Each year, Inc. magazine highlights the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. For 2015, Sprout Social joined the ranks—coming in at No. 78 out of 500 companies spotlighted—with several other accolades to boot.

Sprout’s Inc. 500 Honors

  • No. 78: Inc. 500
  • No. 8: Top Software Companies
  • No. 3: Top Illinois Companies
  • No. 4: Chicago Metro Area

The 2015 Inc. 500 is considered the most competitive in the list’s 34-year history. The magazine cites Sprout’s 3,918% three-year growth—compared to the average 490% for companies on the larger Inc. list—along with the 146 jobs we have added since 2011 as major factors for this honor. It also touts our platform’s enhanced communication with customers that “makes collaboration among work teams more efficient.”

“We are very proud of the work we do to power social business and to help our customers succeed,” said Justyn Howard, CEO of Sprout. “To be recognized for those efforts reinforces our commitment to providing world-class software and continuing to drive the market forward.”

This summer certainly has been a busy one for Sprout—from integrating with Instagram to deepening our partnership with Twitter. Stay tuned for additional news and updates from Team Sprout.