Top 100 scaleups
Each year, Viva Technology publishes its "Top 100 Next Unicorns", a list of the 100 most promising scaleups in Europe (including the UK and Israel). Those named are high-potential tech companies with the attributes to reach a valuation of $1 billion or more in the near future. More than 40% of the companies listed in VivaTech's 2019 to 2021 Top lists have already become Unicorns to date !
The Selection Process
The list is compiled in partnership with the investment bank GP Bullhound, with the support of White & Case, and with contributions from five of the world's leading investment funds: Accel, Balderton, Eurazeo, Partech and NorthZone.
The list of scaleups is based on the following criteria:
- Growth and potential for growth
- Total funds raised
- Growth in the number of employees
- Geographical distribution with regard to the selection process
- The ability to have a positive impact on society
⇒ Wallapop: Winner in the Marketplace category
⇒ Pigment: Winner in the Enterprise SAAS category
⇒ Oviva: Winner in the Digital Media category
⇒ Defined.ai: Winner in the AI, Deep Tech and Big Data category
⇒ Matsmart: Winner in the Jury Favorites-Impact Category and the Grand Prize Winner
⇒ Pennylane: Winner in the Fintech category
The Next Unicorn Awards Ceremony will be held for the fourth time at VivaTech (the first edition took place in 2020). A prestigious jury, composed of investors, top unicorn founders, leading VivaTech corporate partners, and key ecosystem players, will judge the 100 scaleups and select winners by category.
In 2022, the scaleups Brainly, ID Now, Luko, Malt, Pirivitar and Tibber won the category prizes. The initial ambition of the Next Unicorn Awards is to boost visibility and business opportunities for the most promising scaleups in Europe.
- 17countries represented (including Israel and the United Kingdom)
- €166Maverage amount of funds raised by each of these 100 scaleups
- €16Btotal funds raised by these 100 scale-ups