Every year, consulting firm Deloitte releases its list of the fastest-growing tech companies in North America. The list features tech companies across a range of industries, from media to life sciences, fintech, energy and more. It also features companies from all over the U.S. and Canada.
The 2021 Technology Fast 500 list ranks companies that have experienced the most revenue growth over a three-year period, with this year’s ranking taking into account revenue growth from 2017 to 2020.
Dallas-Fort Worth-area companies were well represented this year with 13 businesses making the cut. Of these local companies, most were headquartered in Dallas. A few Plano businesses were also included as was one tech company in Allen.
“North Texas has fantastic representation on the Deloitte Fast 500 list, thanks to the talent and infrastructure that make this area a functional base for high-performing industry leaders,” Rob FitzGerald, Deloitte’s north and central Texas technology, media and telecommunications audit practice leader, said in a statement.
Read on for details about the top five DFW-area tech companies included in this year’s Deloitte ranking, and check out the full list here.
Rank #305, 406% Growth
Dallas-based Compass Datacenters focuses on building sustainable data centers. Its facilities can scale from one megawatt up to 36 megawatts and offer fast and secure connections. Compass has centers in Phoenix; Dallas-Fort Worth; Minneapolis; Boston; Nashville, Tennessee; Raleigh, North Carolina; Tulsa, Oklahoma and Columbus, Ohio, according to its website.
Rank #203, 674% Growth
Reaching unicorn status in 2020, o9 Solutions has continued growing. The Dallas-based company uses analytics to create software for supply chain and revenue solutions. Its software provides real-time data that, according to o9, leads to better decisions and in turn increased revenues.
Rank #180, 755% Growth
Brainvire uses machine learning, blockchain and artificial intelligence to create open-source frameworks and software for companies needing IT solutions. The Plano-based company has partnered with Facebook, Amazon and eBay in recent years and tends to work with companies in the retail, education and mobile industries. For Facebook, Brainvire created chatbots to streamline and solve customer support interactions.
Rank #157, 870% Growth
Plano-based Aligned creates the infrastructure needed to build data centers. Launched in 2013, Aligned has scaled its business and opened five centers spanning from coast to coast. The company also uses its proprietary Delta Cube technology to cool hardware. The tech works by trapping hot air and moving it to a contained location instead of fanning it to a different location.
Rank #155, 881% Growth
Headquartered in Norway but with offices in Dallas, Crayon is an IT consulting and software firm that helps companies move to cloud-based systems and better optimize IT capabilities. The company has a myriad of software intended to modernize workplaces. Its software ranges from remote access to cloud data migration. Crayon’s software integrates with Adobe, Microsoft, Google and several other platforms.