Santa Monica-Based Startup - Gimbal - Named to Inc. 500

Matthew Russo

Advertising and Marketing Platform Gimbal Receives Honors Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

LOS ANGELES, August 16, 2017 Inc. Magazine today ranked Gimbal, Inc. number 66 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Oracle, GoDaddy, Microsoft, Yelp, Pandora, Paxchex, Zappos, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000. Of note, Gimbal was the 4th fastest growing company in Los Angeles County across all categories and 6th overall in Advertising & Marketing. Other notable Southern California-based peers include Club Pilates, Halo Top Creamery, Greenspire, and Shiphawk who also broke the Top 100.

"We are incredibly humbled by the recognition," said Gimbal CMO, Matthew Russo. "Everything we have achieved is a testament to the hard work of our team members and their commitment to our customers and partners."

The 2017 Inc. 5000 rankings were unveiled online at Inc.com earlier today and the top 500 companies will be featured in the September issue of the print magazine. The Inc. 5000 "Class of 2017" - 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. Gimbal, previously known as The Mobile Majority, is a technology company that empowers the country's top brands, publishers, and app developers to run more relevant advertising and marketing campaigns. The hardware and proximity marketing solution was born out of Qualcomm Labs while the mobile advertising platform was a funded Santa Monica-based startup. Recently, the two came together via acquisition at the end of 2016. Powered by its always-on location SDK, micro-location BLE beacons, and a complete mobile advertising stack, Gimbal's suite of tools generates hyper-accurate location data that allows brands to target consumers more effectively and attribute their spend via actions in the physical world.

### CONTACT: Matthew Russo, Chief Marketing Officer 800-882-5216 (ext. 523) [email protected]

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500 | 5000 Methodology: The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2015. 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 2015 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/5000.

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