Now in its 14th year, the Marcum Tech Top 40 is the premier awards program recognizing Connecticut’s fastest growing technology companies. The awards recognize technology leaders in six industry sectors that reflect the state’s technology landscape:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Energy, Environment, or Green Technology
  • IT Services
  • Life Sciences
  • New Media, Internet, or Telecommunications
  • Software

Tech Top 40 companies are both privately and publicly held, must have $3 million in annual revenue, and demonstrate a record of revenue growth in the past four years. Companies can also apply for the Accelerator award designed for companies that successfully scaled to $3 million in revenue in fewer than three years.


Keynote Speaker

Josh Geballe

Chief Operating Officer at State of Connecticut

Josh Geballe is currently serving as Chief Operating Officer to Governor Ned Lamont, responsible for the executive branch operations of all 25 state agencies and over 30,000 employees providing essential services to the state of Connecticut.  He was appointed to the role on February 27, 2020, adding to his responsibilities as Commissioner for the Department of Administrative Services, the agency responsible for the business functions of state government including technology, human resources, procurement, real estate and more, where he has served since January 2019.

Prior to joining the Lamont Administration Josh spent 18 years in the private sector leading, investing in and advising technology businesses.  Most recently he was the Vice President and General Manager of Digital Science at Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO), a multi-national scientific technology company.  Josh joined Thermo Fisher when it acquired his software company, Core Informatics, LLC, in March 2017.  He joined Core Informatics as CEO in 2013 after 11 years at IBM where he held multiple international executive roles spanning general management, finance and strategy.   

Josh holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and BA from Yale University, and lives in Guilford, CT with his wife and two children.


“The Marcum Tech Top 40 celebrates the advancements, culture, and individuals driving the tech and life sciences community in Connecticut. It has been our privilege to recognize the state’s leading innovators through this program for the past 14 years. We congratulate each and every entrant and applaud this year’s winners for their leadership, vision and success,” said Michael K. Brooder, CPA, managing partner of Marcum’s Hartford, Connecticut office and the Firm’s national Technology & Life Sciences leader.

Overall Winner

Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARA) of Stamford was named the overall winner and also took first place in the Life Sciences category, with four-year growth of 14,728 percent. Cara Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing new chemical entities designed to alleviate pruritus, or chronically itchy skin. The company is currently in Phase 3 clinical trials for its KORSUVA brand injection and Phase 2 trials for oral KORSUVA.

Other 2021 Category Winners

  • CompassMSP (Hartford) – IT Services
  • 3Gtms (Shelton) – Software
  • Frame It Easy (Derby) – Advanced Manufacturing
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Greenwich, Fairfield)- New Media, Internet, and Telecommunications
  • EMCOR Group, Inc. (Norwalk) – Energy, Environmental, and Green Technology

The complete list of 2021 Marcum Tech Top 40 companies is as follows: (Company Name, Category, City, County)

  • 3Gtms, Software, Shelton, Fairfield
  • ADNET Technologies, IT Services, Farmington, Hartford
  • Advanced Technology ConsultingInc (ATC), IT Services, South Windsor, Hartford
  • Amphenol Corporation, Advanced Manufacturing, Wallingford, New Haven
  • Arccos Golf LLC, Software, Stamford, Fairfield
  • Arvinas, Inc., Life Sciences, New Haven, New Haven
  • Avangrid, Inc. Energy/ Environmental / Green Technologies, Orange, New Haven
  • Cara Therapeutics, Inc., Life Sciences, Stamford, Fairfield
  • Charles IT, IT Services, Middletown, Middlesex
  • Charter Communications, Inc., New Media/ Internet/ Telecom, Stamford, Fairfield
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc., New Media/ Internet/ Telecom, Greenwich, Fairfield
  • Clarity Software Solutions, Inc., Software, Madison, New Haven
  • COCC, IT Services, Southington, Hartford, Hartford
  • CompassMSP, IT Services, Hartford, Hartford
  • Crane, Co., Advanced Manufacturing, Stamford, Fairfield
  • EMCOR Group, Inc., Energy/ Environmental/ Green Technologies, Norwalk, Fairfield
  • Exago, Inc., Software, Shelton, Fairfield
  • FactSet Research Systems, Inc., Software, Norwalk, Fairfield
  • Frame It Easy, Advanced Manufacturing, Derby, New Haven
  • Gartner, Inc., Advanced Manufacturing, Stamford, Fairfield
  • HealthPlanOne, LLC, New Media/ Internet/ Telecom, Stamford, Fairfield
  • Hubbell Inc., Advanced Manufacturing, Shelton, Fairfield
  • KAMAN Corporation, Advanced Manufacturing, Bloomfield, Hartford
  • KUB Technologies, Inc., Life Sciences, Stratford, Fairfield
  • Metrum Research Group, Life Sciences, Tariffville, Hartford
  • MResult Corp., IT Services, Mystic, New London
  • Otis Worldwide Corporation, Advanced Manufacturing, Farmington, Hartford
  • Photronics, Inc., Advanced Manufacturing, Brookfield, Fairfield
  • Pitney Bowes Inc., Advanced Manufacturing, Stamford, Fairfield
  • Potoo Marketing LLC, IT Services, Norwalk, Fairfield
  • RBC Bearings, Inc., Advanced Manufacturing, Oxford, New Haven
  • Reed’s, Inc., Advanced Manufacturing, Norwalk, Fairfield
  • Saisystems International, IT Services, Shelton, Fairfield
  • Silgan Holdings, Inc., Advanced Manufacturing, Stamford, Fairfield
  • SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc, Software, Windsor, Hartford
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., Advanced Manufacturing, New Britain, Hartford
  • Sturm Ruger & Co, Inc, Advanced Manufacturing, Southport, Fairfield
  • The Eastern Company, Advanced Manufacturing, Naugatuck, New Haven
  • Tronox Holdings plc, Advanced Manufacturing, Stamford, Fairfield