“This is the eighth consecutive year that eVestment has placed on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the country’s fastest growing companies,” said Jim Minnick, CEO and co-founder of eVestment. “This consistent track record of growth is evidence of delivering clear value to the institutional investing community with comprehensive and innovative data and analytics solutions.”
The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., which is available on newsstands now through Nov. 30, is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 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/inc5000.
“What surprises me, even though I know it’s coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” said Eric Schurenberg, president/editor-in-chief at Inc. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”
The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies as of Dec. 31, 2013. The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million.
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 two million in 2010 to more than six million today.