November 18, 2020
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Kong Inc. Ranked Number 69 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™

Attributes 1,908% Revenue Growth to Organic Growth, New Product Offerings and Enterprise Customer Wins

SAN FRANCISCO, November 18, 2020 Kong Inc. today announced it ranked No. 69 on Deloittes 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 26th year. Kong grew 1,908% during this period.

Kong CEO and Co-Founder Augusto Marietti credits innovative new products and strong enterprise adoption with the companys 1,908% revenue growth. He said, "We are honored to be recognized on this prestigious list of fast-growing companies. As we continue helping companies navigate the transition to modern, cloud native apps and services which is more important than ever given the accelerated shift toward remote-based work we are certain that this momentum will continue, and were excited to deliver new products and features that simplify most service connectivity needs to a single click."

For more than 25 years, weve been honoring companies that define the cutting edge and this years Technology Fast 500 list is proof positive that technology from software and digital media platforms, to biotech truly does permeate so many facets of our lives, said Paul Silverglate, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology sector leader. We congratulate this years winners, especially during a time when innovation is needed more than ever to address the monumental challenges posed by the pandemic.

Each year the Technology Fast 500 listing validates how important technology innovation is to our daily lives. It was interesting to see this year that while software companies continued to dominate, biotech companies rose to the top of the winners list for the first time, demonstrating that new categories of innovation are accelerating in the pursuit of making life easier, safer and more productive, said Mohana Dissanayake, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and industry leader for technology, media and telecommunications, within Deloittes audit and assurance practice. We extend sincere congratulations to these well-deserved winners who all embody a spirit of curiosity, and a never-ending commitment to making technology advancements possible.

Overall, 2020 Technology Fast 500 companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 175% to 106,508% from 2016 to 2019, with median growth of 450%.

About Deloittes 2020 Technology Fast 500

Now in its 26th year, Deloittes 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 2016 to 2019.

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 companys 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.

About Kong Inc.

Kong creates software and managed services that connect APIs and microservices natively across and within clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more using intelligent automation. Built on an open source core, Kongs service connectivity platform enables digital innovation by allowing organizations to reliably and securely manage the full lifecycle of APIs and services for modern architectures, including microservices, serverless and service mesh. By providing developer teams with unprecedented architectural freedom, Kong accelerates innovation cycles, increases productivity, and seamlessly bridges legacy and modern systems and applications. For more information about Kong, please visit or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.

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