think-cell makes it again into the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Rising Stars

Berlin/Düsseldorf, October 22, 2008

For the second year in a row, think-cell is among the fastest growing German technology startups – news that accounting firm Deloitte published today in their annual Technology Fast 50 Rising Stars ranking. From 2005 to 2007 the Berlin-based software company increased its revenue by a factor of well-over four.

think-cell has established itself as the standard vendor for professional PowerPoint users, catering to four of the five leading strategy consulting firms and to controlling and corporate strategy units in many of the world's largest companies. Most of the 60,000+ users at more than 1,000 companies got to know about the software through word of mouth and personal reference. With users located virtually everywhere on the globe, their appreciation of the software makes think-cell a highly profitable business.

By receiving the German Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award as a Rising Star for the second time, think-cell has proven that its growth is solid and sustainable. In the Rising Star category companies are ranked according to their performance over the past three years. Next year, think-cell will be eligible for applying for the main award category in which companies are ranked based on their revenue growth over the past five years.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards

The German Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards have been established by renowned accounting and advisory firm Deloitte six years ago to honor promising startups from the technology industry, e.g., communication, Internet, hardware, software, and life sciences. The decisive criterion in the Rising Star category is the cumulated revenue growth over the past three years. Additional criteria are a high degree of in-house technology innovation and a considerable budget for research and development.

About think-cell

Founded in Berlin in 2002, think-cell is the de facto standard for creating professional presentations in PowerPoint. With productivity tools and support for 40+ chart types, all of the top 10 global consulting firms rely on think-cell. It is the software of choice for the DAX 40 and Fortune 500 companies and is taught at 9 of the top 10 US business schools.