Top Mobile Development Company, WillowTree, Inc.® Named for Fifth Consecutive Year to the Inc. 5000

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WillowTree, Inc., a top mobile development company, announced today it has been named by Inc. Magazine for a fifth consecutive year to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

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As an Inc. 5000 honoree, WillowTree now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, GoPro, Timberland, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni.

WillowTree, Inc., a top mobile development company, announced today it has been named by Inc. for a fifth consecutive year to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list 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.

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

“It’s a huge honor for WillowTree to make the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth year in a row,” said Tobias Dengel, CEO of WillowTree. “We’ve built one of the most talented teams of mobile app developers and UX designers in the industry and couldn’t be prouder of the work we’ve produced in partnership with our clients like GE, Johnson & Johnson, Time Warner, and Regal Cinemas to name a few. WillowTree’s continual growth is not only a testament to the increasing demand for app development services across the enterprise, media and entertainment, retail, and healthcare industries, but also the result of our steadfast commitment to upholding the incredible company culture we’ve created here at WillowTree, and our ability to consistently deliver high-quality products to our clients.”

“We’d like to thank our team who continuously deliver the best work for our partners and clients year after year," said Michael Prichard, CTO and Founder of WillowTree. "It is their hard work and consistent effort to keep ahead of the trends and technology that matters when it comes to the success of our clients and partners, and it's what puts WillowTree on the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth year in a row. There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of this team and in this industry, especially as more and more companies across sectors recognize the extraordinary outcomes apps and connected devices afford in terms of connecting with workforces and customers in new, meaningful, and value-adding ways.”

“For 35 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into a very exclusive club,” said Inc. President and Editor-In-Cheif, Eric Schurenberg. “On average, the companies on the list have grown almost five-fold over the past three years. That’s a result most businesses can only dream of. As an Inc. 5000 honoree, WillowTree now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, GoPro, Timberland, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni.”

The annual Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala honoring all the companies on this year’s list will be held from October 18 through 20, 2016 in San Antonio. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneur superstars of this and previous generations, such #1 NY Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, and peak performance strategist, Tony Robbins, Director and Co-Founder of Marvell Technology Group, Weili Dai, and Founder, President, and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand, Adam Miller.

About WillowTree

WillowTree, Inc.® is a team of creatives and engineers building digital products that are used by millions. Founded in 2007, WillowTree is a chosen partner of world-renowned companies like GE, Johnson & Johnson, Time Warner, PepsiCo, Wyndham, AOL, AEG, and Harvard Business Publishing. Clients across the enterprise, media and entertainment, retail, and healthcare industries trust WillowTree to guide their mobile projects. We Take Mobile Personally™. For more information, visit http://www.willowtreeapps.com.

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Angela Batten
WillowTree, Inc.
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More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

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The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 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/inc5000.

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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. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

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