Forty-three Romanian companies took the start of the Deloitte’s annual selection out of which three have made it in the Fast 50 ranking, a press release informs. The Romanian company with the largest revenue growth rate is the company Trencadis, based in Baia Mare, with a growth of 710 percent. For the second time in Fast 50 ranking and with an improved position (19) compared to last year (40), Trencadis is a systems integration company whose main goal is to optimise and innovate institutions’ and companies’ citizen and customer-related work processes.
For the first time in Fast 50 ranking, Timisoara-based Qualteh entered directly on the 39 place in the ranking, with a growth rate of 388 percent. Qualteh provides development and customisation for innovative high-quality enterprise and mobile software solutions.
With a 324 percent growth rate, Tremend, a software company from Bucharest with over 11 years of experience, came 47th. For the second time in the Fast 50 ranking, Tremend specializes in delivering complex software solutions incorporating advanced technologies, whose clients range from innovative US start-ups to multinational enterprises from over 15 countries on three continents.
Robotic process automation software vendor UiPath becomes the first business ever to win a special distinction for the Most Disruptive Innovation Award. The award marks those businesses that are pioneering highly disruptive new ideas or technologies. Founded in 2015, UiPath aims to change the world through the automation processes and to ease people’s work, allowing them to focus more on the creative part of the work.
“Romanian tech companies have always been among the performers of the Fast 50 ranking and I am glad that we make no exception this year. I would like to congratulate this year’s performers, who are young companies born in the new economy. They are companies that grow in one year as others in 100 and we support them on their scaling journey,” said Alina Mirea (photo), Partner Deloitte Romania and local coordinator of the program. “For 18 years, Deloitte has been following entrepreneurs as they grow in leaps, from young businesses that we support during their development, to more mature ones, too large for the Fast 50 ranking, but with which we continually collaborate.”
First place in the 2017 ranking goes to Czech online flight-booking business Kiwi.com, with a growth rate for the past four years of 7,145 percent. Kiwi.com was last year on the fifth place under the name Skypicker.com, suggesting that its 2021 target of becoming the world-leader in online travel is within its grasp. Only fractionally behind is last year’s Rising Stars winner, Lithuanian smart sports technology business Deeper, while on the third place is Prusa Research from the Czech Republic.
This year, the Fast 50 was once again dominated by companies from the IT & Digital Solutions sector (39). The speed of growth among Central Europe’s technology companies continues to accelerate, with average growth between 2013 and 2016 hitting a new record of 1,127 percent.