Newark, N.J. – August 30, 2016 – The Big “Mo” continues at Phone.com in 2016 with its fifth consecutive appearance on the Inc. 5000, an exclusive list of the fastest growing private companies in America.
The Inc. 5000 measures private companies based on percentage revenue over a four-year period, capturing a snapshot of America’s independent entrepreneurs.
“Being a part of this list again is such an honor,” said Phone.com CEO Ari Rabban. “As a cloud communications provider, growth is vital to the health of our business and it’s good to be recognized on such a prestigious list for the fifth time.”
Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg put things in focus for this 35th edition of the list.
“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” he said. “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.”
Schurenberg went on to point out that many household names in business first gained national exposure as part of the Inc. 5000, including Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp and Zillow.
Rabban attributed Phone.com’s continued growth in a crowded market to value and customer service.
“There is no growth in our business without adding customers,” he said. “We believe in putting the customer first and we do that every day through competitive pricing and our U.S.-based customer service.”
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.
Phone.com is a leading cloud communications and business phone service for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Phone.com has been recognized by the INC. 500 and Deloitte Fast500 and offers flexible, cost-effective solutions and award-winning U.S.-based customer support to more than 25,000 customers across the United States and Canada. Our Innovative business VoIP solutions include intelligent call handling, toll-free 800 numbers and virtual phone numbers, audio and video conferencing and wi-fi mobile phone apps —all starting at as low as $10 /month.
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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.
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