Seattle’s 10 Hottest Startups of 2019 (Only One Is a Coffee Company)
Seattle is famous for its coffee, but nowadays the city’s biggest buzz comesfrom its small-business community. The fastest-growing Seattle-based companiesfrom the Inc. 5000 operate in a broad range of industries, from food to realestate to bicycle manufacturing. Further highlighting the diversity of thisyear’s list: There’s even an underwear company. Here are the top 10.
10. Streamline Marketing
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 953 | Three-year growth 445% | 2018 Revenue $2.4MStreamline Marketing, which is making its second consecutive appearance on theInc. 5000, specializes in affinity partnerships and a host of other strategicmarketing services. The company has worked with many big-name clients,including Amazon, DoorDash, Levi’s, and Visa.
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1609 Three-year growth 289% 2017 revenue $16.9MMost doctors probably don’t love the data entry part of their job, as theirother duties might have more urgency. Proscribe trains and deploys over 1,000medical scribes to handle electronic health records–or EHRs, so doctors canfocus on more pressing priorities.
4. Silotech Group
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1287 Three-year growth 372% 2017 revenue $11.6MIn 2008, Tiffany and Kelly Tremont combined their IT companies to create asingle consulting firm. Almost a decade later, the company’s 112 employeespulled in $11.6 million in 2017 revenue by focusing on federal governmentagencies and enterprise corporations.
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 2,240 | Three-year growth 180% | 2018 revenue $2MGatherUp helps businesses grow by analyzing their online reviews and otherfeedback from customers. Founded in 2015, the company scans and capturescustomer comments from more than 100 review sites, including Google, WebMD,Facebook, and TripAdvisor.
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1,008 | Three-year growth 419% | 2018 revenue $18.8MTredence uses machine learning to develop analytics solutions for clients inthe U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and Southeast Asia. This year marks thecompany’s fourth appearance on the Inc. 5000 list.
2. Green Bits
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 359 | Three-year growth 1,276% | 2018 revenue $5.9MFounded in 2014, Green Bits makes software that’s used by cannabis retailersin 13 states. Its product enables dispensaries to simplify their checkoutprocesses, streamline store operations, and ensure compliance with governmentregulations.
10. The Stepping Stones Group
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1,257 | Three-year growth 329% | 2018 revenue $102MThe Stepping Stones Group provides therapy and behavioral health services toK-12 students with special needs and autism. The company services more than400 school districts and 90,000 students annually in over 30 states. This yearis the Stepping Stones Group’s fourth time on the Inc. 5000.
3. Dispatch Technologies
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 420 | Three-year growth 1,093% | 2018 revenue $7MDispatch is a software provider focused on modernizing the home serviceexperience. Using Dispatch, businesses can find and book local contractors andother service providers, and gather data on their projects in real time. Theplatform currently has more than 21,000 contractors, who use it to complete50,000 jobs per day.
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 924 Three-year growth 535% 2017 revenue $47.3MMaking its sixth consecutive appearance on the Inc. 5000 list, WordStream, amarketing software company that helps clients optimize online advertising, hascome far from its roots. The founders came up with the idea in a Panera Breadrestaurant, and the company now has more than 220 employees and offices inBoston’s tony Back Bay neighborhood.
4. Audley Travel US
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 513 Three-year growth 980% 2017 revenue $62.4MLocated in Boston’s historic North End, Audley Travel US offers customizedvacation and travel plans to a variety of locations around the world. Thecompany got its start in 1991, when co-founder Craig Burkinshaw led smallgroup tours around Vietnam after graduating from college. Today, Audley TravelUS offers trips on every continent.
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 634 Three-year growth 794% 2017 revenue $12MFounded in 2012, this Bay Area analytics company makes customizedvisualizations to helps clients–such as retailers and consumer productsmakers–further business goals. This is its third consecutive year on the Inc.5000.