CHICAGO 9/8/2008—Beat last year's numbers and they call it growth. Grow 10,822 percent over the last three years and they call it Zorch. Ranking #8 on Inc. Magazine's 2008 "Inc. 500," Zorch has proven itself to be one of the best and brightest companies in the U.S, soaring past last year's 28th place position.
The list, a ranking of the fastest growing private companies in America, also rated Zorch the #1 woman owned company, as well as #1 in Illinois. Business seems to be blossoming in Chicago as well, boasting 27 companies on the list, 11 more than last year.
While ratings deliver national recognition, Zorch founder and CEO Nicole Loftus makes it known that list numbers will never rank higher than client brand accuracy and satisfaction.
"These rankings are nice benchmarks and fun for the team; however, paramount at Zorch is continued innovation that delivers savings, efficiency and brand protection to our clients," said Loftus.
Ceres Venture Fund, L.P. is dedicated to funding high growth businesses in the Midwest and focuses on investment opportunities in the information technology, healthcare and business services areas. Ceres' principals, Sona Wang, Donna Williamson, and Laura Pearl, have over 60 years of experience in venture capital and operating early stage companies and have collectively invested more than $130 million in capital. The partnership is one of the few venture funds focusing its efforts on young growing businesses in the Midwest. Ceres has a particular but non-exclusive interest in financing women-led companies. Ceres is based in Evanston, Illinois.