Cygnal Debuts on Inc. 5000’s List of Fastest-Growing Companies

WASHINGTON, DC – Cygnal, an international polling, survey research, and analytics firm based in Washington, DC, announced Tuesday its inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list, the premier ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Cygnal’s ranking of 1561 on the prestigious list comes on the heels of a 301% three-year increase in revenue.

“The Cygnal team is the hardest-working group of people in the industry…heck that I know, period. Polling was broken and we wanted to fix it. By disrupting the industry and pioneering multi-mode polling and emotive analysis, we did.” said Brent Buchanan, Cygnal’s founder and CEO. “Our mission is to remove doubt and create intelligence for action and we have done so at an accelerated rate. Being in the top third of the Inc. 5000 list is proof.” 

“Recognition on the prestigious 2021 Inc. 5000 list is not only an honor, but it is a testament to the dedication of our incredible clients,” said Chris Kratzer, Cygnal’s Chief Revenue Officer. “We have a team full of innovators who work tirelessly to help our clients win; without their efforts, we would not be where we are today.” 

For Cygnal’s growth to come despite a pandemic is all the more remarkable. Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. called this iteration of the list “one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled.”

“Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing,” Omelianuk said. “This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

Founded in 2007, Cygnal has disrupted the polling and market research industry through its embrace of innovative research techniques and risen to become the nation’s most accurate polling company. In 2020, Cygnal acquired Pennsylvania-based Harper Polling, expanding market share and bringing onboard additional elite clients in the political and public affairs sector. 

Along with its political work, Cygnal provides research insights for corporate, non-profit, and government clients. In 2021, Cygnal acquired a controlling interest in Response: AI, an industry-leading market research company. This acquisition enabled Cygnal to provide an automated, AI-driven capability for survey research.

With offices in Washington, DC, Nashville, TN and Harrisburg, PA, and employees located around the globe, Cygnal’s team works continuously to provide intelligence for action and to transform the polling and survey industries.