18 Albany area companies land on Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing businessesBy Todd Kehoe August 20, 2014
The Albany area placed 18 companies on the Inc. 5000 list, which annually ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the nation.
The list measures revenue growth over a three-year period. New York as a whole was well represented on the list. The state had 335 companies out of the 5,000, good for third most of any state (California, 694; Texas, 404). The New York City metro area – which includes parts of northern New Jersey – had a total of 399 companies on the list.
Nationally, the No. 1 company on the list is El Segundo, California-based Fuhu, which developed a tablet and software for children that allows them to go online under conditions set by parents. The firm grew 158,957 percent in revenue between 2010 and 2013, with total revenue just shy of $196 million.
Locally, the top five firms on the Inc. 5000 list this year were also the top five firms locally on last year’s list. Saratoga Springs-based Fingerpaint was the fastest-growing company on the Inc. list, growing 476 percent over the three-year span.
Here’s a look at the local companies on the Inc. list:
No. 949 – Fingerpaint, a Saratoga Springs marketing and advertising firm
No. 1532 – Integra Networks, a Latham telecommunications firm
No. 1831 – Deep Blue Communications, a Wi-Fi networking firm in Latham
No. 1950 – nfrastructure, a computer networking and data center operator in Clifton Park
No. 2000 – SmartWatt Energy, a Ballston Lake energy-efficiency company
No. 2929 – SportsSignup, an online sports registration company in Saratoga Springs
No. 3203 – Treo Solutions, a Troy company that specializes in health care software and consulting ( Treo has been acquired by 3M)
No. 4178 – Tully Rinckey, an Albany law firm
No. 4187 – Commercial Capital Training Group, an Albany-based education program for entrepreneurs
No. 4229 – ClassBook.com, a textbook and e-book reseller based in Castleton
No. 4338 – Informz, an email marketing firm in Saratoga Springs
No. 4362 – Documentation Strategies, an information technology firm in Rensselaer
No. 4429 – Annese & Associates, a Clifton Park-based information technology firm
No. 4649 – Mazzone Management Group, a restaurant and catering management company in Clifton Park
No. 4747 – Etransmedia Technology, a health care information company in Troy
No. 4779 – Transfinder, a bus routing software developer in Schenectady
No. 4915 – DWM Facilities Maintenance, a national retail and restaurant maintenance firm in Latham
No. 4942 – Huff ‘N Puff- Schenectady company that provides sales, installation and service of windows, doors and gutters