BookMe leads the way among the Kiwis in Asia Pacific Tech Fast 500

BookMe leads the way among the Kiwis in Asia Pacific Tech Fast 500

Queenstown's BookMe, a website for discount bookings on attractions and activities, is the highest-ranked New Zealand company in this year's Asia Pacific Tech Fast 500.

The three-year-old firm won the Rising Star award for Otago in the New Zealand Fast 50 index earlier this year.

Sixteen Kiwi companies made the Asia Pacific Top 100 tech company rankings by revenue growth, up from seven last year.

BookMe was ranked 18th with 1359 percent growth, followed by software development firm Alphero, ranked 22nd with 1118 percent growth.

Forty New Zealand firms made it into the Top 500 in Asia Pacific.

“These results clearly show that despite the relatively small New Zealand market hard-working innovative Kiwi firms have been able to outperform companies from many larger countries, not only matching the total contribution to the index of technology powerhouses like Japan, but also earning more spots among the top 100 than all other countries except China,” says Deloitte Private partner Stephen Nicholas.

“It is further proof that the disruptive forces of mobile and cloud technologies have levelled the playing field, helping Kiwi businesses achieve global scale and overcome market and geographical boundaries.”

Wellington-based companies were the most represented in the list with 16, followed by 15 from Auckland, six from Christchurch and one each from Hamilton, New Plymouth and Queenstown.

See the full Asia Pacific Tech Fast 500 here.