2024 edition03.06.2024

Sifted 30: Central Europe

Welcome to the latest Sifted Leaderboard, the Sifted 30: Central Europe, which ranks the fastest-growing startups across Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Liechtenstein by revenue growth.

Combined, the 30 startups have raised €850m in funding and generated revenues of €792m over the past three financial years, employing more than 2,500 people.

To be eligible, startups had to meet the following criteria: headquartered in Central Europe as per Sifted’s definition; founded in or after 2014; maximum headcount of 999; private and independent; majority of revenue must be generated by proprietary technology; at least three years of revenue data; and revenue (annualised if necessary) of at least €100k in the base year (2020, 2021 or 2022) and at least €1m in the most recent financial year (2022, 2023 or 2024). Companies were required to submit signed documentation to support disclosed financial information not publicly available.

An in-depth report on the region will be published in due course.

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