NOM participation Catawiki in Assen is the fastest growing technology company in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This is shown in the ranking list of the EMEA-edition of the Deloitte Global’s Technology Fast 500. With growth in turnover of no less than 45,080 percent over the past four years, the company leads the way by some distance.
Catawiki easily heads the ranking list. The company has grown no less than one-and-a-half times more than the company holding the number 2 position, Sweden’s iZettle AB, and just as much as the growth in turnover of numbers three (Zerto in Israel) and four (the British WorldDremit Ltd.) together.
Established in 2008, Catawiki has developed in recent years into one of the world’s biggest online auction sites for collectors. From classic cars to comics and from postage stamps and coins to objects of art, they are all traded during the many specialized online auctions that the company organizes each week. A total of 12 million people a month visit the site from all over the world to buy or sell collectors’ items.
‘We are a dynamic and open organization with a truly hands-on and start-up mentality’, says founder and CEO René Schoenmakers. ‘We have our 300 talented employees to thank for the extreme growth we have achieved in recent years. Each and every one of them has his or her own unique qualities and knows precisely how to use them in a team context. Taking on the right people ensures that you can make a difference.’
As far as Schoenmakers is concerned, the company has not yet finished growing, certainly regarding its staffing levels. ‘During the next few months we’ll be looking for a hundred good software developers. We want to continuously improve our website and apps in order to provide the best possible user experience.’
Source: Deloitte Global