CHATSWOOD, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA – December 17, 2008 – Appen today announced that we ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific 2018, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in Asia Pacific. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over three years. Appen’s CEO, Mark Brayan, credits the company’s 309% revenue growth over the past three years to the growth of the artificial intelligence market, as well as technology providers’ growing need for high-quality, human-annotated training data for machine learning. “Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ is commendable in today’s highly competitive, fast-changing technology industry,” said Toshifumi Kusunoki, DTTL Leader, Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific program. “We congratulate Appen on being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the region.” In addition to ranking on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, Appen ranked on the Australia Deloitte Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in Australia.