Marcum Tech Top 40

Marcum Tech Top 40

A Celebration of Connecticut’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies

At the Marcum Tech Top 40 event, forty companies are recognized for outstanding revenue growth. Each Tech Top 40 company is categorized under one of six industry verticals.


Thank you to Marcum, LLP, our 42 Award-winning companies, and all our enthusiastic attendees for making the 2016 Marcum Tech Top 40 our best celebration yet!

A huge congratulations to Revolution Lighting, the night’s overall winner, with 2,793% growth in the past year!

You can read our post-event 2016 Marcum Tech Top 40 Post-Event Press Release and enjoy our awards presentation slideshow below. Plus, check out our recap of all the social media activity we generated last night.

Winner photos form the event more photos and full video coming soon!

Congratulations to the 2016 Marcum Tech Top 40!
Company NameTech CategoryCity
Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Life SciencesNew Haven
ADNET Technologies, LLCIT ServicesFarmington
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.Life SciencesNew Haven
Amphenol CorporationAdvanced ManufacturingWallingford
C-TEC Solar, LLCEnergy / Environmental / Green TechnologyBloomfield
Cara Therapeutics, Inc.Life SciencesShelton
Chief Executive Group, LLCNew Media / Internet / TelecomStamford
Clarity Software Solutions, Inc.SoftwareMadison
ContinuitySoftwareNew Haven
Core Informatics, LLCSoftwareBranford
Datto, Inc.IT ServicesNorwalk
Discover VideoNew Media / Internet / TelecomWallingford
Dymax CorporationAdvanced ManufacturingTorrington
Evariant, Inc.SoftwareFarmington
F3 Technology PartnersIT ServicesWest Hartford
FuelCell Energy, Inc.Energy / Environmental / Green TechnologyDanbury
Gartner, Inc.IT ServicesStamford
Greenskies Renewable Energy, LLCEnergy / Environmental / Green TechnologyMiddletown
Harman International Industries Inc.Advanced ManufacturingStamford
HealthPlanOne, LLCNew Media / Internet / TelecomTrumbull
Ineo Relocation Technologies LLCSoftwareWilton
Insurity, IncSoftwareHartford
IT Direct, LLCIT ServicesHartford
Logo Sportswear, Inc.New Media / Internet / TelecomWallingford
MResult CorporationIT ServicesMystic
NWN CorporationIT ServicesFarmington
Priceline Group Inc.New Media / Internet / TelecomNorwalk
Proton OnSiteEnergy / Environmental / Green TechnologyWallingford
RBC Bearings, Inc.Advanced ManufacturingOxford
Reality Interactive, LLCNew Media / Internet / TelecomMiddletown
Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc.Advanced ManufacturingStamford
Rogers CorporationAdvanced ManufacturingRogers
Sheffield Pharmaceuticals, LLCLife SciencesNew London
Shoptech SoftwareSoftwareGlastonbury
Southridge Technology Group, LLCIT ServicesBrookfield
Square 9 Softworks, Inc.SoftwareNew Haven
SS&C Technologies, Inc.SoftwareWindsor
The Network Support CompanyIT ServicesDanbury
Tsunami Tsolutions LLCIT ServicesGlastonbury
Z-Medica, LLCLife SciencesWallingford
Congratulations to the 2016 Accelerator Companies! 
Company NameTech CategoryCity
MediaCrossing Inc.
New Media / Internet / TelecomStamford
Arccos Golf LLCSoftwareStamford
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To be eligible for the 2016 Marcum Tech Top 40, a company must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be headquartered in Connecticut. Subsidiaries or company divisions are not eligible.
  2. Must have proprietary technology or propriety intellectual property that contributes to a significant portion of a company’s operating revenue. A company is also eligible if it devotes a significant portion of its revenue to the research and development of technology.
  3. A company employing the technology of other companies to provide information technology services or is a value added reseller (VAR) or a “systems integrator” is eligible in the category of IT Services (see below).
  4. Must be in business for a minimum of four years. or must be in business or a minimum of two years to be included in the Accelerator Category
  5. Must have first year (2012) revenue of $50,000 and fourth year (2015) revenue of $3 million.

Accelerator Company Requirements:

  1. Companies who are experiencing significant revenue growth but do not yet meet the requirement of having been in business for at least four years may apply under the Accelerator Category.
  2. Must have been in business for two or three years
  3. Must have reached at least three million in revenue within a 2-3 year period

Companies must fall into one of the following six technology categories:

1. Software – Producers of bundled and/or un-bundled software applications for business or consumer who employ different business models; mainly either license/maintenance based or cloud based. Also included in this category is software developed for specific industries such as banking, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, training, or healthcare. Mobile Apps are included in the Software Category.

2. IT Services – Providers of computer and internet-related services to businesses and consumers including software consulting, disaster recovery, web design, data input and processing, internet security, e-commerce services, and web hosting and systems engineering.

