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Paris, France, 12 December 2016  — Agorize today announced it ranked 194 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA list, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Agorize grew 567 percent during this period.

Agorize CEO, Charles Thou, credits fast-growing capacities and excellent performance with the company’s +567% revenue growth. He said, “We build bridges between companies and innovators across the world through the Agorize platform. By taking part in our online challenges, any talent has the chance to be rewarded by top brands. Because the best ideas can come from anywhere.”

“Innovation is more than technological advancement; it’s also a state of mind,” said Paul Sallomi, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and global technology, media and telecommunications industry leader. “The winners of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program in EMEA recognize that this new type of thinking is essential for business success. We look forward to your continued leadership in introducing new tools that can enhance the personal lives of consumers, and drive growth for companies worldwide.”

 

About the Deloitte 2016 Technology Fast 500 EMEA program

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA program is an objective industry ranking focused on the technology ecosystem. It recognizes technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) during the past four years. The program is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high-growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area, and are run by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) global industry group. More information on the program and prior year winners is available at www.deloitte.com/fast500emea.

Now in its sixteenth year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA program in 2016 included over 20 countries, including Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey and the UK. This year’s winners were selected based on percentage fiscal-year revenue growth from 2012 to 2015.

In 2016, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 212 percent to 28,126 percent from 2012 to 2015, with median growth of 967 percent.

 

About Agorize

Agorize is a 50-strong startup that specializes in organizing online innovation challenges. Launched in 2011, the company works with 150 key accounts across the world, and has organized more than 200 challenges involving a community of 5 million innovators (students, developers, startups and employees) through its dedicated platform that gathers 1 million users. The startup raised €3 million from French and German investment funds (Iris Capital, Bouygues Développement and Capnamic Ventures) between 2014 and 2015. It has offices in Paris, Stuttgart, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. Agorize’s clients include Google, Orange, Allianz, Microsoft, Bank of America, IBM, Citi Group, Total, and Axa. A multi-award-winning startup, Agorize was voted ‘Best Collaborative SaaS Platform 2016’ by French Tech and is in the top 50 most dynamic tech companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking. For more information, visit: www.agorize.com

 

About Deloitte

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