SOURCE: Showpad


April 17, 2014 11:00 ET

Showpad Named Belgium's Fastest Growing Company in the European Tech5 Competition

The Next Web and Ayden Recognize Showpad as a Leader Among European Startups for Success in Mobile Sales Enablement

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and GHENT, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2014) - Showpad, a mobile-first sales enablement innovator, announced today that it has been named the fastest growing Belgian company in The Next Web's European Tech5. The inaugural Tech5 list recognizes Europe's fastest growing startups and aims to identify the companies that will lead Europe into the next technology age. The list of companies was determined by revenue growth, traffic and employee data between 2011 and 2013.

Showpad drives increased sales by aligning sales and marketing professionals, simplifying the way teams can capture and utilize feedback, and presenting sales collateral on an intuitive and customizable platform. Showpad has set the bar for rapid growth in Europe with 700% growth over a two-year period, from 2011 to 2013. Motivated by customer success, Showpad has nearly 500 worldwide companies on their client roster, including big names like Heineken, Audi, and BASF.

"We are honored to be credited as one of the fastest growing European companies by Tech5. This recognition is a testament to the Showpad team's commitment to our customers, who have inspired us to build a product that uses mobile devices to breathe new life into sales enablement," says Pieterjan Bouten, co-founder and CEO of Showpad. "Their stories energize us to quickly build an aligned future between sales and marketing."

In early 2014, The Next Web and global payments technology provider Ayden partnered to launch a new online competition in search of Europe's fastest growing tech startups: the European Tech5. Out of hundreds of submissions across seven countries in Europe, the top five companies were selected from each country, and each country winner was chosen based on growth statistics.

As a company in the final EU Tech5, Showpad and their fellow winners will present on their company at The Next Web Conference Europe on April 24-25 in Amsterdam. Showpad will be amongst the 7 speakers in front of 2,500 influencers, marketers, investors, journalists and thinkers from the tech world. Stay tuned for more information on Showpad's presentation and continuing growth at

About Showpad
Showpad is the leader in mobile sales enablement. The Showpad platform delivers contextual content to sales teams or channel partners on any device so they can sell anytime and anywhere. Powerful reporting helps enterprise businesses understand content usage and productivity to align sales and marketing efforts toward revenue goals. Based in Ghent and San Francisco, with an office in Portland, Ore., Showpad empowers marketing and sales teams at top companies around the world, including Heineken, Audi, and BASF, to optimize customer opportunities and increase sales. For more information, visit

About TNW
Founded in 2008, The Next Web is one of the world's largest online publications that delivers an international perspective on the latest news about Internet technology, business and culture. With an active, influential audience consisting of more than 7.2 million monthly visits and 9.5 million monthly page views, The Next Web continues to expand its global presence on its website with the addition of new channels and content partnerships, as well as through events in North America and Europe.

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