The 2016 Top 100 Digital Companies in Colorado

Jess Ryan

We at Built In Colorado are proud to present our 2016 list of the Top 100 Digital Companies in Colorado. The list reflects Colorado’s diverse tech landscape — from cybersecurity and consumer mobile apps, to enterprise software and digital agencies — and ranks companies based on local, full-time employee count. 

“Colorado IT companies are major players in our thriving economy, creating thousands of jobs in the state,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “We are seeing more and more big tech companies, like Gusto and Personal Capital, investing in Colorado to help keep this exciting momentum going. And our own homegrown companies, like LogRhythm and Ibotta, continue to have significant growth. Colorado’s own Galvanize is another great example of a homegrown company that is flourishing — raising significant capital and expanding to their ninth national campus.”

Colorado’s tech companies are growing

This year’s Top 100 companies alone employ 21,000 people here in Colorado — an increase of nearly 15 percent over the 18,400 employees from 2015. And the largest companies continue to grow: this year’s list includes four companies with 1,000 employees or more — there were only two on last year’s list.

Companies on the rise

Denver’s GutCheck experienced the highest jump in rank compared to last year, up 33 spots to No. 39. Sphero, Galvanize and Adtaxi also made notable jumps of 28, 25 and 21 spots, respectively. Durango's Vantiv, which already ranked highly last year at No. 16, rose 10 spots to No. 6, thanks to its explosive 213 percent workforce growth compared to 2015.

Front Range presence

While most companies on the list come from the Denver and Boulder metro areas, other parts of the Front Range have some representation as well, including Fort Collins’ Madwire at No. 17, Colorado Springs’ Cherwell Software at No. 25 and Loveland’s Aleph Objects at No. 46.

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The 2016 Top 100

Employees: 46 | Founded: 2013 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 47 | Founded: 2010 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 92

 

Employees: 48 | Founded: 2008 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 50 | Founded: 2012 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 99

 

Employees: 50 | Founded: 2013 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 57

 

Employees: 50 | Founded: 1981 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 86

 

Employees: 50 | Founded: 2009 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 86

 

Employees: 52 | Founded: 2013 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 52 | Founded: 1998 | Type: Consumer Web | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 53 | Founded: 1997 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 76

 

Employees: 54 | Founded: 2011 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 55 | Founded: 2003 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 70

 

Employees: 55 | Founded: 2004 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 86

 

Employees: 55 | Founded: 2013 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 91

 

Employees: 58 | Founded: 2006 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 59 | Founded: 1986 | Type: eCommerce | 2015 Rank: 48

 

Employees: 59 | Founded: 2012 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 60 | Founded: 1999 | Type: Agency | 2015 Rank: 77

 

Employees: 60 | Founded: 1996 | Type: Agency | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 63 | Founded: 2009 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 66

 

Employees: 64 | Founded: 2014 | Type: Agency | 2015 Rank: 75

 

Employees: 66 | Founded: 2005 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 85

 

Employees: 68 | Founded: 2010 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 50

 

Employees: 68 | Founded: 2010 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 96

 

Employees: 69 | Founded: 1999 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 94

 

Employees: 70 | Founded: 2008 | Type: Consumer Web | 2015 Rank: 33

 

Employees: 75 | Founded: 2014 | Type: eCommerce | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 75 | Founded: 2001 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 76 | Founded: 2000 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 71

 

Employees: 76 | Founded: 2006 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 80

 

Employees: 82 | Founded: 2007 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 82 | Founded: 2013 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 85 | Founded: 1999 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 37

 

Employees: 85 | Founded: 1997 | Type: Enterprise Web | 2015 Rank: 66

 

Employees: 85 | Founded: 2013 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 86 | Founded: 1986 | Type: B2B Web | 2015 Rank: 63

 

Employees: 86 | Founded: 2006 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 68

 

Employees: 90 | Founded: 2010 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 52

 

Employees: 95 | Founded: 1999 | Type: Consumer Web | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 98 | Founded: 2006 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 56

 

Employees: 98 | Founded: 2005 | Type: Agency | 2015 Rank: 68

 

Employees: 100 | Founded: 2011 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 100 | Founded: 1999 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 24

 

Employees: 100 | Founded: 2006 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 25

 

Employees: 105 | Founded: 2011 | Type: B2B Web | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 106 | Founded: 2011 | Type: eCommerce | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 108 | Founded: 2004 | Type: eCommerce | 2015 Rank: 37

 

Employees: 110 | Founded: 2013 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 40

 

Employees: 110 | Founded: 2012 | Type: Consumer Web | 2015 Rank: 31

 

