Inc. Magazine announced that Freestar, a monetization partner for websites, earned the coveted No. 1 position on the annual Inc. 5000 list—the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
“We are incredibly honored to hold the number one spot on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list,” said David Freedman, co-founder of Freestar. “Our goal has always been to engineer cutting-edge technology and leverage our years of programmatic advertising expertise to help our partners maximize revenue and focus on what they do best: creating content. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication that our team provides for our partners every single day. We look forward to helping more publishers and e-commerce sites grow their revenue and operate more efficiently.”
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within 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. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.