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.

That's not all, the Tech5 community comes together at exclusive local and global events - hosted by Adyen and TNW - and get several perks throughout the year.

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.

Winner: Wolt (Finland)
Runner up: TIER (Germany)
Runner up: Cowboy (Belgium)

An ever impactful Community!

For 8 years now Adyen and TNW have worked together to foster the community of the coolest companies out there.

Every year, together with our European consortium of investors, influencers and experts we select the 100 hottest young technology companies in Europe.

Our community now numbers more than 500 tech companies that are the talk of the continent.

Meet our members

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

  • BUX
  • Typeform
  • made.com
  • Delivery Hero
  • Deliveroo
  • Too Good To Go
  • Happn
  • Unbabel
  • Bloomon
  • TIER
  • Wolt
  • Tiqets
  • Emma Matratzen GmbH
  • N26
  • Transferwise
  • Back Market
  • Foodpanda
  • Monese
  • Impraise
  • Mentimeter
  • Bynder
  • Blinkist
  • MisterFly
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 make long-lasting friends across all European countries.

“It was exceedingly helpful to be featured in the Tech5 UK. At the time, we were fundraising and the competition helped us to start all sorts of business conversations across Europe.” Alex Klein CEO, founder Kano - UK Winner

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: Tech5 offers a place for this community to be in the spotlight.

“This is a unique group of people and companies and by putting them in the spotlight and bringing them together we help drive new business, spark new ideas, new collaborations and new innovations to further develop and grow the European tech scene." - Patrick de Laive, Founder TNW