Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

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Published: August 17, 2021

SwagUp Ranks No. 23 on the 2021 Inc. 5000, 
With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 12,919 Percent

Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

NEW YORK, August 17, 2021Inc. magazine today revealed that SwagUp is No. 23 on its annual 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.

“We started from humble beginnings, in a garage in suburban NJ with a few friends and family with an insight that swag matters and the way that companies manage it is broken. Fast forward, and the last 4 years have been such an incredible journey, full of many ups and downs, learning experiences, and pride in what we have been able to accomplish alongside our customers. We’ve achieved more than we could even have imagined and cementing a spot on this year’s Inc 5000 list, especially in a year as volatile as this one, is a testament to the incredible team we’ve built and the customers that we get to work with. We look forward to staying high up on this list for many years to come. To the moon!”

— Michael Martocci, Chief Swag Officer and Founder of SwagUp

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.

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 The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20.

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

SwagUp is the all-in-one swag solution for the modern workplace. Create, automate, and distribute high-quality swag around the globe, without the hassle and headaches. Founded in May 2017, SwagUp was built with a simple mission: eliminate all of the friction in the swag buying and distribution process, putting the focus back on the people (and not on the logistics). Since then, the team has rapidly grown and helped launch thousands of swag projects all over the world.

Travis Bjorklund
Senior Director, Demand Generation

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000.  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

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit more information on the Inc. 5000 Vision Conference, visit

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