For the sixth year running, Kitware has made the Inc. 5000 list, spurred on by our successful open-source business model and collaborative work spanning the fields of computer vision, informatics, medical computing, scientific computing and visualization, data management, and quality software process. The Inc. 500|5000 list is an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, representing the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Kitware joins Fuhu, LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
“Making the Inc. 5000 list for six years in a row is a testament to the excellent people at Kitware and their dedication to the work we do,” said Will Schroeder, President and CEO. “Kitwareans are contributing and making an impact in a variety of open-source and technical communities, and our growth has empowered us to explore new opportunities.”
In a stagnant economic environment, Kitware was able to grow competitively and create new jobs at both our New York and North Carolina offices, as well as open a new office in New Mexico. The average growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent, with companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.