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By Sian Bennett

Kantox Year in Review: celebrating our most successful year yet

Published December 20, 2018

2018 has been a great year for Kantox. As well as being the year we became profitable – which is a memorable milestone for any start-up – we also generated significant business growth. Looking ahead, Kantox is in excellent shape to take on 2019!

In this post, we take a quick look back at some of the highlights of 2018.

Some of the Kantox Team of 2018 are pictured here in our new Barcelona offices.

 

Partnerships and new appointments

In January, we announced two new partnerships. The first with BELLIN, a global leader in web-based treasury software; the second with Qonto, a French leader in digital banking services, who implemented our FX management and international payment solutions, with resounding success.

As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to partnerships with banks and other key financial industry stakeholders, we appointed former Goldman Sachs Executive Director, Tim Muehlenbach to the position of Head of Partnerships and Bank Relationships.

Several partnerships have already been launched in stealth mode, so keep watching this space!

Making bold moves

With our continued expansion in 2018, Kantox also made moves at our London headquarters, into a stylish new WeWork office space. Meanwhile in Barcelona, we also ‘levelled up’ to a stunning new space from the 10th to the 22nd floor of the Mapfre Tower.

The company has taken an entire floor in the Mediterranean-sea-facing offices, with its enviable views, to accommodate our growing team. (If you’re interested in working for Kantox, check out our open positions here).

ESADE Innovation and Entrepreneurship students visited our new Barcelona offices where Kantox CEO, Philippe Gelis, shared some insights about the day-to-day challenges of running a tech company.

 

Awards and accolades

It wouldn’t be a great year without a few awards on the list.

In April, Kantox was ranked at number 63 on the Financial Times’ list of the 1,000 fastest-growing European companies. With a 1,688% growth rate over four years, this makes us the fourth fastest-growing European Fintech company.

Later on, we also made it onto the CB Insights’ list of the 250 fastest-growing fintech startups worldwide. And in November, Kantox was humbled to be awarded the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 UK award for the third year running.

To round off the year, we were also thrilled to be recognised by the TMI Awards for Innovation and Excellence who named our flagship product, Dynamic Hedging, as the Best Risk Management Solution of 2018.

This is just a taste of what’s happened during our year.

Needless to say, we’re also very thankful to our clients for their feedback and their continued support and use of our solutions. They have contributed to a large part of our success and are the ones who push us to keep developing new products and improving our offerings.

While we are already looking forward to launching more exciting projects, partnerships, products and services in 2019, for now, from everyone at Kantox, we wish you safe and Happy Holidays.

 

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