Voices Named to Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™
London, ON | November 09, 2017
Voices, the largest online marketplace for voice actors and audio production services, announced today that it has been recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America on two internationally-renowned rankings: the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ and the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™.
Voices’s growth is driven by its ability to offer producers, creative professionals and marketing teams instant access to a global network of over 200,000 professional voice over actors, helping them complete any type of project faster and easier than ever before. This momentum has contributed to the organization’s 362% percent in revenue growth from 2013 to 2016. This recognition comes on the heels of Voices’s $18 million growth investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and acquisition of Voicebank.net, which is expected to further fuel growth in 2018 and beyond.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 recognizes the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America, in which Voices ranked #255. Additionally, Voices is listed at #40 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™, which honors the top 50 Canadian technology companies with the highest revenue-growth percentage over the past four years.
“What’s been central to our continued growth is our desire to lead and transform this nearly 100-year-old industry for the digital age,” said David Ciccarelli, Voices CEO. “Our talented team shows relentless dedication to our vision of positively influencing the world through the power of the human voice. Our team lives this out on a daily basis by building new relationships and expanding into new markets globally. We are all honored to be recognized as a leading technology company on these prestigious lists.”
“New technologies have disrupted various industries in ways that were unimaginable a few years ago,” said Erica Pretorius, Partner and National Leader for the Technology Fast 50™ program at Deloitte Canada. “Fast 50 winners have led the way and I can’t wait to see where they take us next.”
Founded in 2005, Voices is the largest global online marketplace for audio and voice over products and services comprised of nearly half a million business clients and voice actors. Its flagship website, https://www.voices.com, records approximately two million unique visitors annually and has enabled over 250,000 transactions to date. Headquartered in London, Canada, the company employs more than 100 people and has clients and voice talent in 139 countries.
About Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2013 to 2016.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500™ 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, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered in North America.
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features three distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate) and the Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, Aequitas NEO Exchange, Bank of Montreal, Bennett Jones, CBRE, OMERS Ventures and Wellington Financial. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.
Canadian winners of the Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500™ initiative are automatically eligible for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program. For rank consideration, companies must have been in business for at least four years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, conduct research and development activities in Canada and invest a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in R&D.
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