Inc. magazine today revealed that Azure Knowledge Corporation is No. 170 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. 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.
Azure Knowledge Corporation was co-founded by Dushyant Joshi and Jay Ruparel in 2003. Reacting to the announcement Azure’s co-founder and CEO Jay Ruparel said, “Being ranked 170 among America’s fastest growing 5000 companies by Inc. has been possible due to the incredible passion, commitment and hard work put in by every team member of Azure. Azure is a story of a committed team, producing high quality innovative work that has resulted in delighted clients, leading to sustained business growth”
Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 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.
“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”
For over 15 years Azure has been a globally trusted company helping organizations capture, curate, manage, share and experience data and digital content. With operations spanning North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America, Azure provides data and digital content acquisition, curation and management services covering more than 120 countries and 50 global languages.
Azure has successfully completed over 16,000 data and digital transformation projects that include data and digital content acquisition for business functions like market research and decision support, user and marketing experiences, business acquisition, compliance and validation services.
Azure deploys specialized teams coupled with its own unique proprietary technology platforms to capture data of all kinds – stated or unstated, qualitative or quantitative, primary and secondary, using approaches and techniques that are appropriate for the required audience and the objectives.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Inc. Media
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. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
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