Kiwi.com the fastest growing firm in Central Europe – Deloitte
Kiwi.com, the plane ticket search engine, wins Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Central Europe competition. Photo: Pixabay
Brno, Oct 13 (BD) – Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program ranked Kiwi.com the fastest growing technological company in Central Europe.
“Our vision is to make travelling simple and accessible to everyone,” the official mission of Kiwi.com reads.
Kiwi.com (founded as Skypicker in 2012) provides an innovative search engine for plane tickets finding unique flight connections of non-cooperating airlines and quotations of tickets convenient for passengers through advanced technological solution.
Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in Central Europe 2017 compares the growth of the participating technological companies in the region over the previous period of four years, this year 2013 – 2016.
“The Technology Fast 50 competition was held in the Central European region including the Czech Republic for the 18th time and this year was one of the most successful ones in terms of the ranking of Czech companies. A Czech company had won in the past, for example Simplity in 2015, but the Czech Republic never had a winner in two categories at the same time,” Jiří Sauer, Director of Deloitte Technology Fast 50 CE in the Czech Republic says in the official statement.
11 countries including the Czech Republic participated in the competition this year – five Czech companies ranked in the main category of Fast 50.
The technological companies competed in four categories: Fast 50, Big 5, Rising Star, and Most Disruptive Innovation.
Prusa Research, the manufacturer of 3D printers came third in Technology Fast 50.
Other Czech companies in the top 50 are STRV (14th place), ZOOT (15th) and Inventi Solution (37th).
ZOOT, the popular online fashion seller won the Big 5 category. Big 5 is a category that includes companies that cannot compete with the aggressive companies in the main ranking due to their size, but they experience significant growth nevertheless.
Pilulka Distribuce ranked among Rising Stars. The Pilulka.cz project cooperates with three pharmaceutical networks and offers pharmaceutical products.
Companies from the following countries participated this year (the numbers in brackets indicate the number of companies that scored in the ranking):
- Poland (19)
- Croatia (8)
- Lithuania (6)
- Czech Republic (5)
- Romania (3)
- Bulgaria (2)
- Hungary (2)
- Slovakia (2)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina (1)
- Estonia (1)
- Latvia (1)