CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA − August 16th, 2018 — Inc. magazine revealed yesterday, that VividCortex is No. 244 on its 37th annual Inc. 500, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This list represents the top 500 firms from the broader Inc. 5000 index of the most successful companies in 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.
"We are excited and honored to be part of the Inc. 500," said Amena Ali, Chief Executive Officer of VividCortex. "It is a testament to the extraordinary value that our team, led by our founder and Chief Technology Officer, Baron Schwartz, have delivered to our customers. We are growing fast — at more than 3.6x the average three-year growth rate of companies on the overall Inc. 5000 list — because we provide best-of-breed database performance monitoring that helps customers such as GitHub and Etsy improve their customers' application experience, increase their engineering teams' productivity and achieve cost savings."
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. VividCortex grew at a rate of 1,979.6% over that same period.
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.
“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas.
Most application performance issues originate in the database, but engineering teams lack visibility into the data tier. VividCortex Database Performance Monitoring provides unique insights into database workload and query response, enabling teams to proactively resolve database issues faster. The result is better application performance, reliability, and uptime. Industry-leading companies like DraftKings, Etsy, GitHub, SendGrid, Shopify, and Yelp use VividCortex to innovate with confidence, visualizing, anticipating, and fixing database performance problems before they impact their applications and customers. VividCortex is backed by leading venture capital firms including New Enterprise Associates, Battery Ventures, Osage Venture Partners, and Bull City Venture Partners.
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 www.inc.com/inc5000.
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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 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.
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