For the fourth time, Lighter Capital has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000, coming in at 1,557 on the list. This ranking coincides with Lighter Capital hitting some critical milestones. To date, Lighter Capital has provided over $165MM in more than 600 rounds of financing to over 350 startups.
Inc. Magazine has revealed that Lighter Capital is No. 1,557 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“We’d like to thank everybody who has supported Lighter Capital. We’re extremely grateful for our incredibly committed team members, board of directors, investors and—above all—the amazing 350+ startups we’ve funded,” said BJ Lackland. “We wouldn’t be growing so quickly if not for the fast growth of our customers, and we’re eagerly looking forward to building new relationships to sustain our year over year momentum.”
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 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.
“The company on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” said Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.
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