SAN FRANCISCO – October 22, 2007 –VerticalResponse, the leading provider of self-service email marketing and direct mail solutions, today announced it ranks #22 on the San Francisco Business Times annual listing of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area, and was announced as finalist in five categories for the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. This is the third consecutive year VerticalResponse has achieved both honors as the company continues to grow its revenue, staff and services. More than 7,000 new customers signed on in the first three quarters of this year, bringing the total number of paying customers to 32,000. Revenue is likewise up, with nearly 36% increase over this time last year.
“We are excited to again be recognized as one of San Francisco’s fastest growing private companies. We take pride in knowing that our growth means other small businesses across the country are also taking advantage of our service to grow as well,” said VerticalResponse CEO Janine Popick. “The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are also a great honor, and we are particularly pleased to be recognized for our innovation as well as our dedication to the greater community.”
VerticalResponse’s success draws from its wide popularity among small businesses. Customers include many small businesses and emerging companies covering a broad range of industries, including ad agencies, wine, retailers, and many more. In the past year, VerticalResponse has grown its user base with new integrations, partnerships and product upgrades, including:
With the support of Price Waterhouse Coopers, The San Francisco Business Times reviewed over 2,000 Bay Area companies to compile the final list. All companies had to have been headquartered in the Bay Area, privately held between 2004 and 2006 and revenues of over $200,000 in 2004. The average growth rate from 2004 to 2006 of the top 100 private companies was forty-seven percent.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the companies they run. The 2007 awards, presented by Infiniti, will be presented at a reception at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Monday, November 12. More than 800 nominations were submitted for consideration in over 40 categories. VerticalResponse has been named a finalist in the following categories: Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees; Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Businesses – up to 100 Employees; Blog of the Year; Community Involvement Program of the Year; Employer of the Year; Fastest-Growing Company of the Year; Most Innovative Company of the Year – Up to 100 Employees.
These latest recognitions join the growing list of VerticalResponse’s accomplishments over the past year, which have also included:
Additionally, VerticalResponse for AppExchange is currently the most popular of hundreds of third –party applications now available on the salesforce.com AppExchange, the world’s first on-demand directory and sharing service, found at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.
VerticalResponse, Inc. (http://www.verticalresponse.com) is a leading provider of self-service email marketing and direct mail services empowering businesses of all sizes to create, manage and analyze their own direct marketing campaigns. VerticalResponse’s flagship product, which allows customers to deliver sophisticated yet easily deployed email campaigns, is the most intuitive and affordable Web-based direct marketing solution available. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For additional information, please visit www.verticalresponse.com.