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Top Hat Ranked Number 200 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™

November 19, 2018

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 19, 2018--Top Hat today announced it ranked 200 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 ™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Top Hat grew 481 percent during this period.

Top Hat’s chief executive officer and co-founder Mike Silagadze credits the company’s growth to their dedicated team, unique business model and innovative edtech platform. He said, ”As technology becomes increasingly important to facilitate an engaged learning environment, the Top Hat team continues to build upon the need for an active learning classroom. Our all-in-one teaching platform and Marketplace embodies the principles known to be effective in the classroom.”

“Congratulations to the Deloitte 2018 Technology Fast 500 winners on this impressive achievement,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are innovators who have converted their disruptive ideas into products, services and experiences that can captivate new customers and drive remarkable growth.”

“Software, which accounts for nearly two of every three companies on the list, continues to produce some of the most exciting technologies of the 21 st century, including innovations in artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and robotics,” said Mohana Dissanayake, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Industry Leader for technology, media and telecommunications, within Deloitte’s audit and assurance practice. “This year’s ranking demonstrates what is likely a national phenomenon, where many companies from all parts of America are transforming the way we do business by combining breakthrough research and development, entrepreneurship and rapid growth.”

Top Hat previously ranked 217 as a Technology Fast 500™ award winner for 2017.

Overall, 2018 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 143 percent to 77,260 percent from 2014 to 2017, with median growth of 412 percent.

About Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™ Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2014 to 2017. In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

About Top Hat Top Hat’s active learning platform enables professors to engage students before, during and after class with compelling course materials, tools and assessment activities. Millions of students at 750 leading North American colleges and universities use the Top Hat teaching platform. To learn more, visit www.tophat.com.

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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OTHER EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE

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