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Upfront lands on coveted Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Companies; continues strong momentum

The debut appearance marks a significant milestone for the patient engagement technology company, which has experienced impressive growth and impact in an era of health transformation

CHICAGO (August 15, 2023) — Upfront Healthcare, an innovator in patient engagement, today announced it has been named to the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Upfront ranked within the top 4% of companies, landing #194 on the list overall, and #22 among Health Services, joining notable companies such as Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Square, Patagonia, Microsoft, and numerous other well-known enterprises that gained national exposure as honorees on the coveted index.

Upfront also ranked #9 in growth among Chicago companies, a significant achievement for a healthcare technology company which launched just seven years ago.

This latest badge of honor marks a significant growth milestone, following a transformative period between 2019 and 2022, in which the company experienced increased demand for its technology and boosted revenue by 2,700% — leading the industry by engaging and activating millions of patients through market-leading personalization.

In 2023, Upfront also expanded its product offerings, grew impressive market share across the healthcare ecosystem, and successfully acquired PatientBond, a leader in healthcare consumer science. These investments and others have provided Upfront with sustained momentum as it continues to evolve its patient engagement solutions.

“We are honored to be recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies and to make our debut on this prestigious list,” said Ben Albert, CEO and co-founder of Upfront. “This recognition is a testament to the power of our mission: to guide patients to the care they need. While anyone can send messages to patients, Upfront’s data-driven personalization, powered by behavioral science and psychographic segmentation, is uniquely positioned to ensure every patient feels seen and heard. The difference is clearly reflected in the impact of our business, the value of our partnerships, and improved health outcomes.”

As Upfront celebrates its inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list, the company looks forward to sustaining and accelerating this upward momentum. Over the coming months, the company plans to double down on its differentiated ability to activate every patient, growing its product offerings and expanding its footprint within key market segments, including health systems, urgent care, medical groups, payers, and life sciences – deepening its impact across the healthcare ecosystem.

About Upfront

Upfront is a mission-driven healthcare technology company delivering tangible outcomes to leading healthcare systems and provider groups. Its patient engagement platform makes each patient feel seen, guiding their care experience through personalized outreach. The backbone of the Upfront experience is its data engine, which analyzes clinical, sociodemographic, and patient-reported data. These insights, along with its advanced psychographic segmentation model, allow Upfront to individually activate patients to get the care they need while building a meaningful relationship between the patient and their health system. Upfront is rooted in partnership, leveraging best-in-class healthcare expertise to maximize the impact of technology and deliver a next-generation patient experience. To learn more, visit upfronthealthcare.com.

About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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