Signal Recognized for Second Consecutive Year on the 2016 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies

Signal, a global leader in real-time, people-based marketing technology, today announced that the company ranked for the second year in a row on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. With 1,008% three-year revenue growth, Signal secured the #31 spot on Inc.’s 2016 list of fastest-growing software companies, and #379 overall.

Inc. Magazine’s 2016 list is one of the most competitive groups of honorees in history. The average company on the list achieved three-year growth of 433%, and aggregate revenue is $200 billion. The companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire U.S. economy during that period.

Signal was founded six years ago to create a new standard for how marketers can collect and leverage their customer engagement data for improved marketing experiences. Since then, the company has secured a total of over $70 million in venture capital funding to date, achieved a high double-digit growth rate since inception, created more than 150 jobs, and has more than 20,000 companies and brands actively using its platform in the US, APAC, EMEA, and South America.

“Signal is on a mission to help brands get closer to their customers in the age of hyper-connectivity,” said Mike Sands, Signal CEO. “We are thrilled to be honored on the Inc. 5000 for the second year in a row for our sustained, high rate of growth. We attribute this success to the role we are playing in helping marketers harness their most valuable asset – their customer data – to improve marketing ROI and create better consumer experiences.”

The Inc. 5000 list represents the most successful companies created by America’s dynamic independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

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 at

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About Signal

Signal is a global leader in real-time people-based marketing. With one platform, Signal’s integrated technology combines data collection, persistent identification, data onboarding and media activation for real-time cross-channel engagement. By leveraging Signal’s platform, brands and publishers gain immediate knowledge of buyers, access to high quality audiences and a simplified activation process to engage consumers within minutes of recognition.

Today, Signal’s technology runs on more than 45,000 digital properties in 158 countries. The platform facilitates billions of data requests monthly, supporting top brands around the world that generate more than $1.5 trillion in commerce, including Allstate, Audi, Crate & Barrel, JetBlue Airways, Starcom MediaVest Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and many more.

Signal has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including being named one of the fastest-growing companies in the country on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list. Visit to learn more and follow Signal on LinkedIn and Twitter.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000


The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 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

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Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today. For more information, visit

The Inc. 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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Originally published August 17, 2016

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