Showpad Ranked as One of Europe’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine

March 8, 2017

Showpad, the world’s most powerful sales enablement platform, is one of the ten fastest growing private software companies in Europe, according to the 2017 Inc. 5000 Europe annual survey.

The list represents the only comprehensive look at what may be the most dynamic segment of the world’s economy: fast-growing private companies.

“Showpad is thrilled to be in the top five percent of companies surveyed by Inc., and one of the ten fastest growing private software companies in the region,” said Pieterjan Bouten, CEO and co-founder of Showpad. “More importantly as a global company, the Showpad platform is a key part in the growth story of our own clients’ businesses.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000 Europe list, unveiled this week on, serves as a unique report card on the European economy. Within an uncertain economic climate, latest aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to €90.3 billion, up from €20.7 billion in 2012, with a median three-year growth rate of 331 percent. The list features an amazing group of thriving businesses growing at breakneck speed over the past three years:

  • In aggregate, Inc. 5000 Europe companies grew 333+% over the past three years, generating new annual revenue of €69 billion.
  • To make the top 500, a company had to have achieved a remarkable three-year growth of 962%.
  • Of the 38 countries included in this pan-European list, Spain, Italy and Sweden fielded the most companies.

As the world’s leading sales enablement platform, Showpad helps every sales person be more successful. Started in Belgium in 2011, Showpad now has four offices worldwide with clients across a range of industries. Showpad ranked #268 on the list of 5,000 companies across Europe and as one of the top ten software companies on the list. For more information, please visit our website at

“The Inc. 5000EU recognizes companies that have made a major contribution to their economies by advancing the causes of entrepreneurship, innovation and job creation.  All too often these essential companies work in obscurity because they are not publicly traded,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “They no longer have to: the Inc. 5000EU finally gives credit where it is due. Taken in its totality, the Inc. 5000 Europe reminds us that the U.S. does not have a monopoly on entrepreneurship. More than ever, ingenuity, creativity, and tenacity know no boundaries – certainly not geographic ones.”

The entire listing of the 2017 Inc. 5000 Europe appears at and key highlights are featured in Inc.’s March issue, which is available in both tablet and magazine formats. Detailed results, including infographics and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, country, and other criteria, can be found at


The 2017 Inc. 5000 Europe is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be European-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is €200,000; the minimum for 2015 is €2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. The full Inc. 5000 Europe list can be found at

About Showpad

Showpad delivers the world’s most powerful sales enablement platform – one that makes content incredibly easy to find, present, share and measure. Showpad empowers businesses to deliver their content to the right audience at the right time with the most intuitive and robust content platform. With Showpad, sales and marketing teams work better together to engage with audiences, advance conversations, inspire loyalty and accelerate the business. The Showpad platform can be deployed quickly and scales for any company.

Founded in 2011, Showpad is used at over 900 companies around the world, including Johnson & Johnson, Fujifilm, Audi, Dow Chemical, and Kimberly-Clark. Showpad has dual headquarters in

Ghent and San Francisco – plus offices in Portland and London. For more information on Showpad, email, visit or follow Showpad on Twitter.

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto VenturesInc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 19,000,000 today.  For more information, visit .

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S and Europe. Started Now in its 36th year, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, free-flowing networking, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit

Showpad Ranked as One of Europe’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine