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Telegram recognised as the fastest rising startup in Europe

0 14 June 2014

The mobile messenger Telegram has received the award for Fastest Rising Startup at this year's annual Europas Awards. Pavel Durov took to Twitter to announce the victory.

In August 2013 Durov's American company released Telegram, working on the basis of secure data transmission service MTProto. By mid-November, he had already surpassed the one million registered users mark and by February, the number had increased tenfold. At the end of March, it was revealed that the application, which is not only available for mobile phones but also for computers, was receiving around 15 million users per day.

The Europas Awards was founded by TechCrunch editor Mike Butcher in 2009. They celebrate the achievements of the most outstanding startups from different spheres, from e-commerce and the fashion industry to education and internet products.  

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