Attributes revenue growth to employees and its small business customers
San Francisco – Oct. 19, 2011 – VerticalResponse, a leading provider of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, online survey, social media, event marketing and direct mail marketing, today announced it ranked No. 343 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.
VerticalResponse grew 235 percent in revenue from 2006 to 2010; this is the company’s fifth consecutive year as an award winner.
"We would not be on this list without the inventiveness and dedication of all our employees, and the continuing support of our small business customers," said Janine Popick, VerticalResponse CEO. "Everyone here gets a real charge out of helping our customers grow, which is essential to our own growth as a company."
“VerticalResponse, like all 2011 Technology Fast 500 companies, has excelled in fostering innovation and channeling it into spectacular growth – against the backdrop of one of the most challenging economies in history,” said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader, Deloitte LLP. “Deloitte recognizes VerticalResponse for its remarkable accomplishment.”
“We are pleased to honor VerticalResponse as a 2011 Technology Fast 500 company,” said Mark Jensen, managing partner, technology and venture capital services, Deloitte & Touche LLP. “As one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America, VerticalResponse has demonstrated excellence in technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth.”
VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of Web-based, self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, online surveys, social media, event marketing and direct mail. Its mission is to empower small businesses and non-profit organizations to easily and affordably create, share and analyze their own marketing campaigns. Users can benefit from a wide variety of features including more than 700 free email marketing templates; the ability to share their content over social media networks; and robust reporting so that they can understand campaign success. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information visit www.verticalresponse.com, and connect on Twitter at @VR4SmallBiz and Facebook at www.facebook.com/verticalresponse.
About Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500
Technology Fast 500, which was conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2006 to 2010.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.