WeTransfer recognized as one of Europe's 50 Super-Scale Ups
WeTransfer has been included in the 2018 Tech Tour Growth 50, a group of Europe’s most promising tech scale up companies with “unicorn” potential.
The Tech Tour Growth 50 is the result of an annual research project ran by Tech Tour, a platform that helps high-tech growth companies develop strategic relations with investors. This year they have researched and evaluated - with a selection committee of international investors - over 280 European private tech companies at a sub-one billion US dollar valuation.
To establish the final 50, the selection committee considered prospective companies’ achievement, impact and momentum.
William Stevens, Managing Director of Tech Tour, commented “We are delighted to recognize WeTransfer in The Tech Tour Growth 50 for 2018. When we launched the Tech Tour Growth 50 in 2015 only 127 companies qualified for selection, this year we had 284. Each year our work is becoming more difficult: there are now so many great European companies. This makes WeTransfer's inclusion in the Tech Tour Growth 50 a real mark of success.”
The CEOs of the shortlisted companies will gather at the annual Tech Tour Growth Forum in Geneva from March 22nd – 23rd where two companies will receive the 2018 Tech Tour Growth Award and Tech Tour Innovation Award.
About The Tech Tour
Founded in 1998, Tech Tour provides a community facilitating investment into world-class entrepreneurs with event and online matching platforms between growing and emerging innovative companies and investors across borders, regions, sectors and stages. Tech Tour is also the trade name for Europe Unlimited.
WeTransfer is the simplest way to send your files around the world. The service was founded in 2009 in Amsterdam by Bas Beerens and Nalden, who wanted to create an easy platform for people to send big files without any sign-up. Today, over 40 million active users transfer one billion files every month all over the world. It is WeTransfer’s mission to enable the effortless transfer of ideas between creative minds. We want to help our users get in, and stay in, their creative flow – that strange and beautiful state where everything comes together and great things happen.
WeTransfer has a dual revenue model, split between advertising and premium subscriptions. With WeTransfer Plus, customers benefit from bigger transfer sizes, storage and personalization options. WeTransfer also works with the world's biggest brands, including Google, Samsung, Netflix and Squarespace, to develop and deliver beautiful, full-screen advertisements on our background wallpapers.
Since day one, WeTransfer has proudly supported the creative communities by giving away up to 30% of the advertising space to showcase projects we love. Creative partnerships have been launched with some of the world's most interesting individuals and organizations, including Björk, Trevor Noah, Ryan McGinley, Moby, FKA twigs, alt-J, McSweeney's, World Press Photo, The Royal Academy of Arts, WWF and the Ace Hotel Group. On our content platform WePresent, we tell unexpected stories about creative minds from around the world. WeTransfer also supports tomorrow’s creative leaders by offering free premium accounts to all arts students in the United States.
Following a $25 million investment from Highland Capital in 2015, WeTransfer opened a US office in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, to add to the Amsterdam headquarters.