Deloitte Announces Local Fast 500 Winners

The annual ranking of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte, the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, was released today, showing a healthy list of Southern California companies in growth mode. Topping the list for Southern California was EdgeCast Networks, the content delivery network headed by Alex Kazerani, which showed an astounding five year growth rate of 21406%. San Diego's Optimer Pharmaceuticals was number 15, at 18798% growth; Marina Del Rey-based TeleSign ranked 23 at 7534% growth; followed by FastSpring in Santa Barbara, with a 6742% growth rate. Next was San Diego's Neurocrine Biosciences, with 6225% growth rate at number 30; then ServiceNow, also in San Diego, with 4873% growth. Trius Therapeutics was ranked at 42, with 3420% growth for the San Diego firm, and Santa Ana-based Local Splash was at 46, with 3034% growth. (Editor's note: Deloitte is a sponsor of this site, although that does not affect our coverage. Also, we'll publish the full list of Southern California companies in the 500 later today).