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August 23, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Contour zooms up Inc. 500 list with 11,663% growth

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.

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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.

Here are the top 20 companies on the list from Washington state:

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Here are the top 20 companies on the list from the greater Seattle area:

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