Company Profile

Interplay Learning

Provides online training for workers in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, solar, and facilities maintenance.

Doug Donovan
Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Education
Best In Business: On the Rise 0-4 years
Year Founded
2011
Location
Austin, Texas
Leadership
Doug Donovan
Past Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 3193 (2018)
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

Interplay Learning provides online and virtual reality training for essential skilled trades. This includes simulations for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, solar, and facilities maintenance--all skills that remain in high demand during the pandemic and related economic downturn. The company’s immersive learning platform enables students to ply their trade in weeks, not years—and it has facilitated the continuous, necessary upskilling of thousands of tradespeople throughout the pandemic for companies including Ruud, Carrier, Hunt Military Communities, and Rheem, which plans to train 250,000 workers by 2025 on the platform. In October, the company announced a partnership with Home Builders Institute, a nonprofit that provides job placement for the building industry, to help thousands of at-risk youths, veterans, and displaced workers receive hands-on training.

Spatial

Builds augmented and virtual reality platforms for businesses.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Software
Best In Business: On the Rise 0-4 years
Year Founded
2016
Location
New York, New York
Leadership
Jinha Lee, Jacob Loewenstein
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

Spatial offered its full platform of augmented and virtual reality platforms free of charge in May this year, extending a lifeline to numerous businesses that were struggling to adapt to the impacts of working from home. Thanks to its methods of 3-D computing, such as co-worker holograms via AR headsets, Spatial has seen a notable increase in interest from many businesses and industries.

Zippin

Builds contactless payment technology.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Retail
Best In Business: On the Rise 0-4 years
Year Founded
2015
Location
San Mateo, California
Leadership
Krishna Motukuri, Motilal Agrawal, Abhinav Katiyar
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

When the coronavirus hit, Zippin had already been working on checkout-free technology to eliminate in-person interactions between shoppers and cashiers. Using this platform, shoppers can enter a store, grab their items, and leave without scanning anything or waiting in line. In October 2019, Zippin announced a partnership to open the first in the world in-arena checkout-free convenience store in the Sacramento King's Golden 1 Center. In 2020, Zippin announced another partnership to bring checkout-free technology to the Denver Broncos' Mile High Stadium.

Synack

Runs a crowdsourced security-testing platform to train organizations to become more resistant to cyberattacks.

Synack Co-founders Jay Kaplan and Mark Kuhr
Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Software
Best In Business: Established Excellence 5-14 years
Year Founded
2013
Location
Redwood City, California
Leadership
Jay Kaplan, Mark Kuhr
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

In the face of increasing cyberattack threats, Synack aims to make the world more secure through its combination of artificial intelligence and ethical hackers, providing clients with both machine speed and human talent. This past year, Synack helped to secure the U.S. presidential election, protecting those on the frontlines and testing election technology to assure a smooth voting process. The company also helped secure the technology behind many Covid-19 relief organizations, ensuring that their work could continue unhindered.

Bitwise Industries

Fills tech roles in the Central Valley region of California.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Business Services
Best In Business: Established Excellence 5-14 years
Year Founded
2013
Location
Fresno, California
Leadership
Irma Olguin Jr., Jake Soberal
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

Bitwise revitalized California's agricultural Central Valley by identifying and training tech talent in underserved communities and advocating for area startups. This year, Bitwise launched TakeCare, an outgrowth of a social media initiative that brings meals to families in need. To date, TakeCare has served more than 250,000 meals to thousands of hard-hit families. The software company’s site, OnwardCA, has connected more than 20,000 people with financial aid, emergency services, and job opportunities during the pandemic. Following its initial success in California, OnwardUS expanded to Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, and D.C.