SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketo, the leading provider of cloud-based marketing software, announced that Inc. magazine has listed the company 78th on its 31st annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Marketo is the only social marketing and marketing automation software company cracking the list's top 100, and is in the top-ten of the forty overall software companies recognized.
Marketo also congratulates its customer companies making the Inc. 500|5000, which include Acquia, Axcient, Bizo, Demandforce, Inc., Metalogix Software, Rise Interactive, Rocket Lawyer, Slingshot SEO, Webmarketing123 and both customer and partner The Pedowitz Group, (TPG).
"We are proud to make this distinguished ranking as one of Inc.'s fastest-growing private companies," said Ronald C. Pruett, Jr., CMO of Acquia. "Content, social collaboration, and commerce are increasingly converging for our clients and prospects. Marketo's marketing software has helped drive our revenue growth and has been instrumental in our providing of superior services to these customers."
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"This is another great year of growth for Marketo and our customers, and we're honored to be recognized on the Inc. 500|5000 as a top software company," said Marketo President and CEO Phil Fernandez. "We've experienced wild growth by unlocking the power of social marketing and by using our software to align sales and marketing under one, revenue-driving engine. We want to share our marketing vision and strategy with other companies so that they, too, can realize this kind of growth and success."
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Known for providing breakthrough innovation and fueling explosive growth, Marketo was recently named one of "America's Most Promising Companies" by Forbes Magazine, the #1 fastest-growing private company of 2011 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and the "2012 and 2011 CRM Market Leaders Awards Winner for Marketing Solutions" by CRM Magazine. Salesforce.com customers also honored the company with two AppExchange Best of '11 Awards, for Best Marketing Automation Solution and Best Chatter Exchange.
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The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 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.
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