Los Angeles’s neighbor to the north may get a lot more exposure for its fast-growing startups, but San Francisco cannot claim all the sunshine. With top universities like UCLA and USC, a growing venture capital community, and now 51 companies on the Inc. 5000 – a ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the US – LA is a major business destination on its own.
Here are the top 10 startups in Los Angeles:
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 387 | Three year growth 1,191% | Sales 2018 $ 19.5 million
In 2014, Ross founded McCray VideoAmp with the aim of bringing analytics tools to marketers to measure ad performance. After raising more than $ 108 million in venture funding, VideoAmp now has more than 250 customers and four patents, including two for television advertisement placement and consumer behavior-inspired ad targeting.
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 352 | Three year growth 1,293% | Sales 2018 $ 24.2 million
SnackNation was founded in 2014 by Sean Kelly and Andy Mackensen and offers a subscription service for healthy snacks for home or office use. Starting at $ 199, companies can get a box of 150 single-serve snacks delivered to their office as often as they want, whether daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly. The family-sized monthly subscription boxes range from $ 8.49 to $ 33.99.
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 312 | Three year growth 1,461% | Sales 2018 $ 3.2 million
Max Baumann founded Basemakers in 2015 to help brands make their products more visible. Companies like Health-Ade Kombucha and Penta Water are now using the merchandising service for their in-store displays, as well as for price reviews and management of out-of-stock products.
7. Virtual machine solutions
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 235 | Three year growth 1,790% | Sales 2018 $ 2.3 million
This company’s VirMach product provides low-cost virtual private servers and other cloud computing services to businesses. The data centers are located in nine US cities as well as in Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 125 | Three year growth 2,782% | Sales 2018 $ 38.8 million
It was only a matter of time before doctors’ offices received a technical upgrade. This is where PatientPop comes in. The software handles numerous back office tasks such as booking appointments and sending email or text reminders. Additionally, clinicians can get instant feedback from patient reviews on PatientPop, which can help them improve their services over time.
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 106 | Three year growth 3.201% | Sales 2018 $ 3.5 million
Marketing company BuzzyBooth offers photo booths that brands can use to connect with their customers. With around 500 photo booth installations, business was fast for the four-year-old company founded by Jolina Li in 2015. When customers send photos via email or SMS, the brand hosting the booth may keep this contact information for future online marketing campaigns. In addition, BuzzyBooth charges “hundreds” of customers like Orangetheory Fitness and the Hard Rock Cafe $ 99 a month for using its software.
4th 4th & heart
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 70 | Three year growth 4,283% | Sales 2018 $ 14.3 million
Founded in 2014 by Raquel Tavares, 4th & Heart makes several lines of ghee, a clarified, lactose-free butter that originated in India. The company bills its products, found in whole foods and fairways, as healthier alternatives to regular butter. 4th & Heart donates a portion of its proceeds to Yoga Gives Back, a nonprofit that provides microloans to Indian women so their daughters can stay at school.
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 43 | Three year growth 5.936% | Sales 2018 $ 7 million
Founded in 2014 by Joe Liebke, the company selects luxury homes and villas for vacationers. Villaway currently serves destinations such as California, Hawaii, and Indonesia. The company also operates an online travel magazine that lists rental locations.
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 15 | Three year growth 10.176% | Sales 2018 $ 17.3 million
In 2014, Steve Weiss founded this digital marketing company to help companies advertise on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Google, and YouTube. Today MuteSix supports companies such as Adidas, GNC and Condé Nast in the development, implementation and evaluation of digital advertising campaigns.
2019 Inc. 5000 rank No. 10 | Three year growth 11,996% | Sales 2018 $ 21.4 million
NOM or Not Ordinary Media is an advertising technology company founded jointly by Loren Rochelle and Brent Neill. The former employees founded their own agency in 2014 to concentrate exclusively on optimizing video distribution for customers via channels such as YouTube. That year, NOM was named Silicon Beach Startup of the Year by ThinkLA, a nonprofit promoting media, marketing, and advertising innovation in LA