Hudl has made a splash in its first appearance on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the nation.
The Lincoln company, which makes video software for sports teams, came in at No. 149 on the list, one of the highest rankings ever for a Lincoln company.
According to Inc., Hudl's sales grew 2,535 percent from 2009 to 2012, to $14.1 million.
"It's an awesome honor. We're psyched," said David Graff, Hudl's CEO.
Graff, John Wirtz and Brian Kaiser started the company in 2007, when they still were students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Hudl had 73 employees at the end of 2012; Graff said it now has 104 full-timers and 15 interns.
Graff said much of the company's growth has come from high schools. Hudl now has more than 13,000 schools using its football software and more than 6,000 using its basketball products. The vast majority in both categories are high schools.
Acquisitions also have helped. Hudl has acquired two of its largest competitors since 2011.
"We have grown a lot these past few years," Graff said.
Hudl was one of seven Lincoln companies to make the Inc. 5000 list, the most since the magazine expanded the list from 500 to 5,000 companies in 2007. The other companies are:
Infogressive, an information security company, made its first appearance on the list at No. 1380; Five Nines Technology Group, which provides a variety of IT services, came in at No. 2,460; Executive Travel landed at No. 2,760; Lincoln Industries, which does metal finishing, ranked No. 3,709; Pen-Link, a security and surveillance technology company, was No. 4,259; and Heme Management, which offers perfusion services -- therapy in which a drug intended for an isolated part of the body is introduced via the bloodstream -- to hospitals, was No. 4,675.
Additional companies from Southeast Nebraska that made the list were Lambert Vet Supply of Fairbury, which came in at No. 3,386, and Headwind Consumer Products of Syracuse, at No. 3,960.
Both companies have Lincoln ties. Lambert opened a Lincoln office at 3601 Calvert St. in December. Headwind is owned by businessman Steve Glenn, who owns Executive Travel and other businesses in Lincoln.
Overall, 27 Nebraska companies made the Inc. list, one fewer than last year.