A Denver-based energy company is the fastest-growing private firm in the state, according to Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000.
Crusoe Energy grabbed the No. 49 spot, the highest ranking among the 133 Colorado firms that made the list.
The 5-year-old company, founded by Chase Lochmiller and Cully Cavness, converts wasted fuel into electricity that’s used to power computer systems that mine bitcoin. It reported 2022 revenue was up 8,148 percent in three years.
Nabbing Colorado’s second spot at No. 97 is Blazy Susan, a cannabis accessory brand known for its pink products. Founded by William Breakell in 2017, the company reported 4,811 percent growth from three years prior.
The list released last week included 107 businesses from the Denver metro area. Eighty-two of the Colorado companies had previously made the list.
In order to make it on the Inc. 500 list, a business must have made at least $100,000 in revenue in 2019 and $2 million in 2022. Businesses must apply and pay a fee to be included. Those that make it are ranked by their percentage of revenue growth between 2019 and 2022. The published list does not give specific revenue figures.
Here are other Colorado companies that ranked in the top 500:
Omni Interactions (170), based in Denver, reported 3,112 percent revenue growth since 2019. The 8-year-old company ranked 341 last year and 895 in 2021. The company is an “outsourcer of customer care that connects world-class remote workers with the nation’s leading brands,” according to its bio. CEO: Karen Pavicic and Courtney Meyers
Evolution Veterinary Specialists (173), based in Lakewood, reported 3,027 percent revenue growth. The company, founded in 2018, is “a veterinary special emergency room and hospital providing medical care for pets,” according to its bio. CEO: Michael Lake-Bakaar
Fluid Truck (184), based in Denver, reported 2,880 percent revenue growth. The firm ranked 101 in 2022. Founded in 2016, it “helps businesses and individuals rent commercial vehicles” according to its bio. CEO: James Eberhard
Ensemble Music Schools (219), based in Louisville, reported 2,564 percent growth. The company, founded in 2019, “provides individual and group music lessons to children ages 5 to 18 at music schools,” according to its bio. CEO: Jeff Homer
SonderMind (243), based in Denver, reported 2,289 percent revenue growth. Founded in 2014, it “provides personalized mental health care services to help people find the right therapist for them,” according to its bio. CEO: Mark Frank
GoodQues (271) based in Denver, reported 2,082 percent revenue growth. The research company, founded in 2019, uses “principles of psychology and storytelling with statistics,” according to its bio. CEO: Holland Martini
Spartan Investment Group (301), based in Golden and founded in 2014, reported 1,888 percent revenue growth. This is the fourth time the private equity commercial real estate group has made the Inc. 5000, ranking 308 in 2020, 166 in 2021 and 128 in 2022. CEO: Scott Lewis
TrueEd Consulting (342), based in Broomfield, reported 1,692 percent revenue growth. The company, founded in 2019, is a “consulting firm focused on planning and budgeting implementations for the public sector and government organizations,” according to its bio. Managing Partner: Wayland Ng
AC Disaster Consulting (402), based in Denver, reported 1,446 percent revenue growth. Founded in 2018, it provides “consulting services to government and industry clients, active in disaster response, recovery and preparedness,” according to its bio. CEO: Alyssa Carrier