Liftoff Ranks #8 on Inc. 5000 List of 2017

By Morgan Friberg | August 16, 2017

Liftoff ranks #1 in the Advertising and Marketing category with three-year sales growth of 16,981%

Inc. magazine ranked Liftoff Mobile No.8 overall on its 36th annual Inc. 5000 list for 2017, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history.

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 500.

“Liftoff is honored to be included in the 36th annual prestigious Inc. 5000 list along with other innovative, rapidly growing companies in the country,” said Mark Ellis, Co-founder and CEO of Liftoff. “It’s our top priority to ensure our clients succeed by generating meaningful ROI with their mobile apps. We are grateful to our clients for their continued support in making Liftoff their trusted mobile app marketing and retargeting platform.”

Hot on the heels of ranking as one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement on Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work list, Liftoff is experiencing quite the year. “It’s great validation to earn such highly regarded awards as our company grows,” Ellis said. “Our team works tirelessly to ensure the unique culture remains strong as we expand globally and continue to hire across the various international offices.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

Again, we are honored to be named on the Inc. 5000 for 2017… and we’re still hiring!