Akron, OH November 7, 2019— Today, Drips announced it ranked 20 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 now in its 25th year.
With nearly 5,000 percent growth during the awards three-year judging period, Drips’ Chief Executive Officer Aaron Christopher “AC” Evans credits their explosive year-over-year growth due to first-mover advantage in pioneering “conversational texting®” and the disruptive shift in consumer communication preferences to text messaging.
“People simply aren’t picking up their phones anymore,” states Evans. “The prevalence of Robocalls and the worldwide preference of texting over talking has completely changed the landscape for enterprises who need to speak to their consumers. In 2015, Drips invented automated ‘Conversational SMS®.’ Today, we’ve held around a half a billion completely humanized conversations for some of the biggest brands in the country.”
“This year marks the 25th anniversary of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, so we are especially pleased to announce and congratulate the 2019 winners,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and U.S. technology, media, and telecommunications leader. “Once again, we saw innovation across the board, with software companies continuing their dominance of the top ten. It’s always inspiring to see how the Fast 500 companies are transforming business and the world we live and work in.”
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About Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™
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 $US50,000, and current-year operating revenues of at least $US5 million. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.
Drips is the first conversational texting® company of its kind, founding a new category and leading the way for some of the biggest brands in the world to use automated, humanized conversations at scale. On a daily basis, Drips engages in millions of completely humanized conversations with zero client-side operators. In a world where no one answers their phone, this innovation (Conversational Texting®) is priceless for helping brands communicate with clients in a way, and at a rate, that has never been possible without immense client-side human resources. To learn more, visit us at drips.com.
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