Intelligent Resources in Greensboro leads all North Carolina firms – technology and otherwise – that appear on the latest Inc 5000 list. The Triangle is well represented with numerous selections.

Inc made the full list of the fastest growing privately held U.S. firms available Wednesday. And making it wasn’t easy.

“The Inc. 5000 was harder to get into this year than ever in its history. The median company on the list increased sales more than 140 percent since the start of 2010, while the average honoree grew a mind-boggling 468 percent,” said Eric Schurenberg of Inc about the list.

Intelligent Resources, a provider of information technology services, ranked highest for North Carolina at No. 40. Inc says the firm grew revenues more than 6,550 percent over three years to $30 million. Launched in 1995, it now has 675 employees.

Reverb Nation leads the Triangle contingent of tech related firms, coming in at No. 347 with three-year revenue growth of 1,257 percent to $13.9 million in 2012.

In 2009, revenues were $1 million.

Now that’s red-hot growth!

Also on the list:

  • NetSertive at No. 370 (1,193 percent growth to $9 million)
  • Clinipace at No. 501 (919 percent growth to $51.9 million)
  • Ignite Social Media at No. 1017 (423 percent growth to $131 million)
  • Hire Networks at No. 1378 (293 percent growth to $3.9 million)
  • StrikeIron at No. 1653 (236 percent growth to $5.2 million)
  • Bronto Software at No. 1703 (228 percent growth to $21.6 million)
  • Appia at No. 1716 (226 percent growth to $10.4 million)

Others included are:

  • AvidXchange at No. 3188 (102 percent growth to $12.2 million) 
  • LipoScience at No. 4273 (58 percent growth to $54.8 million)
  • LORD Corpration at No. 4793 (41 percent growth to $861.5 million)

And just squeezing in …

  • AracTech at No. 4999 (34 percent growth to $32.6 million)

Other notables:

FLS Energy in Asheville finished at No. 1143.

Brixton Group, an IT services firm in Waxhaw, at No. 216 with $21 million in revenue.

The full Inc. 5000 report can be read online.