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Luke Roopra’s company, Vertiglo, has grown 8,648 percent over three years by designing custom online and mobile apps for businesses.
CEO Luke Roopra
2011 Rank: No. 16
3-Year Growth: 8,648%
2010 Revenue: $12.7 million
When Luke Roopra launched Vertiglo, a Web design and software development firm, more than a decade ago, he had to be creative to land large customers. One of Roopra's first big clients was Disney World, which is located near Vertiglo's headquarters in Orlando. To get an in with the theme park, Roopra hired a group of young people who worked as cast members at Disney World to be his part-time interns. They helped introduce him to the right people in Disney World's marketing department. At the time, Roopra, who has a computer-science degree, developed online tools for the theme park himself. Last year, Roopra's employees designed nearly 2,000 websites and created more than 100 mobile applications for clients. In January, Vertiglo began working on a mobile app for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that will let veterans conduct video chats with their doctors.
Eric Markowitz reports on start-ups, entrepreneurs, and issues that affect small businesses. Previously, he worked at Vanity Fair. He lives in New York City. @EricMarkowitz
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