Transcend Named One of Fast Company’s 'World’s Most Innovative Companies' of 2024

Transcend, the all-in-one data privacy and governance platform, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024—joining the ranks of Nvidia, Microsoft, Canva, OpenAI, and more. You can find the full list here.

This year’s list shines a spotlight on businesses shaping industry and culture through their innovations—setting new standards and achieving remarkable milestones in all sectors of the economy. Alongside the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company recognizes 606 organizations across 58 sectors and regions.

“The world’s best companies choose Transcend because our market-leading technologies don’t just incrementally improve their work, but rather transform their privacy operations end-to-end with reduced costs, better user experiences, and improved compliance,” said Transcend co-founder and CEO Ben Brook.

“Building best-in-class technology has been core to Transcend’s identity since day one, and this recognition is validation of the team’s incredible work and the importance of the problem we solve.  We’re now the all-in-one platform for switching off legacy manual tools, and we’re that much closer to achieving our mission to simplify privacy for every business.” 

Transcend offers scalable privacy and data governance solutions, powering privacy for companies spanning from Fortune 100s, to the global 2000s, to high growth start-ups—enabling significant cost savings, streamlined user privacy experiences, and dramatically improved compliance.

With Transcend, global leaders like Robinhood, Patreon, Clubhouse, Ironclad, and Brex can effectively govern massive volumes of user data, seamlessly scale their data privacy operations, and swiftly adapt to evolving business priorities and governance concerns. Across the collective Transcend community, over 1.2 billion users enjoy Transcend-powered modern data rights, and by fully automating previously manual operations, Transcend customers saved over $91 million dollars and 1.3 million hours in 2023. 

The World's Most Innovative Companies stands as Fast Company's hallmark franchise and one of its most anticipated editorial efforts of the year. 

Fast Company's editors and writers identified the companies driving progress around the world and across industries, evaluating thousands of submissions through a competitive application process. The result is a globe-spanning guide to innovation today, from early-stage startups to some of the most valuable companies in the world. Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies package is available online, as well as in-app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning March 26. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.

“Our list of the Most Innovative Companies is both a comprehensive look at the innovation economy and a snapshot of the business trends that defined the year,” said Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan.

“We saw extraordinary innovation across the board in 2023, but we also saw a handful of clear patterns: the growing footprint and impact of AI, the triumphant return of live events, and great leaps forward in climate tech. We face daunting challenges on many fronts, but the solutions we celebrate in MIC give me plenty of hope about the future.”

Fast Company will host the Most Innovative Companies Summit and Gala on May 16. The summit features a morning and afternoon of inspiring content, followed by a creative black-tie gala including networking, a seated dinner, and an honoree presentation. This event celebrates the Most Innovative Companies honorees and provides an inside look at cutting-edge business trends and what it takes to innovate in 2024. 


Transcend, the all-in-one data privacy and governance platform, powers privacy for Fortune 100 companies, the global 2000s, and high-growth start-ups—unlocking significant cost savings, enabling improved user experiences, and dramatically increasing compliance. 

As the first all-in-one modern privacy platform with built-in automated data discovery and classification, full stack consent, DSR handling, data reports, assessments, AI governance, and more, Transcend offers access to over a dozen products that support business privacy compliance.

Backed by Accel and Index, Transcend helps the world’s leading brands go beyond patchwork compliance and manual processes to build privacy programs that free up vital resources, build consumer trust, and scale quickly against new regulations—paving the way for the future of privacy. For more information, visit


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. 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

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