It’s not every week that our founders call a surprise Friday afternoon video conference, so we knew something big was happening.

Despite the range of time zones from which our team works, quite a few of us were able to tune in around 4pm EST.

True to Hubstaff fashion, the video chat started on time with our co-founder Dave making the announcement:

Hubstaff made the 2018 Inc. 5000 list, debuting at #1,486!

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To earn this recognition, Hubstaff achieved 316% sales growth over the past three years

This impressive climb is a true testament to the power of productivity, the hard work of our remote team, and our drive to help more businesses work better through software.

For those not familiar with the Inc. 5000, the list represents, “a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and mid-sized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.”

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What this recognition means to Hubstaff, as told by our founders

“We are proud to be named a fast-growing company, not only because it means we’re helping more businesses fight inefficiency and work better, but also because we’re able to achieve this growth as a completely remote team.” – Dave Nevogt, Hubstaff CEO and co-founder

“We grow by helping our customers grow. Our productivity tools allow business owners to streamline everything from timesheets to payroll, so they can focus more time on reaching growth goals.” – Jared Brown, Hubstaff CTO and co-founder

There you have it. Making the Inc. 5000 is an achievement worth celebrating, and encouragement for where we’re headed.

New to Hubstaff? Here are the quick facts

  • Hubstaff builds time tracking, talent and project management software that helps businesses reach new levels of productivity
  • Mobile, desktop and web apps are used to track hours, pay team members, invoice clients, find freelancers and jobs, manage projects seamlessly and achieve more
  • Founded in Indianapolis by Dave Nevogt and Jared Brown in 2012
  • Remote team of 40 in over 11 different time zones
  • Serves over 19,000 teams across the world

More on Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 to 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

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