LIFTOFF 2012 PALO ALTO, CALIF.
CEO: Mark Ellis, lifto;.io
O;ers a full-service mobile app marketing and
8 16,980.8% $59.6M 62
DASHBID 2010 NEW YORK CIT Y
CEO: Rodger Wells, dashbid.com
Manages a programmatic ad exchange,
working directly with publishers and
14 12,978.7% $25.8M 28
STRIKE EXCHANGE 2013 CHICAGO
CEO: Patrick McKenna, strikesocial.com
Provides social media advertising powered
by artificial intelligence.
17 12,423.4% $46.5M 100
•BOOST MARKETING GROUP
2012 ADA, MICH.
CEO: Steven Eilers, boostgr.com
Provides full-service marketing and consulting.
49 6,269.3% $11M 6
SAMBA TV 2008 SAN FRANCISCO
CEO: Ashwin Navin, samba.tv
Makes software that culls real-time viewership
data from TVs, mobile devices, and PCs.
56 5,760.9% $51.3M 165
GIMBAL 2012 SAN TA MONICA, CALIF.
CEO: Rob Emrich, gimbal.com
O;ers a platform that helps companies enhance the relevance of their marketing through
the aggregation and use of consumer data.
66 5,285.4% $17.3M 88
IDEA FARMER 2011 LOS ANGELES
CEO: Joshua Beane, idea-farmer.com
Develops, executes, and distributes branded
content across the media landscape.
95 3,957.6% $10.1M 11
HARBINGER 2013 WASHING TON, D. C.
CEO: Matthew Hall, teamharbinger.com
Provides communications services for clients
ranging from brands to political campaigns.
97 3,906.6% $10.1M 21
HAWKE MEDIA 2013 SANTA MONICA, CALIF.
CEO: Erik Huberman, hawkemedia.com
O;ers outsourced digital marketing teams for
brands on a month-to-month basis.
110 3,524.6% $5.6M 56
CHOOZLE 2012 DENVER
CEO: Andrew Fischer, choozle.com
Provides a programmatic platform that
leverages consumer data to power real-time
advertising campaigns including display,
mobile, social, and video.
113 3,499% $9M 37
•DOUBLE A EVENTS 2012 AUSTIN
CEO: Amber Allen, doubleaevents.com
O;ers and produces branded experience and
strategic marketing services.
123 3,270.4% $4.6M 9
EXACT MATCH MEDIA
2013 BOCA RATON, FLA.
CEO: Adam Ri;, exactmatchmedia.com
Provides a pay-per-call network marketplace
in which businesses bid for inbound real-time
calls generated through an exchange by
126 3,166% $6.3M 5
•SOLOMON AND ASSOCIATES
2012 DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA.
CEO: Gabriel Solomon, solarmediateam.com
Provides solar lead-generation marketing
products and consulting sales training, and
o;ers satellite-image solar appointments and
141 2,707.5% $3.9M 105
2012 LINDON, UTAH
CEO: Jacob Baadsgaard,
Helps clients maximize profits with pay-per-click
campaigns, data analytics, and website testing.
145 2,627.4% $6.3M 50
TRIPLELIFT 2012 NEW YORK CI TY
CEO: Eric Berry, triplelift.com
Turns images and video into in-feed native ads
that match the look and feel of a publisher’s
163 2,521.7% $42.9M 110
AD WERX 2013 DURHAM, N. C.
CEO: Jed Carlson, adwerx.com
Provides digital advertising services to more
than 40,000 customers in real estate.
173 2,443.1% $14.1M 54
TRACKMAVEN 2012 WASHING TON, D. C.
CEO: Allen Gannett, trackmaven.com
O;ers a marketing analytics platform that
integrates with all the tools marketers are
already using to measure performance.
183 2,352.2% $6.7M 47
CLIENTS ON DEMAND 2011 GLENDALE, CALIF.
CEO: Russell Ru;no, clientsondemand.com
Shows business owners how to use online
advertising to attract new clients.
186 2,325.9% $4.5M 16
HYPE WELL MEDIA 2013 SANTA ANA, CALIF.
CEO: Calvin Tran, hypewellmedia.com
Provides social media, content creation, and
online marketing services for brands.
195 2,230.2% $5.3M 85
ROBOFIRM 2013 NE W YORK CIT Y
CEOS: Ryan Gellis and Michael Caruso,
Develops user-centered e-commerce
experiences for brands.
213 2,025.4% $2.6M 30
•TAPCLICKS 2009 SAN JOSE, CALIF.
CEO: Babak Hedayati, tapclicks.com
Develops marketing technology for agencies,
media companies, brands, and enterprises.
225 1,911.2% $10M 75
MABBLY 2013 CHICAGO
CEO: Hank Ostholtho;, mabbly.com
Provides full-service integrated marketing
and advertising services for brands with
a team of strategists, data scientists, PhDs,
238 1,798.3% $2.4M 25
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The general public doesn’t always associate
business with creativity. Yet the fastest-growing
private firms in America are, by definition, creators.
They create companies, they create value, and
they create jobs— 49,022 of them over the past
three years. Here, by sector, are the companies
in 2017 whose creativity propelled them to the top
Inc. 500 managed by Marli Guzzetta and Patrick Hainault,
with additional research by Lauren Aratani and Anna Meyer.
• Past honoree ••Two-time past honoree •••Three-time past honoree RANK THREE-YEAR GRO W TH 2016 REVENUE NUMBER OF EMPLO YEES