A couple weeks ago, Inc. released its list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the US, so I wanted to highlight a few of the best PNW founding stories. If you want to see more, here’s the full list
, where you can filter by industry, state, and city.
- In 2013, Nathan Barry (age 23) gave himself six months to start a business that could reach $5K in monthly revenue. He built an email marketing platform, and five years later, the company has 25K customers and ~$18M in annual recurring revenue (they publish their metrics on this site
🌰 Skinny Dipped
- After the death of a family friend in 2012, Breezy Griffith and her mom Val decided to start a business, so they could spend more time together. By 2014, they perfected a formula for a lightly coated chocolate-covered almond, and in 2018, they made $10.2M in revenue.
🚴♀️ Rad Power Bikes
- In 2007, Mike Radenbaugh (age 15) built himself an electric bike to get to school. People heard about the bikes, and he started selling them to pay for college. After graduation in 2015, he pre-sold $320K of bikes on Indiegogo, and this year, Rad is expecting $30M in revenue.