Venture Capital Investment

About the chart
The Greater Los Angeles Area hosts a number of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.  According to Inc., 297 of these companies are in the Greater Los Angeles Area, which includes both Los Angeles County and part of Orange County.

The chart above shows that 145 companies are in or near the City of Los Angeles.

How were the Inc. 5000 Companies selected?
“Companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2014 to 2017.  To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017.  (Since then, some on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons” (Inc., n.m. 2018).