Knowledge Sharing Ecosystems Propel DZone to the Inc. 5000 List for Third Consecutive Year

DZone reaches its highest ranking yet

DZone, The Knowledge Sharing Company, is excited to announce that it has been listed on the prestigious Inc. 5000 for the third consecutive year. On the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, DZone reached its highest ranking yet at #1662, rising from #1856 in 2015 and #3167 in 2014.

“I am grateful to the DZone team, our customers, and our millions of worldwide users for propelling DZone’s growth to our highest ranking ever on the Inc. 5000 list,” stated Rick Ross, CEO of DZone. “We’re fortunate the world is recognizing the vital importance of its knowledge sharing ecosystems and giving us the opportunity to improve them.”

“I was pleased we made the list once, delighted the second time, but truly humbled that we’ve done it a third time. My hat’s off to every DZoner and every user around the world,” says Ross.

DZone helps over 10 million people share knowledge daily. DZone powers the world’s largest knowledge sharing ecosystem for software professionals at DZone’s software solution, AnswerHub, helps enterprise organizations build and optimize their own knowledge sharing ecosystems, through knowledge-driven support and knowledge-driven productivity tools.

To learn more about DZone on the Inc. 5000, please visit

About  DZone

DZone, The Knowledge Sharing Company, provides tools, solutions, and services to optimize knowledge sharing ecosystems. DZone’s knowledge-driven support and knowledge-driven productivity tools are used by leading organizations. For more information, visit

Inc. 500/5000 Methodology

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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