Company Profile

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

Swiftly

A provider of a data-rich logistics platform serving public transit agencies worldwide.

Industry
Software
Location
SAN FRANCISCO, California
Leadership
Jonny Simkin
Year Founded
2014
Data as of Publication on Apr 18, 2018
Inc. Honors
Inc. 5000
No. 453 (2020)
Inc. Best Workplaces
2020, 2021
At Swiftly, we are driven by a mission. That mission is to optimize efficiency and the negative impacts of public transit systems in cities around the world. By doing so, we build a top-notch company and preserve our earth's resources at the same time. A second objective is social connection. Our employees, spread around the world, are eager to connect with one another and build a cohesive culture within the company. We view management as key players in the execution of these goals. Transparency, communication, and support come from the top at Swiftly.
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TIESTA TEA COMPANY

Loose-leaf tea maker focusing on function and flavor to make tea easy to understand, with blends to fit every taste.

Industry
Food & Beverage
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Leadership
Dan Klein
Year Founded
2010
Company Size
11-50 employees
Data as of Publication on Apr 18, 2018
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We’re a tight knit crew that keeps it simple; all natural, loose leaf tea blends with real fruits and herbs. Today, our 50 flavorful & functional loose leaf teas can be found nationwide in over 6,500 specialty, natural and conventional grocery stores along with hundreds of cafes! We tell you what matters: what it does for you, what it tastes like, and how to make it. So what’s stopping you? Find your function, pick your flavor and get ready to Live Loose!

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Inc. Honors
Inc. 5000
No. 4037 (2021) 76% 3-Year Growth
No. 1870 (2019), No. 3080 (2018), No. 759 (2017)
Inc. Best Workplaces
2018

WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

It is work and lots of play at Tiesta Tea, but the benefits make it even better. Employees get 15 PTO days a year plus one day for every year they have worked with us and flexible work-from-home days. Each employee gets annual profit share, as well as a bonus for the winter seasons. The health benefits include health, vision, dental and the 401k plans match up to 4%, and a good retirement plan. We offer paid maternity and paternity leave and every day there is open fridge at 4 pm and on Fridays, open fridge starts at 3 pm.

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