Madison startup is among top 100 fastest-growing companies

By Erik Lorenzsonn, The Capital Times

A Madison company is among the top 100 “fastest-growing private companies in America,” according to a list released by the startup-centric business magazine Inc.

Fifteen local startups were on this year’s Inc. 5000 list, which ranks companies by revenue growth over the past three years. ClearView Audit, a startup headquartered on Odana Road, was ranked 55, making it the highest-performing Madison company on the list. It reported 5,800 percent growth in revenue since 2013.

ClearView Audit makes software that helps companies manage their freight and parcel shipping, working out optimal shipping strategies through an artificial intelligence-like process. The company’s founder and executive vice president, Brad Hollister, compared it to making travel plans.

“Let’s say you wanted to book a trip to Memphis. When should you go? What kind of hotel should you stay at? Should I drive or should I fly?” said Hollister.


The ClearView software automatically figures out the most cost-efficient plan in terms of transportation mode, route, carrier and time frame. It also tracks shipments and assesses how any given delivery goes. Read more …

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