With its diverse population, low taxes, and warm weather, Miami is an attractive home for startups and remote workers alike. Just ask the Miami-based businesses headlining this year's Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies. Representing a range of industries from consumer products to software, here are the top nine--most of which are first-time Inc. 5000 honorees.
9. Ella Paradis
2021 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1,163 | Three-year growth 418%
Online sexual-health retailer Ella Paradis was co-founded by three serial entrepreneurs: CEO Constantin "Tino" Dietrich (a former executive at the parent company of dating app Ashley Madison), COO Andreas Bergmann, and CTO Joshua Hancik. Named in honor of 2016's most popular girl's name and the city of Paris, Ella Paradis sells a wide variety of sex toys, accessories, and wellness products. It also ranked No. 440 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list.
2021 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1,012 | Three-year growth 475%
CloudTask works with SaaS companies looking to grow their business-to-business sales pipelines. Businesses can outsource to CloudTask's remote sales teams, which the company says can help find and convert new leads and upsell existing customers. Founded in 2015 by Amir Reiter, the company has offices in Miami, Colombia, London, and the Philippines. It first made the Inc. 5000 list in 2020, when it landed at No. 418.
7. Effectus Partners
2021 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1,006 | Three-year growth 480%
Consulting firm Effectus Partners aims to help companies improve sales and boost growth by streamlining and automating their processes, and helping them use data more effectively. The company has completed projects for brands like Gatorade and P.C. Richard & Son. This year marks Effectus's second time on the Inc. 5000: It landed at No. 117 on last year's list.
2021 Inc. 5000 rank No. 994 | Three-year growth 485%
Many Americans who found themselves stuck at home during the pandemic took up knitting and other crafty hobbies, and bought supplies online. Craftisio, a group of three e-commerce businesses for fiber artists, was well-positioned to benefit. Founded in 2015, it consists of KnitCrate, a subscription service for yarn; Dyer Supplier, which sells undyed yarns and dyes; and Stashalong, a peer-to-peer platform where crafters can sell or trade their unused yarn.
2021 Inc. 5000 rank No. 704 | Three-year growth 698%
BloomsyBox sets itself apart from other flower-delivery services by promising that its bouquets are sustainably sourced from Rainforest Alliance-certified farms around the world, and delivered fresher since the company partners directly with growers. With monthly plans starting at $44.99, BloomsyBox offers both seasonal bouquets and specific subscriptions such as roses and pet-safe flowers.
2021 Inc. 5000 rank No. 531 | Three-year growth 910%
Billing itself as "the Uber of taxes," Taxfyle offers an app that connects individuals and small businesses with CPAs to file their tax returns. Accounting firms can also use the service to outsource work to Taxfyle's 2,600 vetted, U.S.-based tax professionals. This is the company's second year on the Inc. 5000; it debuted last year at No. 74.
3. Avicado Construction Technology Services
2021 Inc. 5000 rank No. 364 | Three-year growth 1,313%
With clients including Facebook, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the University of Virginia, Avicado provides custom software and data services to help manage construction projects. The company was also an Inc. Best Workplaces honoree in 2021, thanks to perks like an unlimited time-off policy, flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities, and an annual company-wide incentive trip.
2. Bat Club USA
2021 Inc. 5000 rank No. 326 | Three-year growth 1,425%
There's a subscription service for everything these days, and sports equipment is no exception. Bat Club USA sells professional-level baseball and softball bats, gloves, and other accessories, both at retail and through "membership" plans starting at $19.99 per month. Unlike other payment plans, Bat Club USA offers reward credits, warranties, and the option to switch bats.
2021 Inc. 5000 rank No. 241 | Three-year growth 1,861%
Quick'rCare aims to speed up access to health care by letting users search for nearby emergency rooms and urgent-care facilities based on their symptoms; see precise wait times; and save a place in line, so they can wait at home rather than when they arrive. In response to the pandemic, it added a search platform for coronavirus testing and vaccination sites. Launched in 2016 by Alex Guastella and Raghu Dhulipala--alums of ZocDoc and Paychex, respectively--Quick'rCare now has more than 20 employees, and over 1 million patients have used its platform, according to the company.