New York, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2012
Inc. magazine today ranked Bizo No. 86 on its 31st annual Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
“The platform we’ve developed offers marketers a precise way to reach and engage business professionals online and has positioned us at the center of the B2B marketing ecosystem,” said Russell Glass, CEO of Bizo. “Our focus on consistently delivering value to our clients, which includes some of the largest global brands as well as SMB marketers, has fueled the strong growth we’ve experienced over the past few years. We are honored to be acknowledged among the top 100 companies by Inc. Magazine on the America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies list.”
Bizo is the global leader in business audience marketing. The company’s three-year growth rate – from 2008 to 2011 – was 3,036 percent, earning it the No. 86 rank in the Inc. 500. The company has continued strong revenue momentum throughout 2012, ending the first half of the year with an annual run rate of more than $20 million and a year-over-year first half revenue growth of 116 percent. Bizo also announced $10 million in funding in March 2012, earmarking the capital to further expand its sales and marketing efforts and continue to extend its platform to support a fast-growing customer base. Today, Bizo works with more than 500 brands including AMEX, Mercedes Benz, Monster, Salesforce.com and Microsoft.
Bizo, which was recently ranked fourth on the San Francisco Business Times Fast 100 List, has continued to garner recognition for its market leadership. The company was recognized as a 2012 AlwaysOn Global 250 “Company to Watch” and was also awarded the DataWeek Social Analytics Top Innovator award at the DataWeek 2012 Conference & Expo.
Bizo gives marketers instant access to the people who sign the checks at work, and have the most to spend on life: business professionals. Fueled by proprietary demographic data, the Bizo Marketing Platform precisely targets more than 100 million professionals around the world, including more than 80 percent of the U.S. business population. Bizo has won the confidence of more than 500 brands including AMEX, Mercedes Benz, Monster, Salesforce.com, Porsche, Microsoft, AT&T and UPS who use Bizo to exert inordinate influence and effectively target their online marketing programs to the business professional audience.
For more information on Bizo, or for a free look at the business demographics of your website audience, visit http://www.bizo.com.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 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/500.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.
About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 3–5, 2011, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit http://www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.