Inc. Magazine today revealed that SheerID is No. 2,279 on its Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
Founded in 2011, SheerID works with more than 300 B2C brands in retail, telecommunications, streaming media, internet services, software, and hospitality, and has the ability to digitally verify 2.5 billion consumers around the world. Brands like Target, Amazon, Comcast, and YouTube use SheerID to instantly verify consumer-provided data so they can run personalized marketing campaigns to tight-knit communities like students, teachers, first responders, and the military. Because these campaigns appeal to a person’s identity and sense of belonging, marketers see higher conversion rates and lifetime value. They can run these exclusive programs because of the quality of the data, which is opt-in, self-attested by the consumer, and verified by more than 20,000 authoritative data sources via the SheerID platform.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our team’s commitment and dedication, which has catapulted us to where we are today,” said Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID. “We expect continued growth as marketers increasingly seek out new solutions for reaching coveted identity-based communities and acquiring highly-valuable, zero-party data to help them run engaging campaigns.”
“This year’s Inc. 5000 Regional winners represent one of the most exceptional and exciting lists of America’s off-the-charts growth companies. They’re disruptors and job creators, and all delivered an outsize impact on the economy. Remember their names and follow their lead. These are the companies you’ll be hearing about for years to come,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc.
SheerID is the leader in identity marketing. With SheerID, brands identify and acquire customers from highly coveted consumer communities — such as the military, students, teachers, first responders, and more — with personalized offers, gated by instant verification from the largest set of authoritative data worldwide. SheerID verifies over 2.5 billion people via 20,000 authoritative data sources; provides global insights from hundreds of the world’s leading brands, and never shares or sells customer data. As a result, the world’s biggest brands — including Amazon, Home Depot, Spotify, and T-Mobile — rely on SheerID as their identity marketing partner. Founded in 2011, SheerID is backed by Fortson VC, Brighton Park Capital, Centana Growth Partners, Voyager Capital, and CVC Growth Partners. For more information, please visit SheerID or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
Karen Riley Sawyer