FAST COMPANY ANNOUNCES 50 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES

Max Haot Max Haot, February 09, 2015

Livestream Earns #3 Spot on Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Media

New York, February 9, 2015 – Fast Company today announced its annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2015, honoring leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation. Brooklyn-based Livestream earned the No. 3 spot on the Media list this year for becoming an “invaluable source for live coverage...for those increasingly living without cable television.”

Among the 2015 honorees are major brands such as Ikea, L’Oréal, and Toyota; rising newcomers like WeWork, American Giant, and Line; creative upstarts like Anki and ColorOfChange.org; data analyzers including Next Big Sound and Mark43; and worldchanging biotechnology companies like Gilead Sciences and Omada Health. For the first  time, six continents are represented on the list, including Australian startup Catapult; India’s Perfint Healthcare; Rwanda’s Made in Kigali; and Chile’s Algramo. Tech giants Amazon and Twitter failed to earn a spot on this year’s list.

Most Innovative Companies is one of Fast Company’s most significant and highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. The magazine’s editors spend months gathering and analyzing data on companies around the globe. The resulting package emphasizes the breadth of companies with progressive, nimble business models, an ethos of sustainability, and a culture of creativity. As part of the magazine’s 20th anniversary year coverage, the issue also features “20 Lessons of Innovation for 2015.”

“Our goal is to illuminate the state of innovation as it exists right now within the rapidly changing global landscape,” said Fast Company editor Robert Safian. “That’s why there are only five repeats on our Top 50 list from the list a year ago. In this economic environment, we all need to continually challenge our assumptions.”

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2015) is now available online as well as in app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning February 17.

ABOUT FAST COMPANY

Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, one of the U.S.’s leading media companies.

ABOUT LIVESTREAM

Livestream's mission is to connect people and live events. Livestream offers event owners a complete set of hardware and software tools to share their events with a growing community online. More than 40 million viewers each month watch thousands of live events from customers, including The New York Times, Facebook, ESPN, SpaceX, and Warner Bros. Records. Founded in 2007, Livestream is headquartered in Bushwick, Brooklyn with offices in Los Angeles, London, Ukraine, and India.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Fast Company

Mary Wible Vertin, mevertin@gmail.com, 917.593.3223

Alexa Jaccarino, ajaccarino@fastcompany.com, 212.389.5436

Livestream

Alejandra Soto, alejandra@stuloeser.com, 646.808.6937

Stu Loeser, stu@stuloeser.com