Tech5 Award: Lesara is Europe’s fastest growing Tech startup
Berlin, 27.05.2016 – As the fastest growing startup from Germany, Lesara is a leader in Europe. The international online shop for fashion and lifestyle products was named Europe’s fastest growing tech startup last evening in Amsterdam at the renowned The Next Web Conference.
The competition by international tech magazine The Next Web and global payment provider Adyen, awards young companies from 6 different countries for their growth. These 6 national winners then enter a pan European competition, where the fastest growing startup in Europe is then named and awarded. The decision is made without the help of a jury and is based purely on revenue growth of the participating companies. In the previous German rounds, Lesara won against four other nominees and has now emerged victorious after the final rounds.
Roman Kirsch, Founder & CEO of Lesara says: “We are delighted to receive this award. The entire Lesara team puts in a tremendous amount of effort every day to offer its customers the most modern products and the best deals. This award is an indication for us, that we are on the right track. We are of course also very proud that we’ve won this award for Germany, which just shows that the tech & digital economy in Berlin and Germany is among the internationally leading economies worldwide.
The success of companies like Lesara shows that German startups have established themselves as a significant industry in the tech scene and secured Germany’s position as a strong competitor in the international digital world. After just two years in business, Lesara is present in 23 countries across Europe, has a customer base of over one million and is an innovative pioneer in the field of Agile Retail - fast and digitally driven on-demand production of fashion & lifestyle trends, a technologically advanced version of Fast Fashion. After the second successful financial year with a turnover in the range of a double-digit million figure, Lesara has set itself ambitious targets of a more than two-fold increase in sales in 2016.
Lesara’s victory is seen as an important contribution to the Awards this year – that of a business model with great potential to revolutionise an entire industry structurally. The Berlin based online retailer with branches in Guangzhou and Shenzhen (China) started business in November 2013 with a view to bring about sustainable changes in the world of Fast Retail. As a pioneer in Agile Retail, with director access to the best producers in the world, data driven trend analysis & optimised logistics, Kirsch’s team is in a position to offer Lesara’s customers the trendiest products – at better quality within a very short time and cheaper than other comparable products – round-the-clock. From its inception, the company also invested heavily in excellent customer service in order to provide their customers with an outstanding retail experience.
Lesara GmbH is an international online store for affordable fashion and lifestyle products. The company was founded in Berlin in 2013 by entrepreneur Roman Kirsch, who has made it his mission to make the latest products and exclusive deals accessible to everyone. Inspiring themed events and daily products offer a unique and modern shopping experience - fast, smart and around-the-clock. Through direct collaboration with the best factories from around the world and thanks to data-driven selection, Lesara can offer its customers more than 50,000 products ranging from fashion & lifestyle to home & technology, within the shortest possible time and at comparably better quality. Customers get everything they love, at the best price with the Best Price Guarantee and with its finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist and latest trends, Lesara reinforces this promise. The consistent focus on the needs and requirements of customers is also reflected in personalised customer service with heart. The 200 strong team invest a huge amount of effort every day to create a modern shopping experience where everyone feels at home.