Competition is growing by the day as more and more companies are entering the market, which can make it hard to stand out from the crowd. With that said, it might be worth looking at some of the top fastest growing companies in the world over the past few years, to see what they’re doing right and how you can apply those strategies to your own business. Here are just 10 companies that have been recognized as fast-growing companies by various organizations over the past five years.
Founded in 2012 in Brookline, Massachusetts, Built on a marketplace model, where people select tutors from over 185 countries to help them learn anything from Chinese to English, Preply is a fast-growing language tutoring service.
With 49,000 tutors and a membership of over 100,000 monthly students, Preply’s seems to be the solution to a lot of people’s education-related problems.
Founded in 2018 in San Francisco, California StackBlitz is a new way to create web and mobile applications without having to write code. Code used to be required for building any application, but now you can use pre-built components that are ready for you to customize or build from scratch. You no longer need professional developers—we’ve made everything accessible and easy enough for anyone who has an idea or a business concept. StackBlitz also makes it easy to deploy your app online so that you can share it with friends, family, and customers.
Founded in 2016 in Melbourne, Australia, Linktree was designed to help content creators share their work on social media by making it possible to share with just one click, which is a way of making it easier for followers to follow content creators. Instead of manually looking for a link or someone’s site across all the social media platforms, a Linktree link automatically provides links to all the various content creators and their respective accounts.
Linktree, which is mentioned in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Digital Trends, is continuing to grow by including more features like payments and Shopify integration.
Fandom Founded in 2004 in San Francisco, California is an unofficial social media platform which is designed to let a wide range of nerd’s join, providing fans for hundreds of fandom’s in one space. These people use Fandom to voice their opinion or favorite theory, from the future of the Avengers to that spoiler from the next season of Game of Thrones. There are millions of members and the website receives three hundred and fifteen million page views a month.
1.2 billion gaming-related questions are answered on the platform every month. The site boasts of 125 million gaming users across the world.
Fresh off a massive round led by Sequoia China, the logistics platform Lalamove, with it’s impressive delivery time and last-mile effort, continues to amp up.
As of 2021, Lalamove counts over 7 million customers and an enormous pool of 700,000 drivers as valued users on their platform. This customer and driver pool can be matched within 12 seconds, and deliveries are finished within 55 minutes. Lalamove was Founded in 2013 in Hong Kong,China.
As a result of Covid-19’s lockdowns, many have heard of an explosive new platform called OnlyFans. Famous for provocative content, infinite memes, and giving power back to content creators, OnlyFans has been successful despite limited financial backing (mainly due to the presence of NSFW content).
With a total of $2.5 billion in net revenue and 7 million devoted fans every month, OnlyFans’ public image has prevented many bigger investors from jumping in thus far. Only Fans was Founded in 2016 in London, U.K.
Virtual learning increased largely due to necessity, but educators and students have found it offers its own set of benefits. There has been a steady decline in the in-person instruction of lab work over the last two years. Lab work was one of the last frontiers of science that still required face-to-face instruction.
Labster’s software team has created over 200 high-quality virtual labs, providing both students and professionals alike with simulations of everything from DNA sequencing to cancer treatment. The gamified approach to this popular software has been an immense success and over 2,000 institutions and 3 million students in the world now use Labster. Labster was Founded in 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Founded in 2013 in Oulu, Finland, Oura’s rings after starting off in a small Finnish city, have begun to spread across the globe. Unlike most other competitors, Oura monitors heart rate, sleeping patterns, and body temperature constantly through its smartphone app.
The magazine Wired said in their review that Oura data is accurate and Oura is also pretty light-weight.
There are a lot of content creators on Pinterest and Instagram, which makes it difficult to stand out. Tailwind’s visual content-creation platform is used by over 100,000 brands and influencers worldwide because it makes standing out simpler than trying to create content from scratch. Automating the most annoying parts of the creation process like hashtagging, color schemes, and scheduling makes it possible for brands to focus on the ideas behind posts.
More than 1 million small businesses like Article, Serena & Lily, Jenny Yoo, and even giant companies like Shopify make use of Tailwind. Tailwind was Founded in 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
With new streaming services like Twitch and Youtube Live, an entirely new category of content has arisen: content creation by gamers, entertainers, and influencers. StreamYard’s browser-based platform makes it easy for these creators to stream on popular platforms like Facebook, Twitch, and Youtube.
Even established content professionals, like Gary Vaynerchuk, are speaking about StreamYard, referring to it as incredible software with an impressive $250M valuation. StreamYard was Founded in 2018 in Tualatin, Oregon.