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By Kong on March 16, 2022

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Kong Inc. Ranks No. 33 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Pacific Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies With a Two-Year Revenue Growth of 411.2%

Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Regionals Pacific list had an average growth rate of 195% percent 

 

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2022​​Kong Inc., the cloud connectivity company, today announced that it ranked No. 33 on the third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Pacific list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based in Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful private companies within the Pacific region economy generating sustainable growth and jobs. Kong ranked No. 29 in 2021 and No. 41 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 Series: California.

“We are thrilled to be honored by Inc. as a fastest-growing company for the third year in a row! This recognition is further validation of Kong’s mission to enable the connected world through APIs,” said Augusto Marietti, CEO and co-founder of Kong Inc. “All the credit goes to the Kong team, our partners and the Kong community for their hard work and dedication. We’re excited to continue bringing the world together through APIs.”

The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Pacific. Between 2018 and 2020, these 150 private companies had an average growth rate of 195% percent and, in 2020 alone, they added 10,252 jobs and $5.1 billion to the Pacific region’s economy. Companies based in the Irvine, Santa Monica, and Venice, California, areas had the highest growth rate overall.    

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals Pacific, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at inc.com/pacific starting March 15, 2022. 

“This year’s Inc. 5000 Regional winners represent one of the most exceptional and exciting lists of America’s off-the-charts growth companies. They’re disrupters and job creators, and all delivered an outsize impact on the economy. Remember their names and follow their lead. These are the companies you’ll be hearing about for years to come,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc.

Kong Inc. is the creator of Kong Gateway, the world’s most widely used open source API gateway with more than 284 million downloads across 14,000 organizations. Kong Enterprise, built on top of Kong Gateway, is a service connectivity platform that enables companies to efficiently and reliably manage APIs and microservices at scale across any underlying architecture. Released in February 2022, Kong Enterprise 2.7 features faster performance, including 25% increased throughput (capacity) and improved latency (speed) over its already highly performant previous versions. 

About Kong Inc.

Kong creates software and managed services that connect APIs and microservices natively across and within clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more using intelligent automation. Built on an open source core, Kong’s service connectivity platform enables digital innovation by allowing organizations to reliably and securely manage the full lifecycle of APIs and services for modern architectures, including microservices, serverless and service mesh. By providing developer teams with unprecedented architectural freedom, Kong accelerates innovation cycles, increases productivity, and seamlessly bridges legacy and modern systems and applications. For more information about Kong, please visit konghq.com or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals

Methodology

The 2022 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2018 and 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 

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 websites, 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 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com