Ranked No. 88 overall, and No. 12 in the Advertising & Marketing category
ATLANTA, August 13, 2015 – Cardlytics, a purchase-based data intelligence platform that makes all advertising better, today announced that it has been named to the 2015 Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies from Inc. magazine. Cardlytics was recognized as one of the top 100 companies, ranked No. 88 overall, and No. 12 in the Advertising & Marketing category.
The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Cardlytics shares this elite recognition with other industry leaders that gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000, including Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn and Zillow.
“We are proud to be recognized on the Inc. 5000 as one of the top 100 companies, and the fastest-growing $50m+ advertising and marketing company in Georgia,” said Scott Grimes, CEO of Cardlytics. “This growth is a testament to our team, and the value of using purchase data to make smarter business decisions.”
The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. Complete results can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”
Cardlytics® is a purchase-based data intelligence platform that makes all advertising better. Our patented technology measures and connects trillions in purchases to millions of consumers. We partner with major financial institutions, including Bank of America, Lloyds Banking Group and FIS, to provide Card-Linked Loyalty programs, which deliver significant savings to customers and revenue to banks, securely and without any personally identifiable information ever leaving the bank. Our view into consumer spending, and purchase-based targeting and measurement, helps thousands of companies in the US and UK connect advertising directly to in-store sales lift. Cardlytics is a private company that has raised more than $170 million from leading hedge and venture funds, private investors, and from the world’s leading loyalty company, Aimia. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cardlytics has offices in London, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.cardlytics.com.
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The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 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 http://www.inc.com/5000.
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The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
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