Pittsburgh, PA -- August 20, 2013 -- Inc. magazine today ranked Branding Brand, the leading mobile commerce platform of top retailers, number 332 on its 32nd annual Inc. 500|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 Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
“Sometimes, it’s hard to believe we powered only one mobile site at the start of 2010,” said Chris Mason, Branding Brand co-founder and CEO. “A lot has happened in three years, and I’m proud we did it in Pittsburgh. You don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to start a great software company.” Branding Brand ranks number 5 for Top 100 Pennsylvania Companies and number 29 for Top 100 Software Companies. The company’s profile can be viewed online at www.inc.com/profile/branding-brand.
The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 20 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 918.59% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1739 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|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/500.
"Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 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.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
About Branding Brand
Branding Brand powers mobile commerce sites and apps for over 200 of the world's leading brands, including Ace Hardware, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath and Body Works, Benefit Cosmetics, Brookstone, The Children's Place, Costco, Crate & Barrel, Dick's Sporting Goods, Dollar General, Drugstore.com, Eastern Mountain Sports, Jo-Ann, Kate Spade, Nautica, Party City, Petco, Ralph Lauren, Sephora, Spanx, Timberland, and Tumi. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, it is the largest and fastest-growing mobile commerce platform in the industry, with offerings including smartphone and tablet sites, apps, and mobile in-store integrations. For more information, visit www.brandingbrand.com or @brandingbrand.