LOS ANGELES, CA (August 27, 2014) – Inc. Magazine in its September issue has recognized Los Angeles-based Outdoor Tech® as one of America’s fastest growing privately-held companies. The Inc. 500 ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. Outdoor Tech ranked no. 329 on the list based on its 1,418.7% growth rate over the qualifying time period.
Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand that makes rugged Bluetooth audio accessories built for reveling in the open air. As the creator of the industry leading and first-ever universal, fully wireless audio CHIPS for ski and snowboard helmets, the company has proven there is a way to stay connected but not tethered to modern technology during active lifestyle pursuits. Brand new standouts for 2014 are the shockproof, dustproof and highly water-resistant Big Turtle Shell wireless boombox that’s made for adventurous life on the go; the sleek and powerful Orcas wireless earbuds that are ideal for any workout, both inside and out; and the most recent fully-waterproof Kodiak portable power bank as Outdoor Tech® expands into a new category of non-audio products.
“Outdoor Tech has quickly been accepted by a growing population of consumers who want to incorporate music and connectivity to their devices while pursuing their favorite outdoor activities whether it’s skiing and snowboarding or bike commuting and paddling,” says Caro Krissman, Outdoor Tech founder and CEO. “The quality and durability of the products resonate with an audience that spans from pro action sports athletes to backyard gardeners and business travelers. The broad appeal of the brand and the lifestyle it represents has helped us rapidly grow in a number of markets.”
Outdoor Tech® anticipates maintaining its rapid growth trend through an expanded international distribution strategy in Canada, Mexico and throughout Europe, as well as deepening relationships with retailers such as REI, Apple, Nordstrom, Dick’s Sporting Goods, The Sports Authority, West Marine, Eastern Mountain Sports, Burton Flagship Stores, FGL Sports, Tilly’s, Quiksilver and more.