America's 10 Fastest Growing Private Companies

Tom Erickson (Left) and Dries Buytaert (Right)Courtesy Company
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Tom Erickson, CEO
Burlington, Mass.

No. 8
2011 Revenue: $21.7 million
Three-Year Growth: 10,461%

Acquia provides services and support for the digital publishing platform Drupal. Founder and CEO Tom Erickson says that Drupal is home to the largest open source software community in the world (more than 1.5 million people) and that up to 5% of the world’s websites are hosted on Drupal. Acquia—founded in 2008 by chief technology officer and Drupal creator Dries Buytaert—has 5,000 customers, and adds 100 people each month. One of the company’s biggest customers is the U.S. government; nearly a quarter of all .gov websites are hosted on Drupal.