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Deloitte names SciLeads as Ireland’s 11th fastest growing tech company

Deloitte has announced that SciLeads ranked 11 in the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over four years.

SciLeads’ CEO, Daniel McRitchie, credits their unique value proposition and outstanding team with the company’s growth over the past four years. He said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition and to be ranked at 11 in our debut appearance on this prestigious list”.

Launched in 2016, SciLeads provides a visionary lead generation and market intelligence platform that helps scientific companies identify, engage with, and close their ideal buyers. With a proprietary algorithm and adoption of cutting edge technologies, SciLeads has created a database that maps the world’s research output, helping sales and marketing teams quickly identify potential customers.

The top 50 list features 8 Northern Irish companies with SciLeads being the only Northern company to make it into the top 20 in 2021.

The Northern Ireland companies on the list were: SciLeads, Foods Connected, Datactics, Totalmobile, Instil Software, AquaQ Analytics, PlotBox and Decision Time.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards is one of Ireland’s foremost technology award programmes. It is a ranking of the country’s 50 fastest-growing technology companies based on revenue growth over the last four years, and this year marks 22 years of the programme celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship in Ireland’s indigenous technology sector.

Cumulatively, the 2021 Fast 50 winners generated approximately €1 billion in total annual revenues and employed over 16,000 people in 2019. The average revenue of companies featured in the ranking was approximately €19 million, while the average growth rate of the companies over the last four years was over 700%. The awards also saw a record number of new entrants this year – in total, 20 companies are appearing on the ranking for the first time.

This year’s ranking features companies from all four provinces. 30 companies are Leinster-based, 10 are from Munster, eight are from Ulster, and there are two representatives from Connacht. Overall, 10 counties are represented on the 2021 ranking.

Aisléan Nicholson, Deloitte Technology Fast 50 programme partner in Belfast said: “Congratulations to all of the companies that ranked this year and in particular the eight from Northern Ireland. All of the companies who made the list this year have shown creativity, resilience, and commitment to driving progress in the local technology sector, which is crucial to the future of Northern Ireland’s economy.”

“It is also encouraging to see so many new entrants to the ranking – with a strong cohort of younger companies, the future of the sector looks bright. We are thrilled to showcase their achievements and wish them continued success over the coming years.”