The San Francisco Business Times Oct. 17 revealed its annual Fast 100 list with 10 privately-run companies led by Indian Americans.
At the top of the list, which recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, is Redwood City-based Gainsight led by chief executive officer Nick Mehta. Gainsight is a customer success software company that helps businesses manage retention and identify upsell opportunities. According to the Times, the company has a 1,484.8 percent two-year growth.
SF Business Times ranks the rising companies by their percent growth in revenue from fiscal years 2014 through 2014.
The 2016 overall combined revenue from all 100 powerhouse companies was $7.04 billion and the combined employee count for all companies was 16,546. The median growth rate was 127.21 percent, according to the Business Times.
At No. 7 on the list was San Francisco-based Samba TV, led by CEO Ashwin Navin. The data and analytics company that measures TV viewership across broadcast, cable TV, over-the-top and digital media had a two-year growth of 853.9 percent.
Shilpi Sharma and Harpreet Singh, as CEO and president respectively, led the No. 38 company on the list Kvantum Inc. The Fremont-based marketing performance analytics company has had a 170.5 percent two-year growth.
At No. 42 on the list is Emeryville-based E2 Consulting Engineers Inc. The program management, engineering, infrastructure operations and environmental remediation company is led by CEO Hersh Saluja and has seen a 154 percent growth over the past two years.
Magoosh, an online test prep for standardized exams, came in at No. 45 on the annual list. The Berkeley-based company is led by Bhavin Parikh, who serves as chief executive. The company has seen a two-year growth of 144.1 percent.
Yasmin Kaderali-led Mommy's Bliss was the No. 46 company on the Business Times' list. Under the CEO Kaderali's leadership, the company that makes dietary supplements and wellness products for infants and children experienced 140.9 percent growth.
At No. 50 on the 100-company list is Maxton and Co., an online specialty goods retailer. The San Francisco-based company has grown by 128.7 percent over the past two years and is led by chief executive Kishan Madamala.
Led by chief executive Pat Patel, Intelliswift Software Inc. comes in at No. 75 on the Business Times list. The Newark-based company, which provides business and technology services including applications, big data, staffing services and cloud solutions, has had 63.8 percent growth over the previous two years.
And led by CEO Lili Tarachand is No. 84 LTD Global LLC. The Pleasanton-based company has had a 52.2 percent growth over two years.
These fast-growing privately-held businesses — representing a variety of industries — reflect a diverse and flourishing Bay Area economy, the report said.
The tech/IT industry dominated the list, making up around 31 percent of the companies, according to the report.