3. New Media/Internet/Telecom – New Media – is a catch-all term for all forms of electronic communication. Examples are:

  • Special audiovisual effects of any kind
  • Streaming video and streaming audio
  • 3-D and virtual reality environments and effects
  • Highly interactive user interfaces
  • Mobile presentation and computing capabilities
  • Any kind of communication requiring high-bandwidth
  • CD and DVD media
  • Telephone and digital data integration
  • Online communities or social media sites
  • Live Internet broadcasting
  • Person-to-person visual communication

Telecom is defined as those companies who focus on the transmission of voice and data including long distance providers, local exchange carriers, and wireless communications services and components. Also included are satellite and microwave communications services and equipment.

4. Life Sciences – (Biotech, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals) – Biotech is defined as developers of technology promoting drug development, disease treatment, and a deeper understanding of living organisms.

This includes human, animal, and industrial biotechnology products and services. Also included are biosensors, biotechnology equipment, and pharmaceuticals. Medical Devices companies manufacturing medical instruments and devices including medical diagnostic equipment (X-ray, CAT scan, MRI), medical therapeutic devices (drug delivery, surgical instruments, pacemakers, artificial organs), and other health related products such as medical monitoring equipment and handicap aids. A pharmaceutical company is defined as a company making and selling pharmaceuticals.

5. Advanced Manufacturing -This includes companies engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. Examples include:

  • Companies that design, develop or manufacture semiconductor chips/microprocessors or related equipment including diodes and transistors. Also includes companies that test or package integrated circuits
  • Companies that manufacture electronic parts that are components of larger products and specialized instrumentation, including scientific instruments, lasers, power supplies, electronic testing products, power supplies, and display panels
  • Companies that manufacturer PCs, mainframes, servers, PDAs, printers, storage devices, monitors, and memory cards. Also included are digital imaging and graphics services and equipment such as scanning hardware, graphics video cards and plotters. Integrated turnkey systems and solutions are also included in this category
  • Companies that manufacture consumer electronic devices such as photocopiers, and alarm systems
  • Aerospace manufacturing
  • Other manufacturing categories include the producer of chemicals, plastics, metal working, nanotechnology, steel production, and textile manufacturing.

6. Energy/Environmental Technology (including green technologies)
Energy/Environmental Technology focuses on renewable and alternative energy companies to include those working in:

  • Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass)
  • Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Generation
  • Energy Conservation and Enabling Technologies
  • Non-toxic cleaning products, green building products and technology

Both privately held and public companies are eligible to apply.

Except for IT Services companies, all must show proof of proprietary technology.

All financial data is kept confidential; revenue growth percentages are calculated to rank companies.

Connecticut Technology Council and Marcum LLP Announce 2016 Marcum Tech Top 40 Companies; Ninth Annual Event to Honor State’s 40 Fastest Growing Tech Companies

HARTFORD, CT (August 4, 2016) – The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and Marcum LLP today announced the 2016 Marcum Tech Top 40, an annual recognition of the fastest growing technology companies in Connecticut. This year’s group of top-ranked companies will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Oakdale Theater on September 22. A complete list of companies is available online at, as well as below.

The Marcum Tech Top 40, now in its 9th year, recognizes technology leaders in six industry sectors, including Advanced Manufacturing, Energy/Environmental, Life Sciences, New Media/Internet/Telecom, IT Services, and Software. Companies are both privately and publicly held, and have at least $3 million in annual revenue and a demonstrated record of revenue growth in each of the preceding four years.

Of the 2016 honorees, 12 companies are publicly traded, and five have more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Geographically, Fairfield and New Haven Counties are each home to 12 companies this year, followed by Hartford County with 10. Windham and Litchfield each host one company, while Middlesex and New London Counties each boast two Tech Top 40 companies.

For the first time, two companies qualify as Accelerator Companies, a classification reserved for companies that successfully scaled to $3 million in revenue in less than three years. This year’s Accelerator Companies are Arccos Golf LLC and MediaCrossing Inc., both of Stamford.

“The technology sector continues to be one of the brightest spots on Connecticut’s business landscape,” said Michael K. Brooder, CPA, partner-in-charge of Marcum’s Hartford, Connecticut, office. “The Marcum Tech Top 40 is a way of recognizing this and celebrating the achievements of some of the most exciting companies and products in the state. It is an honor to partner with the Connecticut Technology Council on this outstanding event each year. Marcum is proud to extend an enthusiastic congratulations to all of this year’s fastest growing technology companies.”

Bruce Carlson, CTC’s President and CEO added, “Connecticut is proud of its remarkable heritage of innovation and entrepreneurship. Employment growth in Connecticut will come in part from the technology sector, and these Tech Top 40 companies are a great example of the diversity of a technology sector that is growing substantially and adding jobs.”

