Inc. 5000 Ranks 4INFO as One of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.
San Mateo, Calif. (August 12, 2015) — 4INFO, the fast-growing technology company solving the challenge of mobile attribution for national brand advertisers, today announced that Inc. magazine ranked 4INFO number 1,742 with sales growth of 231% on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
“It’s a great honor for us to be ranked in the Inc. 5000 as 4INFO’s continued innovation drives its exponential growth,” said Tim Jenkins, CEO of 4INFO. 4INFO has solved the biggest challenge in mobile advertising: the ability to precisely target and measure sales results from a mobile ad campaign. A privately held company, 4INFO’s brand ad revenue has tripled consecutively since 2012 with more than 200 leading brands relying on its ad tech platform — including 8 of the top 10 largest CPG companies, 6 of the 10 largest retailers, and the 5 largest auto manufacturers. 4INFO solves a very complex and difficult challenge in mobile by anonymously mapping mobile devices to people in a unique way that delivers unprecedented accuracy and scale to target mobile ad campaigns and enables brands to measure results based on actual in-store sales lift.
The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’ s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
"The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident."
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 21 through 23, 2015 in Orlando. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Marcus Lemonis, host of the CNBC show “The Profit,” Robert Herjavec, one of the main"sharks" on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank,” KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky, and Co-Founder of Goodshop.com JJ Ramberg.
Inc. 5000 Methodology
The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 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/5000.
4INFO enables national brand advertisers to reach precise audiences across mobile devices and desktops and measure campaign success based on actual in-store sales lift. A privately held company, 4INFO’s brand ad revenue has tripled consecutively since 2012 with more than 200 leading brands relying on its ad tech platform — including 8 of the top 10 largest CPG companies, 6 of the 10 largest retailers, and the 5 largest auto manufacturers. 4INFO’s technology reaches more than 95 percent of U.S. smartphone users in over 100 million households using a patented, highly accurate, deterministic method that doesn't rely on cookies, IP addresses or probabilistic modeling. As the leader in sales lift measurement of mobile ad campaigns, 4INFO has powered more than 100 measurement studies with impressive accuracy and results, including a Return on Ad Spend (ROAS) averaging 257% and as high as 1000%. On the forefront of mobile innovation since 2004, 4INFO is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston. Learn more at www.4INFO.com.
About Inc. and the Inc. 5000
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The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.