Triple-digit revenue growth, robust company culture continues to drive success at leading digital experience agency
Inc. magazine again recognizes Bounteous on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the publication’s prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Bounteous, a leading insights-driven digital experience agency, achieves growth through increasing value for clients and a thriving, award-winning company culture.
This is the sixth consecutive year that Bounteous has been named a growing private company on the list. Bounteous experienced explosive growth in 2019 with annual revenue increasing by more than 66 percent year over year, and earning its spot on the list for achieving 135 percent growth over the last three years. The agency ranked 2,792th overall, 128th in Illinois, and 125th in the Greater Chicago area, where it’s headquartered.
“We’re honored to be named to the Inc. 5000 for the sixth straight year because growth is a bellwether that we’re providing value to our clients,” said Keith Schwartz, co-founder and CEO of Bounteous. “Bounteous is able to consistently grow because we’re an employer of choice, allowing us to attract and retain top talent.”
Bounteous also took the 70th spot in companies offering IT Systems Development. While entries are limited to single industries, Bounteous services cover a holistic approach to digital transformation, including design and development, analytics and data science, and marketing, media, and personalization.
The 38th annual Inc. 5000 list represents a unique look at the most successful, independent companies in the United States. Many Bounteous clients and partners have also been honorees on the Inc. 5000, including Domino’s Pizza, Zipcar, TransPerfect, Acquia, and Algolia.
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1.2 million jobs over the past three years.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” said Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
Founded in 2003 in Chicago, Bounteous creates big-picture digital solutions that help leading companies deliver transformational digital brand experiences. Our expertise includes Strategy, Experience Design, Technology, Analytics and Insight, and Marketing. Bounteous forms problem-solving partnerships with their clients to envision, design, and build their digital futures. For more information, please visit www.bounteous.com.
About the Inc. 5000
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. Companies on the Inc. 500 represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.