Celebrating 8 years of Tech5

A community for Europe's hottest young scale-ups

Tech5 showcases the hottest young scale-ups in Europe based on their performance, growth, and potential.

The top-5 of each country is selected as part of Tech5 and covered by and listed on TNW.

Looking back at the latest edition

Tech5 2020

Wolt, the Helsinki-based technology company that’s known for its food delivery platform, clinched the title of 2020’s “hottest young scale-up” in Europe in the 7th edition of the Tech5 competition. TIER took second place, while Cowboy came in third.

An ever impactful Community!

Every year, together with our European consortium of investors, influencers and experts we select the 100 hottest young tech companies across the continent.

The winner is announced on main stage at TNW Conference, in Amsterdam.

Meet our members

Become part of Europe's most successful group of tech founders.

  • Delivery Hero
  • Deliveroo
  • BUX
  • Typeform
  • Too Good To Go
  • made.com
  • Foodpanda
  • TIER
  • Wolt
  • N26
  • Happn
  • Bloomon
  • Emma Matratzen GmbH
  • ABOUT YOU
  • Back Market
  • Monese
  • Tiqets
  • Impraise
  • Mentimeter
  • Transferwise
  • Unbabel
  • MisterFly
  • Blinkist
  • Bynder
What's in it for my company?

Enter the top-level European founder network

Making it into the Tech5 community means that your company enters an exclusive network of young, leading tech companies. Get founder-level access to the most remarkable tech companies (and investors) in Europe, media coverage and long-lasting friends.<

A joint initiative of two European tech giants

Over the past decade, Adyen has acted as an enabler of growth by helping the most promising scale-ups to grow even faster. TNW believes technology is making the world a better place, and successful scale-ups deserve a chance to shine.