MONTREAL, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acquisio, the award-winning performance media platform for agencies and digital marketers, has been named one of Canada's fastest growing technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards, and one of North America's fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ awards. This marks the fourth consecutive year Acquisio made the list and received an award from both Canada and North America.
The Technology Fast 50™ program celebrates technological innovation, entrepreneurship, rapid growth and leadership, based on the percentage of revenue growth over five years. Acquisio's increase in revenues of 435% percent from 2009 to 2013 resulted in a ranking of 25th in Canada.
The Technology Fast 500™ ranks the 500 fastest-growing companies throughout North America in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology sectors. Acquisio ranked 220th this year.
"Winning these awards for the fourth year in a row is a huge accomplishment," said Acquisio's CEO, Martin Le Sauteur. "We continue to innovate, push boundaries and shake up the industry. Last year marked a big shift for our industry leading software with the introduction of our automated bid and budget optimization. This year we transitioned towards a faster more efficient foundation for our platform, added several new offices, including a joint venture project in Japan which has been thriving, and we are rolling out new features in areas that no one else in the industry has touched yet. We're very excited! This continual recognition from Deloitte is the motivation we need to keep growing and expanding our business to better serve our clients, across the globe."
"Fast 50 companies are entrepreneurial, innovate and demonstrate leadership," said Pascal Lamoureux, Partner and Leader for Deloitte's Fast 50 program. "Their commitment and achievements are critical to the growth of the Canadian technology sector."
Now in its 17th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program recognizes leaders in the Canadian technology industry and tracks the successful growth of Canadian-grown leaders. The program augments the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500™ initiative, with winners automatically eligible for this elite ranking.
To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ ranking, companies must have been in business for at least five years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, and conduct research and development activities in Canada. A panel of industry experts evaluate and judge companies based on four key criteria: competitive advantage; size, growth, and market attractiveness; management effectiveness and organization; and financial performance.
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program is Canada's pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50™ Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ candidate) and the Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry). Program sponsors include Deloitte, Bennett Jones and OMERS Ventures. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.
Acquisio is a high-powered performance media solution that enables digital marketers to optimize their search campaigns and report on all PPC initiatives including social, mobile, and display, all in one easy-to-use dashboard.
Acquisio's automated system does 90% of the work for its users, ensuring more of their time is free for analyzing data and improving campaigns.
With more than 500 agencies and 25,000+ advertisers in its portfolio, Acquisio is recognized as being one of the fastest growing companies in North America, winning the Deloitte Tech Fast 500 and Fast 50 awards for three consecutive years. Acquisio software is used by companies like GroupM, Sensis, Hanapin Marketing, iRep, Yellow Pages, Microsoft, and Hilton.
With its headquarters in Montreal, Acquisio also has offices in New York, Seattle, London, and Tokyo. For more information, contact Acquisio.