When Investors Go Dutch

MARCO BAKKER/HOLLANDSE HOOGTE for TIME

Tridion's Van Gent with CEO Joost Dikhoff

Who says you can't create a global software company based in Europe? The Dutch have done it before and look poised to do it again. Just three years old, Tridion, a privately held content-management software firm in Amsterdam, is ranked as a "visionary" company by the tech consultancy Gartner Group and boasts blue-chip customers like Akzo Nobel, Carrefour and KLM. Analysts say its market share in Europe is growing faster than that of any comparable company. When it comes to content-management software, "Tridion is the rising star in Europe and will soon have a global reach," says Andrew Warzecha, a senior...

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