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This article was published on November 30, 2009


    Internet Startups Feature In Deloitte Fast 50 List

    Internet Startups Feature In Deloitte Fast 50 List
    Kim Heras
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    Kim Heras

    Kim Heras is a Sydney-based technology writer and entrepreneur. His passions include the Australian startup industry, innovation and the Kim Heras is a Sydney-based technology writer and entrepreneur. His passions include the Australian startup industry, innovation and the web as an enabler of change. You can follow Kim on twitter - @kimheras

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    Every year, leading accounting and advisory firm, Deloitte, publish their Fast 50 list recognising the fastest growing technology companies in Australia. The list is  based on percentage revenue growth over the past 3 years.

    This year a bunch of Internet startups has managed to feature in the awards, pushing their way in amongst the traditional biotech companies, systems integrators and hardware providers that normally feature.

    Leading the charge in the main list were 3 startups which have featured in the Top 100 Aussie Web Startups List for some time now:

    There was also some good news In the Rising Star category, which recognises potential in various categories rather than just pure revenue growth.

    Local Startup Garage – Pollenizer came in at 1st runner up (2nd in normal language) and RedBubble was awarded 2nd runner up (or 3rd…).

    Pollenizer’s award is a great sign for the industry as they rely on a certain degree of web startup industry strength in order to keep their advisory business going.

    Pollenizer co-founder Mick Liubinskas had this to say about the company’s growth:

    “We more than doubled revenue from last year and have tripled in team size from 4 to 12 this year in Australia and 15 to 43 in India.  We had 25 clients in 3 countries last year and now have 45 clients in 9 countries this year”

    I also asked Liubinskas about the secret to Pollenizer’s growing global success:

    “We’ve clearly seen that the web is now less about pure technology and more about business.  Globally, I’m leaving tomorrow to work with Seedcamp companies in London, talk to startups in Zurich and attend Le Web in Paris. That being said, so much of what we might apply overseas we learn from working with great Australian companies like Posse and Booking Angel.”

    Click Here to access the full list.