Tiqets wins Dutch Tech5 as fastest growing startup twice in a row

13 APRIL 2017
Summary
Last night at tech incubator TQ, The Next Web and Adyen announced the winner of the 2017 Tech5. The fastest growing startup over the past two years was Tiqets, the same as last year. A unique achievement as this is the first time in its history that a company has won the prize twice in a row.

This year saw strong competition yet again, with Bloomon, Bux, Kobi Digital, and Srprs.me all in the Top 5. But for the second year in a row, Tiqets outgrew them all. In fact, thanks to rapid expansion into three continents and a growing demand for mobile admission tickets, Tiqets was able to grow even faster than last year!

Tiqets CEO Luuc Elzinga said: "I'm so proud of what our amazing team has accomplished in the last year. Our revenue grew exponentially, but most importantly we helped bring more people into the best cultural venues worldwide. We were also able to help those venues improve their visibility, with partners and the public, and provide them with data-driven insights about customer behaviour."

“Winning Tech5 for the second time in a row is an enormous compliment to Tiqets on their dedication and hard work. It highlights Amsterdam’s healthy startup climate. Let’s see if they can bring the European title to the Netherlands this time!” says Roelant Prins, CCO of Adyen.

Tiqets’ plan for 2017 is to connect more venues, reach more customers, and continue to make culture more accessible. CEO Luuc Elzinga “This is just the beginning, we’ll be announcing more exciting news soon!”
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""I'm so proud of what our amazing team has accomplished in the last year. Our revenue grew exponentially, but most importantly we helped bring more people into the best cultural venues worldwide. We were also able to help those venues improve their visibility, with partners and the public, and provide them with data-driven insights about customer behaviour."" Tiqets CEO Luuc Elzinga:
"“Winning Tech5 for the second time in a row is an enormous compliment to Tiqets on their dedication and hard work. It highlights Amsterdam’s healthy startup climate. Let’s see if they can bring the European title to the Netherlands this time!”" Roelant Prins, CCO of Adyen
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About Tiqets

Tiqets makes remarkable experiences instantly accessible by simplifying the ticketing process – for venues and customers. Our innovative platform enables visitors to instantly find, book and use tickets for museums, attractions and landmarks. No more printers, touts or guide books – everything you need in the palm of your hand! Venues can make use of our experience to better understand and meet their visitors’ needs. Since its foundation in 2014, Tiqets has forged successful partnerships with attractions and museums in major tourist destinations around the world. The company now employs more than 100 people in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Vienna, and New York. Tiqets puts the world’s most remarkable experiences in the palm of your hand.

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