NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine revealed that GeistM is No. 433 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
Kevin Fortuna, Founder and CEO of GeistM commented: "Our momentum is building, and we expect our explosive growth to continue. Geist's performance-driven, partner-friendly business model -- together with our best-in-class technology, our close relationships with network partners and the top-notch work from our talented staff -- are creating a 'virtuous cycle' for our business."
Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.
GeistM is the #1 Performance MarTech Platform powering digital marketing for a portfolio of Fortune 500 brands and hyper-growth startups. Our data-driven model enables us to identify and scale winning combinations of content elements, offer dynamics, networks and targeting strategies. At GeistM, we don't think of ourselves as an ad agency or a "vendor" – we're an extension of the marketing teams of our partners. We look for category-leading companies with complex or unique value propositions and the capacity and commitment to scale spend in proven channels of customer acquisition. Our best-of-breed MarTech platform, BlackFire, and our obsessive focus on performance-driven results for our clients, have been the driving factors of our success.
To find out more about how GeistM can amplify your marketing strategy with the #1 performance MarTech platform, visit GeistM.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Inc. Media
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. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.