Kevari Makes the 2020 Inc. 5000

MINNEAPOLIS August 14, 2020With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 90 Percent, Inc. magazine has named Minneapolis-based Kevari, an identity fraud prevention and detection software company, to its Inc. 5000 list. Kevari ranks No. 3909 on the list, which is widely considered the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

“We’re dedicated to expanding our business and capabilities so that more financial services companies can mitigate the devastating effects of account takeover and new account fraud,” said Adam Elliott, founder and president of Kevari.

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

Kevari has long been on the front lines in the fight against identity fraud. The company’s fraud intelligence platform combines patented analytics with massive consortium and identity datasets to stay ahead of emerging fraud schemes.

“Since 2003, thousands of banks and credit unions, as well as credit issuers, retailers, and healthcare companies have relied on Kevari’s platform-based solutions,” said Elliott. “Financial fraud has changed considerably in the past 17 years, but so has our understanding of the patterns that reveal it. That responsiveness and sophistication are what propel our company forward.”

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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