Inc. magazine today revealed that Azure Knowledge Corporation is No. 354 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 among the 500 fastest growing companies in America for a straight second year in a row is a fantastic achievement and every Azure-ian deserves a big pat on the back for making this happen. A big thank you to our clients and partners for trusting Azure and continuing the long journey with us”
Azure is also rated #9 among the Top New Jersey based Fastest growing companies, #24 in the list of the Top Business Product and Services companies and #38 among the Top NY city based companies.
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 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.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
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 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent as of December 31, 2018. The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. 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.
Azure Knowledge has successfully completed several thousand global engagements involving Research & Insights, Data and Digital Transformation projects including Data and Digital Content acquisition for business functions like market research and decision support, user and marketing experiences, business acquisition, compliance and validation services.
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. 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.