APPLAUSE MAKES FIFTH CONSECUTIVE INC. 5000 LIST OF AMERICA’S FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES

Award comes as the digital testing leader’s global community of professional testers surpasses 250,000 members

 

NEW YORK, August 17, 2016Applausethe global leader in digital testing made its fifth-straight Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, coming in at number 1763. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“In the five years we’ve appeared on the Inc. 5000 list, Applause has grown to the point where we now work with the world’s most recognized brands in retail, media, fitness and banking,” said Doron Reuveni, CEO of Applause. “Even though our client base and company size have expanded, we are still seeing startup levels of topline growth. This fifth straight appearance on Inc.’s list is a validation of the value that our digital testing provides to companies – from emerging startups to global enterprises.”

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. 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 Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

The fifth consecutive appearance on the Inc. 5000 list is the latest major achievement in a string of accolades and milestones for Applause. The company also announced today that its global community of professional software testers – the largest such group in the world – surpassed the 250,000 member mark.  Applause was also recently awarded a 2016 SIIA CODiE Award for its Mobile Beta Management offering. It also won both a 2016 International Business AwardSM and an American Business AwardSM for its Test Automation Offering. Applause Test Automation has also been named a finalist in the Mobile category for the MASSTLC Awards.

About Applause
Applause empowers companies to deliver great digital experiences – from web and mobile to wearables, IoT and beyond. By combining in-the-wild testing services, a robust quality platform and a global community, Applause helps the world’s most recognized brands achieve the digital quality they need across every device, operating system, carrier, location and other criteria that their customers value. Thousands of companies – including Google, FOX, Amazon, Concur and Runkeeper – rely on Applause to ensure great digital experiences for their users. Learn more at www.applause.com and follow @applause on Twitter. For more information on how to join the company’s global testing community, visit its sister brand, uTest, at www.utest.com.

About Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
Methodology
The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 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.

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. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 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 of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 18 through 20, in San Antonio, TX. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as best-selling author and strategist Tony Robbins, SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, Cornerstone OnDemand founder, president and CEO Adam Miller, Marvell Technology Group director and co-founder Weili Dai, and New Belgium Brewing co-founder and executive chair Kim Jordan.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

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Inc. Media
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250
drew@four-corners.com

Applause Contact:
Nick Lorenzen
617-688-0525
nlorenzen@applause.com

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Tim Morin
applause@famapr.com