What is Inc 5000?

August 31, 2020
Inc 5000

Inc. introduced a list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. In its first issue in April 1979, Inc. published the Inc. 100, a list of the fastest-growing publicly held small companies. In 1983, the list expanded to 500 companies and shifted its focus to privately held companies. Twenty-five years later, Inc. introduced the Inc. 5000, which ranks the country's 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. The Inc. 500 is now a special ranking of the top 10% of the Inc. 5000 list.

Since then, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark.

How are companies ranked?

The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of the starting calendar year, and therefore able to show three full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31 of the last year measured. Revenue in the initial year must have been at least $100,000, and revenue in the prior year (the year before applying to the Inc. 5000) must have been at least $2 million.

Why target Inc. companies?

Having an INC 5000 company in your list of active clients represents one of the most valuable assets your company can have, and for this reason, The INC 5000 companies are targeted by many.

We will help you identify and reach decision-makers of companies that are identified by Inc. with relevant company information along with contact information. Discover strategic companies & key decision maker contacts based on geography, industry, employee, revenue ranges, contact email addresses. We use deep tech to validate company and contact data.

We have all the fields you need to uncover and understand the companies that matter to your business. Whether you want to conduct a high-level search to find a group of companies or dig into the detail of key decision-makers for your outbound marketing campaigns.

Segmentation Using Firmographics:

1. Geo-Target key customers:

Geo-target these companies by country, city, state and postal codes. Expand your market base across geographies by tapping high-potential leads who could possibly be best fit for your business products/services. Get unprecedented accuracy and segmentation in location-based marketing to personalize the customer experience plus reach your target audience.

2. Target companies by Industries:

Discover potential customers, leads in your targeted industry ranging from small to mid-sized to enterprise-level companies. Increase your business sales revenues by effectively engaging influencers and decision-maker contacts from the target industries. Get an industry-ready list and business details with exact contact data.

3. Target users by company size and revenue:

Reach prospects through targeted campaigns segregated by annual revenue of the intended companies and that employ a particular number of employees worldwide. Tap into market that is just right in terms of company revenue and employee range – this helps you define your marketing campaigns for better response rates.

Target Decision-makers with job titles:

Get in touch with C-Level Decision Makers, a top executive at all industry types. With minimal efforts, reach Directors & Founders, CxO levels, VP Levels, etc. who are authorized to make big purchase decisions, possible collaboration, integration or any other type of association you are looking for.

With the right list of role-based contact information, campaigns are far more effective and campaign ROIs are much higher.