Move over, Tinder. The Netherlands’ hottest dating platform The Inner Circle, a selective dating app (read: elite), won the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. At a gala dinner in Amsterdam, the Amsterdam-based company beat “Slack for retail”-startup Speakap and last year’s winner Sendcloud. The Inner Circle showed a four-year growth of 3460%, with Speakap (2143%) and Sendcloud trailing behind (1928%).
It was surely a surprise win. Even the founder and CEO David Vermeulen didn’t see it coming. Rightfully so, as last year’s winner Sendcloud back then performed even better: 5463%. Previous winners like Catawiki (2015: 45.080%) and Adyen (2013: 14.284%) have proved to be true outliers with their stellar four-year growth numbers.