The Inc. 500|500 ranks Deque Systems No. 3141,
with Three-Year Sales Growth of 67%
NEW YORK, August 31, 2012 -- Inc. magazine has ranked Deque Systems number 3,141 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America's independent entrepreneurs. Deque Systems joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly's, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.
"It's very gratifying that Deque's accelerating growth is being recognized by Inc.," says Deque CEO Preety Kumar. "The year ahead promises to be very exciting as we bring to market new technology and tools to help our customers solve their accessibility challenges."
In a stagnant economic environment, the companies on this year's list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.
This spring, Deque opened a new office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that contains programming and marketing functions. To date, over 10 new hires have joined the company in the new Michigan office.
"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 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 www.inc.com/500.
About Deque Systems
Deque Systems, Inc., headquartered in Herndon, VA, is a leading technology provider of end to end, integrated web accessibility solutions. Deque's unmatched abilities have earned the trust of government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and small to midsized businesses seeking to optimize their web-based systems and empower employees to work collaboratively. Deque is an SBA 8(a) and SDB Certified woman owned business that values diversity.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.