AirSage Ranks #244 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500

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The 2014 Debut as One of America’s Fastest Growing Tech Companies is Attributed to Innovative Expansion into New Markets: Travel & Tourism and Consumer & Market Research

AirSage Ranks #244 on Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500™

Over the past several years, we’ve been able to expand on how our technology can be used

An evolution in how mobility data can be used to provide location insights is the source of unprecedented growth for AirSage ®, the largest provider of consumer travel trends and anonymous population-movement intelligence in the U.S. With the ability to maximize transferrable knowledge, AirSage has added to its transportation and transit product portfolio by delivering sophisticated solutions for other industries. Today it is transforming travel and tourism as well as consumer and market research. This remarkable two-prong expansion has landed the Atlanta-based company on the Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500™.

AirSage ranked #244 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a list of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Winners are selected based on revenue growth and sales of proprietary intellectual property or technology. AirSage has seen tremendous three-year revenue growth of 402% (growth from 2013 over 2009). Annual revenue for 2013 was $9.8 million and the company has grown to 50 employees.

“Over the past several years, we’ve been able to expand on how our technology can be used,” said Cy Smith, Founder and CEO of AirSage. “Today we know that there is an enormous amount of transferrable knowledge about population movement, location based services and data analytics which we are using to pioneer innovative solutions in many other industries.”

AirSage’s proprietary technology collects and analyzes more than 15 billion anonymous, real-time locations every day; time and date-stamping the signals to illustrate where people travel and when they go. Recent adopters of the technology include:

= Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) and Convention and Visitor Bureau’s (CVBs). Traditional studies that highlight what travelers had planned to do can be replaced with new data that reveals what visitors actually do. This allows markets from megacities to boutique destinations to better understand visitor travel patterns, event attendance and their fly vs. drive markets.

= Consumer market research companies such as Vistar Media and SpaceCurve. Vistar Media is using AirSage mobility data to help big-box retailers, ad agencies and marketers better connect with consumers on non-personal screens (like those found in taxi cabs or elevators). According to the co-founders, “It’s like cookies for the physical world.” SpaceCurve is fusing AirSage data with diverse location-enabled data sources, such as weather and environmental conditions, traffic patterns, maps, census and demographic information, and more, to provide companies with a better understanding of consumer behaviors. This combined capability is like “analytical superfood” according to Robin Bloor, chief analyst at the Bloor Group.

About AirSage
AirSage®—a pioneer in population analytics—is the largest provider of consumer locations and population movement intelligence in the U.S. Each day, AirSage uses patented technology to capture and analyze more than 15 billion anonymous, real-time, cellular-signal data points to identify travel patterns and transportation trends. Partnerships with the nation’s largest wireless carriers give AirSage exclusive access to data from more than 100 million mobile devices. Analyzed and aggregated, AirSage data provides actionable insights into where and when people travel and is transforming the transportation industry, commercial enterprises and a diverse range of industries. Find AirSage online at http://www.airsage.com and on Twitter @AirSage.

About Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500™
Technology Fast 500, conducted by 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 2009 to 2013.

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.

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