HEAD­QUAR­TERS: Bal­ti­more FOUNDERS: Ryan Ho­gan (CEO), Der­rick Smith EM­PLOY­EES: 50

Child­hood pals Ho­gan and Smith are prof­it­ing from true-crime fer­vor and quar­an­tine bore­dom with their mur­der-mys­tery game Hunt A Killer, sold by sub­scrip­tion for $25 to $30 a month. Its boxes of clues in­clude po­lice re­ports, news clip­pings and fi­nan­cial records, of­ten in­spired by real mur­ders. The four-year-old com­pany ex­pects rev­enue to reach $50 mil­lion this year, nearly dou­ble last year’s $27 mil­lion; sub­scriber fig­ures have hit 100,000. “Whether peo­ple want an es­cape from pol­i­tics or the pan­demic, Hunt A Killer en­gages your brain with some­thing else,” says Ho­gan, 36. “Even if that’s solv­ing a heinous crime.”

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Miyoko Schin­ner

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