Company Profile

Participant

Produces feature films, documentary films, episodic television series, and digital short-form programming that inspires social awareness and positive change.

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
Media
Year Founded
2004
Location
Beverly Hills, California
Leadership
Jeff Skoll, David Linde
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Media (2020)

One of the production companies behind the 2020 documentary Totally Under Control, about the U.S. government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Participant takes on projects that often have corresponding social impact campaigns. Alongside its 2019 film Dark Waters, about U.S. chemicals giant DuPont's water contamination scandal, Participant launched a campaign to ban PFAS in American water. In June, Participant launched the Good Trouble Campaign to empower disenfranchised communities, holding 90 virtual screenings of John Lewis: Good Trouble, the documentary about Congressman John Lewis, and sending more than 54,000 voter registration forms to eligible voters across the U.S.

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Jam City

Blends technological innovation and storytelling to make mobile games that are played globally by millions of people.

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
Media
Year Founded
2010
Location
Culver City, California
Leadership
Chris DeWolfe, Josh YguadoAber Whitcomb
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Media (2020)

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, videogame maker Jam City partnered with the World Health Organization to create a platform that promoted social distancing among its players, to whom it also sent care packages of encouragement. From frontline nurses playing puzzle games during breaks to parents needing a moment of peace as restless kids get stuck in doors, thousands wrote in to express their gratitude for the community contact and for the escape and stress relief offered by Jam City's personal programming. For the 2020 presidential election, the company also worked with When We All Vote and Los Angeles County to increase voter turnout and engineered in-game activations that registered users to vote.

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OJO Labs

An end-to-end real estate platform using human and machine intelligence to match the right home with the right person.

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
Real Estate
Year Founded
2015
Location
Austin, Texas
Leadership
John Berkowitz, David Rubin
Website
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OJO Labs is transforming the home buying and selling process with a fusion of human and machine intelligence that delivers deeply personalized property recommendations and guides homebuyers and sellers along their journey. OJO offers digital advising with a hybrid of patented, AI-powered technology and human support. The more a homebuyer or seller interacts with OJO, the smarter it gets about what’s most important and can retrieve and highlight information beyond what can be found on any other home search site.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, OJO Labs is continuing to build its remarkable team, comprised of the country’s top talent, working together to solve hard problems, build exceptional products, and significantly impact consumer confidence in crucial, complex, costly, purchases, starting with real estate. 

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Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2021, 2020, 2019
We never compromise on people. We hire exceptional employees with a social conscience and an eagerness to drive change in the real estate community and beyond. Ongoing forums and one-on-one dialogs ensure that every voice is heard and everyone is empowered to effect change. Our executive leadership revisits workplace policies every single week to make sure employees have the support and resources they need to succeed. During the pandemic, we added a remote office allowance, extended winter and summer breaks, and a new wellness program to the open PTO policy, competitive salaries, and in-office volunteer hours already provided.
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Inc. 5000 Regionals: Texas
No. 1 (2021)
Inc. Best in Business
Real Estate (2020)

OJO Labs is taking active steps to increase homeownership among Black and Latinx first-time buyers, starting by identifying critical equity issues within the industry, eliminating potential barriers within the OJO experience, and identifying like-minded collaboration partners. Fresh off a massive $62.5 million funding round in June, the company has been acquiring tech platforms that help position it as an equitable provider of home buying and selling services.

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The Garrett Companies

A national real estate company specializing in multifamily development, construction, and management.

The Garrett Companies CEO Eric Garrett at the company's Caliber at Cornerstar development project in Aurora, Colorado.
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
Real Estate
Year Founded
2013
Location
Greenwood, Indiana
Leadership
Eric Garrett
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
Company Stage: Established Excellence (2021), 2020, 2019, 2018
Our people matter to us, and every single employee plays a part in shaping our culture. We cultivate a work environment where ideas can grow, and where thinkers and doers can be rewarded. Our strategy is simple: Treat people like people, let them be good at what they are good at and let them grow in the direction of their passions and talents. When we face big choices that have large consequences, we face them as a team. This approach results in better decision-making while eliminating scapegoating and blaming common elsewhere in the real estate industry.
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Inc. Best in Business
Real Estate (2020)

The pandemic has exacerbated many existing societal problems; affordable housing is one. Garrett Companies has made filling this housing void its mission. Among other things, it is pinpointing its affordable housing projects in markets where the cost of housing has outpaced service job wages. Focusing on areas where long cycles of rent increases have put pressure on working class residents, the company seeks to provide affordable, high-quality housing options near great neighborhoods and other amenities. The company wants teachers, police officers, city staff, and other service providers to have the option of living close to work, but also near high-end amenities, low crime, and great schools. The company also hopes to do its part to eradicate the practice of remodeling for the sole purpose of raising rent.

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Inc. 5000
No. 2671 (2020), No. 437 (2019), No. 10 (2018), No. 210 (2017), No. 623 (2016)

Divvy Homes

Brings a rent-to-own model to homeownership.

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
Real Estate
Year Founded
2017
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Adena Hefets
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Real Estate (2020)

By bringing a rent-to-own model to homeownership, Divvy Homes has made buying a home more accessible to people who can't afford traditional mortgages. The company is renting more than 1,500 homes in cities including Atlanta, Cincinnati and Phoenix, and has had its busiest year ever in 2020. Importantly, Divvy Homes ensures that its properties are safe and habitable.

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