(Seattle, Wash.) – Contour, the market leader for hands-free video cameras announces its inclusion in Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Previous Inc. 500 companies include Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Under Armour and American Apparel.
Contour, founded in 2004, checks in at number 183 on the list, which is determined by three-year growth percentage among other requirements such as being U.S. based, privately held, for-profit and independent. Contour, which has gained popularity for its hands-free, high definition video cameras, shows a 1,556 percent growth over the past three years.
“We are thrilled to be included in the Inc. 500,” comments Marc Barros, CEO and founder of Contour. “It’s a tribute to all the hard work our team has accomplished so far and inspiration for future projects. Clearly, the most exciting days for Contour are still very much ahead of us.”
Originally conceived as part of a University of Washington undergraduate business plan competition in 2003, Contour now employs 40 people, is sold in over 45 countries, and has strategic partnerships with, Rockstar Energy Drinks, ESPN X Games, Ducati Spider Grips motorcycles and TGR films.
“Fast growth at any time is a big achievement; fast growth during the past few years is just short of miraculous,” said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. “The Inc. 500 consists of these just-short-of miraculous companies, the ones that through ingenuity and ambition have increased revenue, hired employees, and grown fast in difficult economic times.”
Contour is the market leader in HD wearable camcorders, enabling modern day explorers to tell their stories of action, adventure and travel through video. Leading the way in making action video easy to shoot and share, Contour is dedicated to creating simple and thoughtfully designed tools that enable hands-free capture and effortless sharing of video online with the world. Learn more at www.contour.com.