28 Jan 2019

Future Unicorn Award nominee: Qwant

DIGITALEUROPE is proud to introduce Qwant, nominated by AFNUM, among the selected SMEs to participate in the Future Unicorn Award. This French company is a successful search engine that respects its users’ privacy. As of January 2019, it is the 64th most visited website in France.


About Qwant

Qwant.com is a web search engine with three values as pillars supporting its strategy and day to day operation: openness, neutrality and privacy. Qwant.com warrants no third-party cookie, no tracking, no collected data, hashed/salted IP addresses and own server farm in EU, algorithms & index.

Qwant stands for internet users’ privacy and search results neutrality. Therefore, Qwant never records its customers’ searches and never uses their personal data for advertising or other purposes. Qwant respects the European laws and cultures and contributes to developing the digital economy of the European Union and European countries.

Qwant has offices in Paris, Nice, Rouen, Epinal, Ajaccio, Berlin, and Milan.

Advice for policymakers

Few Digital platforms have 90% market share in Europe in their sector (search, social network…). For many European users, there is no alternative. Qwant and other European SMEs are now able to offer alternatives on the market in order to foster competition.


To learn more about Qwant, visit their website

  • About the award

    The Pan-European Future Unicorn Award aims to highlight innovative SMEs that have the potential to become Europe’s next unicorns. The award is compiled by asking all the national trade associations affiliated with DIGITALEUROPE to nominate a single SME from their country. This results in a truly pan-European selection of incredible digital companies from all sectors.

    The award will be delivered at our flagship event, Masters of Digital, in Brussels on 21 February.

    For more information about the award please contact Yann Finger.

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