Well, consider this: Of the 13 companies from Washington and Oregon in the Inc. 500 of the fastest growing privately-held companies, 11 have strong connections to the tech industry, from Spokane e-commerce powerhouse GreenCupboards/Etailz to Seattle mobile advertising upstart HasOffers to Portland’s fast-growing Puppet Labs.
Interestingly, Seattle-based helmet-mounted camera maker Contour, which led the Washington companies on the list in 2011, ranking 7th with revenue growth rate of 11,663 percent, has fallen on tough times as we reported earlier this month. (See: Contour closes Seattle HQ, shocks employees — execs mum on status of GoPro rival).
This year, just 9 companies from Washington state made the list (here’s a full look at those on the Inc. 5,000), which is ranked by revenue growth over a three-year period. Interestingly, just one is classified in the software category, while three of the four Portland companies are software companies.
Here’s a look at the top companies on the list.
#64: HasOffers, Seattle, advertising and marketing, with revenue of $7.3 million and a 3-year growth rate of 4,837 percent. 57 employees.
#91: Spoken Communications, telecommunications, Bellevue, with revenue of $10.2 million and a 3-year growth rate of 3,734 percent. 37 employees.
#128: GreenCupboards/Etailz, retail, Spokane, #128 with revenue of $13.1 million and a 3-year-growth rate of 2,898 percent. 56 employees.
#298: DiscoverOrg, business products and services, Vancouver, with revenue of $13.7 million and a 3-year growth rate of 1,456 percent. 87 employees.
#380: The Force Realty, real estate, Bellevue, with revenue of $6.5 million and a 3-year growth rate of 1,173 percent. 360 employees.
#464: Add3, advertising and marketing, Seattle, with revenue of $5.9 million and a 3-year growth rate of 1,000 percent. 18 employees.
#494: C2S Technologies, IT services, , Bellevue, with revenue of $8.6 million and a 3-year growth rate of 930 percent. 83 employees.
#173: Act-On Software, software, Beaverton, with revenue of $9.2 million and a 3-year growth rate of 2,330 percent. 140 employees.
#374: Securus Payments, financial, Portland, with revenue of $6.6 million and a 3-year growth rate of 1,184 percent. 150 employees.
#457: Janrain, software, Portland, with revenue of $5.9 million and a 3-year growth rate of 1,008 percent. 167 employees
Meanwhile, here’s a look at the full Inc. 500 and Inc. 5,000 list. (Click on chart for full list).