It’s with a slight sense of déjà vu that I write this. For the 4th consecutive year, DataXu has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 , an annual list of the fastest growing private companies in America. According to Inc. Magazine, we’re in rarefied company: “Only a tiny fraction of the nation’s companies has demonstrated such remarkably consistent high growth.”
DataXu has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 every year since 2013, when we were ranked the #1 fastest growing company in advertising, and #5 overall on the list. In 2014, we ranked #582 overall and ranked #1,167 in 2015. This year, DataXu ranks #2,675 on the list with a growth rate of 131%. And while pure growth is great, what we’re even more proud of is being profitable for over a year while DataXu’s growth continues to accelerate!
This impressive and sustained growth rate is an achievement I’m extremely proud of here at DataXu. In the last four months alone DataXu has expanded its global footprint in APAC, hired a new CFO and appointed a Vice President of TV Solutions. The innovative results we have been delivering for our customers as well as through our partnerships with industry leaders like Sky Media have been some of the key drivers behind our success so far in 2016. But ultimately the “XuKeeper” faces behind the numbers are the ones who deserve much of the credit for this noteworthy accomplishment.
With that, I’d like to thank the entire DataXu team, our clients, partners, investors and board members who have helped make DataXu’s remarkable growth possible. I’m excited to see what 2017 brings…