SAN FRANCISCO, August 27, 2014 – PresenceLearning, the leader in online special education, was ranked 146th overall – and third in the education category – on Inc. Magazine’s 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000 list, which is an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The company also ranked as the ninth fastest growing firm in the Bay Area and sixth fastest growing in San Francisco. PresenceLearning was chosen based on its significant three-year sales growth of 2,634%.
The 2014 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved three-year sales growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years.
“Every day, we work to unlock the full potential of students with special needs,” said Clay Whitehead, co-CEO and co-founder of PresenceLearning. “We are honored by the trust that our families and schools place in us, which, in turn, has led to this recognition.”
Since 2009, PresenceLearning’s award-winning online speech therapy, online occupational therapy, online counseling, and online assessments have provided schools with a practical, affordable new option for service delivery: web-based access to a nationwide network of live, highly qualified, fully licensed clinicians who are available whenever and wherever they are needed. PresenceLearning also offers online assessments for both speech and occupational therapy. By partnering with PresenceLearning, school districts can address capacity issues related to acute and chronic shortages of qualified clinicians, reduce high caseloads for onsite personnel, reduce their backlog of assessments, improve student outcomes and become more efficient. PresenceLearning also offers access to technical specialists, as well as culturally and linguistically diverse clinicians.
PresenceLearning has delivered half a million live online therapy sessions in public school districts, charter schools and virtual schools of all sizes nationwide.
Inc. 500|5000 Methodology
The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 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 http://www.inc.com/5000.