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SciLeads attributes its continued growth to new BioPharma product
SciLeads has ranked at number 10 in the 2023 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards, an accolade listing the top 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over four years.
Launched in Belfast in 2016 by three friends, 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 the adoption of cutting-edge technologies, SciLeads has created a database that maps the world's research and biotechnology output, helping sales and marketing teams quickly identify potential customers.
SciLeads’ CEO, Daniel McRitchie, credits this year’s ranking to the company’s new BioPharma product that was launched in April after 2 years of development. He said of this year’s result ”it’s incredible to be included in Deloitte’s Fast 50 ranking for the third year in a row, and amazing that we made the Top 10, our highest position to date. It’s all down to the talented and innovative team we have here at SciLeads. In developing and launching our new product this year, we recruited several new staff members across the business to facilitate it, and we are still hiring”.
SciLeads founders Daniel McRitchie CEO, James Campbell, CTO, Laura Haldane, VP of Sales & Marketing.
Also at the awards ceremony which took place in Dublin, Ireland, SciLeads’ Co-Founder and VP of Sales & Marketing Laura Haldane won the 'Women in Technology Advocate Award', an accolade that celebrates women who have demonstrated through their actions that they are an advocate for increasing participation by and promotion of women in the technology sector. Laura said of this achievement “It was fantastic to win and then for SciLeads to be in the top 10 this year made it a brilliant night all round. A massive thank you to Deloitte, it was great to be ranked at number 10 and I’m delighted that the SciLeads team have been rewarded for their hard work this year.”
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 a four-year period, and this year marks 24 years of the programme celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship in Ireland’s indigenous technology sector.
Above Laura Haldane, VP of Sales & Marketing, and Nuala Houston, Head of Sales Operations
Cumulatively, the 2023 Fast 50 winners generated over €3 billion in total annual revenues and now employ over 8,800 people. The average revenue of companies featured in the ranking was approximately €10 million, while the average growth rate of the companies over the last four years was 721%. The awards programme also saw 15 new entrants appearing on the ranking for the first time. The companies ranked identified finding, hiring and retaining top talent and international expansion as two of the biggest challenges they face trying to grow their company.
Aisléan Nicholson, partner, Tax, Deloitte Belfast said: “Congratulations to all of the companies ranked this year. While it has been a challenging year for many tech businesses, Northern Ireland’s reputation as a hub for creative, homegrown technology companies continues to grow and the success of those who have made the Fast 50 demonstrates the high levels talent, ambition and ability to compete at a global level.
“The majority of the Fast 50 companies have grown their workforce and we continue to see strong growth from businesses offering services that help meet the needs of modern life, for example in AI, cleantech, sustainability, cybersecurity and health tech. Deloitte’s Fast 50 recognises this success and also the future growth ambitions of the companies.”
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking features both private and public listed technology companies that have demonstrated innovative strategies, sound management practices and marketplace vision, driving them to achieve the status of high-growth leaders.
The full Top 50 list can be seen below.
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The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ranking 2023