5 Fastest Growing Media Platforms from the Inc. 500 List

In our second look at the Inc. 500 List, we are highlighting the top media platforms bound to dominate this crowded space.

First published in 1982, this annual list puts the most successful private companies in one place for your strategic pleasure. It’s an entrepreneurs dream to see their company on this list. How do they do it? Post impressive revenue growth over a three-year period. And apply.

Let’s take a closer look at five successful ad tech companies that made the prestigious cut.

#19 Aarki

3-Year Growth: 11,133%
2014 Revenue: $37.1 M

Aarki has only been around since 2010. Yet this Silicon Valley company has already built an ad tech platform that delivered 6.2 billion impressions in 2014. Ever wonder who was helped get Game of War noticed? Look no further.


#35 AdTheorent

3-Year Growth: 6,772%
2014 Revenue: $22.4 M

Here’s a company that spans technology and advertising. Mobile advertising, that is. Using data-driven machine learning technology, AdTheorent is all about getting the right ad to the right user at the right time – no easy feat on today’s crowded screens.


#210 NinthDecimal

3-Year Growth: 2,028%
2014 Revenue: $15.2 M

Data science is giving companies in every industry those hairline advantages they need. NinthDecimal uses both digital and non-digital data to help their clients find exactly the right target audience, and more importantly, reach that audience regardless of media channel. Not too shabby.


#217 AdKarma

3-Year Growth: 2,017%
2014 Revenue: $45.2 M

Managing ad networks is complicated. That is, unless you’re working with AdKarma. The company simplifies the process generating greater revenue for more than 300 publishers. Don’t have the time to negotiate contracts with networks? Plus handling all that invoicing? Adkarma is here to save the day.

Photo Credit: Philip Prouhet Creative Designer


Photo Credit: Philip Prouhet Creative Designer

#438 PulsePoint

3-Year Growth: 1,068%
2014 Revenue: $94.3 M

You want digital engagement on a global scale. PulsePoint knows how to make that happen with their finely tuned programmatic ad platform and content marketing solutions which launched in June. Want real time bidding? Check. How about social publishing around the globe that has over 200 publishers and is plugged into over 60 DSPs? Consider it done. 32+ of their brand direct clients already have.



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