BERKELEY, Calif., September 6, 2018 — Inc. magazine recently announced that Intellectual Property Management solutions provider IPfolio is No. 1003 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. IPfolio grew 491 percent over the past three years (2014-2017), successfully marketing its IP management technology to corporate IP law departments in and outside the U.S.
Founded in 2012 by IPfolio CEO Rupert Mayer, IPfolio was the 108th fastest-growing private Software company in the U.S. according to Inc. IPfolio was one of the only companies in the dynamic legal technology space to qualify for the Inc. 5000 list.
The Inc. 5000 list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment: independent, fast-growing small businesses. Technology giants including Microsoft, Dell, Pandora, LinkedIn and Yelp and many other well-known companies gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
Rupert Mayer, IPfolio’s CEO, comments, “The IPfolio team is incredibly honored to earn a spot on the Inc. 5000 list! This was our first year to qualify, and we are very excited to debut just shy of the Top 1000. For the past six years, we have been relentlessly focused on innovating and improving IP operations, and it has paid off. This success would not have been possible without my fantastic team and the support of our amazing customers. Many thanks to Inc. and congratulations to fellow companies that also made the 2018 list.”
About the Inc. 5000
Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.
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
“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 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. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 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 has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.
IPfolio’s mission is to elevate, educate and empower intellectual property professionals to optimize IP operations. Headquartered in Berkeley, California, IPfolio (www.ipfolio.com) has pioneered truly cloud-based Intellectual Property (IP) Lifecycle Management for the enterprise since 2012. Built on the Salesforce Platform for ultimate scalability, performance, flexibility, and security, IPfolio reduces administrative overhead, allows strategic visibility into the IP portfolio, and fosters collaboration between all stakeholders throughout the IP Management process.
IPfolio has a diverse global customer base including over 150 customers in 20 countries, ranging from Silicon Valley’s most innovative companies to the Fortune 50, and including three of the world’s ten most valuable corporations. Follow IPfolio on Twitter @IPfolio, on LinkedIn or Facebook, or visit the IPfolio blog for commentary on intriguing IP topics of the day.
IPfolio Media Contact
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