Boston Tech Companies Make the Inc. 500/5000

Inc.’s annual list of fastest-growing private companies is out—and as usual, the revenue disclosures are more interesting than the growth rate (which favors those with a small amount of revenue to begin with). Those making the top 2,000 from the Boston area’s tech industry include:

  • 93. CloudLock, $9.1 million
  • 274. Localytics, $9.1 million
  • 344. VMTurbo, $25.1 million
  • 426. Extreme Reach $214.1 million
  • 510. Next Step Living, $101 million
  • 538. Disruptor Beam, $7 million
  • 567. WordStream, $10 million
  • 656. EverQuote, $61.9 million
  • 732. Pixability, $4.4 million
  • 744. CarGurus, $37.6 million
  • 757. Ironside Group, $21.8 million
  • 1060. Valore, $65.3 million
  • 1167. DataXu, $167.5 million
  • 1183. Acquia, $101.5 million
  • 1184. Unitrends, $69.3 million
  • 1236. Applause, $37.9 million
  • 1811. Dimagi, $7.9 million
  • 1821. AppNeta, $11.7 million
  • 1972. Raizlabs, $5 million
Revenue figures are for calendar year 2014, according to Inc. — Kyle Alspach

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