The companies on the 2014 annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 list have been rightly basking in the glory of their placing as one of the fastest growing tech companies in 2014, but with the awards for this year’s list taking place on Tuesday, 18 November, it’s worth taking stock of how some of the companies on the list achieved their respective successes.

To launch our technology video series profiling some of these companies, we speak to David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange, who achieved 307.8% growth between 2010/11 and 2013/14, which saw them top the list.

You can watch David’s interview below, where he talks about the risks LMAX have taken in recent years, the challenges of disrupting the financial trading industry, and the persistence needed to push a product that challenges conventions.

Our interview with LMAX is the first in a number of videos focusing on different companies on the 2014 Sunday Times Tech Track 100. If you’re interested in finding out more, you can read my analysis of this year’s list or Fast Track’s Richard Tyler on the evolution of the Tech Track 100.

For more information on the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, click here.