Deloitte released the 2016 Technology Fast 500, an annual ranking of the fastest growing North American companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech sectors. Loot Crate claimed the top spot with a growth rate of 66,661 percent from 2012 to 2015.
Based in Los Angeles, Loot Crate delivers monthly curated mystery boxes of entertainment and pop culture themed collectibles to fans. Founded in 2012, Loot Crate has more than 650,000 subscribers worldwide in 35 countries. Loot Crate’s position at the top of this year’s list showcases how innovation isn’t always about new technology and invention, but also about ingenuity, the recombining of existing assets, and know-how in new ways to maximize value.
Awardees are selected for this honor based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2012 to 2015. Overall, 2016 Technology Fast 500 companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 121 percent to 66,661 percent in the 2012 to 2015 time frame, with a median growth of 290 percent.
“Our personal and professional lives are shifting in response to new technologies and business models that are changing the way we work and live,” said Sandra Shirai, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and US Technology, Media, and Telecommunications leader. “The 2016 Technology Fast 500 winners are supporting this shift by creating experiences for their customers, surpassing expected possibilities, and helping to envision even more effective and ingenious solutions. Loot Crate is just one example of how effective organizations face disruption with confidence, striving to understand and harness the potential to propel forward. That means taking risks, encouraging experimentation, and embracing transformation.”
“Being recognized by Deloitte as the fastest growing technology company on the Fast 500 List is an incredible honor,” said Chris Davis, CEO and co-founder of Loot Crate. “Our desire to curate unique experiences for our customers through our shared passion for pop culture, games, and entertainment brands gives our fan commerce business a sense of purpose as we scale and makes coming to work a lot of fun.”
The top 10 ranked companies are as follows:
|2016 Rank||Company||Sector||Revenue growth (2012 to 2015)||City, State|
|1||Loot Crate||Digital content/|
|66,661 percent||Los Angeles, California|
|39,783 percent||New York, New York|
|3||ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Biotechnology/pharmaceutical||21,191 percent||Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|16,547 percent||Irvine, California|
|5||BounceX||Software||14,575 percent||New York, New York|
|6||Doximity||Software||14,350 percent||San Jose, California|
|7||Gainsight||Software||12,730 percent||Redwood City, California|
|8||Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc.||Biotechnology/pharmaceutical||11,839 percent||The Woodlands, Texas|
|9||Datadog||Software||10,303 percent||New York, New York|
|10||AppLovin||Software||10,276 percent||Palo Alto, California|
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 winners hail from cities far and wide across North America—from Los Angeles to New York to Canada. Of the dozens of locations represented on the list, some have a particularly strong track record of turning out successful, fast growing companies that are releasing new, emerging technologies.
Silicon Valley, well-known as an innovation hot spot, continues to lead in representation with 20 percent of the companies on the list, 63 percent of which are in the software industry. The New York Metro area and the Greater Los Angeles area came in next, with 17 and 8 percent respectively of companies on the list in software and digital content, and the media and entertainment sectors. Rounding out the top five markets, the District of Columbia dominated in software and New England in software and biotech.