Kong Inc. Ranked Number 104 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500
Attributes 1,519% Revenue Growth to Expanding Global Customer Base and Acceleration in Digital Transformation
Kong Inc., creators of the leading service connectivity platform, announced it ranked No. 104 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 27th year. Kong grew 1,519% during this period, earning a place on the list for its second consecutive year.
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Kong’s chief executive officer and co-founder, Augusto Marietti, credits an increase in new customers and expansion of Kong product capabilities with the company’s tremendous revenue growth. He said, “This has been a whirlwind year for Kong, starting with our $100 million Series D funding that officially cemented us as a ‘unicorn’ valued at $1.4 billion. We are honored to be included on this list for the second year in a row. Looking forward, Kong remains committed to enabling the connected world through APIs.”
“Each year the Technology Fast 500 shines a light on leading innovators in technology and this year is no exception,” said Paul Silverglate, vice chair, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology sector leader. “In the face of innumerable challenges resulting from the pandemic, the best and brightest were able to pivot, reinvent and transform and grow. We celebrate the winning organizations and especially the talented employees driving their success.”
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“The pandemic has underscored the urgent need for tech solutions in a variety of areas across health care, fintech, energy tech, entertainment, to name a few, so reliance on innovators like the winners of the Technology Fast 500 is more important than ever,” said Christie Simons, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP and industry leader for technology, media and telecommunications within Deloitte’s audit & assurance practice. “These companies are not only at the cutting edge, transforming the way we do business, but most importantly, recognize the strategic importance of ongoing innovation, especially in the ever-changing world of technology.”
Overall, 2021 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 212% to 87,037% from 2017 to 2020, with median growth of 521%.