SmartyPants Vitamins Named to Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

SmartyPants ranks 308 on the 2015 Inc. 500 with three-year sales growth
of more than 1,500 percent

Marina del Rey, CA – August 12, 2015 – SmartyPants Vitamins, a leader in premium,
all-in-one gummy vitamins, today announced that Inc. magazine named the company the 308th fastest growing private company in the U.S. on its prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list. The Inc. 500|5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

“Since 2001, we have made it a priority to embrace transparency, use the most premium ingredients available and provide more than one million 1•for•1 nutrient grants to those in need through our partnership with Vitamin Angels,” said Courtney Nichols Gould, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of SmartyPants Vitamins. “Our more than 1,500 percent growth over the past three years is a reflection of our doing what is right for our customers, and what is good for our global community. This is why we’re ‘the Good Gummy,’ and, thanks to our loyal customers, why we’re one of the top 500 fastest-growing private companies in the country.”

The median growth rate for Inc. 5000 companies has been 135+ percent over the past three years, collectively generating revenue of $203 billion last year. California had the largest amount of both Inc. 5000 companies, and companies run by women. Collectively, Inc. 5000 companies have created 634,000 jobs over the past three years.

"The story of this year's Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief, Eric Schurenberg. "You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don't achieve that kind of success by accident."

Complete results, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc.com/inc5000.

About SmartyPants Vitamins

At SmartyPants Vitamins we are all about simplifying health. That’s why we make the Good Gummy, delicious and premium all-in-one complete gummy vitamins that combine nutrients like Omega3s, soluble fiber, Vitamins D+ B12 that are toughest to get in the right amount from our diets.  All SmartyPants are non-GMO and made from organic and eco friendly ingredients. They contain no synthetic colors, artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives and every batch is 3rd party lab tested. Founded by concerned parents and leading health practitioners, SmartyPants are so delicious that you will never forget to take your vitamins again. For each bottle of SmartyPants sold, we make a 1•for•1 nutrient grant to a child in need through our partnership with Vitamin Angels. All in One. One for All. It's All Good! For more information, please visit SmartyPantsVitamins.com.

About Inc. and the Inc.| 5000

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of Advertising Age's "The A-List" in January 2015, and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

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. 500|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. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com.