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Next Unicorn Awards

The Next Unicorn Awards is one of the biggest Awards ceremonies organized by VivaTech during the event. This prize aims to reward fast-growing scale-ups that have the potential to become Unicorns in the next few years. The main goals are to promote and strengthen the European tech ecosystem but especially rewarding and highlighting European scaleups with high potential. 

 TOP 100 scale-ups

TOP 100 scale-ups

Viva Technology publishes every year its "Top 100 Next Unicorns", a list of the 100 most promising scale-ups in Europe (including the UK and Israel). These are high-potential tech companies with the attributes to reach a potential valuation of USD 1 billion or more in the near future.

 The Selection Process

The Selection Process

The list was compiled by Viva Technology in partnership with investment bank GP Bullhound, with the support of EIC, White & Case, and with contributions from five of the world's leading investment funds: Accel, Balderton, Eurazeo, Partech, and Northzone. 

 

The list of scale-ups is based on the following criteria:

 

-Growth and potential for growth

-Total funds raised

-Growth in number of employees

-Geographical distribution with regard to the selection process

-The ability to have a positive impact on society

10x Banking

Codi Games

Klaxoon

Optibus

SendinBlue

Agicap

ComplyAdvantage

LeanIX

Otrium

Shippeo

Akeneo

ConnexOne

Lingoda

Overwolf

Showpad

Alma

ContractPod

Lingokids

Oviva

Smartly.io

Anydesk

Coople

Lokalise

Paack

Soldo

Anyvan

Cubyn

Luko

Partnerize

Spryker Systems

Artlist

Dashlane

Malt

Peak AI

StreamElements

Babbel

Descartes Underwriting

MariaDB

Pennylane

StuDocu

Beamery

Ecovadis

Mathem

Permutive

Supermetrics

Beekeeper

Einride

Matsmart

Pitch

Taxfix

Bending Spoons

Factorial

McMakler

Playtomic

Templafy

Blinkist

Form3

Mentimeter

PriceFX

Tessian

Bloom&Wild

Framer

MiQ

Privitar

Tibber

Brainly

Front

Modulr

Quantexa

Typeform

Brut

Frontify

Mubi

Railsbank

Unily

Bryter

G2A

Multiverse

RavenPack

Vivid Money

Budbee

Genesis Global

Music World Media

Red Points

Vivino

Camunda

Homa Games

Musixmatch

Rossum

Wallapop

Catawiki

ID now

Onfido

Seeking Alpha

WeTransfer

Coachhub

Juni

Open Classrooms

Sendcloud

Xentral

Global Graphs

Fundraising amount source : Crunchbase (10/03/22)

The Next Unicorn Awards Ceremony will be held for the third time at VivaTech, the first edition took place in 2019. A prestigious jury, composed of investors, top unicorn founders, leading VivaTech corporate partners, and key ecosystem players, will judge the 100 scale-ups and select winners by category.

In 2021, the scaleups Aiven, Vivino, Sumup, Ecovadis, and Sorare won the category prices, with Tessian reaching the prestigious unicorn status since then. In addition, three of these scale-ups have become unicorns (Aiven, Sumup, and Sorare). The initial ambition of the Next Unicorn Awards is to boost visibility and business opportunities for the most promising scaleups in Europe. Europe is taking on an important role in the creation of unicorns.

Statistics

  • 14
    countries represented including Israel and the United Kingdom
  • € 112M
    average funds raised of this 100 scale-ups
  • 40%
    of the companies have a “for Good” business model
  • € 10B
    total funds raised of this 100 scale-ups
  • 40%
    of the companies listed in Vivatech’s 2019 to 2021 Top lists have already become Unicorns to date

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