4 Decathlon Capital Portfolio Companies Make the Inc. 5000

Decathlon Capital’s revenue-based financing solutions help companies accelerate growth and create value without any dilution or loss of control, so we’re proud to announce that four of our portfolio companies have made this year’s prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States:

#161: Knocking. Making a return to the Inc. list, Knocking provides media companies new ways to maximize audience engagement and revenue by producing content with fully integrated with e-commerce capabilities. This Fairfield, CT – based firm has achieved 3,232% revenue growth over the last three years, and Decathlon has been a long-time partner since investing in 2018. We’re excited to be a part of Knocking’s growth story, and send our congratulations to Markus and the rest of the team.

#890: SwagUp. Making their second appearance on the Inc. 5000, SwagUp is an API-first platform that creates, automates and distributes high quality branded swag across all teams and use cases. SwagUp, founded in 2017 and headquartered in Piscataway, NJ, SwagUp produced a 662% 3-year revenue CAGR. Decathlon is honored to be a small part of the company’s growth journey and we look forward to following their continued success. 

#1780: Postalytics. Appearing on the Inc. list for the first time,  Rockland, MA – based Postalytics has achieved 313% over the last 3 years, and is the leading platform for direct mail campaigns,  allowing customers to automate the creation, sending, and tracking of direct mail with innovative software. The groundbreaking direct mail automation software tool Is fully integrated with HubSpot, Salesforce, and Zapier. Decathlon originally partnered with Postalytics in the beginning of 2023, and we commend the team for a tremendous year.

#4214: Data Society. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Data Society is a leading provider of industry-tailored data science training solutions and cutting edge AI solutions to government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. This year marks the company’s return to the Inc. 5000 list after debuting in 2021 at #1834, and the momentum continues as the company reports a 105% 3-year growth rate. Decathlon originally invested in Data Society in 2021, and we’re excited to be along for the ride as the company delivers industry-leading data science learning solutions to enterprises and agencies around the world.

For Decathlon, these companies are illustrative of what we do both as individual investments and as a group. While this year’s Inc 5000 portfolio companies are different sizes, operate in a wide variety of sectors, and are located in different regions, each company has leveraged revenue-based funding to help accelerate growth without having to suffer any dilution or be bound by overly restrictive financial covenants. Whether they have been selected for Inc.’s list over several consecutive years or are making their debut with plans of staying, this achievement testifies to the strength of their business models and management acumen. We congratulate all of them, and look forward to their continued success.

About Decathlon Capital Partners
Decathlon Capital Partners provides growth capital for companies seeking alternatives to traditional equity investment. Through the use of highly customized revenue-based financing solutions, Decathlon provides long-term growth capital without the dilution, loss of control and operational overhead that often comes with equity-based funding. With offices in Palo Alto and Park City, Decathlon is the largest revenue-based funding investor in the U.S. and is active across a wide range of sectors. Learn more at https://www.decathloncapital.com.