Growth Acceleration Partners Makes Debut on Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-growing Private Companies

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Growth Acceleration Partners earned a ranking of 855 on the Inc. 5000 list, thanks to three-year revenue growth that topped 500 percent.

Growth Acceleration Partners is proving worthy of its name, with dramatic increases in both revenue and employees leading to a ranking on the coveted Inc. 5000 list. The Inc. 5000 highlights the country’s most rapidly expanding private companies.

Growth Acceleration Partners (GAP) checked in with a ranking of 855, thanks to three-year revenue growth that topped 500 percent. During that time, the company also increased its workforce from just 30 employees to 146.

These strong numbers earned GAP a Texas ranking of 68. Inc. also determined that the company was the 18th-fastest-growing private firm in the Austin metro area.

“We have definitely tapped into a sweet spot in the marketplace,” said Joyce Durst, co-founder of GAP. “More and more businesses are recognizing the growth they can quickly realize by developing effective web-based software and apps for both customers and employees. Partnering with GAP provides a cost-effective software development resource for companies to create these applications. This drives efficiency, revenue and satisfaction – a perfect recipe for ongoing increases in revenue and profitability.”

GAP is a unique outsourced software development company that combines leading technical skills with business acumen and strategy to create complete software solutions. These range from web applications to mobile applications and traditional client/server software. GAP has served more than 160 satisfied clients, delivering over 200 applications in services ranging from one-time projects to ongoing consulting engagements.

“With GAP, we’ve created an application that truly works with our business,” said Erin Ostboe, vice president operations for myCampusTutors. “It was apparent from the beginning that GAP not only knew technology, but also could provide strategic guidance. They clearly understood how to identify our company’s strengths and opportunities, translating them into software that delivered on the needs of our target customers.”

The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of Dec. 31, 2012. The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million.

About Growth Acceleration Partners

Based in Austin, Growth Acceleration Partners (GAP) offers best-in-class software development, combining leading-edge technical skills with serious business perspective. The company’s goal is never limited to creating a software tool that simply works. Rather, GAP focuses on helping clients reach their full business potential – in essence, crafting the software of their dreams. GAP employs more than 150 in Austin and Costa Rica. For more information, visit

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