Responsible party: Rob Ferre builds a legit business off his Polish magic show

Rob Ferre is the founder and front man of Life of the Party, his 10-year-old company that has won Best of State “Event DJ” for two years running. (Photo courtesy of Rob Ferre) This past summer, Rob Ferre hosted the 20-year class reunion [...]

Purple pillow talk lands UV50 No. 2 Startup to Watch

DREAM JOB: Sam Bernards joined Purple as CEO in September 2016. He left a job that he loved at Peak Ventures in order to lead the Purple rocketship. What sold him on the gig? “I shared with the founders my vision of an innovation factory, [...]

Boomsourcing lands UV50 No. 2 Fastest-Growing Company with Perfect Pitch

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Jacob Munns grew up with endless possibilities. “My parents taught us that we could be anything we wanted to be,” he says. “They taught us that nothing was out of reach.” Plus, he isn’t the only Munns family entrepreneur [...]

Domo clicks as UV50 No. 4 Fastest-Growing Company

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: Domo Founder Josh James had a grade-school teacher who said if anyone could do the “L,” they got an A for the semester. James got to work and learned how to raise his body off the ground. He’s also defied gravity with [...]

Pinners Conference pinned as UV50 No. 8 Fastest-Growing Company

TIPS FOR SALE: Roxanne Bennett doesn’t sell herself short. “In sales, no doesn’t mean no. It might mean ‘not right now,’ but no never means no,” she says. “People always tell me I’m a ‘persistent little thing,’ and it’s [...]

Qualtrics answers as the UV50 No. 1 Economic Engine

SCRAPPY AIN’T CRAPPY: Ryan Smith leads Qualtrics with a TACOS acronym — and “S” stands for Scrappy. “In our pre-IPO company, we have to do more with less,” Smith says. “It’s a challenge to maintain that attitude, especially when [...]

Podium takes the top tier as UV50 No. 1 Startup to Watch for 2017

PEOPLE PLEASERS: Podium has excelled largely because of the people at the mic. “We work with smart people, we are deliberate in the way we hire, and the hiring bar is high,” says Eric Rea, Podium’s founder. “I still sit in on every single [...]

2017 UV50 Winners: The Rooms Where it Happens

By Briana Stewart and Jeanette Bennett These 50 Utah Valley companies are not throwing away their shot. Many are young, scrappy and hungry. Others are blowing us all away. But every last one of them is making UV50 history. Speaking of which [...]

UV50: 30 Fastest-Growing Companies 2017

The world’s gonna know your name. Meet 30 Utah Valley companies with “non-stop” success.                                                                   THE FINE PRINT: The Fastest-Growing Companies [...]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 3 Foxtail Marketing

Three-Year Growth 3,162% 2016 Revenue $3.2 million City American Fork Founded 2013 Employees 32 Industry Marketing Website FoxtailMarketing.com Founder Mike Templeman, 34 The Company A full-funnel digital marketing agency that works [...]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 7 Intermountain Nutrition

Three-Year Growth 615% 2016 Revenue $13 million City Provo Founded 2013 Employees 100 Industry Manufacturing Website IntermountainNutrition.com Founder Ryan Gledhill, 40 The Company A manufacturer of nutrition and dietary supplements, [...]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 4 Domo

Three-Year Growth 2,250% 2016 Revenue $79.8 million City American Fork Founded 2010 Employees 830 Industry Software Website Domo.com Founder Josh James, 44 The Company Domo helps employees from the CEO to the front-line worker optimize [...]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 2 Boomsourcing

Three-Year Growth 5,889% 2016 Revenue $7.1 million City Lehi Founded 2007 Employees 1,300 (20 in Utah) Industry Technology Website Boomsourcing.com Founder Jacob Munns, 41 The Company An outsourcing 2.0 company that helps businesses [...]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 1 Younique

Three-Year Growth 6,506% 2016 Revenue $395.8 million City Lehi Founded 2012 Employees 589  Industry Beauty/direct sales Website YouniqueProducts.com Founders Derek Maxfield, 41; Melanie Huscroft, 45 The Company A direct sales beauty [...]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 5 Disruptive Advertising

Three-Year Growth 1,714% 2016 Revenue $6 million City Lindon Founded 2012 Employees 65 Industry Marketing Website DisruptiveAdvertising.com Founder Jacob Baadsgaard, 32 The Company A company that specializes in all areas of online marketing [...]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 6 Baby Bling

Three-Year Growth 1,176% 2016 Revenue $2.4 million City Lehi Founded 2005 Employees 15 Industry Retail Website BabyBlingBows.com Founder Summer Zenger Harris, 39 The Company A designer and manufacturer of handmade bow accessories. NOT [...]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No.11 Jane

Three-Year Growth 400% 2016 Revenue $110.2 million City Lehi Founded 2011 Employees 115 Industry Retail Website Jane.com Founder Michael McEwan, 39 The Company A boutique marketplace that offers daily deals for up to 80 percent off. NOT THROWING [...]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 8 Pinners Conference

Three-Year Growth 599% 2016 Revenue $1.1 million City Spanish Fork Founded 2013 Employees 16 Industry Events Website PinnersConference.com Founders Roxanne Bennett, 47; Kendall Bennett, 51 The Company A modern trade show that connects consumers, [...]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 9 Stratton & Bratt

Three-Year Growth 588% 2016 Revenue $9.7 million City Pleasant Grove Founded 2013 Employees 120 Industry Landscaping/service Website StrattonandBratt.com Founder Zack Stratton, 30 The Company A commercial and residential landscaping company. NOT [...]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 13 Four Foods Group

Three-Year Growth 242% 2016 Revenue $106.7 million City American Fork Founded 2008 Employees 3,400 Industry Food + beverage/hospitality Website FourFoodsGroup.com Founders Andrew K. Smith, 41; Shauna K. Smith, 38 The Company A restaurant investment, [...]