The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Companies by Growth Rate

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Eric Koger, CEO and Co-founder

ModCloth

Pittsburgh




No. 2

2009 Revenue: $15.6 million

Three-Year Growth: 17,190.98%



For Eric and Susan Gregg Koger, 2006 was a whirlwind of activity. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon, got hitched, and Eric sold ownership in his Web development and consulting business. They also started Modcloth, a vintage clothing e-tailer, growing it from $90,000 to $15.5 million in a mere three years through a combination of offering a broad selection to keep customers coming back, vivid product descriptions and customer outreach. "We pay attention to the long tail of social networks so our list of the little sites in which our customers live is pretty long," he says.