Speakeasy debuted at number 47 on the Inc 500 list of the US’s fastest growing private companies in 2002; in 2003, it was ranked at number 41.
List keeping on private companies. Inc magazine has come out with its annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Six companies from this area made the 2001 list of financial fitness in a fitful economy. Inc said the average five-year growth rate of companies on the list was 1,933 percent — the highest since 1996.
The local companies: Speakeasy, Seattle, 47th; Envision Telephony, Seattle, 107th; WCI, Seattle, 137th; Sunstream, Kent, 390th; Topics Entertainment, Renton, 419th, and the Mosaic Co., Renton, 477th.
Top local company Speakeasy, which provides Internet and data communications services, had five-year sales growth of 3,177 percent.