Northwave in FT1000 for third consecutive year

Utrecht – 3 March 2021. Northwave is among the best performing companies in Europe, according to The Financial Times’ 5th edition of the FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies. This list is based on independent research and in-depth analysis of thousands of companies across Europe.


Northwave is one of only 22 Dutch companies in the FT1000 and has been listed for a 3rd time consecutively. An achievement met by only 91 other companies, only two of which are Dutch (SendCloud and Scribbr). The listing stands as an acknowledgement of the rapid, sustainable organic growth of the company in the past year.

“We are proud to proof consistency also in our financial results. Our main objective is to keep growing with this pace, while also keeping our quality high and company culture alive. Interdisciplinary teamwork and diversity will continue to be key ingredients in our ability to provide adequate security to a growing number of clients in Europe”, says Steven Dondorp, CEO of Northwave.

As a result of COVID-19, more companies are depending fully on digital information. At the same time the number of companies that are severely impacted by ransomware, business email compromise and nation state digital espionage is dramatically growing. Subsequently the awareness is rising that cyber security is an essential part of the business operations.

Talitha Papelard, Director Security Office as a Service at Northwave, says: “For many companies, it is no longer feasible to manage and maintain a solid cyber security posture themselves. It’s too complex and it requires too many different and sought after skills. That is why more and more companies are integrally outsourcing this to us. It’s very rewarding to have that success also reflected in this listing.”

In the past year, Northwave firmed its presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with an office in Leipzig, tending to the DACH region. Northwave also holds an office in Brussels, Belgium.

“We have recently secured a number of important partnerships with new clients as well as business partners, for example with Germany’s leading systems integrator q.beyond. This will further drive our scale in the coming years” says Northwave’s VP, Marc de Jong Luneau, in charge of the company’s International growth.