28 of the 500 fastest growing private businesses in the U.S. are from Bay Area

The Bay Area was well represented, as usual, on Inc. magazine’s annual ranking of the fastest growing privately owned businesses in the country.

The industries represented run the gamut from a Redwood City company that sells “Man Crates” and grew its revenue by 4,900 percent in between 2013 and 2015, to a San Jose cloud storage business that may go public next month and grew sales by 3,566 percent in that same time period.

What used to be known as the “Inc. 500” has grown to the “Inc. 5000” these days and the full list can be found by clicking here.

But here are the companies from the Bay Area, many of them venture-backed, that made it into the top 500 this year. There are 190 companies from the region that made the full Inc. 5000 list this year :

51. Man Crates, Redwood City (4,900 percent growth)— This business ships gifts for men in small wooden crates stuffed with nuts or jerky. $21.6 million revenue in 2015.

68. AppLovin, Palo Alto (4,132 percent growth)— Marketing automation platform and analytics for brands that want to reach new consumers on mobile and Apple TV apps. $234.2 million revenue in 2015.

84. InfoScout, San Francisco (3,602 percent growth)— Company that provides major brands and retailers with consumer shopping data captured through its portfolio of mobile apps. $6.8 million revenue in 2015.

86. Nutanix, San Jose (3,566 percent growth)— Provides a cloud platform that integrates computing, virtualization, and storage for business customers. $241.4 million revenue in 2015.

87. TapClicks, San Jose ( 3,534 percent growth)— Developer of marketing technology for agencies, media companies, brands and enterprises. $5.6 million revenue in 2015.

104. ipsy, San Mateo (3,136 percent growth)— Business co-founded by YouTube vlogger Michelle Phan that delivers monthly customized beauty product samples in “Glam Bags.” $169.3 million revenue in 2015.

108. Maxton & Co., San Francisco (3,036 percent growth)— Provides shrink-wrap, custom bundles, packages, labels, brand management and data analysis for retail brands. $5.1 million revenue in 2015.

129. Lexicon Health, Los Gatos (2,676 percent growth)— Online health and wellness publisher. $3.5 million revenue in 2015.

143. zSpace, Sunnyvale (2,451 percent growth)— Developer of a 3D virtual reality learning tool. $8.7 million revenue in 2015.

147. Touch of Modern, San Francisco (2,424 percent growth)— Curated online shopping website for men. $81.3 million revenue in 2015.

179. Lilee Systems, San Jose (2,071 percent growth)— Developed technology for continuous mobile broadband connections on trains and other moving vehicles. $15.5 million revenue in 2015.

186. Magoosh, Berkeley (1,991 percent growth)— Online test prep company with study programs and apps for the GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, Praxis, and LSAT. $7 million revenue in 2015.

199. Drawbridge, San Mateo (1,903 percent growth)— Manages cross-device branding campaigns. $66.1 million revenue in 2015.

201. Trantor, Menlo Park (1,900 percent growth)— Offers software for lending companies that automates lending and credit approval processes. $10 million revenue in 2015.

213. Green Creative, San Bruno (1,842 percent growth)— LED lighting products for the commercial market. $39.6 million revenue in 2015.

221. WePay, Redwood City (1,795 percent growth)— Online payment services and money processing for Web platforms, including GoFundMe and Meetup. $57.8 million revenue in 2015.

237. L2F, Fremont (1,654 percent growth)— Designs modular systems for industrial automation. $2.7 million revenue in 2015.

271. FormSwift, San Francisco (1,470 percent growth)— Electronic business document software provider. $13.6 million revenue in 2015.

273. RobotLAB, San Francisco (1,429 percent growth)— Develops, manufactures and sells educational and retail robots. $5.3 million revenue in 2015.

292. Metamarkets, San Francisco (1,351 percent growth)— Provides interactive analytics for programmatic marketing. $10.3 million revenue in 2015.

299. PagerDuty, San Francisco (1,303 percent growth)— IT software developer that streamlines incident reporting and resolution. $28.1 million revenue in 2015.

385. Tredence, San Jose (994 percent growth)— Provides data visualization, management, and analytics to pharmaceutical, telecom, retail, and consumer product sellers. $3.6 million revenue in 2015.

395. Warrior Media, Soquel (969 percent growth)— Online health and fitness products seller. $2.2 million revenue in 2015.

396. LifeAID Beverage, Santa Cruz (966 percent growth)— Nutritional sports and energy drink seller, popular at Burning Man. $4.4 million revenue in 2015.

404. Sauce Labs, San Francisco (952 percent growth)— Cloud-based platform for the automated testing of Web and mobile applications. $14.3 million revenue in 2015.

432. Annmarie Skin Care, Berkeley (883 percent growth)— Sells organic, handcrafted skincare and makeup. $6.4 million revenue in 2015.

441. Livionex, Los Gatos (868 percent growth)— Life science company that brought to market a product that breaks the bond at the molecular level between plaque and teeth. $2.9 million revenue in 2015.

476. Vets Etc., Seaside (799 percent growth)— Provides logistics consulting services, business process engineering, ERP implementation & support, staffing, business intelligence & data and analytics. $34.1 million revenue in 2015.


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