Stackify (No. 379)
Stackify is a small-town company with
big-time growth. Founder Matt Watson
worked in flea markets as a kid to help make
ends meet. At 22, he started VinSolutions,
which sold for $150 million in 2011 to Auto-Trader, an Inc. 5000 company in 2012.
Stackify, based in Leawood, Kansas, offers
developers an easy-to-use set of tools for
improving application functionality.
Freightwise (No. 2)
Freightwise operates out of
Brent wood, Tennessee, a
Nashville suburb. This
company, founded in 2015,
uses software that optimizes
costs for customers who
require multiple modes of
shipping for products of
different weights and sizes.
It’s no secret that cities generate the most revenue—they concentrate the most know-how and people. That’s why Inc.’s Surge Cities continue to be hot spots. But as our Inc. 5000 map shows, growth can happen anywhere. BY TIM CRINO
Each light blue circle shows the revenue
growth rate of a single company from 2015
to 2018. Shading signals density—the darker
the shading, the more companies present.
NuLeaf Naturals (No. 11)
Denver-based NuLeaf, which
sells hemp-based CDB oils,
is growing like a weed. So, in
fact, are other Denver businesses. NuLeaf is just one of
47 Inc. 5000 companies in
Green Grass Foods (No. 13)
The Bellevue, Washington,
13th-fastest-growing company in America.
dairy-free creamer company was
started by Madeline Haydon, a
Vietnamese immigrant, while she
was pregnant with her second
child. The company struggled to
find funding at first, but after a successful Kick-
starter campaign in 2013, it has become the
2,248 Scooch (No. 172)
Scooch is putting
growth into gear. The
cases—such as its
wouldn’t be out of place
in an Indy 500 race car.
MAPPING THE INC.5000
The 36 Inc. 5000 companies in
Charlotte, North Carolina, grew revenue
at a rate of 225%, the third-fastest
collective rate in the U.S. New York
City’s 191 Inc. 5000 companies placed
fourth, with a 194% growth rate.
The State of Growth
The state with the most Inc.
5000 companies—710 this
year—naturally includes the
city with most Inc. 5000
companies: The 50 that
call San Francisco home
enjoyed a collective growth
rate of 425%, the country’s
fastest cumulative rate.
For the interactive map experience go to: inc.com/inc5000