i3D.net named fastest growing Dutch company on the international stage

Stijn Koster at the Smartdc data center in Rotterdam.
7 April 2023

The award ceremony for the inaugural FD Gazellen International Award 2023 was held in Rotterdam on April 6, 2023 and we are excited to announce that i3D.net placed 1st!

Less than 60 companies from the Netherlands passed the criteria to make it to the nomination list and i3D.net’s victory among some of the biggest names in the Dutch industry is truly a superb achievement. 

Directors receiving the FD Gazellen award

The FD Gazellen International Award

Het Financieele Dagblad (FD) is the leading newspaper on economic subjects in the Netherlands. Every year, the newspaper recognizes the fastest-growing companies in the country through the FD Gazellen award. For the first time, FD has introduced a new award that acknowledges the success of Dutch companies operating on the international stage. 

The new accolade is a celebration of international entrepreneurship and evaluates the performance of Dutch companies abroad to determine their eligibility for nomination. A panel of respected Dutch business leaders serves as judges and assesses nominees based on several criteria. This includes whether a minimum of 25% of their revenue is generated from international sources in 2022, a revenue growth rate of at least 25% between 2020 and 2022, and a predetermined minimum revenue threshold. 

i3D.net's international expansion

i3D.net started its operations in the Netherlands in 2002 and has steadily grown its international presence over its 20-year existence. The company expanded first to Germany and then France in 2007. This was followed by a period of cementing the company’s international position and growing the network by opening more locations globally. 

i3D.net opened locations in Washington DC, Sydney, Tokyo and Los Angeles in 2010, and entered the South American market in 2012. Through acquisitions, it grew its presence within the US market and opened an office in the Los Angeles region. The i3D.net US team has seen a 4-fold growth in the past five years and is still growing every month. 

i3D.net currently operates a network of 60+ Points of Presence (PoPs) in over 30 countries on 6 continents across the globe. It continues to grow its network with an average of five new locations opened globally every year. 

Playing to i3D.net’s strengths

i3D.net has achieved remarkable success in its twenty-year journey by focusing on connecting with global audiences. This strategy has enabled the company to expand its international reach significantly. i3D.net’s emphasis on an international network with global support and a diverse team consisting of specialists from more than 24 nationalities, working remotely and at their offices, has contributed to its position as a top provider of high-performance hosting and global infrastructure services.

About i3D.net

i3D.net is one of the leading providers of high-performance hosting and global infrastructure services. The company operates a low-latency network, with thousands of servers spread over 40+ points of presence on 6 continents. i3D.net excels in the gaming market and hosts a variety of AAA games, which led to its acquisition by Ubisoft in 2019. They continue to help various large-scale gaming & enterprise customers deploy, scale, and manage their applications to over 300 million users globally. i3D.net’s goal is to reach 1 billion users on its platform by 2025.

Learn more at: https://www.i3d.net/

Media contacts

For more information on this press release, please contact:

Zahaid Rehman
Content & Communications Specialist
Email: marketing[at]i3d.net