Company cites strength of its IT sales data offerings as a primary driver in growth that led to again being included in Inc. listing
VANCOUVER, Wash., August 21, 2013 – For the third consecutive year, Inc. magazine ranked DiscoverOrg, which provides constantly refreshed lists of technology decision makers atop a sales intelligence platform, on its annual Inc. 500/5000, this year at No. 298.
DiscoverOrg was ranked No. 3 in the Portland, OR region, No. 5 in the state of Washington and No. 23 among top business product/services companies on the Inc. 2013 list.
The list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500/5000.
While DiscoverOrg competitors rely on data aggregated from the web and crowdsourcing to gather and update data, DiscoverOrg’s overriding advantage is its team of 80+ in-house research analysts who make millions of calls every year to update and enhance its intelligence on IT and finance decision makers.
“At DiscoverOrg, we have been continuing in a strong growth mode since our inception in 2006, and this latest inclusion in the Inc. 500/5000 is a strong testament to that,” said Henry Schuck, co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer for DiscoverOrg. “This growth is a result of not only the hard work, dedication and commitment of our excellent team but also of the rapid growth in our client base as more and more companies realize the benefits of having the freshest IT Org Charts and technology sales intelligence data at their fingertips.”
The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 20 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 918.59% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,739 percent. The companies on this year’s Inc. 500 employ more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|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/500.
“Not all the companies in the Inc. 500|5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do,” said Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg. “They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy.”
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 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 www.inc.com/500.
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. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
DiscoverOrg is the leading marketing and sales intelligence tool used by the top technology vendors, staffing companies and consultants targeting IT, Finance and Marketing departments of Fortune-ranked, Mid-Market and SMB companies in North America and Europe. Offered in the form of a constantly refreshed database, DiscoverOrg specializes in mapping out the org charts, including verified email addresses, direct-dial phone numbers, reporting structure, new projects and initiatives and technology installed base. Each of the decision makers in the DiscoverOrg database are updated and refreshed by the company’s team of 100+ in-house researchers at least once every 90 days, enabling customers to reach the right person at the right company with the right message. For more information, please visit www.discoverorg.com.