Forbes each year picks the twenty-five fastest growing technology companies in the country. The site describe their selection process:
Each year we rank the 25 fastest-growing technology companies. We comb more than 5,000 publicly traded technology companies, looking for profitable companies with a minimum revenue of $150 million and a minimum market value of $500 million. We then looked for firms with sales growth of at least 10% for each of the past three fiscal years and over the latest 12 months. Finally, we ranked companies based on their three-year average sales growth rates in descending order.
Here are their top five fastest growing tech companies on this year's list:
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 150 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Members are able to create, manage and share their professional identity online, build and engage with their professional network, access shared knowledge and insights, and find business opportunities. Its platform provides
Apple designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and sells a range of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. The company's products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, the iOS and Mac OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a range of accessory, service and support offerings. It also sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store.
3. Qlik Technologies
Qlik Technologies sells software solutions that deliver data analysis and reporting solutions. QlikTech's software platform, QlikView, combines enterprise-class analytics and search functionality. Customers range from middle market customers to large enterprises and include Autodesk, Campbell Soup Company, Colonial Life, The Dannon Company, ING, Kraft Foods, and Nasdaq OMX.
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based business and clinical services for physician practices. The Company's service offerings are based on proprietary web-native practice management, electronic health record (EHR) software, a continuously updated payer knowledge-base and integrated back-office service operations. It has clients operating in 46 states and the District of Columbia. In 2012, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology Review Magazine named them one of the Top 50 most innovative companies in the world.
Equinix connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 690 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia- Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth.