A Hicksville business incubator and accelerator with investments that range from bobbleheads to ceramic "ice cubes" has cracked the top 100 of Inc. magazine's list of the country's 5,000 fastest-growing private companies.
Angel Dough Ventures, with three-year growth of 4,063 percent and 2014 revenue of $6.9 million, ranked No. 72, making it one of only seven companies from New York State among the top 100 in the annual ranking.
Andrew Hazen, co-founder and chief executive of Angel Dough Ventures, said the company's revenue is roughly split between a bobblehead unit called allbobbleheads.com, and greatdailydeals.com, a unit that finds products to sell through online marketers such as Staples.com, Overstock.com and Groupon.See alsoLI's top companies, execs
"Being true New Yorkers, we're hustlers," he said of the revenue increase of the 17-employee company. "We have a good team and we're working hard."
Four of the top five companies on the Inc. list were based in California.
Topping the list was Ultra Mobile, a Costa Mesa, California, mobile phone network operator with three-year growth of 100,849 percent and 2014 revenue of $118.2 million.
The top New York State business was No. 7 StartApp, a New York City mobile advertising network with three-year growth of 22,036 percent and 2014 revenue of $37.2 million.
Long Island companies landing on the 2015 Inc. 5,000 included No. 159 IIT Inc., a 20-year-old Melville-based information technology consulting and staffing company, and Centerspan Medical, a Bay Shore dealer of ramps and stair lifts for accessibility, at No. 186.
Other Long Island companies included: The Geekz, a Hicksville provider of computer software and hardware technical support at No. 1,263; Amicus Creative Media, a Port Washington provider of digital marketing for law firms at No. 1,415; Renegade Furniture Group, a Cedarhurst online furniture retailer at No. 1,456; 1st Equity Title & Closing Services, a Melville title services company at No. 1,543; Hedgehog Development, a Holbrook software developer for entertainment and finance companies, at No. 1,676, and Tunnel Hill Partners, a Jericho provider of waste management services, at No. 1,934.