2019 Inc. 5000 List: 100+ San Diego companies make the ranks

2019 Inc. 5000 List: 100+ San Diego companies make the ranks

Aug 19, 2019 - Nickie Peña

Inc. Magazine recently published its annual guide to the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S., otherwise famously known as the Inc. 5000 list. It came to no one’s surprise (at least not ours) that San Diego garnered a solid handful of companies among this year’s ranks…more than 100 in our region.

As an extra-special bonus to complement this year’s notable rankings, Inc. Magazine also created a list of the top 10 hottest startup cities in America. San Diego came in at no. 4, giving us more proof that San Diego is a great place to live, work, and grow your own business (and have a really good time doing it). Check out what Inc. had to say: 

“With 24 incubators and accelerator programs, along with strong talent pipelines from the University of California, San Diego, and nearby military bases, the city is a sanctuary for startups.” 

As much as we’d love to highlight all 110 San Diego companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000, here are just a few from various industries in our region that made this year’s list:


A B2B marketplace that connects major pharmaceutical companies and the National Institutes of Health with research scientists. This company has made the Inc. 5000 for 3 consecutive years.

Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics Brand 

A cosmetics company, whose products are sold across the world. Its lineup is inspired by candies and sweet treats.

Amenity Health 

A provider for non-pharmacological treatments for patients suffering from chronic medical conditions. Its products include positional therapy devices. 


A software technology company, providing options for non-emergency medical transportation for patients in need of assistance getting to treatment facilities.

Gateway Genomics 

A biotech company that develops fetal and DNA technology, allowing families access to insight into the health and development of future children.

Perfect Snacks 

A nutrition bars and other functional foods manufacturer. Perfect Bar’s signature product is its refrigerated nutrition bar, which was the first of its kind in 2005.

Cali Bamboo 

A manufacturing company that sells green building products like bamboo floors, fences, and composite decking to homeowners and designers. This company is an 11-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree. 

Dempsey Construction

A general contractor serving commercial property owners. Its past builds include the NBC San Diego broadcast studio, The Lot in La Jolla & Liberty Station, and luxury car dealerships.


A software company that develops an online platform for social media marketing and reputation management, used by multi-location businesses. The company reported 1,097% growth over three years.

Innovative Commercial Environments

A commercial and hospitality furniture dealership that specializes in creative solutions to help companies define their culture through their physical spaces.


2019 Inc. 5000 List: 100+ San Diego companies make the ranks

Companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 were ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a three year period — from 2015 to 2018. For 2019, the San Diego region made up 2.2% of total privately held companies on the list. Click here to view the complete 2019 Inc. 5000 List


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