Product Design Company in Austin Joins Elite Inc. 500 Regional List

Mako Design Recognized as One of the Fastest-Growing Company on the Elite Inc. 5000 Regionals: Texas List

Inc. magazine today revealed that Mako Design + Invent, the pioneer product design company in Austin, is No. 115 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Texas list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Texas-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Texas economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. 

“Mako Design’s rapid growth is a testament to our ability to provide world-class product development services to startups, small businesses, and inventors. Thanks to our experienced team of high-end designers and engineers, we’ve proven that even first-time inventors who start with a humble idea sketched on a napkin can compete with the best-of-the-best in our industry with the right tools, support, and knowledge,” says Kevin Mako, President and Founder of Mako Design + Invent.

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in Texas. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 210 percent. And in 2019 alone, they employed more than 44,000 people and added more than $9 billion to the Texas economy. In fact, companies based in the largest metro areas—Dallas, Houston, and Austin—brought in the highest revenue overall.

On March 16, 2021, click here to see the complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Texas. Certainly, you’ll find company profiles, including our product design company in Austin, and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria.

“This list proves the power of companies in Texas no matter the industry,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”

More about Mako Design + Invent, the Pioneer Product Design Company in Austin

MAKO Design + Invent provides world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Indeed, Mako is the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. In short, we offer a full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. In addition to the above, Mako helps clients with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution. Kevin Mako also hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry’s leading hardware podcast.  Certainly check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers.

Austin Product Design Company

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals

The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, however, companies including our product design company in Austin must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. More specifically, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000. Additionally, the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 

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 a variety of 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. Above all, the global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders like Mako’s product design company in Austin an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers and the credibility that helps them 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

Want to learn more about how our product design company in Austin can help bring your dream idea to life? Feel free to contact us at any time.

About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial designmechanical engineeringelectrical engineeringpatent referralprototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!


  1. Jamshed Elavia

    April 15, 2021 at 10:27 am

    I contacted you folks 2 years ago. Thanks for keeping me informed of your terrific progress. Looking forward to connecting again. My prototype is ready – as an app.

    • Mako Design

      April 19, 2021 at 10:34 am

      Hi Jamshed, it’s great to hear from you. How time flies! Thanks for your feedback, keep in touch!


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