In both my personal and professional life, it seems like all my time nowadays is spent dealing with growth. At home I spend most of time dealing with my three kids, who are growing faster every day—a feeling every parent knows. And at work, I run the financial operations of a company that seems to be growing just as fast.
And that’s not hyperbole. I’m proud to announce that for the second year running Contently has been named to Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™ Ranking, which recognizes both public and private companies with operating revenues of at least $5 million.
This year, Contently achieved an explosive 697 percent growth rate, ranking number 123 on the list. We’re honored to share this accolade with other groundbreaking companies like Facebook, Twitter, Hubspot, and Marketo.
Making this list for the second year in a row is particularly important to us because Contently is a technology company first and foremost, and technology companies thrive on growth.
Since our ranking last year we’ve launched an array of exciting products: Contently Social, a suite of social integrations and access to more than 600 social strategists and creators; Contently Live, a content hub optimized for lead generation that drives business results; and Document Analytics, a measurement tool for PDFs and other downloadable assets—just to name a few.
Helping marketers by providing smart technology and great storytelling isn’t just what we sell—it’s at the core of everything we do. It’s why we invest so much in our award-winning digital publication, The Content Strategist, a leader for digital marketing news and analysis. It’s what spurred us to acquire our first company, Docalytics. And it’s what inspired us to expand across the Atlantic to London, as well as across America to St. Paul, MN and San Francisco, CA.
Navigating a rapidly changing industry isn’t easy. But our sustained growth is evidence that we’re on the right path. And while seeing my kids grow up is the greatest thing in my life, watching Contently grow has been pretty rewarding as well.