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No.3

Home Chef

A meal kit delivery service that provides fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes to households across the U.S.

Home Chef founder Patrick Vihtelic.
3-Year Growth
60,166%
Industry
Food & Beverage
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Leadership
Patrick Vihtelic
Year Founded
2013
Company Size
501-1,000 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 3 (2018)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

Home chef is cooking up a storm. The meal-kit business sends customers pre-portioned ingredients and recipes on a weekly basis, giving them the option to select which cuisines they’d like about two weeks in advance. Customers pay by the meal, with dishes like chipotle ranch chicken salad, avocado detox farro bowl, and al pastor pork taco starting at $7.99. Founder Patrick Vihtelic launched the company in 2013, inspired by his childhood, when eating fresh produce from the family farm was a daily occurrence. Last year, Home Chef booked more than $255 million in revenue, a sharp increase from the $423,207 it saw in 2014.

No.4

Velocity Global

Specializes in global recruiting, immigration, payroll, and consulting to help companies expand operations overseas.

Velocity Global founder Ben Wright.
3-Year Growth
2,112%
Industry
Business Products & Services
Location
Denver, Colorado
Leadership
Ben Wright
Year Founded
2014
Company Size
51-200 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 185 (2019), No. 4 (2018)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
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Velocity Global is the leading provider of global employment solutions that has reinvented the way companies expand overseas. With unrivaled expertise in over 185 countries, Velocity Global delivers end-to-end services and best-in-class support to help companies confidently navigate the entire lifecycle of international business.

To ensure a compliant, efficient, and flexible international expansion, Velocity Global provides a comprehensive suite of services that includes International PEO, Global Talent Acquisition, Immigration, Payroll, and Consulting services. Through its International PEO solution, companies can break into new markets up to 90% faster while reducing the cost of global expansion by up to 60%. 

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No.5

DEPCOM Power

Partners with utilities, independent power producers, and project development companies to provide engineering, operations, procurement, and construction services for solar energy projects.

DEPCOM Power CEO Jim Lamon.
3-Year Growth
38,963%
Industry
Energy
Location
Scottsdale, Arizona
Leadership
Jim Lamon
Year Founded
2013
Company Size
51-200 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 5 (2018)
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Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

To build a hugely successful solar power company, just start with a founding team that, combined, has 225 years of energy industry experience. Depcom is the brainchild of nine execs from sustainable energy companies, as well as coal and gas firms. The startup builds solar power plants for utility companies across America, using efficient panels that allow it to offer pricing on par with or cheaper than those of traditional energy sources. In 2017, it pulled in $219.6 million in revenue in just its fourth full year of existence. More secrets the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company’s fast success: All employees are given shares of the company, and a transparent rating system determines year-end bonuses.

No.6

Aeronux Airways

Provides private charter jet transportation.

Aeronux Airways founder Kambiz Khadem.
3-Year Growth
20,005%
Industry
Logistics & Transportation
Location
Marietta, Georgia
Leadership
Dr. Kambiz Khadem
Year Founded
2011
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 6 (2018)
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Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

Aeronux is a charter-flight broker headquartered at the Cobb International Airport in Kennesaw, Georgia. Private plane operators list their aircraft on Aeronux's online platform, paying the company a 20 percent cut of the fare for each flight they book. Aeronux also licenses its flight-booking platform to charter-jet companies. Kambiz Khadem, an Iranian immigrant who also works at tech firm Perficient, co-founded the company in 2012. (He declined to name the company’s two other co-founders or any of Aeronux’s customers.) In 2018, Aeronux applied to the Federal Aviation Administration to become a licensed charter-plane operator.

No.7

Diamond Assets

Provides trade-up guidance and purchase of Apple hardware to help organizations maximize their technology assets.

Diamond Assets CEO Mike McKenna.
3-Year Growth
19,718%
Industry
Computer Hardware
Location
Milton, Wisconsin
Leadership
Mike McKenna
Year Founded
2014
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 7 (2018)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

Headquartered in Milton, Wisconsin, Diamond Assets buys outdated Apple equipment from schools and businesses, refurbishes it, and then sells it through various distributors in the U.S. It also helps its clients maximize the buy-back value from future purchases. CEO Mike McKenna says he came up with the idea of an electronic trade-up company as an account executive at Apple. This year, it lands at No. 7 on the Inc. 5000, with $43 million in 2017 revenue, up from $217,406 in 2014. The four-year-old company currently employs about 60 people.