LetsGetChecked tops Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Pandemic rewards companies able to capitalise on move to a digital way of life

Irish-founded healthcare company LetsGetChecked has been named as the fastest growing technology company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Technology Awards.

The company, which helps people to manage their health from home through at-home tests, virtual care and health insights, saw growth of 18,663 per cent over the past four years. The business has grown considerably during the pandemic.

"With the importance of focusing on our health and wellbeing ever increasing globally, our team has worked hard to ensure that our products and the services we offer to customers and clients are supporting their healthcare goals," said founder and chief executive Peter Foley.

“This is a great reflection of that hard work and our commitment to empower people to live longer, happier lives.”


Digital ordering and marketing system, Flipdish, was ranked second, gaining a place from last year’s third ranking, and was also named the inaugural winner of the Scale Up Award recognising a company that has demonstrated the ability to scale up or expand overseas over the past four years.

There were five new entrants to the top 10 including Kneat Solutions, which ranked third overall.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards ranks the country’s 50 fastest-growing technology companies based on revenue growth over the past four years. The average revenue of companies on the ranking was €19 million, with an average growth rate of 700 per cent over the past four years.

Cumulatively, the 2021 Fast 50 winners generated about €1 billion in total annual revenues.

"This is the first year we have seen the impact the pandemic has had on revenues of Irish tech companies. It will come as no surprise that many of this year's winners have achieved accelerated growth and scale as a result of the pandemic and being able to capitalise on the global move to a digital way of life," said David Shanahan, partner at Deloitte.

“It is also encouraging to see so many new entrants to the ranking – with a strong cohort of younger companies, the future of the indigenous sector looks bright.”

EDesk was named winner of the innovative new technology award, while the impact award went to T Pro. Smarttech247's chief operating officer, Raluca Saceanu, won the Women in Technology Advocate Award. The alumni award went to Learning Pool.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist