Inc. Magazine Unveils 37th Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

 

NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine today ranked StrategyWise NO. 539 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Zappo’s, GoPro, Dell, LinkedIn, Yelp, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“The last three years have been an amazing growth experience for our company, and this recognition reflects our commitment to helping our clients use data to thrive,” said Joshua Jones, StrategyWise CEO. “We’re honored to be able to serve some of America’s most prominent brands, and their continued faith in us and consistent expansion of our work is something that we truly appreciate.”

The 2018 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 15) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling average six fold growth over three years. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

StrategyWise is a Birmingham, Alabama based Data Science and Predictive Analytics firm. Enterprises, foundations, and governmental agencies across the world turn to StrategyWise for help in artificial intelligence, data governance, predictive analytics, and master data management. In 2016, the Birmingham Business Journal ranked StrategyWise the fastest growing company in Birmingham, and in 2017 it was awarded the Small Business Award.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 to 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.