Inc. 500: Gotta Love These Companies

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It takes the pain out of credit reports.

Credit Karma
San Francisco

No. 40
2011 Revenue: $5.7 million
Three-Year Growth: 5,279.3%

Getting a credit report is a notoriously shadowy and expensive endeavor. So CreditKarma has tried to make the process painless and free. It offers a new way to track your credit scores, and, based on your score, gives you access to offers from companies that “value your creditworthiness.” The company recently rolled out its iPhone app, making your credit score available on-the-go. "We believe free access to one's credit score is a fundamental consumer right,” the company’s CEO, Kenneth Lin, recently said in a statement. “Our iPhone app takes that belief one step further, allowing consumers to access their credit score at any time, no matter where they are.”