Inc. magazine today revealed that Azure Knowledge Corporation is No. 354 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Azure Knowledge Corporation was co-founded by Dushyant Joshi and Jay Ruparel in 2003. Reacting to the announcement Azure’s co-founder and CEO Jay Ruparel said, “Being among the 500 fastest growing companies in America for a straight second year in a row is a fantastic achievement and every Azure-ian deserves a big pat on the back for making this happen. A big thank you to our clients and partners for trusting Azure and continuing the long journey with us”

Azure is also rated #9 among the Top New Jersey-based Fastest growing companies, #24 in the list of the Top Business Product and Services companies and #38 among the Top NY City-based companies.

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
 
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”