Company Profile

ReoLab

Makes a shoebox-size lab to run medical tests in 15 minutes, to be used in emergency rooms and doctors' offices for rapid test results.

ReoLab co-founders Bryant Thompson (left) and Krisna Bhargava.
Industry
Health
Location
Pasadena, California
Leadership
Krisna Bhargava
Year Founded
2015
Company Size
1-10 employees
Data as of Publication on Apr 18, 2018

Rip Van

Makes and sells Amsterdam-style "stroopwafels" in a variety of flavors.

Rip Van co-founders Marco De Leon (left) and Rip Pruisken.
Industry
Food & Beverage
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Company Size
11-50 employees
Data as of Publication on Apr 18, 2018

S2 Capital

Acquires and renovates multifamily properties turns them into investment platforms.

S2 Capital founder Scott Everett.
Industry
Real Estate
Location
Addison, Texas
Leadership
Scott Everett
Year Founded
2012
Company Size
201-500 employees
Data as of Publication on Apr 18, 2018
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2017

Not long ago, Scott Everett, the founder of Dallas-based real estate firm S2 Capital, was on government assistance and waiting tables to support his family. He was also teaching himself the real estate business, and trying a number of different ideas before hitting on a business model that worked: investing in distressed or underperforming apartment complexes. He founded S2 in 2012 and completed just one deal, but his volume would soon begin to increase rapidly. To date, the company has acquired roughly 17,000 units at around $1.6 billion in portfolio value, and has averaged better than 40 percent returns for its investors. 

As S2's deals have increased, so has its revenue. The 250-employee company made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. the past two years. It generated $89.5 million in 2017, and Everett says the company is on track for $160 million this year. Everett, who has never raised funding from outside sources and retains 100 percent ownership of S2, now has his eye on new territories. The company has recently invested in properties in Florida, and plans to expand to Arizona and Nevada soon. --Doug Cantor

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Inc. 5000
No. 702 (2018), No. 72 (2017), No. 14 (2016)

Shake Smart

Sells protein shakes, acai bowls, yogurt, sandwiches, and wraps at nine locations.

Industry
Food & Beverage
Location
San Diego, California
Leadership
Kevin Gelfand
Year Founded
2011
Company Size
51-200 employees
Data as of Publication on Apr 18, 2018
Inc. Honors
Inc. 5000
No. 3481 (2018), No. 1092 (2016)

Solace Technologies

Manufactures nicotine liquid for e-cigarettes and vaporizers.

Industry
Retail
Leadership
Lorenzo De Plano
Year Founded
2015
Company Size
Micro (10 - 24) employees
Data as of Publication on Apr 18, 2018