AnswerLab Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the Fourth Year Running

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AnswerLab on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 List with Three-Year Sales Growth of 158%

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We look forward to continued strong growth as the need for user experience research and consulting increases with the proliferation of web, mobile and tablet platforms.

AnswerLab, the leading user experience research firm, today announced its ranking of 1788 on Inc. Magazines’ sixth annual Inc. 500|5000 list. The list is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

The Inc. 500|5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. AnswerLab joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Levi Strauss, and KIND, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“As a four time honoree of the Inc. list, AnswerLab is proud to be ranked among the country’s most vibrant and successful private organizations,” said Amy Buckner Chowdhry, AnswerLab CEO and Co-Founder. “We look forward to continued strong growth as the need for user experience research and consulting increases with the proliferation of web, mobile and tablet platforms.”

AnswerLab has grown significantly, expanding operations to include an East Coast office in New York’s Flatiron district earlier this year.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

About AnswerLab:
AnswerLab delivers trusted customer insights that help the world’s leading brands build outstanding digital products and services. The company focuses exclusively on user experience research to understand what people see, do, think and feel when using web sites, mobile applications, and other digital products. AnswerLab’s clients depend on their recommendations about product concepts, features, design and messaging to create more engaging customer experiences that drive results. Global market leaders select AnswerLab as their user experience research partner, including, PayPal, Walmart, Honda, ING DIRECT, ESPN, FedEx, Genentech, eBay,, Amgen, Intuit and Harley Davidson.

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.

About Inc.:
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.

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