The Inc. 5000, published by Inc. Magazine, is an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based on three-year revenue growth. In its third year, the Inc. 5000 has become the go-to source for finding high-growth companies. Entrepreneurs, private equity investors, and sales reps eagerly anticipate the list's annual publication.
The Inc. remains so highly regarded and relied on because the numbers submitted are verified and would otherwise be extremely challenging, if not impossible, to find.
Understanding the ranking:
The rankings are based upon the growth rate calculation: [(2016 revenue - 2013 revenue) / 2013 revenue] x 100 = total growth percentage.
In order to make the list, applying companies must qualify and provide verifiable proof of their qualifications. The parameters are fairly simple; the companies must be private, demonstrate growth over three years and have revenue in 2016 that exceeds their revenue in 2013.
The growth number is based upon reported revenue that is verified by either; a corporate tax return, an audit or a Revenue Verification Form (provided by Inc.). Inc. then ranks the qualifying applicants by annual percent revenue growth over the past three years, declaring the top 5000 fastest-growing private companies in either Europe or America.
Who are this year's winners?
This year's Top 10 Fast Growing European Companies include:
- Daniel Wellington AB
- LE Petit Vapoteur
- Martin Metal Product
- Odeal Oy
- Balyasny Europe Asset Management LLP
- Cabonline Technologies AB
- Ukcloud Ltd
- Star Stable Entertainment AB
- Feo Media AB
- Furniture Box
How can I use the Inc. 5000 to source new companies?
The Inc. 5000 list is a goldmine for sourcing rapidly growing companies. It ranks in order of percentage growth and provides hard-to-find information including, industry, headcount, revenue, and location data for easy qualification and territory assignment. The Inc. 5000 also offers an excellent conversation starter; for intro emails, the Inc. 5000 is the perfect reason to reach out.
The Inc. 5000 Europe at a glance:
While London, Stockholm, and Paris are predictably popular cities for high-growth companies, cities like Bratislava, Bucarest, and Vilnius are lesser known hotspots for rapidly growing companies.
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