NEW YORK | 12 August 2020
Ardor Learning Named Among America’s
Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual “Inc. 5000” List of America’s Fastest-Growing
Private Companies, Ranking Ardor Learning No. 1114
Inc. Magazine today revealed that Ardor Learning is No. 1114 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful independent small businesses in America. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known brands gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“We are honored to be included among this impressive list of companies,” says Deepak Desai, Founder and CEO of Ardor Learning, Inc. “Our focus on true learning outcomes has been at the core of our business from the beginning, and our incredible team of eLearning industry professionals have taken that passion and generated this astounding growth.”
From 2016 to 2019, Ardor Learning’s revenue grew at a rate of over 400%, well above this year’s list median of 165%.
“Right now there is a lot of attention being paid globally to eLearning products,” says Desai. “We are on track this year for another year of growth – despite the state of the global economy.”
Ardor Learning’s eLearning content was developed by Oxford University Press, the world’s leading authority on the English language. And Ardor’s approach to learning combines this content with superior technology and human interaction, which has been proven over time to boost learning retention and effectiveness.
As companies and institutions all over the world increasingly turn to online and mobile learning platforms, the eLearning market is poised to see big gains in the coming years. Ardor’s model of blended learning and the company’s deep passion for helping language learners promises future success for this rapidly growing company.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”
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.
"Our focus on true learning outcomes has been at the core of our business from the beginning, and our incredible team of eLearning industry professionals have taken that passion and generated this astounding growth."
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 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.
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
ABOUT ARDOR LEARNING
Ardor Learning, Inc, is an educational technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley USA and is committed to generating true learning outcomes for language learners worldwide. In 2018 the company acquired the English language eLearning program developed by Oxford University Press, the world’s leading authority on the English Language. Since that acquisition, Ardor Learning has deployed their technology expertise to create a cutting-edge eLearning program.
The company has offices and operations in the USA, Spain, Mexico, Netherlands, China, Japan and India.
Ardor’s comprehensive language training solutions include a full range of distance teaching and in-person teaching services, utilizing eLearning, audio and video platforms.