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2016 Technology Fast 500™ Winners

Software companies dominate North America rankings

The Technology Fast 500 is the leading technology awards program. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies—large, small, public, and private—hail from cities far and wide across North America and are disrupting the technology industry. If you are looking for fast-growing technology companies releasing new, emerging technologies, you have come to the right place! Representing industries from software to biotech, Fast 500 companies play in the SaaS, cloud computing, data analytics, and mobile sectors.

2016 North America Fast 500 winners

"Amid a fierce business climate, there seems to be no shortage of new and established companies that are unlocking a seemingly unlimited potential for growth and advancement through technology’s continued disruption and proliferation across industries," said Sandra Shirai, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and US Technology, Media, & Telecommunications leader.

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2016 Winners by rank


Loot Crate
Digital content/media/entertainment
Los Angeles, CA


Digital content/media/entertainment
New York, NY


ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Digital content/media/entertainment
Irvine, CA


New York, NY


View the full list of winners.

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Recognizing growth: 2016 Technology Fast 500 winners

The industry understands that while innovation entails taking risks, the absence of innovation is riskier. This is something the Technology Fast 500 winners recognize as they continue to grow and move their companies forward.

Read more in our 2016 Technology Fast 500 press release.​

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We recognize growth and celebrate the companies who achieve it! To learn more about the program and how your company can be a part of the Fast 500 community:

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Analytics tool

Looking for trends such as which city has the most winners or maybe a listing of the top 10 companies in the software sector over the last five years? We invite you to spend some time with Fast 500 dashboard. It’s an easy way to quickly analyze, visualize, and share our rankings.

Explore the Fast 500 Tableau dashboard

Flashpoints: Emerging trends in technology, media, and telecommunications

In the evolving technology, media, and telecommunications industries, new trends and possibilities emerge so quickly that it's sometimes difficult for business executives to keep pace. Flashpoints is your tool for gaining the context you need to make sense of these critical industry developments—as they emerge.

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Historical rankings

If you’re not ready for the power of Fast 500 dashboard, you can download the rankings from 2015 through 2010.

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Learn about our services

Fast-growing companies are on the verge of becoming the next generation of market leaders. Contact one of our leaders to learn more about the essential services designed to foster change and innovation within entrepreneurial environments.

Heather Gates
Audit & Tax services for start-ups
Deloitte LLP
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Sandy Pfeffer
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Deloitte & Touche LLP
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Harvey Michaels
Consulting services for high growth companies
Deloitte Consulting LLP
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Sandy Shirai
Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry trends 
Deloitte Consulting LLP
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