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More than 300 DC-area companies made this year’s Inc. 5000 list

The D.C. metro area had a strong presence on the list, which actually includes 5,012 companies, by holding down 312 spots. Vienna, Va.-based Urgently landed the #12 position.

UrbanStems is tweaking flower delivery operations. (Photo via Twitter)

The 2019 Inc. 5000 list, a directory of the country’s fastest-growing private companies, was published today by Inc. Magazine. D.C. Metro had a strong presence on the list, that actually includes 5,012 companies, by holding down 312 spots.

A notable front-runner who landed in the top 20 is, a startup that curates a global mobility and roadside assistance platform headquartered in Vienna, Va.

The startup landed the #12 spot. This high ranking comes after announced the close of a $21 million Series B funding round in January, bringing its total venture capital raise to $36.9 million, according to Crunchbase.

“We are incredibly proud of the hard work our team has put into growing Urgently into the leading global mobility and roadside assistance platform, delivering better experiences for customers and partners across rapidly evolving global automotive, insurance and mobility markets,” Chris Spanos, CEO and cofounder of Urgently, said in a statement.

Bethesda, Md.-based real estate tech company Homesnap snagged the #38 spot. The startup curates an app that lets you find out more about the real estate info of a property after snapping a photo of it. This is the second year in a row that the startup has landed in the top 50. Last year, it was ranked at #43.

“More than 1 million agents have access to Homesnap Pro. The software supercharges agent productivity, marketing, predictive analytics and client management on a single platform with more real-time data and industry integrations than any other agent solution,” Abby Sanders, public relations manager at Homesnap, told “The quality of our software solutions and industry adoption of Homesnap Pro has driven our remarkable growth.”

Surefire Local, a company that curates an all-in-one marketing and advertising platform, has landed on the annual list for the sixth consecutive year. It came it at #341 on its first appearance in 2014, and this year, the agency landed at #2570. Only 3% of companies that make the Inc. 5000 list ever stay on it this long, according to Inc.

Founded in 2010, businesses can use the Vienna, Va.-based company’s platform to gain actionable insight and drive local marketing efforts.

“We are thrilled to be acknowledged on this accredited list for the 6th consecutive year. This list further validates the impact Surefire Local’s advanced technology has had on the SMB market as well as the reliance and value our customers receive from leveraging our services and tools,” Chris Marentis, founder and CEO of Surefire Local, told “Our technology is deployed at more than 2,400 sites in North America, with 150+ employees globally and a three-year revenue growth of 153%.”

More locally, Washington, D.C.-based UrbanStems came in at the #385 spot and Inc. reported that the startup made $12.8 million in revenue last year.

After the flower delivery service had a rough Valentine’s Day in 2017, the startup has continuously scaled through partnerships, funding and new hires.

“Every day is a curve ball,” UrbanStems Cofounder Seth Goldman told Inc. “From crazy launch sprints, to quick redesigns, to figuring out different challenges, there are great days and horrible days. There are no plain days.”

UrbanStems has a mission to make gift-giving feel easy through thoughtful flowers. The startup often engages the community with special promotions and partnerships. This is how the company stays ahead of traditional floral shops.

“Every part of this has to feel easy, easier than everyone else,” Goldman said in the Inc. article.

Now, we won’t list out the rest of the D.C. metro companies, but here’s some more notable tech companies we wanted to call attention to:

Companies: UrbanStems / Homesnap

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