Softeq Makes the Inc. 5000 for the Third Year in a Row

HOUSTON, TX, USA — Softeq Development Corporation has been recognized by Inc. magazine for the third year in a row as one of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. Between 2016 and 2019, Softeq achieved a growth rate of 148.5% and ranks number 2721 among the honorees. The company’s growth strategy focuses on serving large enterprise technology companies and innovative startups and has allowed Softeq to accelerate revenue while at the same time narrowing the breadth of its high-quality client portfolio. Softeq provides software and hardware engineering services to a global client base through offices in Houston, Texas, Munich, Germany, and Minsk, Belarus.

"I'm thrilled that Softeq has been named to the list of fastest-growing companies for three consecutive years. Our continued focus on the highest growth technology segments is paying off and we’re pacing ahead of many tech industry growth rates. Softeq continues to lead the industry in the area of connected devices and our unique ability to deliver advanced IoT hardware and firmware solutions sets us apart as a software developer," says Christopher A. Howard, Softeq Development Corporation Founder and CEO. 

Softeq is focused on the Internet of Things, embedded systems, electronic hardware, mobile applications, desktop applications, cloud backends, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Key industries served by the company include Consumer Electronics, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Automotive, Oil & Gas, and Industrial Automation.


The 2020 Inc. 5000 list as a whole posted a three-year average growth of more than 500% and a median rate of 165%. Aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for 1,000,000 jobs over the past three years. The Inc. 5000 list is presented as an online interactive database, where companies can be filtered by industry, location, and other criteria. 

Inc. 5000 Methodology

To qualify for the 2020 Inc. 5000 list, companies had to meet each of the following criteria:

  • A US-based, privately-held, for-profit, and independent business
  • Has been generating revenue since March 31, 2016
  • Generated no less than $100,000 in revenue in 2016, and no less than $2,000,000 in 2019

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