Every year, Inc. ranks the nation’s fastest-growing, privately-owned companies. This year, we landed ourselves a spot in the top 30%! As number 1578 on the list, we were able to beat out 3,422 other privately-owned companies. This list is made up of the real hard workers, the up-and-comers of America’s economy. Many in the business industry believe this list holds the names of the superheroes that are going to bring the American economy back! Companies whose expertise include 3D-printing, virtual reality, and, energy efficiencies, are creating tomorrow today. Many companies such as Microsoft, Dell, and Dominos Pizza got their first national exposure on this very list.
To be awarded 1578 is in many ways an astonishing achievement, but can also be logically measured with all the hard work, and determination Laci and the entire staff at The Rage has contributed. Many of you have followed Laci on her journey from day one and understand how proud we are to have climbed our way to such a success. To even make the list is a high honor, but to land at number fourteen amongst Nashville companies, and number twenty-two for the entire state of Tennessee brings us a sense of pride that can not be described. As you all know, The Rage isn’t only her only baby. She’s responsible for Revv in Nashville, TN. More recently, she launched her own line called The Nash Collection! To find out more about her other two children check out Revv and The Nash Collection on Instagram!
A History of #1578:
2012: The Answer2 received the honor of sitting at spot 1578. This company was the highest grossing revenue company to be placed at #1578 in the history or the Inc. 5000 list. As a telecommunications company they are able to provide insight into technologies that make the lives of their customers astoundingly easy!
2013: Sunplay, an online pool and outdoor living supply company was able to go where no pool supply company had gone before, the internet. With a 251% growth rate we know their generous customer base had a great, and well stocked summer!
2014: Graphics and More were more than happy to be number 1578. This 2.1 million dollar revenue team makes thousands of unique items that their customers use to express themselves, whatever their interests may be.
2015: Last year Proforma, a progressive marketing company, kept our seat warm.This company used franchising to spread their knowledge on professional commercial printing, promotional products, business forms, e-commerce and other branding solutions. Their ability to franchise allowed them to have an amazing growth rate of 258% in just three years.
A Look at the TOP THREE:
- Coming in at number 1 is Loot Crate a consumer products & services company out of Los Angeles. They are simply the Simone Biles of the bunch. Their growth rate of 66,789% nearly doubles that of the number two spot, and their revenue MORE THAN doubles that of the closest inferior contender. What is their consumer product? A geek box … no really. Loot Crate, “delivers the best in geek + gaming gear”, including clothing, collectables, and art on a monthly basis.
- To find number two you must cross the country and bring cold weather clothes because we are going to Boston, where we will find Paint Nite. Founders Daniel Hermann and buddy Sen McGrail combined their love of nightlife and art to create an event service which does just that. Paint Nite works with over 250 creatives to host painting parties across the U.S. In just three years time they have grown by about 36,555%, hosting more than 200,000 individuals every month.
- Rounding up the top three are the scientists. CalCom Solar, whose business is also out of California, specialize in energy. Their mission is to make solar energy both easily understood and easily accessible. They focus on educating people on the long-term cost solar energy provides to people. Behind the commercialization of the solar energy they also have some real brainiacs working to dramatically advance the technology of their field (for example they are now able to connect multiple meters to a single solar power system).With a great marketing focus and a product that betters the world, they are one of our favorites on the list!
In previous years number 1578 has focused on marketing, telecommunications, government services and fun in the sun, but we are proud to be representing FASHION! As Inc. Media was awarded the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012 and has customer base of over 15 MILLION, we hold their opinion of our business in the highest regard. The list alone has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success, with every major company in America receiving a nod from the list-makers at one time or another.
In October Laci will join representatives from the 4,999 other top companies in San Antonio, Texas for the Inc. 5000 Conference Gala. Here, she will here from speakers like Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler of SOULCYCLE, Tony Robbins, Weili Dai, Kim Jordan, and CEO of The Inc. CEO Project, Jim Schlecker. There will also be a black tie gala to wrap up the conference. We are pretty eager to see those photos!
We know making this list and hearing from these truly inspirational minds will light an even more vigorous fire in Laci’s heart! This is just the beginning for The Rage. We are very excited to see where the future takes us!
Last words from Laci – “If you want to live a life you’ve never lived, you have to do things you’ve never done.” ~Quote by Jen Sincero