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Mar 20, 2024

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Vivatech Honors Akeneo in its 2024 Top 100 Next Unicorns List

We’re honored to be included in this list as one of the top promising tech scaleups in Europe by Viva Technology, in partnership with GP Bullhound.


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The Viva Technology 2024 “Top 100 Next Unicorns” list, is an annual compilation of the 100 most promising scaleups in Europe across 16 countries to reach a valuation of 1B USD or more in the near future. Excitingly, already a third of those on the lists from 2019 to 2023, have already reached unicorn status. 

Once again this year, the Top 100 Next Unicorns list illustrates the structural development of the European technology ecosystem, with a remarkable dynamic in key sectors such as SaaS, but also AI, which has made a sensational entry into the ranking. These two buoyant sectors, where investment has been on the rise, are not only enabling Europe to hold its own against the United States and Asia, but also to distinguish itself through a unique approach, promoting a model of innovation that is both sustainable from a business point of view and sustainable from a human and environmental point of view.

The selection process for compiling the Top 100 Next Unicorns was in partnership with investment bank, GP Bullhound, and insights from four of the globe’s most prestigious investment funds including Accel, Eurazeo, NorthZone, and Partech. The criteria for inclusion reviews factors such as actual and potential growth, total funds raised, headcount growth, and geographical distribution. Furthermore, emphasis is placed on their positive societal impact, ensuring that the scaleups selected are mindful and contribute constructively to the world.

It's sincerely an honor from Viva Technology to acknowledge Akeneo as a top 100 Next Unicorn. This recognition demonstrates our dedication to innovation, growth, and impact on the product experience (PX) and the technology community at large. My deepest gratitude goes out to everyone involved and congratulations to all those included on the list with us.

Akeneo was highlighted as a leader in optimizing omnichannel product experiences and featured among the top 15 technology companies in the latest equity funding round. 


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About Viva Technology

VivaTech accelerates innovation by connecting startups, tech leaders, major companies, and investors responding to our world’s biggest challenges. Each year, over four exciting days in Paris, VivaTech creates Europe’s biggest technology and startup event, exploring the most disruptive topics in tech with world-premiere demos, launches, and conferences in a collaborative ecosystem. This is where business meets innovation. Join us for the eighth edition of VivaTech 22-25 May 2024. For more information go to our website at and follow us on social media @VivaTech. 


About GP Bullhound

GP Bullhound is a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the world’s best entrepreneurs and founders. Founded in 1999 in London and Menlo Park, the firm today has 13 offices spanning Europe and the US. For more information, please visit


About Akeneo

Akeneo is the product experience (PX) company and global leader in Product Information Management (PIM); creating a world where every product interaction is an experience that guides consumers and professionals to the best purchase, anytime, anywhere. Akeneo empowers business leaders with software, education, and an engaged community all focused on the practice of product experience management.

Leading global brands, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, including Chico’s,, TaylorMade Golf, Rail Europe, Kering, and more trust Akeneo to scale and customize their omnichannel commerce initiatives. Using Akeneo’s intelligent Product Cloud, companies can create elevated product experiences with user-friendly and AI-powered product data enrichment, management, syndication, and supplier data onboarding; as well as a comprehensive app marketplace and partner network to meet business and buyer needs.

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