Contour – a Seattle maker of wearable video cameras – is one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, according to the new Inc. 500 list.
Contour is ranked seventh on the list, up from 183rd on last year’s list.
The company – which emerged from a University of Washington business plan competition- reported 11,663 percent sales growth over the last three years and now employs 57 people.
The stats included with Inc.’s list say Contour’s revenue grew to $15.1 million last year from $128,635 in 2007. That’s with two products – a 1080p wearable camera (pictured) that lists for $280 and a $350 version that also captures GPS locations – plus a Web site where users share their “adventure sports” videos.
“It’s beyond my wildest dreams to evolve Contour from a project bootstrapped out of a garage to the seventh fastest-growing private company in the nation,” Chief Executive Marc Barros said in a release.
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