30 Years of No. 1 Companies

Timothy Rice
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2004: InPhonic
Washington, D.C.

2003 Revenue: $119.4 million
Three-Year Growth: 23,833%

Founded in 1999, InPhonic sold wireless services online, and rose to the top of the Inc. charts during the tech boom of the early 2000’s. However, in 2007, after burning through $3 million per week, the company was forced to file for bankruptcy, and its stock was delisted from the NASDAQ (the company went public at the end of 2004).