2nd annual list recognizes 147 private companies that put purpose before profit


Buena Park, Calif. — December 7, 2021InnoCaption, a mobile app-based provider of real-time captioning of phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing, today announced it has been named to the Inc. 2021 Best in Business list in the Telecommunications category. Inc.’s Best in Business Awards honor companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact.

The list, which can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. magazine (on newsstands December 14), recognizes small- and medium-size privately held American businesses that have had an outstanding influence on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole.

Joseph Lee, Co-CEO and Founder at InnoCaption said, “Over the past year, we’ve added features and functionality to our real-time captioning offerings that have exemplified our team’s dedication to driving innovation within the captioned phone industry. For example, we launched a newly updated user interface that added modern features like dark and light mode for our app, as well as a built-in spam call filter to reduce unwanted robocalls being received by our users. Based on user feedback, we also added the ability to make outbound calls from a desktop computer using our DeskView web interface. We are humbled by this award and recognition. Our team works tirelessly to advocate and increase awareness for accessibility for people with hearing loss in all aspects of life.”

Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc., says, “What began for us during the pandemic as an effort to showcase companies that were helping the community has grown into a recognition of social, environmental, and economic impact. The companies on this year’s list are changemakers with heart – and they’re pouring the best of their business into the people and communities around them.”

Rather than relying on quantitative criteria tied to sales or funding, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 49 different industries – from finance to software to engineering to fashion, and more – and in age-based and revenue-based categories. The applicant pool was extremely competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits – a huge success for these honors in the list’s second year. Honorees for gold, silver, bronze, and general excellence across industries and categories are featured online at inc.com/best-in-business.

InnoCaption’s mission is to offer the best telecommunications accessibility solution to the deaf and hard of hearing, a vision based on the team’s personal experiences and passion. As an FCC certified and funded service, InnoCaption is provided at no cost to users with hearing loss who need captions to understand their cellphone calls.

In 2021 alone, the company ranked 271st on the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, 1,017th on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list, was selected as a finalist for Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas for their feature, DeskView, and was a Gold Winner of the Stevie Awards’ American Business Awards for its profound impact during the pandemic.

About InnoCaption

InnoCaption is the only FCC-certified caption phone service to offer real-time captioning of incoming and outgoing calls on smartphones through stenographers. InnoCaption also provides the option for captioning through best-in-class automated speech recognition (ASR) technology when users prefer not to have a live assistant during calls. Users can easily make and receive captioned calls through the InnoCaption mobile app, which is available on both iOS and Android phones and tablets. This captioning service is federally funded and provided free-of-charge to people whose hearing loss makes it hard to understand phone calls.

InnoCaption is committed to offering the best telecommunications accessibility solution to the deaf and hard of hearing community. The leadership team behind InnoCaption has always focused on putting the accessibility needs of users first and foremost, enabling them to drive innovation since launching the InnoCaption app in 2016.

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 various channels, including websites, 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 Inc. 5000 allows these founders a chance to engage with their peers in an exclusive community with the credibility to help drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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