Reverb Named Fastest-Growing Company in Chicago

World’s Leading Music Gear Marketplace Earns Top Spot on Crain’s Chicago’s Annual ‘Fast 50’ List

Reverb Named Fastest-Growing Company in Chicago

World’s Leading Music Gear Marketplace Earns Top Spot on Crain’s Chicago’s Annual ‘Fast 50’ List

Monday, July 15, 2019 — Reverb.com, the leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new and used musical instruments, has earned the No.1 spot on Crain’s Chicago Business’ annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the Chicago area. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into the global destination for musicians and music lovers to connect online over the perfect piece of gear.

“Reverb is a success because our team truly believes in what we’re building: A website and community for the music industry built by a team of musicians and music lovers,” said David Kalt, Founder & CEO at Reverb. “We don’t do what we do each day for awards and recognition—we come to work because we all believe that the world would be a better place if there was a little more music in it. With that being said, this is a huge honor and I’m extremely proud of our team for this accomplishment.”

Over the past six years, Reverb has grown into a thriving two-way marketplace comprised of large brick-and-mortar retailers, local music stores, collectors, individual sellers, and even rock stars—artists ranging from Maroon 5, Green Day, Moby, and Dave Grohl to Sonic Youth, Linkin Park, and more have used Reverb to get music gear into the hands of fans. By focusing on inspiring content, price transparency, musician-focused eCommerce tools, a music-savvy customer service team, and more, Reverb has created an online destination where millions of musicians and music lovers come to buy, sell, and get inspired.

Earlier this year, Reverb was recognized by Fast Company alongside Universal Music Group, Sofar Sounds, and Live Nation as one of the top companies making a profound impact on the music industry. The company also recently raised more than $40,000 for ten Girls Rock camps in the U.S. and abroad through a charity auction featuring items from Stevie Nicks, Mavis Staples, Kacey Musgraves, Billie Eilish, and more.

Since 2007, the Crain’s Chicago “Fast 50” feature has been identifying companies whose revenues are rapidly outgunning the rest. Reverb joins Snapsheet, Hireology, PowerReviews, and more who ranked on the 2019 list.

About Reverb

Reverb.com is the leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into a vibrant community of buyers and sellers all over the world. By focusing on inspiring content, price transparency, musician-focused, eCommerce tools, a music-savvy customer service team, and more, Reverb has created an online destination where the global music community can connect over the perfect piece of music gear. A portion of each sale on Reverb goes to Reverb Gives, which provides youth music programs all over the world with the instruments they need to make music. Visit www.reverb.com or download the mobile app.