Chicago, IL (August 16, 2017) – Inc. magazine today ranked TopstepTrader No. 1,261 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The Inc. 5000 represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent, small and midsized businesses.
“In five years, TopstepTrader has become the place individuals from around the world go to safely explore and profit from financial markets,” said Michael Patak, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer. “Being named to the Inc. 5000 validates our goal to reinvent the trading industry - and in the process find and fund talented futures traders.”
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
Jay Rudman, CEO of TopstepTrader, credited the company’s persistent focus on innovation for its growth and global user base. He added, “We continue to look ahead to how we can better serve our users and equip them with the tools they need to find success in financial markets. In the past few weeks alone, we launched a new commission-free and mobile trading platform, TSTrader, began supporting additional futures products, and funded more than 30 new accounts.”
“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”
TopstepTrader®’s vision is to be where the world goes to safely engage in and profit from financial markets. TopstepTrader evaluates traders’ performance in the Trading Combine® - a real-time, simulated account. When traders follow the risk criteria and meet the profit targets, they receive a Funded Account™ where they trade real capital, keeping their first $5,000 in profits and 80% thereafter. To date, TopstepTrader has funded thousands of accounts, averaging 40 new funded accounts a month. For more information, please visit us at topsteptrader.com.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
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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 of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.