Idea Buyer LLC launches products; after nearly 10 years in business it’s launched itself onto this year’s Inc. 500, at No. 197 with 2015 revenue about 20 times that of 2013.
“We’ve always focused on long-term relationships and making decisions that are going to benefit everyone we work with,” founder and President Eric Corl told me. “We really started to have a lot of those things start to come around and become good wins for us.”
The Dublin company has two facets: It operates an online marketplace for patents and other intellectual property. The revenue generator is its more hands-on side helping entrepreneurs launch products, with engineering, prototyping, patenting, branding and finding retail distributors for a product. About three-quarters of its clients have a consumer product, the rest are in the online world.