Illuminate is One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

By August 17, 2021August 19th, 2021Member News

Boston, MA [August 17, 2021] — Boston-based Illuminate, developer of innovative custom clinical sales training programs for the global life science industry, has once again been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000, the annual compilation of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Illuminate has now achieved an Inc. 5000 ranking for three years in a row, moving from 4,354 on last year’s survey to 3,356 this year. The firm’s revenues from 2017 to 2020, which factored into the rankings, increased by 105%.

“During a time of unprecedented global disruption, the Illuminate team has worked hard to deliver for our clients,” says Illuminate founder and president Shaun McMahon. “Our growth is a direct result of their proven ability to think strategically and proactively and to bring fresh solutions with commitment and consistency.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “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. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

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About Illuminate

Based in Boston, Illuminate is a client-focused, full-service training and development firm that specializes in delivering customizable learning and development material for life science companies. Since 2004, we have worked to provide sales teams with custom learning solutions and complementary services designed to drive sales and deliver results. Find us at

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by

March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. 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

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit


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