For the third year in a row, Inc. has recognized Circa Interactive on its annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Circa was listed at No. 1,506, displaying a three-year-growth of 293%, above the median growth rate of 165% for Inc. 5000 companies. 

“Our ability to scale and attract talent has been pivotal over the past 12 months.” – Clayton Dean, Circa Interactive co-founder and COO

“We are thrilled, once again, to be included on the Inc. 5000,” said Clayton Dean, Circa co-founder and chief operating officer. “We have seen tremendous growth, all while showcasing our ability to scale, and we are honored that this has been recognized in the rankings.” Robert Lee, Circa co-founder and CEO, agreed. “This would not have been possible without our dedicated team as well as our partners, and we would like to thank them all for being on this journey with us,” Lee added. “Circa Interactive has always taken pride in its ability to bring the highest-level talent, and this dedication has served us well during periods of global disruption such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimately, our goal is to better serve our university partners so they can navigate the unique challenges that face them now or any other time.” 

Circa Interactive was listed at No. 1,506, displaying a three-year-growth of 293%.

Since its debut on the Inc. 5000 list in 2018, the company has grown and innovated in a number of key service offerings, including audience intelligence, advanced analytics, persona-driven marketing strategies, chatbot marketing, and video capabilities. Among these recent innovations is Circa Reset, an end-to-end digital mental health support tool for students designed to be scalable and easily integrated into universities’ existing mental health services. In addition to growing its existing partnerships, Circa has formed new ones with distinguished institutions such as Northwestern University, Tulane University, St. Catherine University, and American University. 

“By prioritizing partnerships and relationships, we have been able to showcase consistent growth despite considerable global disruption.” Robert Lee, Circa Interactive co-founder and CEO.  

The Inc. 5000 represents the most successful independent businesses in the country, which is why making the list is such a widely sought-after goal for growing companies. Microsoft, Dell, Intuit, LinkedIn, Yelp, and Zillow are among the household names that first gained national exposure as Inc. 5000 honorees.

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