
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