Animoca Brands named 2021 Deloitte Hong Kong Technology Fast Leader Winner
15 December 2021 - Animoca Brands is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Deloitte as a Leader Winner in the 2021 Deloitte Hong Kong Technology Fast Program (“Tech Fast Program”). Animoca Brands is one of only three tech companies that received the Technology Leadership awards for outstanding growth and leadership status.
Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Deloitte’s global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the “Deloitte organization”) serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies.
For more than two decades, Deloitte has recognized the fastest-growing public and private companies across the technology ecosystem through the Tech Fast Program. The program provides annual ranking over 30 countries, celebrating innovative, rapidly growing companies around the world. Since 2017, Hong Kong Tech Fast Program has used strict evaluation methodology to identify fast-growing companies across the Hong Kong region, recognizing their creativity, innovation, and high business potential.
Animoca Brands’ co-founder and executive chairman Yat Siu commented: "We are honored to be selected by Deloitte as a Hong Kong Technology Fast Leader. We are deeply grateful that our efforts to build the open metaverse are being recognized. From our headquarters in Cyberport, Animoca Brands has been redefining the equity and property rights of the whole digital world with our work on NFTs and blockchain. Our mission will ensure that the future of online experience will be open and fair, leading to an open metaverse that is based on digital ownership, user governance, and majority interest."
For the 2021 Hong Kong Tech Fast Program, Deloitte partnered with strategic partners the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Hong Kong Cyberport (Cyberport), Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), and China Resources Capital Management; official knowledge partner The Business School of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST); and diamond sponsor The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).
"We are delighted that so many companies in Hong Kong’s tech industry continue to grow,” said Philip Law, lead partner, the Deloitte Technology Fast Program and Venture Capital & Private Equity, Southern Region, Deloitte China. “The rise of businesses that have successfully harnessed technology is clear. The tech industry is built on resilience, grit, and determination, and the ability to quickly adapt, innovate, and problem solve to thrive in ever-changing circumstances is in the DNA of founders and startups. This year’s Tech Fast winners have shown incredible leadership, agility, foresight, passion, and perseverance, and beyond their growth there is much to be proud of in this community.”
Based on data collected throughout the process, Deloitte has published the research report titled Rekindling Hong Kong's economic growth through innovation as part of the Tech Fast Program.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is driving digital property rights via NFTs and gaming to help build the open metaverse. It develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing hundreds of popular intellectual properties including Formula 1®, Disney, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Doraemon. The company has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, and Lympo. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 100 investments in NFT-related companies and decentralized projects that are contributing to building the open metaverse, including Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Bitski, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.
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