Inc. magazine today revealed that Notarize is No. 114 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. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“We’re truly honored to be recognized by Inc. Magazine and be part of such an impressive list of companies making tremendous strides and impact within their industries,” says Pat Kinsel, CEO and founder of Notarize. “Notarize has been instrumental in the digital transformation that’s powering a new economy by helping businesses, consumers and the notary industry go fully digital and paperless, while also leading efforts to expand remote online notarization (RON) legislation and bring this transformative technology to more Americans. After a year of tremendous growth and hard work, Notarize continues to push forward to enable trust in the digital age and we expect continued innovation, growth, and legislative progress for years to come.”
Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 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 top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20.
“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”
This award recognition comes on the heels of a tremendous year of growth for Notarize. In the last year, Notarize raised a $130M Series D funding round and notably saw 600% growth in revenue during the pandemic. In the key industries that it serves, Notarize also saw impressive growth including: 800+% in real estate; 300+% in financial services; 200+% development in automotive; and nearly 300% growth overall. Since launching in 2016, Notarize has partnered with best-in-class innovators like Zillow, Adobe, Dropbox to allow these transformative online businesses to bring trust and identity verification into their processes at a scale never before seen online.
Notarize is the first platform to enable people to sign and notarize documents online, 24/7. From adopting a child to buying or selling a home or car or making financial plans for the future, Notarize’s trusted products and services are digitizing and rewiring industries to bring trust to life and business’ most important moments and make them more convenient, secure, and verifiable. For more information, please visit notarize.com.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. 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
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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