The 2009 Inc. 500: Top 10 Companies by Revenue Growth

Kiva Systems, 2009 Inc. 500|5000
Christopher Churchill
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Kiva Systems

Three-year Growth: 10,399 percent
Revenue: $21.4 million
Location: Woburn, Massachusetts

This logstics company equips warehouses with robots that help to pack and ship merchandise. Customers include Staples, Walgreens, and Zappos. Though a video of the robots performing a ballet is a cult hit on YouTube, founder Mick Mountz says his day-to-day routine is relatively prosaic. "I'm very hands on," he says. "If we have a new piece of hardware, I'll go down and review it with the product team on the floor."

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