MessageGears Named to the 2023 Inc. 5000 List for the Third Time

2023 Inc. 5000 List
Aug 14, 2023

The martech software leader has grown its revenue by more than 50% and headcount by 45%.

ATLANTA, GA (AUGUST 15, 2023)  MessageGears, the leading customer engagement platform for big consumer brands, today announced its ranking on the 2023 Inc. 5000, an annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent, entrepreneurial businesses. 

At the end of 2022, MessageGears announced $62 million in growth funding, and earlier this year announced the acquisition of mobile marketing leader Swrve. MessageGears has since grown its revenue by more than 50% and headcount by 45%, while attracting more enterprise customers including Indeed, Sherwin Williams, and Sharper Image. 

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Inc. as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America,” said Roger Barnette, CEO of MessageGears. “Our innovative approach helps the world’s biggest brands unlock the potential of their own data to create experiences that blow their customers away. Awards like this highlight the fact that more brands are turning away from more limiting technology.” 

MessageGears’ platform enables enterprise marketers to leverage zero- and first-party data to engage with their customers in highly personalized ways across all channels, including email, SMS, and mobile apps. In pioneering the only enterprise customer engagement solution that directly accesses brands’ data repositories—instead of relying on cloud data syncs—MessageGears eliminates the latency, inflexibility, and other limitations that other marketing platforms introduce. MessageGears proudly services leading brands like Expedia, OpenTable, Party City, Rakuten, and T-Mobile. 

The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising costs of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. 

“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000—with the fast growth that requires—is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.”

MessageGears is ranked 2,948th on the 2023 Inc. 5000, making this the third time the company has made the list. Additionally, MessageGears is ranked 365th in the software industry, 132th in the state of Georgia,  and 125th in the Atlanta area.

“Over the next few years, we expect to see a continuing wave of enterprise B2C brands investing in their first-party customer data,” said Barnette at MessageGears. “As the only platform that can help those marketers fully capitalize on that investment, the team at MessageGears is excited and poised for much more growth to come.”

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