THRIVE Earns a Spot on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for a Third Year

THRIVE, a Strategic Innovation and Experience Design firm, earns a coveted spot on the Inc. 5000 list for a third year as part of Inc. magazines annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

ATLANTA, GA, August 21, 2019 – For the third year, THRIVE, a strategic innovation and experience design firm, is excited to announce it has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Since 1982, Inc. magazine has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into this very exclusive club

With a three-year revenue growth rate of 91%, THRIVE secured the 3745 spot on the prestigious list. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and mid-sized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“We are truly honored to be ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for the third time,” said Jonathan Dalton, THRIVE Co-Founder and CEO. “Our #1 priority is company culture. Our belief is if we get the culture right, everything else falls into place. We attribute our incredible growth to our amazing team, fantastic clients and business partners who embrace our THRIVING culture.”

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 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says 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.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.


THRIVE is a strategic innovation and experience design firm helping ambitious leaders build iconic brands through informed design.  We help clients feel courageous. Our clients walk away with the conviction and confidence to design what’s next.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, THRIVE is an experienced group of researchers, strategists and product developers who work at the intersection of design, the social sciences, and business to help companies create new value. Our expertise in generating insight, envisioning new ideas, reinventing categories, and translating brands into tangible experiences, has helped leading companies to THRIVE.

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More About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

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. 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

About Inc. Media

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. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit

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