Eight Fastest-Growing Tech Companies in Southeast Asia 2020

Eight Fastest-Growing Tech Companies in Southeast Asia 2020

THE 2020 Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 index was released today by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), with Southeast Asia being represented by eight companies on the index.

Malaysia’s ARB Berhad, an IT and IoT solutions and services company, is the top company in the region at 72nd place, and Indonesia ranks on the list for the first time in recent years, with e-commerce tech company PT Tokopedia coming in at 94th place.

Keterangan Gambar (© Pemilik Gambar)


In a statement, DTTL said the index is an annual ranking of the fastest growing Asia Pacific companies in the hardware, software, communications, media, life sciences and clean technology industries.

Awardees are selected for the Technology Fast 500 ranking based on their percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over three years.

“Congratulations to all our APAC Technology Fast 500 2020 winners, with a special shout out to the eight companies headquartered in Southeast Asia who made the list,” said Yang Chi Chih, Deloitte Southeast Asia technology, media and telecommunications industry leader.

Yang said even though the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented disruptions to businesses in the last year, it has also catalysed digital transformation across Southeast Asia as companies pivoted to respond, recover and thrive.

“Looking ahead, we expect technology companies in the region to continue this growth trajectory, focusing and leveraging on 5G technology, cloud and data analytics.”

Claiming the top spot with a 17,915% growth rate is Terminus Technologies, a Chinese software company that provides smart solutions on public security, public administration and public services to government agencies and corporations.

By securing first place in the ranking, Terminus became the sixth Chinese company to land the top spot. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Beijing, DTTL said.

Using its AIoT (Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things) engine to drive the growth of traditional industries, DTTL said the company takes pride in effectively understanding customers’ needs, and is dedicated to creating cutting-edge solutions surrounding community service, public utilities, electric power, cultural products and museum retail scenarios.

Trends around the world

Having 175 companies represented in the index, China maintained its lead position by taking five of the top 10 spots.

Australia broke its own record of 98 companies listed last year with 102 recognized this year. Seventy three companies from Taiwan and 40 from Japan were also listed, and notably, the first Indonesian company also made the list.

Among the top 10 companies, software firm Stamen Co., Ltd., the first Japanese company that made the top 10 in recent years, took the sixth place with 5,914% growth. India and Korea each managed to land a top 10 spot, with strong performers in software and life sciences coming in at fifth (7,295%) and eighth (5,485%) respectively.

Companies from China and Taiwan dominated the sectors represented. Specifically, China companies were the fastest growing in four categories (media, hardware, communications, and software) while their Taiwan counterparts took out the final two sectors (clean technology and life sciences), DTTL said.

Having a strong showing in the top ten with five companies represented, the software sector took up the largest share of 38%, followed by media (21%), hardware (19%), life sciences (15%), communications (5%), and clean technology (2%). Software has maintained 38% of the Technology Fast 500 list for the past three years, it added.

The ratio of life sciences companies listed overall was up 6 percentage points from 2019, thanks in part to the pandemic. Taiwan-based TaiMed, which recorded a growth of 8,251%, was the highest ranked life sciences company, DTTL noted.

The consultancy said this year the top 500 companies had an average revenue growth of 551% percent. For the top ten companies the average revenue for the current year in USD is US$137,046,668. The average revenue growth of the top 10 is 7,621%

Due to the global spread of Covid-19, the average revenue growth in 2020 dropped significantly compared to the 2019 average growth of 717%, and historical high in 2018 (987%), and is the fifth highest recorded by the Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500, it added.

Source: Digital News Asia \

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
View all posts

Terima kasih telah membaca sampai di sini