For the second year running, Tech Tour has presented its ‘Growth 50’ list at yesterday’s Growth Forum (the organisation’s flagship event) in Switzerland.

The list represents 50 of Europe’s fastest-growing tech businesses, which regular readers will no doubt be able to identify as baby EUnicorns, albeit with a light chuckle.

Tech Tour, together with Silverpeak Investment Bank and in conjunction with a selection committee of international investors from firms like Accel Partners, DN Capital, Earlybird and Highland Europe, have researched and evaluated over 175 European private tech companies valued under $1 billion.

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The organisation claims the Tech Tour Growth 50 companies have created over 8, 000 high-tech jobs, attracted over $3.5 billion of investment and have an estimated combined valuation of $14.2 billion.

Compared to 2015, the composition of the list has changed significantly in terms of vertical, with ‘B2C eCommerce’ dropping in importance (from 50% to 30%) and FinTech – unsurprisingly – coming up strongly.

Here are some more interesting facts and figures, straight from the report:

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  • BitFury has a base in Amsterdam, sure. But I would like to argue it’s a Dutch company. Officially they list San Francisco as a headquarters on crunchbase. To be honest, I had never heard of it.

    Besides that, the three Dutch companies listed all have moved on to broaden their horizon. Their prime market is international or US.

    • Tim

      Your point is?

      ASML also generates little revenue in Holland, but it is still considered being a Dutch company.

  • Ok, looking for co-founder and 1.000.000$

  • Joe Borza

    No sign of yet! Just a matter of time…