PastBook wins the Deloitte Technology Fast50 2019 for the Media & Entertainment sector and makes it to the podium of the competition
Amsterdam, 11 October 2019 - At the 20th edition of the Deloitte Technology Fast50 award ceremony, PastBook (https://www.pastbook.com) - the global platform for one click photo products, based in Amsterdam and founded by Italian entrepreneur Stefano Cutello - won the category award as the #1 fastest growing technology company in the Media & Entertainment sector and made it to the top #3 of the entire competition ranking, with a turnover growth of 4623%.
Becoming one of the top fastest growing tech company isn’t an easy job, especially if you are a solo-founder. I want to deeply thank my team, my shareholders - and everyone that took part of our journey - for the trust, passion and hard work that made our incredible growth possible. I'd like to dedicate this award to Laura (RIP), a friend and key employee that joined PastBook when this growth was just about to start and helped us scaling all the way up till recent time: thank you.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is an annual election of the fifty fastest growing technology companies on the basis of the percentage revenue growth over the past four years. Companies under the age of 4 can participate in the Rising Star program.
This year is the 20th edition of the Fast 50. In all those years we have not received so many registrations before. The quality and the growth rates of the applications were extremely high. To enter the ranking this year a minimum growth percentage of 312 percent was needed. This shows that the climate among scale-ups has improved.
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About the company: https://www.pastbook.com
Founded in 2012 in Amsterdam, as part of RockStart Accelerator, PastBook has been named one of the ‘Hottest startup’s in Europe” by Wired, awarded as “Top 5 Fastest Growing Tech Companies” by TheNextWeb (Tech5) and nominated as “Rising Star” by Deloitte in 2016 and then listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in 2019. It has also been featured by Facebook as Success Story.
PastBook is on a mission to help people preserve and relive memories, that are nowadays scattered between social networks and devices, by offering the most frictionless experience to create a beautiful photo products, in one-click.
PastBook’s Intelligent Instant Photo Book platform automatically and intelligently selects the best photos from the designated source and it instantly arranges them into a beautiful photo product, like a photo book, cards, posters, calendars - printed and shipped worldwide thanks to PastBook global printing network.
About the founder
Stefano Cutello – CEO
Former technical leader at eBay Italy and entrepreneur since the age of 18, he came up with the idea of creating PastBook when browsing through a family photo album with his father.
Having realized that he would not be able to recollect his own memories saved all over the Internet so easily, he decided to provide a platform for that.
In order to fully commit to the idea, he quit his job at eBay, relocated to Amsterdam, while having put all of his property in Italy for sale: his car, his motorbike and his house too.
Agile by definition, passionate about everything that has to do with technology, lateral thinker and an innate product developer. His motto: "hard work is the way to success".