MailChimp co-founder Ben Chestnut.
Photo: MailChimp website
Photo: MailChimp website

Atlanta’s MailChimp named 2017 Company of the Year by Inc.

Atlanta email marketing company MailChimp has been named the 2017 Company of the Year by Inc.  

The business industry magazine credits the 17-year-old company for still being entirely owned by its co-founders and growing by more than $120 million every year. Its co-founder Ben Chestnut estimates that in 2017 it will post $525 million in revenue, according to Inc.’s article.

Inc. listed numerous reasons for choosing MailChimp, noting in part that the company has never taken a dollar from venture capitalists or other outside investors. The magazine was also impressed that the business has “made itself crucial to the ecosystem of new and emerging businesses.”


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Earlier this year, MailChimp also made the cut in the 10th edition of business media brand Fast Company’s 2017 list of the world’s 50 most innovative companies.

The company is a marketing automation platform that sends more than a billion emails a day. It is headquartered at Ponce City Market. 

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