Seven Maryland companies led by screen were ranked this year Deloitte North America Technology Fast 500, an annual ranking of the fastest growing companies. With a meteoric growth of 1,829% over three years, the Gaithersburg-based video monetization platform has been ranked 89e.
The Fast 500 companies are ranked by percentage of revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. Companies on this year’s list saw a median growth rate of 611%, while the top-ranked company, Vir Biotechnology, based in San Francisco, recorded a growth of 125,138%.
The other Maryland companies on the list were: Curbio, Sales Boomerang | Mortgage Coach, Dragos, Xometry, Rhythm Group Management and iLearningEngines.
Six Washington, DC-area companies run by Upside, ranked 88, make the list. Eleven Virginia companies, led by Freight Club, ranked 176, were also listed. The Bay Area of California had 20% of Technology Fast 500 winners.
“As the past year has shown us, innovation in important areas such as life sciences is essential to combating infectious diseases and other global health issues,” said Paul Silverglat, Vice President, Deloitte LLP. “Furthermore, technology must keep pace with ever-changing consumer and business demands for faster, safer and more efficient solutions to new societal challenges.”
Here’s a look at the seven Maryland companies ranked in the Fast 500:
Uscreen, Gaithersburg, Md.
Uscreen, led by Founder-CEO P.J. 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 boasts 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 revenue growth at 1,829% and ranked it 89th.
Curbio, Potomac, Maryland.
Led by CEO Rick Rudman, Curbio finances home renovations before their planned sale, helping homeowners get better prices. Owners must repay only when the sale of their property is completed. Curbio claims it increases home sale prices by an average of 20% and cuts project time and listing days in half. Curbio aims to earn between 150% and 200% of the financing it provides. Curbio’s investors include Revolution Growth, Camber Creek and Comcast Ventures. Fast 500 listed its three-year revenue growth at 913% and ranked it at 158.
Boomerang Sales | 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 qualified for a loan, the former Mortgage Coach targets borrowers with information that helps them make a home loan decision. Sales Boomerang was founded by CEO Alex KutsishinPresident Marc CunninghamCFO Arend de Jong and Associates Brandon Glickstein and Ken Bartz. Mortgage Coach was founded by Dave Savage, Joe Puthur and Kelli Hodges. Fast 500 listed the combined entity’s three-year revenue growth at 906% and ranked it 162nd.
Dragos, Hanover, Md.
Dragos is a cybersecurity company specializing in the protection of critical infrastructures and industries. It protects so-called OT or operational technology, ICS or industrial control systems and Industrial Internet of Things devices. He claims his mission is to “save civilization”. Dragos raised $200 million from investors. Fast 500 listed the combined entity’s three-year revenue growth at 538% and ranked it at 276.
Xometry, Derwood, Md.
Xometry operates an AI-powered marketplace for on-demand manufacturing, where startups and major brands – including BMW, NASA, Bosch, Dell and General Electric – can quickly source high-quality parts and manufacturers can sell their products. The company was founded by Randolph Brody AltschulerRepublican candidate for Congress in New York’s 1st Congressional District in 2010 and 2012, and Laurence Zuriff, who was previously managing partner at Granite Capital International Group. Fast 500 listed Xometry’s three-year revenue growth at 468% and ranked it at 309.
Rhythm Management Group, Rockville, Md.
Rhythm Management Group is a healthcare company specializing in the remote monitoring of patients with diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, or those with implanted heart devices. Today, Rhythm has over 75,000 connected patients. Rhythm is a woman-founded, minority-owned company. Its founder, Rhonda Bray, began her career as a nurse and later, intrigued by medical gadgets, became a clinical specialist in cardiac devices at Medtronic. Fast 500 listed Rhythm’s three-year revenue growth at 410% and ranked it at 337.
iLearningEngines, Bethesda, Maryland.
iLearning Engines offers an automated learning platform that helps businesses deliver training. Its customers include healthcare, education, energy and transportation companies as well as the military. The company is led by the founder and CEO Harish Chidambaran, a Stanford business school graduate and a former Sun Microsystems engineer. In 2022, Fast 500 listed the combined entity’s three-year revenue growth at 252% and ranked it at 480.