Employees: 110 | Founded: 2014 | Type: Consumer Web | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 111 | Founded: 2010 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 60

 

Employees: 114 | Founded: 2002 | Type: IoT | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 116 | Founded: 2006 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 118 | Founded: 2000 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 39

 

Employees: 119 | Founded: 2011 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 57

 

Employees: 120 | Founded: 1998 | Type: eCommerce | 2015 Rank: 46

 

Employees: 120 | Founded: 2004 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 52

 

Employees: 120 | Founded: 2010 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 59

 

Employees: 120 | Founded: 2010 | Type: B2B Web | 2015 Rank: 63

 

Employees: 125 | Founded: 2009 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 72

 

Employees: 125 | Founded: 2013 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 125 | Founded: 2000 | Type: Mobile | 2015 Rank: 48

 

Employees: 126 | Founded: 2009 | Type: Consumer Web | 2015 Rank: 45

 

Employees: 135 | Founded: 2009 | Type: Mobile | 2015 Rank: 52

 

Employees: 148 | Founded: 2012 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 61

 

Employees: 150 | Founded: 2001 | Type: Enterprise Web | 2015 Rank: 42

 

Employees: 165 | Founded: 2010 | Type: IoT | 2015 Rank: 62

 

Employees: 169 | Founded: 2007 | Type: Consumer Web | 2015 Rank: 32

 

Employees: 170 | Founded: 2010 | Type: Consumer Web | 2015 Rank: 21

 

Employees: 175 | Founded: 2005 | Type: eCommerce | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 179 | Founded: 2011 | Type: eCommerce | 2015 Rank: 44

 

Employees: 182 | Founded: 2000 | Type: Enterprise Web | 2015 Rank: 29

 

Employees: 190 | Founded: 2014 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 34

 

Employees: 196 | Founded: 2007 | Type: B2B Web | 2015 Rank: 28

 

Employees: 200 | Founded: 2002 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 34

 

Employees: 224 | Founded: 2004 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 41

 

Employees: 225 | Founded: 1999 | Type: Enterprise Web | 2015 Rank: 22

 

Employees: 230 | Founded: 1999 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 19

 

Employees: 230 | Founded: 2002 | Type: B2B Web | 2015 Rank: 26

 

Employees: 235 | Founded: 2009 | Type: B2B Web | 2015 Rank: 27

 

Employees: 250 | Founded: 1991 | Type: B2B Web | 2015 Rank: 17

 

Employees: 300 | Founded: 1998 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 9

 

Employees: 300 | Founded: 2010 | Type: Enterprise Web | 2015 Rank: 15

 

Employees: 304 | Founded: 2009 | Type: Agency | 2015 Rank: 20

 

Employees: 313 | Founded: 2005 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 14

 

Employees: 350 | Founded: 1997 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 17

 

Employees: 375 | Founded: 2011 | Type: Consumer Web | 2015 Rank: 11

 

Employees: 375 | Founded: 2003 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 12

 

Employees: 385 | Founded: 1999 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 487 | Founded: 2002 | Type: Enterprise Web | 2015 Rank: 6

 

Employees: 500 | Founded: 1998 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: N/A

 

Employees: 500 | Founded: 1998 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 13

 

Employees: 575 | Founded: 2001 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 7

 

Employees: 682 | Founded: 2007 | Type: Enterprise Web | 2015 Rank: 8

 

Employees: 800 | Founded: 2001 | Type: Enterprise Web | 2015 Rank: 16

 

Employees: 830 | Founded: 1997 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 4

 

Employees: 1,000 | Founded: 1993 | Type: Software | 2015 Rank: 5

 

Employees: 1,200 | Founded: 1982 | Type: B2B Web | 2015 Rank: 2

 

Employees: 1,334 | Founded: 1999 | Type: eCommerce | 2015 Rank: 3

 

Employees: 1,800 | Founded: 1935 | Type: B2B Web | 2015 Rank: 1

 

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Built In Colorado’s Top 100 is a ranking of the largest digital tech employers in Colorado based on local, full-time employee count as of September 1, 2016. This ranking is compiled by submissions to the Built In Colorado website and market survey as well as public company database research.

To be eligible for inclusion, a company’s primary business and industry must be digital technology/innovation, including web and mobile applications, software, IoT, e-commerce, VR/AR and digital agency work. Employee numbers only include workers in the state of Colorado and do not count part-time employees, interns, contractors or non-W2 workers. Both private and public companies have been surveyed.

Some companies that may have been eligible have been excluded because they have self-opted to not disclose headcount or have not supplied the required information requested in the survey.

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