Original Article – https://patch.com/california/marinadelrey/marina-playa-vista-companies-make-fastest-growing-list-inc-com

MARINA DEL REY, CA — Two businesses — one from Marina del Rey and another from Playa del Rey — are among the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., according to a new list released by Inc.com.

The annual list highlights 5,000 of the country’s fastest-growing companies, which are ranked by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. The top 500 are then featured in the September issue of Inc. Magazine.

Honorees must apply to be selected.

In total, this year’s honorees brought in $248 billion in revenue and added more than 2.5 million jobs to the U.S. economy.

The fastest-growing company in the Playa Vista and Marina del Rey area is ChowNow, which powers online ordering systems for restaurants across the U.S. and Canada, helping them get online quickly and complete delivery and pick-up orders. In all, the company grew more than 414% in the past year.

Here’s a look at other companies in the area that made the list:

ChowNow

  • Ranked No. 1,170
  • Location: Playa Vista
  • Industry: Software
  • Overall Growth: 414%

AUDIENCEX

  • Ranked No. 1,894
  • Location: Marina del Rey
  • Industry: Advertising & Marketing
  • Overall Growth: 236%

At the top of this year’s list is Human Bees, a Lathrop, California-based staffing firm that has found employees for companies including Tesla and FedEx. Overall, the company recorded a year-over-year growth of 48,345 percent.

Companies that have made the list in the past include Pandora, 7-Eleven, Toys R Us, Zipcar and Zappos.com

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