Several of the fastest-growing companies in Los Angeles perfectly represent elements of their home city. For example, there's an organic pet food business on the list, reflecting L.A.'s reputation for health consciousness, as well as a company that helps aspiring celebrities grow their YouTube audiences. Only one of the businesses in this year's top 10 has made the Inc. 5000 list before, but with their combined 2017 revenue of nearly $200 million, things are definitely looking up in La La Land.
2018 Inc. 5000 Rank No. 200 Growth 2,240% Revenue $30.73M
The three-time Inc. 5000 honoree offers energy-related services such as solar power and smart home automation to help residential customers reduce their consumption and lower costs.
2018 Inc. 5000 Rank No. 196 Growth 2,276% Revenue $66.95M
Inspire offers subscription-based energy management services to help consumers adopt clean, sustainable energy practices and smart home technologies.
8. Fishermen Labs
2018 Inc. 5000 Rank No. 185 Growth 2,345% Revenue $6.14M
The software company and media agency designs virtual and augmented reality experiences for brands such as Snapchat, the NFL, and the United Nations. Recently, Fishermen Labs worked with Walmart to explore ways in which VR can be integrated into customers' shopping experiences.
2018 Inc. 5000 Rank No. 142 Growth 2,896% Revenue $4.15M
Need to get away? Villaway is an online marketplace for
luxury vacation homes and private villa rentals. The company provides 24-hour concierge service and properties in prime destinations such as Bali, Phuket, Santorini, and Maui.
6. Real Plans
2018 Inc. 5000 Rank No. 91 Growth 3,768% Revenue $4.19M
The app and subscription service offers customized recipes and shopping lists to make meal preparation and planning more efficient. Real Plans has more than 1,500 recipes sourced from a wide variety of food and cooking blogs.
2018 Inc. 5000 Rank No. 87 Growth 3,891% Revenue $4.06M
Founded in 2014, this e-commerce business sells hundreds of natural pet products on its website. Despite its fast growth, the company still operates with only six employees.
2018 Inc. 5000 Rank No. 66 Growth 4,409% Revenue $14.72M
This edtech company's software provides cloud-based content filtering, classroom management, and teacher/student communication services for K-12 schools that use Chromebooks. GoGuardian has grown to 108 employees from just six in 2014.
2018 Inc. 5000 Rank No. 47 Growth 5,686% Revenue $27.25M
ScaleLab helps YouTube creators with more than 2,500 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours grow their audiences through analytics tools, content protection services, and access to graphic designers and sponsors.
2018 Inc. 5000 Rank No. 24 Growth 9,200% Revenue $16.89M
If you're craving a midday bite, this snack delivery service will bring curated boxes of healthy snack alternatives directly to your home or office. SnackNation's client list includes Mailchimp, Wayfair, Microsoft, and Travelocity.
2018 Inc. 5000 Rank No. 21 Growth 9,948% Revenue $23.16M
The female-led e-commerce business designs and sells stylish and comfortable apparel for medical professionals. Through its Threads for Threads initiative, the company has donated hundreds of thousands of scrubs to more than 30 countries.