Fastest-Growing Companies in Philly

The latest Inc. magazine rankings are in.



The fastest-growing company in the Philadelphia area makes products that eliminate paper documentation in clinical research. Never heard of Clinical Ink? Well the Horsham, Pa.-based company has grown 4,614 percent in the past three years, has revenue of $5.9 million and employs 98 people, according to Inc. magazine.

Clinical Ink is tops in Philly and ranked No. 57 on the Inc. 5000, the financial publication’s new list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States.

In its announcement of the list on Wednesday, Inc. shared some trends among the top 500 companies (the top 10 percent of list-makers), finding that industries like health care, financial services, and technology were well represented. “The Inc. 500 mirrors the most robust sectors of the U.S. economy,” the magazine wrote.

Overall, the companies in the top 500 achieved a median growth rate of 1,772 percent and have created 57,822 jobs over the past three years.

Here are the fastest-growing companies in the Philadelphia region. (There were 148 local businesses in the Inc. 5000, so to save space, the following table just depicts those in the top 1,000. The entire list of Philadelphia companies can be found here.)

57Clinical Ink4,614 percent$5.9 millionHealth
64Swift Capital4,237 percent$27.5 millionFinancial Services
119Astoria Company2,983 percent$3.3 millionAdvertising & Marketing
161Lamps.com2,473 percent$3.4 millionRetail
201X5 Networks2,085 percent$2.2 millionIT Services
229Environmental Construction Services1,907 percent$7.3 millionConstruction
371Torchlight Technology Group1,281 percent$3 millionAdvertising & Marketing
474InVision Security980 percent$5.2 millionSecurity
500WeVeel913 percent$10.2 millionConsumer Products & Services
555Streamline Solutions832 percent$13.7 millionReal Estate
566Juno Search Partners807 percent$2.9 millionHuman Resources
603Payrollshopping.com760 percent$2.5 millionBusiness Products & Services
672GLOBO Language Solutions670 percent$2.1 millionBusiness Products & Services
718Swain Techs628 percent$5.3 millionIT Services
767Trinity Packaging Supply589 percent$6.6 millionBusiness Products & Services
802J2 Solutions554 percent$3.5 millionIT Services
843FreeRateUpdate.com526 percent$6.3 millionAdvertising & Marketing
870Holganix516 percent$4.6 millionEnvironmental Services

Inc. determined its ranking by measuring revenue growth from 2011 to 2014. Companies must have started generating revenue by March 31, 2011 and be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent.