AcuityAds Holdings Inc. (“AcuityAds” or “the Company”) (TSXV:AT), a leading provider of targeted digital media solutions enabling advertisers to connect intelligently with their audiences across online display, video, social and mobile campaigns, is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies, ranking 8th on the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 50TM. AcuityAds has also been named one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America, ranking 26th on the esteemed Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM. AcuityAds’ outstanding revenue growth rate of 6,589% over the last five years (between 2009-2013) was the cornerstone of being ranked on what is considered to be Canada’s and North America’s pre-eminent technology awards programs.
“Fast 50 companies are entrepreneurial, innovative and demonstrate leadership,” said Pascal Lamoureux, Partner and Leader for Deloitte’s Fast 50TM Program. “Their commitment and achievements are critical to the growth of the Canadian technology industry.”
Now in its 17th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50TM program celebrates the fastest growing technology companies for technological innovation, entrepreneurship, rapid growth and leadership, based on the percentage of revenue growth over five years. The Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM list ranks the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America based on percentage growth over a five year period.
“We are excited and honored to be part of such a distinguished group of Canadian and North American technology companies built on entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and great leadership,” said Tal Hayek, CEO of AcuityAds. “We couldn’t be more pleased to be recognized for our progress and growth. This track record of exceptional growth reflects the outstanding team we have built and the impact of their passion, commitment, and talent.”
About Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50TM
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50TM 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 50TM 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 50TM 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.
About Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™
Technology Fast 500TM, conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500TMaward winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2009 to 2013.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500TM 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 or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.
About AcuityAds Holdings Inc.
AcuityAds is a technology company that has developed a programmatic marketing platform powered by proprietary machine learning technology that allows advertisers to target and connect intelligently with their audiences across online display, video, social and mobile campaigns. With operations in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Montreal, Boston, Chicago and Seattle, AcuityAds’ customers include both large Fortune 500 enterprises and small to mid-sized businesses. For more information, visit www.acuityads.com
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