SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Digital Air Strike has been named by Inc. Magazine as one of the Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the country.

Based on a three-year growth rate of 313%, Digital Air Strike ranked No. 1 in revenue and No. 5 in growth for Arizona-based companies in the advertising and marketing category, as well as the No. 12 fastest-growing among all companies in Scottsdale, No. 20 fastest-growing among all companies in the San Jose Region and No. 1,372 fastest-growing nationwide.

“We are honored to be ranked as one of the country’s fastest-growing companies,” said Alexi Venneri, cofounder and CEO of Digital Air Strike. “Thanks to the tremendous support of our clients, we have created innovative social media solutions and lead response technology that transforms the way dealerships engage with prospects and customers.”

The Inc. 500 | 5000 list ranks the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, and includes a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Dell, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500 | 5000.

The list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, participants had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent companies — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — that were founded and generated revenue by March 31, 2010.

This year’s list is the most competitive crop in the magazine’s history. The companies included on the Inc. 5000 list have an aggregate revenue of $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years.

“What surprises me is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”