When Inc. Magazine published its 2011 list of the top 5,000 fastest growing companies in the United States, we noted that eleven Polaris Venture Partners-backed companies had been recognized. To put this list in some perspective, Inc. Magazine estimates that there are over 7 million privately held companies in the U.S.
The list acknowledges U.S. companies that experienced significant growth over the past three years. This consistent growth signals the market demand for the innovative
products and services that these companies provide, as well as their strength
of position in each sector.
The PVP companies include:
Company Rank Sector Rev. Growth
DigiCert 639 Security 503%
Ember 697 Computer Hardware 454%
e-Rewards 1134 Advertising/Marketing 262%
CodeRyte 1800 Health 148%
NEA 1971 Software 129%
Best Doctors 2149 Health 116%
Impinj 2393 Computer Hardware 100%
HealthCentral 2785 Health 79%
Focus Financial 2801 Financial Services 78%
MedVantx 2941 Health 71%
PartsSource 3149 Health 63%
In these difficult economic times, Inc. Magazine reporter Darren Dahl writes in an associated article why the list provides “a few thousand reasons to be optimistic.”
We want to recognize and to congratulate these companies and their employees. We also want to recognize the growth of other Polaris-backed companies, and the similar hard work performed by their employees. We believe that many of these companies would also rank well on the list if they participated in the application process.