8 companies from Groningen in the Fast50


Last Thursday, Deloitte announced the annual ranking of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in the Netherlands. No less than 8 companies in the ranking are based in Groningen and this is the fourth year in a row where Groningen as a city is in second place. And just like last year whopping 33% of Groningen companies are in the top 10 too.

VoIPGRID (3rd place, 2216% growth)

Mark Vletter’s telecommunications platform is also sector winner in Communication. Voys, the founder’s other company didn’t compete this year, but made it to the Fast50 for a whopping 4 consecutive years.


Athleteshop (7th place 972% growth)

This is the first year the online sportswear shop is featured in the Fast50. Last year, Athleteshop was the fastest growing Ecommerce company in the Netherlands and the first recipient of the Ecommerce 50-award.


Gadero (9th place, 787% growth)

Online wood and furniture shop Gaderohas made it to the list for the second time a row. Last year, Gadero was ranked number 10.


Brandfield (20th place, 496% growth)

This is the third time the online fashion store made it to the Fast50. Last year, the company was ranked 29th, with a growth percentage of 347%