It’s just over a month since Pleo was victorious in the Danish Startup of the Year competition.
In fact, we’ve just about caught our breath back. Which is fortunate, because last night we were named Nordic Startup of the Year!
Winning the Danish prize last month qualified us for the regional award, but the competition from across five different countries was obviously stiff.
Kodit.io from Finland, Authenteq from Iceland, Norway’s Spacemaker and Swedish startup Karma are doing really interesting things. We’ve got huge admiration for them all and can’t wait to see where they go from here.
“It’s a huge honour to win this prize and a great show of faith in our team’s hard work,” said our CEO and co-Founder Jeppe Rindom, hot on the heels of collecting last week’s Best Startup Award in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year ceremony.
“This is a fantastic part of the world to do business in. We’re delighted to be part of a growing ecosystem of young companies challenging the status quo.”
Votes from the public played a huge part in the decision. They weren’t the only factor considered, but they did demonstrate to the judges that Pleo isn’t just a business. It’s a bit of a movement.
So thank you for your support – for voting for us, for sharing our social media posts about the award, for helping us to grow throughout this momentous year.
If you haven’t started using Pleo, now is the best possible time. In fact, we’re giving away a deal of the decade Christmas present for new customers on contracts: pay for 11 months, get an extra one for free! More on that here.
Pleo now advances to the Global Startup Awards 2019, being held in China in 2020.
Win that and we seal our place in the Intergalactic Startup Awa… just kidding.