With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 1,056% Percent, Advocado Makes the 2023 Inc. 5000

Company ranks No. 556 among America’s fastest-growing private companies

ST. LOUIS--()--Following a three-year revenue growth of 1,056%, Advocado, the leading source for advertising occurrence and consumer engagement insights, has announced that it ranks No. 556 on the 2023 Inc. 5000, an annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

“We are incredibly honored to have ranked in the top 600 companies for our inaugural inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list,” said Brian Handrigan, Co-Founder and CEO of Advocado. “This is a clear reflection of our success in enabling advertisers to gain more control of their data to inform smarter, more strategic real-time decisions around their spend.”

The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising costs of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. Among this year’s top 500 companies, the average median three-year revenue growth rate ticked up to an astonishing 2,238 percent. In all, this year’s Inc. 5000 companies have added 1,187,266 jobs to the economy over the past three years.

“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000—with the fast growth that it requires—is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.”

Following a year of strategic acquisitions of 47 VEIL interactive television patents and Kantar BVS (Broadcast Verification Services) in 2021, Advocado launched Guac – an integrated data platform that combines Advocado’s real time first-party ad occurrence data with automated ingestion of as-run post logs and granular web engagement data – in late 2022. The company also bolstered its leadership team and advisory members to support business development and strategic partnership efforts. These hires include: Harold S. Geller, VP of Strategic Development; Liz Kelley, VP of Business Development; and Scott Garner, Jamie Siegel and Brian Siegel as strategic advisors.

For complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, location, and other criteria, go to www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, August 23.

About Advocado

Advocado empowers advertisers, publishers and media companies with its data-as-a-service platform that instantly generates, integrates, analyzes, and activates data to deliver unprecedented results, maximizing customer campaigns and advertising dollar ROI across all screens. The platform helps fill visibility gaps with unique data powering advertisers, publishers, and media companies to target and adjust their spending real-time for multi-screen campaign performance. Built by marketers for marketers, the platform uses signal data via patented watermark technology, natural language processing, automated content recognition, and real-time weather to connect offline and online audience data to reveal and influence the entire customer journey. Advocado is headquartered in St. Louis, MO and serves customers across North America. For more information on Advocado, visit https://www.myadvocado.com.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2019 to 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 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 four decimal places.

About Inc.

Inc. Business Media is the leading multimedia brand for entrepreneurs. Through its journalism, Inc. aims to inform, educate, and elevate the profile of our community: the risk-takers, the innovators, and the ultra-driven go-getters who are creating our future. Inc.’s award-winning work reaches more than 50 million people across a variety of channels, including events, print, digital, video, podcasts, newsletters, and social media. Its proprietary Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to rank the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The recognition that comes with inclusion on this and other prestigious Inc. lists, such as Female Founders and Power Partners, gives the founders of top businesses the opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

For more information on the Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala, slated for October 31 - November 2 in San Antonio, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

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Bill Daddi
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Company ranks No. 556 among America’s fastest-growing private companies

Contacts

Media:
Bill Daddi
bill@daddibrand.com