Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
West Chester, PA – September 28, 2017
Inc. magazine ranked Stratus Interactive on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, for the first time. 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, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
“Making Inc. 5000 for the first time is beyond momentous for Stratus,” says Kymberly Robinson, CEO at Stratus Interactive. “We decided years ago that while growth and success were important, the lives and morale of our people comes before all else.”
“At times, that’s meant turning away new accounts that would have been great for our numbers and even parting ways with clients who shared a different philosophy,” continues Kymberly. “Earning this honor comes from achieving positive year-over-year growth for at least three consecutive years — our 62% YOY growth since 2013 is even more rewarding because we’ve stayed true to ourselves every step of the way. This agency, our team, and our clients mean everything to me and I am so excited to keep our name on the Inc. 5000 list for years to come!”
The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. 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.
“I’m so encouraged that honesty, integrity, grit, passion and often going against the grain has turned into a recipe for our success,” says Kymberly. “I am humbled by the opportunity to join a list of such incredible and inspiring businesses near and far! We’re doing this our way, and for us, that’s the right way! Thank you so much!”
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 here.
About Stratus Interactive
Stratus Interactive is a full service marketing and website development agency with a sweet spot for everything digital and interactive. Our vision is to be the best at helping companies market, sell, and grow in the most authentic way possible and our team is dedicated to creating engaging and measurable consumer experiences. With over 25 years of experience using strategy, design and integrated marketing to make B2B and B2C businesses wildly successful, we make sure clients achieve unique and often monumental goals. In early 2012, we became a HubSpot Partner — now a Platinum HubSpot Partner, we’ve helped dozens of companies harness the revenue generation power of HubSpot’s Inbound Sales and Marketing Growth Stack Platform.
To learn more, please visit www.stratusinteractive.com.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 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.
For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.
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