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Dental Tribune U.S. Edition

Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | November 2013 A17INduStry NEWS Sesame Communications ranks among fastest growing tech companies in 2013 Sesame Communications, a provider of cloud-based solutions that help den- tal and orthodontic practices acceler- ate new patient acquisition and build patient loyalty, recently announced that it ranked No. 453 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Sesame Communications grew 158 percent during the period the ranking was looking at. Sesame Communications CEO Diana P. Friedman credits the strong year- over-year growth to strategic invest- ments in the company’s cloud-based patient engagement management plat- form, which enabled the company to rapidly scale the business, create inno- vative products and expand sales and marketing efforts. “Sesame Communications is honored to be named once again to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500,” Friedman said. “This recognition is a testament to the continued market acceptance of our so- lutions and the ongoing mission every- one at Sesame has to drive great value for our members through state-of-the- art SaaS solutions." “The 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 companies are exemplary cases of those spurring growth in a tough market through innovation,” said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte. “This year’s list is a who’s who of com- panies behind the most exciting and innovative products and services in the technology space. We congratulate the Fast 500 companies and look forward to what they do next.” “The fastest growing companies in the U.S. are drivers of constant innova- tion and operate with the agility to stay ahead of a quickly evolving market- place; and software, biotech/pharma and Internet companies continue to be at the forefront,” added James At- well, national managing partner of the emerging growth company practice, Deloitte Services. “The companies ex- celling in these sectors have a startup mentality that allows them to be nim- ble and adapt quickly, which is why they consistently lead the list of fast- growing companies each year.” About Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500 Technology Fast 500, conducted by De- loitte, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecom- munications, life sciences and clean technology companies — both public and private — in North America. Tech- nology Fast 500 award winners are se- lected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2008 to 2012. To be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or Investment in innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions helps lead to 158 percent revenue growth technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year oper- ating revenues of at least $50,000 (U.S. or Canadian dollars), and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 mil- lion. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years and be headquartered within North America. Ad About Sesame Communications Sesame Communications helps dental and orthodontic practices harness the power of the Internet to accelerate new patient acquisition, build patient loy- alty and transform the patient experi- ence. The company supports thousands of practices in their efforts to grow and thrive in the digital age. The Sesame 24-7 Patient Engagement Management system provides an end-to-end, HIPAA- compliant suite of solutions tailored to the unique and specific needs of dentistry. An Inc. 500/5000 and De- loitte Technology Fast 500 company, Sesame is recognized as one of the fastest growing technology compa- nies in the United States. Lean more at or call (877) 633-5193. (Source: Sesame Communications)