Today, Inc. magazine published their 33rd annual Inc. 500 | 5000 rankings and we are excited to congratulate the three Revolution Growth portfolio companies that made the 2014 list. The list highlights the fastest-growing privately-held companies in America and helps recognize an important part of the American economy – entrepreneurs.
#318 Lolly Wolly Doodle: The North Carolina based children’s and women’s apparel designer, manufacturer and retailer was founded by first time entrepreneur and mother, Brandi Temple in 2010. The company has experienced an extraordinary 1,452 percent growth over the last three years and employees close to 200 employees in Brandi’s hometown of Lexington, NC.
In addition their overall ranking, Lolly Wolly Doodle was also listed as #17 on the Top 20 Retail Companies and #6 on the Top 20 North Carolina Companies. Revolution Growth invested in the company in June 2013.
#1997 Bigcommerce: 2014 marks the fifth time Bigcommerce has been nominated to the Inc. 5000 list. The Australian-born and Austin, TX based e-commerce company enables businesses to easily launch professional online stores. They currently work with over 50,000 customers around the world, which have sold close to $4 billion using their platform.
Bigcommerce made news in recent months after high-profile executive hires from Amazon, PayPal, Google and Twitter. And FORTUNE magazine sees great potential in the company to compete in what they say will be a $414 billion market by 2018.
Revolution Growth invested in the Bigcommerce in July 2013.
#1611 Resonate: Revolution Growth invested $20 million in this Washington, D.C. area company in February 2012. Resonate is an advertising technology company that uses a proprietary platform to enable advertisers to reach audiences based on the nuances in consumers’ belief systems and values. Using data, it helps its’ clients build targeted online advertising campaigns.
Resonate was previously named to the Inc. 5000 rankings in 2012 and 2013 and boasts three-year growth of 265 percent.
The 2014 Inc. 5000 top 500 companies will be featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, and is the most competitive in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516% and the Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years (2010 – 2013).
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