What Slump? How Eurozone Growth is Bucking the Global Trend

What Slump? How Eurozone Growth is Bucking the Global Trend

Unusually, the eurozone is leading the way, strong first-quarter growth bodes well for the year.

The eurozone has provided investors with plenty of surprises in the past few years, most of them unpleasant. The economic data released Friday make for a refreshing change.

What Slump? How Eurozone Growth is Bucking the Global Trend

The 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in America

1. Ultra Mobile

The Costa Mesa, California, wireless company, founded in 2011 by David Glickman, posted an astonishing 100,849 percent rise in sales, to $118.2 million, from 2011 to 2014.

2. Tryfacta

The nearly-20-year-old cloud and big data service grew its sales an impressive 28,365 percent, to $34.4 million, from 2011 to 2014. In five years, CEO Adesh Tryaga wants Tryfacta to become a “20,000-employee company with over $3 billion in revenue.”

3. Optima Tax Relief

This Santa Ana, California-based tax services firm launched in 2011. Optima Tax Relief’s three-year revenue jumped more than 26,007 percent, to $33.6 million, from 2011 to 2014. Over that same period, its headcount grew to 302 from eight.

4. Castle Medical

Founded by Scott Damron in 2004, the Smyma, Georgia, workplace-drug and genetics tester Castle Medical grew its sales 25,485 percent, to $83.7 million, from 2011 to 2014.

5. Quick Bridge Funding

Co-founded in 2011 by Ben Gold and Jason Osiecki, the Irvine, California alternative lender credits its 24,138 percent three-year sales growth rate to its focus on transparency.

6. Drawbridge

The San Mateo, California, ad tech firm gives brands insight into online and offline consumer behavior. The five-year-old company, founded by Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, saw its revenue jump 23,484 percent, to $32.9 million, from 2011 to 2014.

7. StartApp

Gil Dudkiewicz founded the mobile advertising platform for developers in 2008. The New York City firm notched $37.1 million in sales in 2014, up 22,036 percent from 2011.

8. Restore Health

Matt Wanderer’s seven-year-old company, based in Madison, Wisconsin, offers personalized medicines to physicians and patients. Restore Health posted $30.5 million in sales last year, a 21,753 percent growth rate from 2011.

9. Scopely

Co-founded in 2011 by Walter Driver, Scopely publishes free-to-play games–and business is booming. The Culver City, California, company’s 2014 revenue reached $32.1 million, up more than 19,500 percent from 2011.

10. Company.com

With $31 million in 2014 sales–an 18,888 percent hike since 2011–the social network founded by financial industry veteran Bill Wade easily cracked the 2015 Inc. 5000.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in America

The 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Houston

They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and even small business is no exception.

Here’s Inc.com’s list of the top 10 fastest-growing companies in the area:

1. PPT Fiberglass
2. EPI Engineering
3. Southern Green Builders
4. Team Trident
5. Cimation
6. Chief Outsiders
7. Cradle Solution
8. Security America Mortgage
9. Noah Consulting
10. Worldwide Power Products

The 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Houston

The World’s Most Innovative Companies

The World’s Most Innovative Companies is the definitive ranking of the 100 firms investors think are most likely to generate big, new growth ideas.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies

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