Back Market Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019

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Start-up named to prestigious list honoring organizations making profound impacts on both industry and culture

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Back Market, the world’s largest marketplace dedicated to refurbished electronics, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.

The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s volatile world.

“Innovation is not always about new products and technology and we are pleased to see Fast Company recognize that,” said Thibaud Hug de Larauze, founder and CEO of Back Market. “The goal of Back Market has always been to drive a cultural shift in the way we think about consumption, waste and the environment. We are proud to be leading an innovative and exciting societal change that resonates with consumers and the industry.”

Back Market has earned the standing of number 2 on the 2019 Most Innovative Companies List in the Europe category. Consideration came from Back Market’s mission to redefine the standard for quality, reliability and customer experience, and establish refurbished electronics as a no-risk, viable alternative to buying new, changing the mindset of traditional consumer behavior. In the process, the marketplace also addresses the e-waste crisis, a significant environmental issue brought on by the sheer volume of electronics we are purchasing and disposing of every year.

This year, Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out groundbreaking businesses across 35 industries and every region. They also judged nominations received through their application process.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.

“Established players are showing the same kind of nimbleness that we’ve generally associated with startups,” said Fast Company deputy editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with senior editor Amy Farley.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2019) is now available online at, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning February 27th. The hashtag is #fcmostinnovative.

About Back Market (
Launched in 2014 by Thibaud Hug de Larauze, Quentin Le Brouster, and Vianney Vaute, Back Market is the first marketplace focused on bringing thousands of refurbished electronic devices and appliances from certified professionals to consumers. The company currently operates in five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Belgium) and launched in the United States at the beginning of 2018. It employs a team of about 150 employees across its three offices located in Paris, Bordeaux, and New York.

Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies and thinkers on the future of business. Since 2011, Fast Company has received some of the most prestigious editorial and design accolades, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for “Magazine Of The Year,” Adweek’s Hot List for “Hottest Business Publication,” and six gold medals and 10 silver medals from the Society of Publication Designers. The editor-in-chief is Stephanie Mehta and the publisher is Amanda Smith. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at

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