Seven Maryland companies performed Screen were placed this year Deloitte North America Technology Fast 500, an annual ranking of the fastest growing companies. With a staggering 1,829% growth over three years, the Gaithersburg-based video monetization platform ranked 89thth.
The Fast 500 companies are ranked by percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. Companies in this year’s list saw a median growth rate of 611%, while the highest ranked company, San Francisco-based Vir Biotechnology, grew 125,138%.
Other Maryland companies on the list were: Curbio, Sales Boomerang | Mortgage Coach, Dragos, Xometry, Rhythm Group Management and iLearningEngines.
Six companies from the Washington, DC area, led by Upside at number 88, made the list. Eleven Virginia companies, led by Freight Club, who ranked #176, were also in attendance. The California Bay Area accounted for 20% of the Technology Fast 500 winners.
“As the past year has shown us, innovation in key areas such as life sciences is critical to addressing infectious diseases and other global health problems,” he said Paul Silverglatte, Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP. “Additionally, technology must keep up with the ever-changing demands of consumers and businesses for faster, safer and more efficient solutions to new societal challenges.”
Here’s a snapshot of the seven Maryland companies listed in the Fast 500:
Uscreen, Gaithersburg, Md.
Uscreen led by the Founding CEO PJ Taei, is a video distribution platform. It helps over 25,000 creators, brands, and businesses monetize their videos. The platform hosts over a million videos and claims over 8.5 million subscribers in 95 countries. Uscreen says it adds over 250,000 new subscribers every month. Fast 500 listed its three-year sales growth as 1,829%, ranking it 89th.
Curbio, Potomac, MD.
Led by the CEO Rick Rudman, Curbio finances pre-sale home renovations and helps homeowners achieve better prices. Homeowners do not have to pay back until the sale of their property is complete. Curbio claims it increases home sales prices by an average of 20% and cuts project time and quoting days in half. Curbio aims to earn between 150% and 200% of the funding provided. Curbio’s investors include Revolution Growth, Camber Creek and Comcast Ventures. Fast 500 listed its three-year sales growth as 913% and ranked it 158th.
Sales Boomerang | Mortgage Coach, Owings Mills, Md.
Sales Boomerang and Mortgage Coach merged this summer. While Sales Boomerang built an automated borrower intelligence system to notify lenders when a prospect qualifies for a loan, Senior Mortgage Coach targets borrowers with information to help them make a home loan decision. Sales Boomerang was founded by the CEO Alex Kuchinpresident Mark CunninghamChief Financial Officer Arend de Jong and Partners Brandon Glickstein and Ken Bartz. Mortgage Coach was founded by Dave Savage, Joe Puthur and Kelli Hodges. Fast 500 listed the combined company’s three-year revenue growth of 906% and ranked it 162nd.
Dragos, Hanover, MD.
Dragos is a cybersecurity company specializing in protecting critical infrastructure and industries. It protects so-called OT or operational technology, ICS or industrial control systems and devices of the industrial Internet of Things. It claims its mission is to “protect civilization”. Dragos has raised $200 million from investors. Fast 500 listed the combined company’s three-year revenue growth of 538% and ranked it 276th.
Xometry, Derwood, MD.
Xometry operates an AI-enabled marketplace for on-demand manufacturing, where startups and top brands – including BMW, NASA, Bosch, Dell and General Electric – can source high-quality parts and manufacturers sell their products equally quickly. The company was founded by Randolph Brody Altschulera Republican Party nominee for Congress in the 1st congressional district of New York in 2010 and 2012, and Laurence Zuriff, who was previously a managing partner of Granite Capital International Group. Fast 500 listed Xometry’s three-year revenue growth of 468% and ranked it 309th.
Rhythm Management Group, Rockville, Md.
Rhythm Management Group is a healthcare company specializing in the remote monitoring of patients with conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, or patients with implanted heart devices. Today, Rhythm has over 75,000 connected patients. Rhythm is a minority-owned company founded by women. The founder, Rhonda Bray, began her career as a registered nurse and later, fascinated by medical devices, became a clinical cardiac device specialist at Medtronic. Fast 500 listed Rhythm’s three-year revenue growth as 410%, ranking it 337th.
iLearning Engines, Bethesda, MD.
iLearning Engines provides an automated learning platform to help companies deliver training. Customers include healthcare, education, energy, transportation and military companies. The company is managed by the founder and CEO Harish Chidambaran, Stanford Business School graduate and former Sun Microsystems engineer. In 2022, Fast 500 listed the combined company’s three-year revenue growth of 252% and ranked it 480th.