DURHAM, N.C. (BUSINESSWIRE) — Durham, N.C.-based Keen Decision Systems earned a place on Inc. magazine’s 38th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. 

“Joining the Inc. 5000 marks an important milestone on Keen’s strong growth trajectory and confirms our success helping some of the nation’s leading brands drive category-winning growth. Additionally, this recognition is further validation of our software-as-a-service business model, which we believe to be essential in helping marketers gain real-time access and agility in today’s dynamic marketplace,” Keen CEO Greg Dolan said. 

Keen’s decision-support platform analyzes marketing data to help marketers model the optimal investment and timing across their disparate channels to achieve their business’ financial goal. Keen has proven instrumental in helping marketers tie their investments to financial contribution predictably and accurately.

The average company on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 454 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $237.7 billion, and companies on the list collectively generated 1.2 million jobs over the same three-year period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. Editor in Chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

Inc.’s list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and mid-sized 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 on the Inc. 5000.


About Keen Decision Systems

Keen Decision Systems is a software-as-a-service company whose mission is to help marketers build winning brands. Keen’s unified marketing measurement and optimization platform helps marketers make dynamic, data-driven decisions in real-time about the best spend, channel and timing to achieve their financial goal. Keen is ClickZ’s 2019 Best Predictive Analytics Platform and is based in Durham, N.C.  Connect: KeenDS.com, info@keends.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from two million  in 2010 to more than 20 million today. For more information, visit inc.com.