After making The Inc. 500 in its first year of eligibility in 2008, The Nerdery has made a habit of making Inc. Magazine’s annual list of fastest growing private companies – a winning streak that has now reached nine consecutive years.
“Number nine, number nine, number nine…” – Lennon/McCartney, Revolution #9, Beatles White Album.
"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts," says Inc. President and Editor- In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great - usually from scratch. That's one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails."
The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2015. 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.