San Francisco, Nov. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Viscira, a leading provider of interactive and new-media technology solutions for the life sciences industry, recently learned that it was named to Inc. Magazine's annual 500/5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Overall, Viscira finished in the top third of the rankings based on the company's strong growth performance over the last three years.
The Inc. list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs. Viscira joins other prominent companies featured on this year's list such as Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, and Rocket Lawyer. With literally thousands of entries from all 50 US states, the ranking on the Inc. 500/5000 list is an honor for any private company, especially in a challenging economy. During the evaluation period, Viscira achieved an impressive three-year growth rate of 173 percent. The median growth rate for the 2012 Inc. 500/5000 companies was 97 percent.
Viscira's President & CEO, Dave Gulezian, was very pleased. "This is exciting news and a nice acknowledgment of the hard work and dedication of the talented people we have on our team," he said. "We will continue to innovate as a company to provide even more value for our clients moving forward," adds Gulezian.
Viscira's growth has been driven by increasing demand across the company's portfolio of interactive products and technology platforms from next-generation, 3D mechanism of action animations to enhanced KOL video presentation modules to its robust online Interactive Presentation Builder (IPB) platform. Demand for the company's distinctive iPad applications for the industry also continues to rise.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
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.
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