August 17, 2021
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We have some exciting news to share:
We’re honored to have made the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies… for the second year in a row!
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 were ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020 – a badge we’re especially proud to wear considering the challenges that 2020 brought businesses everywhere.
Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, these companies have added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.
As Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. put it:
“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.”
Our CEO Wendy Gonzalez also shared some words about the recognition:
“Last year was incredibly challenging for everyone and this recognition is a testament to our ability to not only endure through tremendous adversity as a team but come out stronger. I am incredibly proud of the work we’ve continued to accomplish, including the impact we’ve had as an industry leader in AI and our commitment to the ethical supply chain.”
We're thrilled to share the news, and even more excited about continuing our journey in 2021 and beyond with renewed ambitions.
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 here.
From self-driving cars to smart hardware, Sama fuels AI. Founded over a decade ago, we’re experts in image, video and sensor data annotation and validation for machine learning algorithms in industries including automotive, navigation, AR/VR, biotech, agriculture, manufacturing, and e-commerce. Our staff are driven by a mission to expand opportunity for low-income people through the digital economy, and our social business model has helped over 50,000 people lift themselves out of poverty.