Tech Companies Among Inc’s 500/5000

Picture 3Inc Magazine has done its annual ranking of the fastest-growing small companies. There are many tech companies on the list but three that proactively reached out to me were G5 Search Marketing, ReachLocal and Angie’s List. I don’t have the time to comb through the entire list (which is not that user friendly) to pull out everyone interesting.

Here’s how companies make the list (and presumably the revenue numbers are real):

The Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2008 (a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired since that date). Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million.

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4 Responses to “Tech Companies Among Inc’s 500/5000”

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  2. troy Says:

    It would be interesting to see collectively how much these companies have shaved off revenue from the traditional yellowpages companies. I suspect it must be in the hundreds of millions.

  3. Greg Sterling Says:

    It’s not exactly clear where the revenue is going; some of it is going online but some of it may simply be “disappearing” or going into activities that don’t count as advertising: new websites, SEO, etc.

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