Admiral Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies in U.S. (Press Release)

Admiral Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies in U.S.

Today, Inc. revealed that Admiral is No. 981 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The UF Innovate | Accelerate resident client Admiral also ranked as Top 100 (75) of Marketing and Advertising companies, Top 100 (90) from the state of Florida, and the #1 fastest growing company from its hometown of Gainesville, FL.  

The Inc. list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armor, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. 

Admiral, the Visitor Relationship Management (VRM) company, helps thousands of media publishers worldwide  — including NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, Hearst, and more — grow visitor relationships and revenue. Admiral’s SaaS VRM platform empowers publishers to personalize their visitor journeys at scale, driving revenue diversification including paid subscriptions, newsletter growth, adblock recovery, privacy consent, and more.

“Our business model is 100% performance-based, so we only grow by helping media publishers grow their revenue,” say Dan Rua, CEO. “Because of that, we want to thank and congratulate all of our publishers for earning this ranking together. We’d also like to thank UF Innovate for believing in our mission and supporting our growth from founding to becoming Gainesville’s fastest growing company.”

Admiral joined The Hub as a resident client shortly after founding, including Dan and co-founders James Hartig, Nathan Hagen and Will Richardson — all former members of the team that helped build Grooveshark in Gainesville. The business incubator is part of UF Innovate’s Accelerate ecosystem, which provides a place and a program for startups and growth companies.

“We are so proud of Admiral, one of our UF Innovate | Accelerate client companies, for being ranked as the #1 fastest-growing company in Gainesville, FL,” said Karl R. LaPan, director UF Innovate | Accelerate. “We are even prouder that the world learned of this sophisticated and smart SaaS company that transforms visitor experiences to drive increased revenue opportunities for some of the largest publishers in the world.” 

The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful but have also demonstrated resilience amid industry disruption and volatility, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 jobs over the past three years. 

“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.” 

 “Our mission of ‘Saving the free Internet, one publisher at a time’ grows one step closer with each new adoption of our VRM platform,” says Rua. “Providing publishers tools to engage each visitor with the right message, at the right time, has helped retention, revenue, and client success. Admiral has built a mission-driven business by proving relationships do matter when it comes to funding Internet content that educates, entertains and empowers future generations.”


Michael Yeon

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More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 


Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc. magazine’s September issue. The entire Inc. 5000 can be found at

About Admiral

Admiral is The Visitor Relationship Management (VRM) Company, helping thousands of publishers worldwide target, engage, and grow first-party relationships with their visitors to increase revenue and prepare for post-cookie monetization. Admiral’s SaaS VRM platform includes registration walls, paid subscriptions, and donations, advanced adblock analytics and revenue recovery, GDPR/CCPA privacy consent, email acquisition, social growth and more. For more information, visit us at

About Inc. 

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 & Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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About UF Innovate | Accelerate UF Innovate | Accelerate is the overarching entrepreneurship support program that includes Sid Martin Biotech, the globally recognized biotechnology incubator headquartered in Alachua, Florida, at Progress Park, and The Hub, the award-winning mixed-used incubator in the Gainesville, Florida, Innovation District. The incubation facilities have been honored with nine national and international awards for incubator excellence and achievements in technology commercialization, funding access, job creation, and technology-based economic development. UF Innovate | Accelerate is dedicated to mentoring and accelerating the growth of innovative early-stage bioscience and technology companies and supporting the economic growth of the North Central Florida region. For more information, visit UF Innovate | Accelerate.

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