Company Profile

Squarespace

Provides software as a service for website design, creation, and hosting.

After the pandemic struck, Squarespace allowed customers to pause their subscriptions, offered all customers with online stores the option to sell gift cards, and enabled features like announcement bars for our customers to provide timely alerts to their customers. In June, Squarespace made a long-term commitment to support organizations working toward social justice reform and alleviating racial inequality in the U.S. with a pledge to donate $500,000 to various organizations over the next three years.

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
Year Founded
2003
Location
New York City, New York
Leadership
Anthony Casalena
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Software (2020)

After the pandemic struck, Squarespace allowed customers to pause their subscriptions, offered all customers with online stores the option to sell gift cards, and enabled features like announcement bars for our customers to provide timely alerts to their customers. In June, Squarespace made a long-term commitment to support organizations working toward social justice reform and alleviating racial inequality in the U.S. with a pledge to donate $500,000 to various organizations over the next three years.

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Inc. 5000
No. 438 (2011), No. 416 (2010), No. 339 (2009)
Inc. Private Titans
2018

Uncle Nearest

Distills a premium whiskey brand named after the formerly enslaved Nathaniel "Nearest" Green, who taught Jack Daniel the craft.

Fawn Weaver Photograph by Eric Ryan Anderson

Many Americans learn about whiskey through Jack Daniel, but Jack learned to distill from an enslaved man named Nearest Green, a.k.a Uncle Nearest. After reading an article about Green, bestselling writer Fawn Weaver learned that his old distillery was up for sale. So she bought it, resurrected it, and hired Nearest's great-great granddaughter to be master distiller. In only three years, Uncle Nearest's blends have won more than 150 awards and the company's revenue has grown over 3,000 percent. Weaver has created one of the few companies in the field with an all-female executive team and an all-minority board as it celebrates the legacy of a heretofore unknown, formative American craftsman and reclaims the lost heritage of an iconic American brand. Weaver has given back by donating 300,000 face masks to first responders and sponsoring initiatives to encourage people of color to enter the spirits industry and help small Black-owned brands succeed.

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
Food & Beverage
Year Founded
2016
Location
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Leadership
Fawn Weaver
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Food & Beverage (2020)

Many Americans learn about whiskey through Jack Daniel, but Jack learned to distill from an enslaved man named Nearest Green, a.k.a Uncle Nearest. After reading an article about Green, bestselling writer Fawn Weaver learned that his old distillery was up for sale. So she bought it, resurrected it, and hired Nearest's great-great granddaughter to be master distiller. In only three years, Uncle Nearest's blends have won more than 150 awards and the company's revenue has grown over 3,000 percent. Weaver has created one of the few companies in the field with an all-female executive team and an all-minority board as it celebrates the legacy of a heretofore unknown, formative American craftsman and reclaims the lost heritage of an iconic American brand. Weaver has given back by donating 300,000 face masks to first responders and sponsoring initiatives to encourage people of color to enter the spirits industry and help small Black-owned brands succeed.

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Media Cause

Creates strategic marketing and creative plans for its impact-oriented, nonprofit clients

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
Advertising & Marketing
Year Founded
2010
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Eric Facas
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
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Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Advertising & Marketing (2021),
Advertising & Marketing (2020)
Media Cause committed $100,000 to fund a marketing fellowship for diverse candidates.
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Inc. 5000
No. 4254 (2021), No. 3783 (2020), No. 2320 (2018)

Culture Shift Labs

Provides diversity and inclusion training.

Culture Shift Labs revolves around financial and economic inclusion for the Black community and achieving visible results in racial equality. Its annual summit, Culture Shifting Weekends, is dedicated to providing opportunities to Black executives, venture investors, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders. For the past 17 years, the summit has helped facilitate more than $350 million in deals and collaborations for attendees. Culture Shift's goal is to get $1 billion into the hands of this community by 2025.

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
Location
Hamburg, New Jersey
Leadership
Andrea Hoffman, Denmark West
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Business Services (2020)

Culture Shift Labs revolves around financial and economic inclusion for the Black community and achieving visible results in racial equality. Its annual summit, Culture Shifting Weekends, is dedicated to providing opportunities to Black executives, venture investors, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders. For the past 17 years, the summit has helped facilitate more than $350 million in deals and collaborations for attendees. Culture Shift's goal is to get $1 billion into the hands of this community by 2025.

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Mentor Spaces

Facilitates virtual mentorships for underrepresented job seekers.

The convergence of Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement presented a unique opportunity to Mentor Spaces, a virtual mentorship platform for Black and Latinx early-career professionals. Mentor Space’s mission is to make all workplaces diverse, equitable, and inclusive while advancing and maximizing the careers of underrepresented talent by providing a platform for professionals to have their own voice. The app already has more than 10,000 active students, helping them recognize their strengths, values, and interests to confidently reach their goals.

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
Year Founded
2017
Location
Denver, Colorado
Leadership
Chris Motley
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Business Services (2020)

The convergence of Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement presented a unique opportunity to Mentor Spaces, a virtual mentorship platform for Black and Latinx early-career professionals. Mentor Space’s mission is to make all workplaces diverse, equitable, and inclusive while advancing and maximizing the careers of underrepresented talent by providing a platform for professionals to have their own voice. The app already has more than 10,000 active students, helping them recognize their strengths, values, and interests to confidently reach their goals.

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