As the cannabis industry continues to demand respect from the rest of the corporate world, Inc. Magazine has stepped forward to acknowledge growing companies. Inc. just published its list of 5,000 of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
MATTIO Communications, one of the longest-running and largest cannabis marketing services firms, ranked No. 190 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The company has grown 2,244% helping it to rank so highly. Mattio Communications said it will be featured in the September issue of Inc. when it hits newsstands on August 20th.
“Since MATTIO started, we have grown our client base to over 50 companies in every vertical across the cannabis industry across the U.S. and Canada,” said Rosie Mattio, Founder and CEO of MATTIO Communications. “Our team is especially proud to be recognized as one of the only PR firms ever featured on the Inc. 5000 list, and our tremendous growth over the past three years reflects the abundance of opportunities available in the nascent cannabis industry.”
Mattio Communications is an industry-leading strategic marketing firm focused on cannabis, lifestyle and emerging markets. The company’s roster of clients is a who’s who in the cannabis industry. MATTIO provides end-to-end marketing services, including media and investor relations, crisis communication, content creation, social media, SEO and experiential marketing. We have firms in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto.
“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”
In addition to Mattio making the list, cannabis online marketplace LeafLink also clocked in at number 204 after growing 2,144%. LeafLink. LeafLink is currently logging $3 Billion of annualized Gross Merchandise Value (GMV). LeafLink’s marketplace makes up an estimated 32% of U.S. wholesale cannabis commerce. Currently, LeafLink serves 27 markets across the U.S. and Canada with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto. In December, LeafLink closed on a $40 million Series C investment round, led by Founders Fund. Additional participants include Thrive Capital, Nosara Capital, and Lerer Hippeau. This company said that this latest round of investment brings its venture funding to over $90 million and marks Founders Fund’s largest technology investment in the cannabis space.