BURLINGTON, Mass. – August 22, 2013 – Acquia, where great digital experiences begin, today announced it was ranked eighth among software companies and No. 109 overall on the 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Acquia is the highest-ranking software company among those making a repeat appearance in the Inc. 500. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs.
This is Acquia’s second consecutive year on the Inc. 500. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
"To be successful today, organizations must blend content, community and commerce into a unified experience," said Tom Erickson, Acquia CEO. "Our second consecutive inclusion in the Inc. 500 is a testament to Acquia's sustained growth, based on our ability to achieve this integration and, as a result, help organizations build great digital experiences."
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The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 20 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 918.59% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’ s aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1739 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 52,100 people and generated more than 44,912 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|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.
"Not all the companies in the Inc. 500|5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 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/500.