Inc. 5000 Names Ibotta as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies

For the second year in a row, Denver's largest consumer tech company lands in top 14 percent of list

DENVER, Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ibotta, the leading mobile rewards and payments platform in the United States, today announced a 699 ranking on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List, cementing the company in the top 14 percent of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. 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.

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"We are growing rapidly and moving fast in pursuit of our mission to make every purchase rewarding," said Bryan Leach, CEO and founder. "Receiving recognition from Inc. for the second year in a row validates our hard work, and I couldn't be more proud of where Ibotta is today and our plans for the future."

Ibotta's ranking on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List comes on the heels of a successful year for the Denver-based company, with the launch of its payments platform Pay with Ibotta and a Series D funding round establishing Ibotta as the only consumer tech unicorn in Colorado. With plans to continue its aggressive growth strategy, Ibotta aims to expand its footprint as one of the largest and most successful independent tech companies in Colorado and accelerate its mission to make every purchase rewarding.

"The companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success," said 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."

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

About Ibotta, Inc.
Headquartered in Denver, CO, free mobile shopping app Ibotta ("I bought a...") has delivered more than $600 million in cumulative cash rewards to its users for making purchases in-store, on mobile apps or via websites. Launched in 2012, Ibotta has more than 35 million downloads and is one of the most frequently used shopping apps in the United States, offering cash back on purchases at more than 1,500 leading brands and retailer partners. In 2019, Ibotta launched its payments solution, Pay with Ibotta™, enabling shoppers to pay for their entire purchase through the Ibotta app and instantly earn cash back. Ibotta also debuted on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. and was named one of Inc's Best Workplaces of 2017.

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. Companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

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