Guideline Ranked 175th Fastest-Growing Company in North America on the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™
Today we’re pleased to share that Guideline ranked 175th on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 27th year.
We’re honored to receive this recognition on the heels of tremendous growth: we grew Guideline’s revenue by more than 760 percent from 2017 to 2020.
To say that the last 18 months+ have been challenging for the small business ecosystem would be an understatement. But even so, our community of small and midsize businesses offered a silver lining. At a time when businesses were forced to make significant cutbacks, thousands of small businesses in the U.S. still decided to offer employees a Guideline 401(k)—most of which had never offered a 401(k) before.
We’re proud that during such a challenging period, these businesses prioritized the implementation of high impact benefits for themselves and their employees, who took clear advantage of the benefit.
Paul Silverglate, vice chair, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology sector leader, had this to say about this years list:
“Each year the Technology Fast 500 shines a light on leading innovators in technology and this year is no exception. In the face of innumerable challenges resulting from the pandemic, the best and brightest were able to pivot, reinvent and transform and grow. We celebrate the winning organizations and especially the talented employees driving their success.”
Christie Simons, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP and industry leader for technology, media and telecommunications within Deloitte’s audit & assurance practice, had this to say:
“The pandemic has underscored the urgent need for tech solutions in a variety of areas across health care, fintech, energy tech, entertainment, to name a few, so reliance on innovators like the winners of the Technology Fast 500 is more important than ever. These companies are not only at the cutting edge, transforming the way we do business, but most importantly, recognize the strategic importance of ongoing innovation, especially in the ever-changing world of technology.”
Overall, 2021 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 212% to 87,037% from 2017 to 2020, with median growth of 521%.
At Guideline, our mission is to help everyone arrive at a safe, secure retirement, whether they're a small business owner, an employee, or self-employed. With offices in Austin, TX and Portland, ME, and a new office in San Diego, CA, soon—plus a flexible approach to where you work—if our mission resonates with you, we hope you’ll check out our open roles.
About the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™
Now in its 27th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, 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 2017 to 2020.
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 (fiscal year 2017) operating revenues of at least US$50,000, and current-year (fiscal year 2020) operating revenues of at least US$5 million and a growth rate of 75% or greater.
Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America. The rankings are compiled from applications submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500 website and public company database research conducted by Deloitte Services LP.