Menlo Park, California (February 20, 2019) – Kitman Labs, provider of the world’s most advanced performance optimization solutions, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s volatile world. Half of the companies on this year’s MIC 50 list are appearing for the first time.
“We’re thrilled to receive this distinction from Fast Company in recognition of the pace of innovation we set and the unique impact our solutions have in the industry. We are committed to ongoing innovation in partnership with our customers and the world’s leading sports and medical practitioners to build analytical solutions that empower ongoing change in the fields of athletic health and performance,” said Stephen Smith, founder and CEO of Kitman Labs.
Kitman Labs provides performance optimization solutions that helps teams consistently meet their goals by determining the factors that impact success and powering data-driven decisions about player health and performance. Over 150 elite teams across the globe rely on Kitman Labs’ solutions and deep sport science expertise to reduce injuries and enhance on-field success.
After doubling customer growth year-over-year, and more than doubling revenue, the company extended its leadership role in the market in 2018 with further expansion into the NHL, MLB, NCAA, MLS, Pro14, Premiership Rugby, Premiership Football, Bundesliga, Allsvenken, Eliteserien, NRL, Chinese Super League and the Japanese Top League. During the past year, Kitman secured its Series B investment to support accelerated growth in markets across the globe, the addition of five key leadership roles, and the rapid transformation of the company’s performance and health offerings, including the introduction of the industry’s first full-stack solution and multivariate performance and injury analytics.
This year, Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out groundbreaking businesses across 35 industries and every region. They also judged nominations received through their application process.
The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for t
he future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.
“Established players are showing the same kind of nimbleness that we’ve gene
rally associated with startups,” said Fast Company deputy editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with senior editor Amy Farley.
Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2019) is now available online at https://www.fastcompany.com/MIC, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning February 27th. The hashtag is #fcmostinnovative.
ABOUT KITMAN LABS
Kitman Labs is the leader in performance optimization solutions for elite sports teams. Founded in 2012 with the vision to fundamentally change how the sports industry uses data to increase increase athlete availability and on-field success, Kitman Labs has consistently set the standard for performance and injury analytics. With over 200 years of performance, medical sports science, and data science expertise, Kitman Labs delivers immediate and ongoing performance and business results. Kitman Labs powers over 150 elite teams across the NFL, NHL, MLB, UFC, NCAA, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Pro14, Premiership Rugby, NRL, Chinese Super League and more. The company has offices in Silicon Valley, Dublin, and Sydney.
ABOUT FAST COMPANY
Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies and thinkers on the future of business. Since 2011, Fast Company has received some of the most prestigious editorial and design accolades, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for “Magazine Of The Year,” Adweek’s Hot List for “Hottest Business Publication,” and six gold medals and 10 silver medals from the Society of Publication Designers. The editor-in-chief is Stephanie Mehta and the publisher is Amanda Smith. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at www.fastcompany.com.