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No.565

Touch of Modern

A curated, online shopping website for men offering unusual products, clothing, and accessories.

3-Year Growth
795%
Industry
Consumer Products & Services
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Jerry Hum
Year Founded
2012
Company Size
51-200 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 565 (2017), No. 147 (2016)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

For the founders of Touch of Modern, the third time's a charm. The San Francisco-based men's clothing and home goods seller initially launched in 2010 as an app to help people find things to do on the weekend. Less than a year later, it relaunched as an event planning app. "It's really hard to scale and make money when you have to manage all of these small businesses and be hyper-localized," says 29-year-old co-founder and CTO Steven Ou. 

Rather than give up and return their investors' money, Ou and his three co-founders pitched their VCs one last idea: a destination for stylish guys to find unique products. To test the idea, the company ran two preview sales before its official launch in 2012. The sales brought in more revenue than the previous two companies combined. The idea worked, but the logistics were an afterthought. The team had no idea how to ship the $7,000 Danish couch they had advertised on a whim. When a customer unexpectedly bought it, it took six months to get it to her. "She was very patient," Ou says.

Touch of Modern has raised a total of $17 million in funding and says its revenue is on track to hit $200 million in 2018. The brand takes more than a million orders a year, the bulk of which come through its mobile app. Top-selling items include luxury watches, clothes, art, and--everyone's favorite James Bond accessory--a wrist-mounted flame thrower. --Lindsay Blakely

 

No.566

Elevate (Washington, DC)

Creates sustainable grant programs that help nonprofits. Forms in-depth partnerships with nonprofits across the country to improve their program outcomes and build more sustainable organizations.

Industry
Business Products & Services
Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Leadership
Alayna Buckner
Year Founded
2013
Company Size
51-200 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 4075 (2020), No. 1882 (2019), No. 1250 (2018), No. 566 (2017)
Inc. 5000 Series
No. 169, Metro (2020)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020

No.567

MacroPoint

Provides a global freight visibility platform for shippers, transportation brokers, and third-party logistics companies.

3-Year Growth
793%
Industry
Logistics & Transportation
Location
Independence, Ohio
Leadership
Bennett Adelson
Year Founded
2011
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 567 (2017)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020

No.568

Vantage Point

Offers value added IT reselling services.

Industry
Computer Hardware
Location
kenosha, Wisconsin
Leadership
Nick Preuss
Year Founded
2006
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 4505 (2019), No. 3379 (2018), No. 568 (2017), No. 291 (2016), No. 23 (2015), No. 193 (2014)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020

No.569

Bluetree Network

Bluetree Network is an Epic strategy and support firm that assists health care providers out of its offices in Madison, Wisconsin, Denver, and New York City.

Industry
IT Services
Location
Madison, Wisconsin
Leadership
Jeremy Schwach
Year Founded
2012
Company Size
201-500 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 4317 (2019), No. 2059 (2018), No. 569 (2017)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2020, 2019

WHY WE'RE A BEST PLACE TO WORK

At Bluetree Network, our "Done. Better." cultural commitment to our customers and one another runs through everything we do. We attract new employees who share our core values, while reinforcing our commitment to culture, community and wellness through our team meetings, meaningful performance evaluations, and during company events. We use Officevibe, an employee engagement tool, to collect feedback from our team about what’s working what’s not. We are also actively involved in the communities we live in and place a heavy emphasis on philanthropy throughout the year.

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