9 Silicon Harbor Companies Land On Inc. 5000 List


Inc. Magazine revealed its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. In the most competitive year in the list’s history, twenty-three businesses in the Charleston region made the list – including nine tech companies in Silicon Harbor.

The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011, U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent. The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million. The average company on the list achieved a three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years.

Here’s the roundup of the nine Charleston tech companies in Silicon Harbor who made the 2015 Inc. 5000 list:


Rank: #1052
3-Year Growth:410%
2014 Revenue: $37.1 M
Founded: 2006
Industry: IT Services
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
Inc. 5000 Consecutive Years: 5

ISHPI works in concert with other defenders of the Homeland to fortify national preparedness, agility, strength and advantage in a readiness state referred to as an i-Holistic CyberStance™ – always ready to Anticipate, Defend, Exploit and Attack in the Cyber domain. Using integrated i-Holistic™ service solutions fortified with CyberSmithed™ and ActiveDefense™ processes, ISHPI weaves the armor and forges the weapons that enable its clients to maintain a dominating i-Holistic CyberStance™.


Rank: #1110
3-Year Growth: 386%
2014 Revenue: $6.7 M
Founded: 2008
Industry: IT Services
Location: Charleston, SC
Inc. 5000 Consecutive Years: 3

Blue Acorn is a premium eCommerce agency dedicated to helping online retailers and brands achieve revenue growth through data-driven design, development and optimization. Committed to making data-driven decisions, Blue Acorn is a Demandware LINK Solution Partner and Magento Gold Solution Partner and maintains certified partnerships with Google Analytics, Monetate and Optimizely. The company delivers innovative eCommerce solutions to clients such as Rebecca Minkoff, Everlast, Ticketmaster, Live Nation and Le Creuset.


Rank: #1135
3-Year Growth: 376%
2014 Revenue: $4.4 M
Founded: 2008
Industry: Security
Location: Charleston, SC
Inc. 5000 Consecutive Years: 2

PhishLabs is the leading provider of cybercrime protection and intelligence services that fight back against online threats and reduce the risk posed by phishing, malware, distributed denial of service (DDoS) and other cyber-attacks. The company fights back against cybercrime by detecting, analyzing and proactively dismantling the systems and illicit services cybercriminals depend on to attack businesses and their customers. With a fixed-fee service model that ensures alignment with client goals, the company partners with businesses to decrease attacks, reduce online fraud and prevent the loss of customer trust. PhishLabs also ranked among the top twenty security firms recognized in the list and fourteenth among top companies in South Carolina.


Rank: #2271
3-Year Growth: 171%
2014 Revenue: $5.3 M
Founded: 2003
Industry: IT Services
Location: North Charleston, SC
Inc. 5000 Consecutive Years: 3

CodeLynx is a technology services provider that specializes in software engineering services and high-end access control and video surveillance applications and integration. A Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), CodeLynx also provides software-for-hire services, as well as design and installation of video walls, command and control centers, virtual and augmented reality, and simulators.


Rank: #2767
3-Year Growth: 131%
2014 Revenue: $3 M
Founded: 2007
Industry: IT Services
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
Inc. 5000 Consecutive Years: 3

Cantey Technology provides IT support and Managed Technology Services to businesses, law firms, and medical practices across the US. Cantey Technology handles all of these problems by providing 24/7 professional and responsive technology support. From designing networks to providing ongoing maintenance;  the company supports everything from basic pc support to hosted solutions, virtualization, and security/network management.

Rank: #3926
3-Year Growth: 76%
2014 Revenue: $2.5 M
Founded: 2002
Industry: Advertising & Marketing
Location: Charleston, SC

eHouse Studio is a boutique digital agency that focuses on building great user experiences to enhance a company’s brand, and develop a collaborative relationship with its clients that produces exceptional results. The company works across a variety of industries, including luxury real-estate and ecommerce, and major brands. eHouse Studio turns complex, content-heavy sites into navigable, efficient, and user-focused experiences that outperform their counterparts in engagement, conversion, and usability.


Rank: #3929
3-Year Growth: 75%
2014 Revenue: $24.3 M
Founded: 1999
Industry: IT Services
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
Inc. 5000 Consecutive Years: 4

eGroup is the Southeast’s leading provider of cloud, application, end-user computing and managed services. Winner of the 2014 CRN “Triple Crown Award,” eGroup’s solutions drive customer revenue while reducing cost to maintain IT infrastructures. eGroup also delivers its eCloud – a hosted, high-performance computing infrastructure, purpose-built to efficiently maintain, protect, and deliver IT securely, to small and medium-sized businesses.

Rank: #4063
3-Year Growth: 71%
2014 Revenue: $3 M
Founded: 2003
Industry: IT Services
Location: North Charleston, SC
Inc. 5000 Consecutive Years: 2

Stasmayer, Incorporated is a Charleston IT support company serving metro-Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, and Beaufort counties. The company provides reliable and cost effective technology solutions to professional organizations. Its clients include law firms, medical practices, construction firms, nonprofit organizations and corporations of all sizes in the Charleston area, throughout South Carolina and the nation.


Rank: #4376
3-Year Growth: 61%
2014 Revenue: $6.1 M
Founded: 2002
Industry: Software
Location: North Charleston, SC
Inc. 5000 Consecutive Years: 4

Omatic Software is a leading provider of software and services that help nonprofit organizations excel. A Blackbaud technology partner and Microsoft Certified Partner, the company provides a diverse set of software solutions—including products that enhance and extend the Blackbaud portfolio and more custom development options for organizations with unique needs. It also offers strategic services delivered by nonprofit experts to help clients get the most out of their technology platform. Omatic Software has provided thousands of leading nonprofits with innovative tools to eliminate manual processes; resulting in significant time and cost savings.

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