Investment bank GP Bullhound have idenitified the top 50 fastest growing digital companies and top 20 largest companies by growth and revenue, in Europe.

Every year, GP Bullhound identify the top 50 fastest growing companies and top 20 largest companies by growth and revenue in Europe as part of their Media Momentum Awards. Now in its 9th year, the awards will take place in Berlin, tomorrow on the 10th May.

Ten companies are shortlisted to present in front of a panel of judges, where they will compete for the eight prestigious awards. These include (in alphabetical order):

  • AramisAuto –  – Online retailer selling new and used cars, headquartered in France and founded in 2001 (New to the 2012 list)
  •  – The popular online site for listening to music on demand, headquartered in France and founded in 2006
  • – A cloud-based ecommerce platform and services business, headquartered in the UK and founded in 2006
  • Flip4New – – Online supplier for the purchase of used consumer electronics headquartered in Germany and founded in 2009 (New to the 2012 list)
  • Global  – Dating software and services for developing online dating sites, headquartered in the UK and founded in 2003
  • – Ecommerce software for safer and simpler online shopping, headquartered in Sweden and founded in 2005
  • myThings – – Offers CPA (Cost Per Acquisition) personalised retargeting, headquartered in the UK and founded in 2004
  • Quidco – – Reward-base price comparison website, headquartered in the UK and founded in 2005
  • SponsorPay – –Global cross-platform advertising solution for the monetisation of premium content or virtual currency, headquartered in Germany and founded in 2009
  • Ticketscript –  – Online, mobile and social ticketing tool, headquartered in the Netherlands and founded in 2006 (New to the 2012 list)

Interestingly, Ecommerce based companies show the strongest growth in Europe, as five of the above are  involved in Ecommerce.

The awards are presented in the evening of the GP Bullhound Summit: Berlin 2012, which is a unique forum for Europe’s successful entrepreneurs and business leaders in the digital economy to meet. The Summit will be focused on: Digital Content, Online Marketing and Ecommerce.

Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner at GP Bullhound, comments: “Every year the Media Momentum Top 50 companies demonstrate the continuing health and vitality of the digital industry, despite continuing global economic pressures. I would like to congratulate them all, as they’re playing a key role in driving innovation, jobs and growth within their sectors and they should be very proud of their achievements. It will be very exciting to see who the overall winner is on 10th May.”

The top 50 fastest growing digital companies in Europe (in alphabetical order):

reward-gateway Reward Gateway (formerly Asperity) – Flexible employee benefits package.
avito_logo Avito – Russia’s largest classified sites
Believe-Logo-Hi-Res Believe Digital – The leading digital distributor and services provider for independent artists & labels in Europe
blinkx logo blinkx – World’s largest video search engine
BRANDOS – Wholesale of clothing and footwear
Cint – Empowers access to opinions by innovating the way market insight is gathered
clx networks logo CLX Networks – help enterprises communicate efficiently with their customers logo – UK price comparison website
criteo logo Criteo – Global leader in performance display advertising
Deezer logo DEEZER– Music on demand
 ebuzzing logo Ebuzzing – Europe’s leading platform for Social Video Advertising
 ecommera logo eCommera – Provider of eCommerce trading solutions
 essence digital logo essence – Digital agency
 experteer logo experteer – UK’s executive career service
 filmo tv logo FILMOTV (Wild Bunch) – Legal movie downloads
 flip4new FLIP4NEW – e-commerce service where customers can exchange their used and unwanted electronic gadgets.
Fortune Cookie – Full Service Digital Agency
improve digital logo Improve Digital – The European ad technology platform for media owners
 infectious media Infectious Media – Specialist in intelligent online display
inskin media logo InSkin Media – Premium rich media ad network
 insango logo isango – World’s leading site for travel experiences, sightseeing, tours, attractions and activity holidays in 60+ countries
 klarna_logo klarna – Simple payment solutions
 livebookings logo Livebookings Holdings – Online marketing and reservations service for the restaurant industry
maxymiser logo Maxymiser – Global expert in multivariate testing, personalization and optimization solutions
medic animal logo MedicAnimal – Online pet care and animal welfare site
mikroodeme logo Mikro Odeme – Mobile payment and micro transaction aggregator of the region
 logo-mister-spex Mister Spex – Seller of top brands of glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses
  myThings – Global leader in conversion-driven personalized display advertising solutions
 nanoradio logo Nanoradio AB – Designing semiconductors with wireless capability for the cellular and handheld market
neomobile logo neomobile – Mobile Commerce company
Open-Xchange AG – The email and collaboration suite
 orca-logo Orca Digital – Leader in monetising live video and interactive services
Privalia– Private sales club
 quidco_logo Quidco – UK’s Most Popular Cashback site
Rebtel – Free calls to Rebtel users and cheap international calling to everyone else
 searchmetrics Searchmetrics – The World’s Experts in Search Analytics
Skyscanner– Free flight comparison
 Softonic_logo – Software download portal
 Somo_logo_30mm_Blue_RGB SOMO – Largest independent global mobile marketing agency
 spartoo – Specialising in brand-name shoe sales on the internet
SponsorPay – International Leader in Engagement Marketing and Performance Advertising
Textlocal – SMS marketing
TH_NK – award-winning web design agency
the foundry The Foundry – award-winning visual effects (VFX) software
Ticketscript– Free Event Ticketing Software
  Unruly – Global platform for social video advertising
 webedia Webedia – Publishes the websites and
  Wiethe Interaktiv – A multi-channel agency
 wonga-logo – Short term loans online from £1 – £1000
  Worldstores – The UK’s leading furniture and home & garden store


The Top 20 Larger Companies By Revenue and Growth

AD2ONE Privalia Quidco
Criteo Rebtel
Essence Skrill (Moneybookers)
Euroweb Group Softonic
Frogster Interactive Pictures AG SPARTOO.COM
Global Personals Ltd Ticketscript
Klarna W3
MindMatics AG
Neomobile Worldstores


The Ones to Watch – companies with impressive growth rates that didn’t make it into the Top 50, but have very bright futures, are:

Achica SoundCloud Stylistpick
Brandwatch Turbulenz
LeoVegas Vestiaire Collective
Madvertise VipDukkan
Pure360 Windeln
RatedPeople iZettle


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Editor of Fourth Source and freelance SEO/Digital Marketer based in London.