NewsDeloitte: Fast 50 – The Fastest-Growing Company in Central Europe is the Czech 3D Printer Maker Prusa Research

This year’s Deloitte CE Technology Fast 50 was dominated by Czech firms, with three having made it to the top five. The contest for the fastest-growing technology companies in Central Europe was won by Prusa Research, a maker of 3D printers, followed by last year’s winner, the plane ticket provider. The online pharmaceuticals retailer Pilulka Distribuce took fifth place, and the online clothing retailer ZOOT won the Big 5 category.

The award ceremony of the nineteenth year of the competition was held today at the La Fabrika club in Prague, with Deloitte joined by Citibank and Bisnode as partners. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking compares the growth of participating technology firms over the past four years, this year during the period between 2014 and 2017. Prusa Research’s sales grew by an impressive 17,118%, which is more than double the prior year’s figure., the last year’s winner, recorded growth of 14,377%. Having grown by 1,681%, Pilulka Distribuce placed fifth.

Other Czech firms also made it to the top 50, including Proficio Marketing (8thplace, 1,228%), (18thplace, 605%), INVENTI SOLUTION (23rdplace, 534%) and ZOOT (25thplace, 513%).

“Czech firms dominate this year’s rating with unprecedented sovereignty. did not defend its last year’s victory and was replaced by Prusa Research; however, both firms are growing much faster than the closest competitors and essentially have created their own competition. I am almost certain their results will guarantee top positions for them in the EMEA round of Fast 500,” says Jiří Sauer, Director of Deloitte Technology Fast 50 CE in the Czech Republic.

The Rising Star category, which recognises high-growth companies that are too young to be listed in the Fast 50 main ranking, saw five Czech firms rank in the top ten. Furthermore, GINA Software, a Czech firm developing applications for NGOs, received the Social Impact Award, which is a special award for companies with a significant social impact.

In the Recognition of Excellence category, Deloitte Czech Republic recognised three additional local technology companies – FUNTASTY Digital, STRV and Ackee – which apply technologies to business well. Deloitte’s professional jury recognised the three companies for their contribution to connecting technologies and business, quality of the services provided and their success on the market.

This year’s Deloitte CE Technology Fast 50 saw the participation of 10 countries. Between 2014 and 2017, the average growth rate of the technology companies amounted to a record-breaking 1,290%. Besides the three Czech companies, the Croatian entity Q Software (3,894%) and the Slovak firm Slido (2,971%) made it to the top 5.

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Results of the 2018 Deloitte CE Technology Fast 50:

Ranking Firm Country Growth,(%)
1 Prusa Research s.r.o. Czech Republic 17,118
2 Czech Republic 14,377
3 Q Software Croatia 3,894
4 s.r.o. Slovakia 2,971
5 Pilulka Distribuce s.r.o. Czech Republic 1,681
6 Brolis Semiconductors, UAB Lithuania 1,534
7 TenderHut S.A. Poland 1,496
8 Proficio Marketing s.r.o. Czech Republic 1,228
9 Salelifter Sp. z o.o. Poland 1,074
10 Ars Futura d.o.o. Croatia 914
11 Zelená pošta s.r.o. Slovakia 867
12 Supercharge Kft. Hungary 740
14 Microblink d.o.o. Croatia 702
15 Sp. z o.o. Poland 621
16 Yieldbird Sp. z o.o. Poland 616
17 Codedose Sp. z o.o. Poland 607
18 s.r.o. Czech Republic 605
19 Sponge, UAB Lithuania 600
20 Piwik PRO Sp. z o.o. Poland 593
21 Deeper, UAB Lithuania 580
22 NSoft d.o.o. Mostar Bosnia and Hercegovina 562
23 INVENTI SOLUTION, s.r.o. Czech Republic 534
24 Exacaster, UAB Lithuania 529
25 ZOOT a.s. Czech Republic 513
26 Online Technologies HR Sp. z o.o. Poland 466
27 Instarea s.r.o. Slovakia 455
28 Gamekit S.A. Poland 453
29 Sp. z o.o. Poland 445
30 eazyBI SIA Latvia 442
31 Good one, UAB Lithuania 431
32 RTB House S.A. Poland 415
33 TV Žaidimai, UAB Lithuania 412
34 Scoro Software OÜ Estonia 392
35 Time Solutions Sp. z o.o. Poland 380
36 Rimac Automobili d.o.o. Croatia 361
37 Grupa TENSE Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. Poland 355
38 Adeo Web, UAB Lithuania 340
39 GREAT INTERACTIVE Sp. z o.o. Poland 319
40 Infinum d.o.o. Croatia 315
41 Telum d.o.o. Croatia 313
42 NRD CS, UAB Lithuania 302
43 Creotech Instruments S.A. Poland 302
44 Printbox Sp. z o.o. Poland 293
45 SmartFront Kft. Hungary 288
46 Luxon Sp. z o.o. Poland 286
47 Profico (Innovatio Proficit d.o.o.) Croatia 272
48 Booking Group SIA Latvia 271
49 Vercom S.A. Poland 265
50 STATSCORE Sp. z o.o. Poland 252

 Big 5 Category:

Ranking Firm Country Growth (%)
1 ZOOT a.s. Czech Republic 513
2 RTB House S.A. Poland 415
3 Booking Group SIA Latvia 271
4 Pigu, UAB Lithuania 148
5 PIXEL FEDERATION s.r.o. Slovakia 111

Rising Star Category:

Ranking Firm Country Growth (%)
1 INCLUDE d.o.o. Croatia 1,950
2 itrinity s.r.o. Slovakia 1,555
3 3Dsimo s.r.o. Czech Republic 1,461
4 s.r.o. Czech Republic 1,349
5 GreenWay Infrastructure s.r.o. Slovakia 1,123
6 Sewio Networks s.r.o. Czech Republic 947
7 ATi Studios A.P.P.S. SRL Romania 854
8 CGTrader, UAB Lithuania 794
9 BIBLOO Czech Republic 747
10 Czech Republic 661

 Social Impact Award: 

Ranking Firm Country
Winner Saule Sp. z o.o. Poland
Special recognition Gina Software s.r.o. Czech Republic
Special recognition Nexbio Sp. z o.o. Poland

Recognition of Excellence:

Czech Republic

Most Disruptive Innovation Award:

Firm Country
Brolis Semiconductors (BROLIS) Lithuania