NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sailthru, the leading provider of email and personalization software for the world’s top retail and media brands, today announced that it ranked 88 on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy technology companies in North America. Sailthru’s customer base now includes more than 450 retailers and publishers and between 2011 and 2014 revenue grew 1,010 percent.
Sailthru’s chief executive officer, Neil Lustig, credits Sailthru’s growth to its ability to drive significant revenue lift through retention for customers such as Internet Retailer Top 500 Retailers, including JustFab and The Clymb, and global publishers, including The Economist and Business Insider. Sailthru’s unique approach to customer data, insights and engagement enables B2C marketers to overcome their challenges in building valuable long-term relationships with customers and audiences. The company continues to invest in delivering solutions based on market need. At Lift, Sailthru’s annual digital insights summit and customer conference, Sailthru announced Personalization Engine, the market’s first true solution for cross-channel personalization in real-time.
"Marketing has changed more in the last five years than it has in the last century,” Lustig said. “Leading retailers and publishers are now investing in organizational design, infrastructure and third-party technologies that enable agility over legacy solutions and platforms that slow innovation. To succeed in this market, brands need to put the customer first. This concept is at the core of Sailthru’s model and our continued growth validates that even amid thousands of marketing technologies that there is a continued need for partners who make it easy to solve the challenges faced by modern marketers.”
In addition to revenue growth, in the past year Sailthru has announced the addition of seasoned leaders to their C-Suite, such as Eric Porres as CMO, Amy Shapero as CFO and Lustig at CEO. The company continues to expand its footprint across North America and into the EMEA Region and total employee base has increased by 1217 percent since 2011.
“Amid a fierce business climate, there seems to be no shortage of new and established companies that are unlocking a seemingly unlimited potential for growth and advancement through technology’s continued disruption and proliferation across industries,” said Sandra Shirai, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “It is inspiring to witness the innovative ways that companies are incorporating emerging technologies for business gains, be it cognitive computing, or the Internet of Things. We congratulate all those ranked on this year’s Fast 500 and look forward to seeing their continued growth into 2016.”
“Through the efforts and utilization of new and emerging technologies from these companies, we are witnessing greater business demands from across almost all industries,” added Jim Atwell, national managing partner of the emerging company practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP. “We look forward to the opportunity to serve these companies as they strive to grow to the next level – be it towards introducing new solutions or entering new markets – and with it make important and long lasting impressions on the technology market as a whole.”
About Deloitte’s 2015 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 2011 to 2014.
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 or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.
Sailthru, the leading provider of email and personalization software for the world’s top retail and media brands, is driving a major shift in how companies engage with their individual customers and optimize their revenue opportunities. Sailthru-powered 1:1 relationships with consumers drive higher revenue and reduce churn for more the world’s most innovative publishers, including The Economist, Business Insider, and Mashable, and the world's fastest growing ecommerce companies, including RentTheRunway, JustFab, and Alex and Ani. Founded in 2008, Sailthru is headquartered in NYC, and backed by an exceptional group of investors, including Benchmark, RRE Ventures, DFJ Gotham, Scale Venture Partners, and AOL Ventures.
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