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Six Colorado Springs-area companies make 'rising star' list

August 17, 2016 Updated: August 17, 2016 at 4:56 pm
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Six Colorado Springs companies made the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, up from just four last year and the most since 10 local firms made the list in 2012.

BombBomb, which was started in 2006 and develops software that makes it easer to record, send and track video email, topped the local companies on the list, ranking 665th with three-year revenue growth of 590 percent to $5.3 million last year.

Defense contractor Infinity Systems Engineering made the list for a ninth consecutive year, tying Intelligent Software Solutions for most appearances on the list by a local company. Infinity has made the list every year since 2008; ISS made the list nine times in 10 years, ending in 2013. Infinity ranked 4,399th, down from 4,051st last year, with three-year revenue growth of 59 percent to $31.1 million last year.

Colorado ranked sixth among states with 129 companies on the list, while Denver ranked 16th among metro areas with 87 ranked firms. Among other Colorado metro areas, Boulder had 19 ranked companies and Pueblo had two.

Los Angeles-based Loot Crate, which sends a monthly themed mystery box of collectible items to subscribers, heads this year's Inc. list with three-year revenue growth of nearly 67,000 percent. Aurora-based Redefy Real Estate is the top-ranked Colorado company at 103rd on the nationwide list.

To make the list, companies must have been started and generating revenue by 2012, be based in the U.S., privately held, for-profit and not a subsidiary or division of another company. The companies are ranked on revenue growth from 2012 to 2015 and must have revenue of at least $100,000 in 2012 and $2 million last year.

The other local companies are:

- V3Gate, which was started in 2007 and provides data center, virtualization, network acquisition management and marketing and communications services to the military and other government agencies, ranked 809th with three-year revenue growth of 492 percent to $33.2 million.

- RapidVisa, which was started in 2006 and provides software that streamlines the immigration process for families, ranked 1,413th with three-year revenue growth of 271 percent to $2.4 million.

- Colorado Computer Support, which was started in 2001 and provides information technology, computer and networking services to businesses and schools statewide, ranked 3,480th with three-year revenue growth of 92 percent to $3.3 million. The company made the list last year at 2,177th.

- Summit Technical Solutions, which was started in 2001 and provides engineering, training and data management services to government agencies, ranked 4,902nd with three-year revenue growth of 44 percent to $37.8 million. The company made the list in 2012 at 1,487th.

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