Company Profile

Velentium

Offers secure design, development, production, and post-market services for companies that make therapeutic and diagnostic active medical devices.

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
Engineering
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2012
Location
Katy, Texas
Leadership
Dan Purvis
Past Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 2500 (2020)
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Velentium revamped its entire operation in four weeks, allowing Ventec Life Systems—a longstanding client—to partner with General Motors, bringing ventilator production from 200 per month to 10,000 per month. Additionally, in the past 12 months, Velentium's team has been involved in developing devices that enable those with paralysis to walk, help those who suffer from memory issues to regain memory function, give the physically locked-in a voice, and provide relief to people with chronic pain.

Aclima

Measures and analyzes air pollution and greenhouse gases worldwide with its sensor network and cloud-based software, enabling reductions in emissions and promoting public health.

Davida Herzl, CEO and co-founder of Aclima
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
Environmental Services
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2007
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Davida Herzl, Meghan Thurlow, Melissa Lunden
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

Aclima’s hyperlocal air quality measurements have helped West Coast communities respond to a record-breaking year for wildfires as well as lead emissions reduction plans for cleaner air for all communities. The recently certified Public Benefit Corporation works together with air quality regulators and local environmental justice advocates, including West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and Mothers Out Front, to improve public health. This year, it launched free online interactive air quality reports in West Oakland, Richmond–San Pablo, and the San Diego portside area. Women and people of color occupy more than half of the company's leadership positions.

TerraCycle

Works to move people from disposable to durable products and specializes in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste.

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
Environmental Services
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2001
Location
Trenton, New Jersey
Leadership
Tom Szaky
Past Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 2475 (2020), No. 4112 (2019), No. 1302 (2012), No. 928 (2011), No. 768 (2010), No. 288 (2009)
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

TerraCycle has helped change people’s relationship with waste by offering free national recycling programs around the world, with companies including PepsiCo and Bic, to help consumers recycle hard-to-recycle products. Just over a year after launching it’s newest initiative, Loop, a global shopping platform aimed at eliminating waste by partnering with brands and retailers to convert the packaging of household products from single-use to refillable designs, TerraCycle has partnered with companies including Ulta, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Tim Horton’s. In September 2020, Loop expanded and is now available across the contiguous 48 United States, the U.K., and France.

DroneSeed

Uses FAA heavy-lift certified drone swarms to reforest land devastated by wildfires.

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
Environmental Services
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2016
Location
Seattle, Washington
Leadership
Grant Canary
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

In recent years, wildfire deforestation has spread faster than new trees can be seeded. After a record-breaking wildfire season, DroneSeed became the first drone operator in the U.S. to receive approval from the FAA for post-wildfire reforestation in six states: California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. The company's coordinated, heavy-lift drone swarms can operate beyond visual line-of-site in clear airspace, dropping vessels containing Douglas fir and ponderosa pine seeds in areas that previously would have taken years to reforest.

Robinhood

Robinhood is a financial services company and mobile app that offers commission-free investing and trading.

Baiju Bhatt (left) and Vladimir Tenev
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
Financial Services
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2013
Location
Menlo Park, California
Leadership
Vlad Tenev, Baiju Bhatt
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

Robinhood's stated mission is to democratize finance for all, and the company's commission-free investing and trading has indeed revolutionized the brokerage industry. During just the first four months of 2020, the company added more than three million funded accounts. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the company has published articles on topics including how to invest in a down market and launched a video series to give users a rundown of the top financial news stories of the day.