A look at Philly-area companies on the Inc. 5000

The 2011 Inc. 5000 is out, and here is a list of the top Philly area companies on it.

I always look at this with a grain of salt, because there are a number of ways in which a young company can generate a great deal of revenue quickly without necessarily building a sustainable business. Revenue does not always correlate with profit. But it does provide a good benchmark for measuring the progress of some of the most promising tech startups in the area.

re2g of Doylestown (formerly Solardelphia), which installs residential solar systems, was the top Philly area company - and 24th nationally. It was followed by a Philly-based company named Leadnomics, which as its name implies is in the online lead generation business for financial institutions, online schools, and insurance companies.

NextDocs of King of Prussia, which just received a large round of funding that I wrote about earlier this week, was third (it was first last year). NextDocs' revenue grew over 3,000% during the past three years to $9.8 million in 2010. It ranked ninth among all software companies.


Daily Links 8/24/2011: Time Warner Cable to subsidize Slingboxes for subscribers

Aging East Coast infrastructure a concern after quake (Computerworld)

Comcast's Roberts hosts President Obama on Martha's Vineyard (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Moffett Rethinks TV Sector
Top Analyst Modifies Cable, Satellite Targets
(Multichannel News)

Time Warner to Subsidize Subscribers’ TV Device (New York Times)

PowerBoost: A Comcast Innovation for High-Speed Internet Users (Comcast Voices /Official Comcast Blog)


Drexel U scrapping plans for 2nd campus in Calif. (AP via San Jose Mercury News)

HP: Where is it going? (Dennis Howlett/Irregular Enterprise)

AT&T’s Hyperlocal Sites Show Off Network Upgrades (TechCrunch)
One of the sites is for Philadelphia.

Fallout? Pharma & The Facebook Wall (Pixels & Pills)

The Next Tech Patent Powerhouses (Forbes)
Could Ewing, NJ-based Universal Display be the next InterDigital (or more?)

Google’s acquisition of Motorola’s TV-box business worries WPP’s Sorrell
(FT Tech Hub)

Epicor Announces Cloud Computing Solution for Distributors (Marketwire)
Complementary to Epicor's Prophet 21 product line, which is based out of Yardley, PA.