SOURCE: Contour


August 23, 2011 09:00 ET

Contour Skyrockets to Seventh on Inc. 500's 2011 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Leader in Hands-Free Video Cameras Jumps 176 Spots in One Year

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - Contour, Inc. (, a market leader in hands-free video cameras, today ranks No. 7 on the 30th annual Inc. 500, Inc. magazine's exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company moved up an exceptional 176 spots in its second consecutive year on the list, debuting last year as No. 183.

The huge leap is due to unprecedented market demand for and distribution of Contour's unique action video cameras and the strength of the company's leadership team, led by CEO Marc Barros. Contour experienced a three-year sales growth of 11,663 percent, employs 57 people, and sells its action video cameras in more than 43 countries.

"It's beyond my wildest dreams to evolve Contour from a project bootstrapped out of a garage to the seventh fastest-growing private company in the nation," said Barros. "Being in Inc. 500's top 10 further validates that the unique combination of social, video and mobile not only advances Contour as a leader in action video -- but as a company to watch in general."

The 2011 Inc. 500 ranks U.S.-based, privately held companies according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. This year's ranked companies are smaller, but much faster-growing than last year's crop. Aggregate revenue is $10.5 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,275 percent. The companies on this year's list employ more than 46,000 people and generated over 35,000 jobs in the past three years. The complete Inc. 500 is unveiled in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands Aug. 23 to Nov. 15 and on

Contour's high quality, easy-to-use cameras, including the Contour+, ContourGPS, ContourHD and a new product launching next month, provide a variety of solutions to fit every explorer's need. The company makes capturing and sharing action video seamlessly with its comprehensive suite of mounts and accessories, free apps, software and online community.

More information on Contour is available at

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About Contour
Contour is a market leader in the hands-free video camera category. Producing simple, award-winning designed and intuitive adventure storytelling tools, Contour, is a fun and easy way to create shareable video stories of adventuresome lifestyles. Creating action video and location-based video to relive and replay personal tales of action, adventure and travel, sharing them with world is easy simply with a touch of a button. For more information about Contour please visit

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