Blackline attributes 178 percent revenue growth to leading connected safety innovation
CALGARY, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Blackline Safety today announced it ranked 431 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Blackline Safety grew 178 percent during this period and was the only business in Calgary to rank.
Overall, 2018 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 143 percent to 77,260 percent from 2014 to 2017, with median growth of 412 percent.
Blackline Safety develops and manufactures leading connected worker technology that provides customers with turn-key solutions to enhance the safety and operational performance of their business. By combining connectivity and gas detection with real-time emergency response, Blackline delivers a connected safety system that goes beyond what conventional gas detectors have to offer. Coupled with data analytics, Blackline products provide businesses with the insight to empower decision-making and achieve more efficient day-to-day performance.
"Blackline is at the forefront of connected worker technology and it's our people who drive Blackline's growth through innovation, focus and their dedication to customer needs," said Cody Slater, CEO and Chairman at Blackline Safety. "Our new G7 push-to-talk option and data analytics software are recent creations of our talented team. Over the past three years, Blackline has tripled in size, adding 100 employees who are experts in their field. With a clear mission to continue revolutionizing safety, we are recruiting for the best minds in safety, sales and product development."
"Congratulations to the Deloitte 2018 Technology Fast 500 winners on this impressive achievement," said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. "These companies are innovators who have converted their disruptive ideas into products, services and experiences that can captivate new customers and drive remarkable growth."
"Software, which accounts for nearly two of every three companies on the list, continues to produce some of the most exciting technologies of the 21st century, including innovations in artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and robotics," said Mohana Dissanayake, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Industry Leader for technology, media and telecommunications, within Deloitte's audit and assurance practice. "This year's ranking demonstrates what is likely a national phenomenon, where many companies from all parts of America are transforming the way we do business by combining breakthrough research and development, entrepreneurship and rapid growth."
About Deloitte's 2018 Technology Fast 500™: Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2014 to 2017.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.
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About Blackline Safety: Blackline Safety is a global connected safety technology leader. Providing comprehensive live-monitoring and wireless gas detection, we help teams working in hazardous environments respond to emergencies in real-time and manage efficient evacuations, accounting for everyone's safety along the way. With millions invested in technology research and development, Blackline Safety is recognized for quality and innovation. Our talented team of designers and engineers create and manufacture in-house — from wearable technology and personal gas detectors to cloud-hosted infrastructure and web-based interfaces for global industry. We deliver the world's first turn-key, work-anywhere connected safety monitoring solution with gas detection, 3G wireless, satellite communications, two-way speakerphone, employee messaging and live monitoring to meet the demanding safety challenges of organizations in over 200 countries. For more information, visit www.BlacklineSafety.com.
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