COLUMBIA, SC , August 18, 2021 — Inc. magazine today revealed that ZVerse, Inc. is №67 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and the fastest growing in South Carolina. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. The Inc. 5000’s in-depth and audited review of company growth and financials puts ZVerse in the top 100 with three-year growth at over 5,500 percent.
“It is an honor to be ranked the 67th fastest growing company in the country by Inc. Magazine, and we are especially proud to represent South Carolina as the fastest-growing company in the State,” said ZVerse Founder and CEO John Carrington. “We are humbled to be mentioned with such an innovative group, and we are grateful that we could leverage our digital manufacturing technology to solve critical supply chain challenges. Thank you to all the members of the ZVerse family for supporting us on this incredible journey.”
“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”
Since 2013, ZVerse has built a reputation for leading-edge product development solutions through On-Demand Design services, formerly known as CADaaS (Computer-Aided Design as a Service). Beginning in March 2020, in response to the demand for PPE due to COVID-19, ZVerse leveraged its DME (Digital Manufacturing Enablement) capabilities to design and produce a highly successful line of American-made face shield products. Winner of a 2020 Fast Company Innovation Award for its design, ZVerse has provided millions of ZShields to frontline healthcare workers, educators, and the community at large, making the company one of the most prominent face shield providers in the US. Inspired by the experience ZVerse is continuing to develop new tools to accelerate digital manufacturing.
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More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000.
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The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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