Portland, OR—August 15, 2023— Inc. Magazine today revealed that SheerID, the global leader in identity marketing, secured a place on the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
Founded in 2011, SheerID works with hundreds of consumer brands in retail, telecommunications, streaming media, consumer apps, software, and hospitality, and has the ability to digitally verify more than 2.5 billion consumers around the world. Brands like Target, Amazon, Comcast, and YouTube use SheerID to instantly verify consumer-provided data so they can run personalized marketing campaigns to tight-knit communities like students, teachers, first responders, and the military. Because these campaigns appeal to a person’s identity and sense of belonging, marketers see higher conversion rates and lifetime value. They can run these exclusive programs because of the quality of the data, which is opt-in, self-attested by the consumer, and verified by more than 20,000 authoritative data sources via the SheerID platform.
“I am so proud of our team’s dedication and commitment, which has catapulted us to where we are today,” said Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID. “It’s through the team’s excellent work that we have become the de-facto company that brands rely on for verified consumer data to engage and build long-term relationships with customers.”
“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000—with the fast growth that requires—is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.”
SheerID is the global leader in identity marketing. With SheerID, brands identify and acquire customers from highly valued consumer communities — such as the military, students, teachers, first responders, and more — with personalized offers, gated by instant verification from the largest set of authoritative data worldwide. SheerID verifies over 2.5 billion people via more than 20,000 authoritative data sources; provides global insights from hundreds of the world’s leading brands, and never shares or sells customer data. As a result, the world’s biggest brands — including Amazon, Home Depot, Spotify, and T-Mobile — rely on SheerID as their identity marketing partner.
Founded in 2011, SheerID is backed by Fortson VC, Brighton Park Capital, Centana Growth Partners, Voyager Capital, and CVC Growth Partners. SheerID is ISO Certified and is a member of the MACH Alliance, the group of independent technology companies dedicated to advocating for open, best-of-breed technology ecosystems. In 2023, SheerID ranked among the highest-scoring businesses on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces. For more information, please visit SheerID or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and TikTok.