MADISON, WI, August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that SwanLeap is No. 35 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, 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.
“To be named for a third time among America’s greatest entrepreneurs is an unspeakable honor,” shared SwanLeap CEO and Co-Founder Brad Hollister, “Finding ourselves at the number one spot for 2018 brought a lot of validation to our team’s hard work; continuing on the list for a third year speaks to the maturity and long term offering that SwanLeap brings to the world of supply chain.”
SwanLeap debuted on the Inc. 5000 in 2017 at the #55 spot and followed that up by taking top honors in the #1 spot for 2018. Leading the scene for innovation in what has become known as “Silicon Prairie”, SwanLeap is shining a light on what is possible through technology in the Midwest. Headquartered in Madison, WI, SwanLeap solves complex supply chain problems with technology. Companies who leverage SwanLeap’s solutions and services are seeing an average annual savings of 26.7% in shipping costs.
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.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.
SwanLeap—the No. 1 fastest-growing company on the 2018 Inc. 5000—provides supply chain managers, decision-makers and entire companies with comprehensive, actionable insights into supply chain logistics and costs by generating impactful savings through an artificial intelligence-based recommendation engine, automation, data analysis, consulting and a next-generation transportation management system. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, SwanLeap brings unprecedented clarity and control to a fragmented shipping market through a proprietary machine learning platform that curates cost-effective and personalized supply chain recommendations in real time across all transportation modes to improve connections between sender, receiver and carrier. To learn more about SwanLeap, visit www.swanleap.com.
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—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
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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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