This year’s event sponsors include: Title Sponsor Marcum LLP, as well as Astor Place Inc.; CBS, a Xerox Company; Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; Enhanced Capital; Frontier Communications; HB Live; Pullman & Comley LLC; SIMA International; Stonehenge Growth Capital; UK Trade & Investment; Webster Bank; The Fairfield County Business Journal and The Hartford Business Journal.

The September 22 awards program will include an exhibition featuring all of the Marcum Tech Top 40 companies. Six category winners will be announced, and one company will be named overall winner for demonstrating the greatest percentage growth in revenue across all the technology verticals. For information and registration, visit

About The Connecticut Technology Council

The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies. Speaking for 2,500 companies that employ some 200,000 residents, the Connecticut Technology Council seeks to provide a strong and urgent voice in support of the creation of a culture of innovation. This includes working to position Connecticut as a leader in idea creation, workforce preparation, entrepreneurial aptitude, early stage risk capital availability and providing on-going support and mentoring to high potential firms. For more information, visit

About Marcum LLP

Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman and China. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting and assurance services; advisory, valuation and litigation support; and an extensive range of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high net worth individuals, private equity and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services. For more information, visit

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Connecticut Technology Council

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2016 Marcum Tech Top 40 Companies by Industry Category

(Company Name, Category, City, County)

Amphenol Corporation, Advanced Manufacturing, Wallingford, New Haven1

Dymax Corporation, Advanced Manufacturing, Torrington, Litchfield

Harman International Industries Inc., Advanced Manufacturing, Stamford, Fairfield1

Rogers Corporation, Advanced Manufacturing, Rogers, Windham¹

RBC Bearings Inc, Advanced Manufacturing, Oxford, New Haven1

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc., Advanced Manufacturing, Stamford, Fairfield1

C-TEC Solar, LLC, Energy / Environmental / Green Technology, Bloomfield, Hartford

Greenskies Renewable Energy, LLC, Energy / Environmental / Green Technology,

Middletown, Middlesex

FuelCell Energy, Inc., Energy / Environmental / Green Technology, Danbury, Fairfield1

Proton OnSite, Energy / Environmental / Green Technology, Wallingford, New Haven

ADNET Technologies, LLC., IT Services, Farmington, Hartford

Datto, Inc., IT Services, Norwalk, Fairfield

F3 Technology Partners, IT Services, West Hartford, Hartford

Gartner, Inc., IT Services, Stamford, Fairfield1

IT Direct, LLC, IT Services, Hartford, Hartford

MResult Corporation, IT Services, Mystic, New London

NWN Corporation, IT Services, Farmington, Hartford

Southridge Technology Group, LLC, IT Services, Brookfield, Fairfield

The Network Support Co., IT Services, Danbury, Fairfield

Tsunami Tsolutions, IT Services, Glastonbury, Hartford

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Life Sciences, New Haven, New Haven1

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Life Sciences, New Haven, New Haven1

Cara Therapeutics, Inc., Life Sciences, Shelton, Fairfield1

Sheffield Pharmaceuticals, LLC, New London, New London

Z-Medica, LLC, Life Sciences, Wallingford, New Haven

Chief Executive Group, LLC, New Media / Internet / Telecom, Greenwich, Fairfield

Discover Video, New Media / Internet / Telecom, Wallingford, New Haven

HealthPlanOne, LLC, New Media / Internet / Telecom, Trumbull, Fairfield

Logo Sportswear, Inc., New Media / Internet / Telecom, Wallingford, New Haven

MediaCrossing Inc. New Media / Internet / Telecom, Stamford, Fairfield²

Priceline Group Inc., New Media / Internet / Telecom, Norwalk, Fairfield1

Reality Interactive, LLC, New Media / Internet / Telecom, Middletown, Middlesex

Clarity Software Solutions, Inc., Software, Madison, New Haven

Arccos Golf LLC, Software, Stamford, Fairfield

Continuity Software, New Haven, New Haven

Core Informatics, Software, Branford, New Haven

Evariant, Software, Farmington, Hartford

Inneo Relocation Technologies, Software, Wilton, Fairfield

Insurity, Inc., Software, Hartford, Hartford

Shoptech Software Corporation, Software, Glastonbury, Hartford

Square 9 Softworks, Inc, Software, New Haven, New Haven

SS&C Technologies, Inc., Software, Windsor, Hartford

Event Details

Event Date
September 22, 2016

Event Time
5PM - 8:30PM

Event Location
95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Contact Information

Presenting Sponsors

  • Marcum LLP

Platinum Sponsors

  • Astor Place
  • Pullman & Comley, LLC
  • Webster Bank

Supporting Sponsors

  • Balance Point Capital
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • Connecticut Business Systems
  • Enhanced Capital
  • Frontier Communications
  • HB Live
  • Oasis Outsourcing
  • ParaDYM Academy
  • SIMA International, Inc.
  • Stonehenge Growth Capital
  • UK Department for International Trade

Media Sponsors

  • Fairfield County Business Journal
  • Hartford Business Journal

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