NZ tech companies show high performance in Asia Pacific growth index

Another day, another ranked index from Deloitte, this time showing that New Zealand is, indeed, a hothouse for rapid business growth.

Announced in Hong Kong today, the 2015 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific index has ranked the top 500 tech businesses according to their revenue growth over the past three years. This year a new record was set with 54 Kiwi tech-companies (as opposed to last year’s 51) making the list.

Leading the list is little-known but fast growing Auckland-based transcription service Transcribe Me, ranked 18th on the regional index, and boasting 1,818% growth. The next highest Kiwi ranking companies are workforce management software company GeoOp and cloud-based retail software platform Vend, coming in at 41st and 83rd respectively.

Auckland-based businesses lead the Kiwi contingent with 24 companies represented, while there are 13 from Wellington, six from Hamilton and five from Christchurch.

“This year’s record Kiwi representation, with New Zealand companies accounting for over 10% of the entire Asia Pacific index for the second straight year, is continued evidence that our technology companies are thriving on the world stage,” opined Darren Johnson, Deloitte Private partner.

“As we saw in the Deloitte Fast 50 unveiled last month, a growing number of Kiwi companies have embraced disruptive technologies; with many in business to help other companies better navigate these technological changes.”

The top-ranked business on this year’s index is South Korean mobile game developer, Devsisters. The company achieved an astonishing annual growth of 8,516%. With 139 companies in the top 500, China leads the rankings geographically.

For the full Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2015 index, go to www.deloitte.com/fast500asiapacific.  

New Zealand companies on the 2015 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific index

Ranking

Company

Revenue growth %

Location

18

Transcribe Me

1818%

Auckland

41

GeoOp

935%

Auckland

83

Vend

504%

Auckland

102

Uprise Digital

432%

Wellington

113

Ultrafast Fibre

385%

Hamilton

122

Cobra Labs

349%

New Plymouth

128

Ecommistry

321%

Bay of Islands

132

Last Season

308%

Hamilton

149

Bookme

278%

Whangarei

152

Little Giant Design

275%

Auckland

155

Smartrak

270%

Hamilton

158

FlexiTime

269%

Wellington

163

Pure SEO

258%

Auckland

166

Friday Solutions

254%

Auckland

171

Unleashed Software

245%

Auckland

176

Educa

237%

Wellington

179

Spotlight Reporting

233%

Wellington

187

90 Seconds

223%

Auckland

188

Xero

223%

Wellington

194

Portland Software Services

220%

Auckland

206

Customer Monitor

208%

Auckland

207

Webscope

208%

Auckland

215

Touchtech

201%

Wellington

217

Socialites

198%

Auckland

225

Rubber Monkey

194%

Wellington

228

Truckload

191%

New Plymouth

240

Vibe Communications

186%

Auckland

251

Eroad

183%

Auckland

280

Aura Information Security

164%

Wellington

304

Volpara Solutions

151%

Wellington

313

I Love Ugly

145%

Auckland

315

Meta Solutions

145%

Christchurch

324

Onceit Limited

141%

Auckland

349

Optimal Product

128%

Wellington

355

Creative Business Solutions

126%

Auckland

357

Straker Translations

126%

Auckland

368

SMTP2GO

123%

Christchurch

388

Syrp

116%

Auckland

390

Serko

116%

Auckland

408

Graham Strategic

111%

Wellington

415

TheCloud

108%

Hamilton

424

Kiwa Digital

106%

Auckland

425

Metro Marketing

105%

Tauranga

444

The I.T. Team

99%

Christchurch

453

Voyager Internet

96%

Auckland

458

Magiq Software

94%

Napier

461

Trineo

94%

Christchurch

462

Silverstripe

94%

Wellington

465

Promapp Solutions

93%

Auckland

468

Experience Networks

92%

Wellington

470

Webranz

92%

Auckland

472

Mint Design

91%

Christchurch

476

Enlighten Designs

89%

Hamilton

491

Archery Direct

87%

Hamilton