Meet the 19 LA tech companies that made this year's Inc. 500

by John Siegel
August 16, 2017

It's award season in the tech world, and with startups everywhere gearing up for the fall, Inc. Magazine released its annual Inc. 500 list, showcasing the fastest-growing startups in the United States. As they did last year, Los Angeles technology companies dominated the top 500, with 19 making the prestigious list. 

 

Formerly known as The Mobile Majority, Santa Monica-based Gimbal came in at number 66 overall, thanks to the company generating $17.3 million in revenue in 2016 and 5,285 percent growth over the last three years.

 

Glendale-based ServiceTitan checked in at number 76 in the rankings. The SaaS startup generated $13.6 million in 2016 while experiencing 4,784 percent growth over the last three years. Recently, Built In LA spoke with CEO Ara Mahdessian about the company's humble origins.

 

LA-based Idea Farmer had quite the 2016. Checking it at number 95 on the list, the startup brought in $10.1 million while experiencing 3,958 percent growth over the last three years. 

 

It seems that we can pencil in West Hollywood-based FabFitFun for just about every prestigious tech company ranking. Finishing at number 100, the e-commerce brand generated a cool $41.8 million in revenue in 2016.


Santa Monica-based startup Hawke Media continues to soar, landing at number 110 on the Inc. list. In 2016, the company produced $5.6 million in revenue on the heels of 3,525 percent three-year growth.

 

Finishing two spots behind Hawke Media was West Adams-based Omaze. Over the last three years, the company has experienced 3,506 percent growth, while bringing in $13.4 million in 2016 alone.

 

Irvine-based cloud developer Sturdy found itself at number 125 in the list's final rankings after bringing in $3.8 million in 2016.

 

Another Irvine-based company, PrescribeWellness, found itself on Inc.'s radar for the third year in a row, finishing at number 134 and 14th among Southern California-based companies. In 2016, the company generated $18 million in revenue at 2,904 percent three-year growth.

 

HomeLife Media, a media startup that runs websites like iHeartDogs.com finished 135th overall in its first year cracking the list. The Anaheim-based startup raked in $16.3 million in 2016, while boasting 2,898 three-year growth.

 

Headquartered in City of Industry, Yamibuy is an e-commerce startup that sells products catering to Asian Americans. This year, the company finished at 170, based on the company's $44.6 million in revenue generated last year.

 

One of roughly 45 startups founded by prolific LA entrepreneur (and native) Eytan Elbaz, Render Media made the list for the second year in a row, finishing this time at 243. In 2016, the company brought in $9.2 million in revenue.

 

Venice-based mobile developer Dogtown Media checked in at 271 on the list, making it the 18th highest ranked software company. Over the last three years, the company has experienced 1,609 percent growth.

 

Culver City-based MeUndies finished as the 19th highest-ranked retail startup on the list this year, good enough for 276 overall. Founded in 2011, the company raked in $32.6 million in revenue last year for a 1,583 percent three-year growth.

 

Another company that seems to land consistently on prestigious tech lists is cybersecurity startup Cylance. Finishing at 301 this year, the company has experienced 1,455 percent three-year growth and now boasts a roster of 803.

 

LA-based tech consultancy and development studio Sidebench made the Inc. 5000 for the first time in 2017. Founded in 2012, the company boasts 1,346 percent three-year growth, while bringing in $2.5 million in 2016 alone.

 

MuteSix is a Santa Monica-based marketing tech startup, and this year, the company cracked the Inc. 500 for the first time, finishing at 341 overall. 

 

Amongst all California companies listed in the Inc. 500, only one has made the list five years in a row: TaskUs. The company, which provides customer care and back-office support systems, pulled in $79.7 million in revenue in 2016, up from $53.7 million in 2015. 

 

Performance marketing startup Oxford Road raked in $7.5 million in revenue in 2016 (at a 1,098 percent three-year growth), which was good enough to land the LA startup the number 398 spot on the list this year.

 

Making the Inc. 500 for the third year in a row was Marina del Rey-based e-commerce startup SmartyPants Vitamins, which came in at number 432. In 2016, the company generated $23.6 million in revenue.

 

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