DZone, Inc. Ranked Number 480 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™

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Attributes 151% Percent Revenue Growth to the rapidly growing importance of effectively engaging software developers in the era of digital transformation.

DZone recognized on Deloitte Fast 500

DZone ranks #480 on the Deloitte Fast 500

As more companies undergo this digital transformation, effectively engaging developers will be an increasingly important part of their strategies, something that DZone has been doing effectively for over 20 years.

DZone, Inc. today announced it ranked 480 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. DZone, Inc. grew 151 percent during this period.

DZone’s chief executive officer, Rick Ross, credits the ever-increasing importance of developers as companies undergo digital transformation and DZone’s 20+ year history of building trust and authority among software developers for the company’s 151% revenue growth. He said, “We are entering the era of the software developer, where our daily lives are being shaped by things built and supported by a software developer somewhere in the world. As more companies undergo this digital transformation, effectively engaging developers will be an increasingly important part of their strategies, something that DZone has been doing effectively for over 20 years.”

“Emerging growth companies are powering innovation in the broader economy. The growth rates delivered by the companies on this year’s North America Technology Fast 500 ranking are a bright spot for the capital markets and a strong indicator that the emerging growth technology sector will continue to deliver a strong return on investment,” said Heather Gates, national managing director of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s emerging growth company practice. “Deloitte is dedicated to supporting the best and brightest companies of the future in the emerging growth company sector. We are proud to acknowledge the significant accomplishments of this year’s Fast 500 winners.”

About Deloitte’s 2017 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 2013 to 2016.

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.

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About DZone, Inc.
DZone is a leader in developer engagement and relations that provides a suite of products and services that help companies build and execute strategies for effectively engaging software developers. DZone owns and operates https://www.dzone.com, a leading web portal where over 5 million practicing software developers from across the globe visit to connect, share knowledge, learn new skills, and discover new tools and career opportunities. DZone also provides an enterprise SaaS offering, AnswerHub (http://www.dzonesoftware.com), a platform that enables companies to host and grow their own developer communities, which is currently in use by some of the world’s largest developer-focused companies including IBM, GE, Amazon, and Microsoft.
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