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2015 Technology Fast 500

EMEA ranking has been published

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) has announced its rankings of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies across EMEA in 2015. The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA is now in its 15th year, and it includes over 20 countries.

To view the full ranking see www.deloitte.com/fast500emea

Of the 500 companies listed on the Fast 500 EMEA list there are six Icelandic Fast 50 participants. They are:

-        Thula Nordic Source Solution – 20th place
-        Meniga – 42nd place
-        AppDynamic – 118th place
-        Nox Medical – 124th place
-        Zymetech – 482th place
-        Velfag – 489st place

„We are extremely pleased to be a part of the Technology Fast 500 EMEA initiative and proud of how many of the Icelandic Fast 50 participants ranked among the fastest growing technology companies in EMEA. Hopefully this global exposure will be of value. We would like to thank all of the Fast 50 participants for taking part in the initiative and we look forward to do this again next year.“ Sigurdur Pall Hauksson, CEO of Deloitte Iceland.

Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA Awards will be presented to the top five and sector winners during an invitation-only Winners’ Dinner on Wednesday 2 December 2015 in London. The top 500 businesses will be sent their certificates by the local Deloitte member firm country office following this event.

Being included in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA is recognised as a significant achievement. In its 15th year, the programme ranks the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa, highlighting both established and emerging companies.

The press has rewarded Technology Fast 500 winners with positive media exposure and became increasingly interested in the Technology Fast 500 winners, related trends and overall statistics. Past years’ programmes garnered coverage in some top publications, including CNN, CNBC, BBC World News Radio, Financial Times and Dow Jones News Service.

Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA selection and qualifications

The Technology Fast 500 list is compiled by the Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 50 programme, nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500, as well as public company database research. To qualify for the Technology Fast 500, entrants must have had base-year operating revenues of at least €50,000 and current-year operating revenues of at least €800,000.

Entrants may be either public or private companies but must be a ‘technology company’, headquartered in EMEA. A ‘technology company’ is defined as a company that develops or owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues, or manufactures a technology-related product, or devotes a high percentage of effort to the research and development of technology.  Using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify.

About Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme is the region’s most objective industry-ranking to focus on the technology field, recognising technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) during the past four years. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies – large, small, public and private – span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, communications, media, life sciences and clean technology.

The programme is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area and is run by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) global industry group. Co-sponsors include Eight Roads, a venture and growth capital investor which backs entrepreneurs with aspiration for greatness in the IT and clean technology sectors across Europe, Silicon Valley Bank, the premier bank for technology, life science, private equity and premium wine businesses and Taylor Wessing, a leading International law firm with a focus on the industries of tomorrow. More information on the programme and prior year winners is available on www.deloitte.com/fast500emea

Icelandic Fast 50 ranking infographics 2015
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