Ranker Chosen as 49th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500™

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Leading Digital Media Company for Crowdsourced Rankings Attributes Growth to Exponential Traffic Increase & Company’s Proprietary Data

Ranker, the leading digital media company for crowdsourced rankings and opinions, today announced it ranked 49 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.

Ranker’s CEO, Clark Benson, credits substantial increases in traffic to Ranker.com, along with the positive response to and significant use of the company’s own consumer insights data as key contributing factors for its growth.

Benson commented, “It is a distinct honor to be selected by Deloitte as part of this prestigious group of fastest growing companies in North America over the past 5 years. Ranker is a participatory destination where consumers’ votes generate definitive rankings on virtually every topic. The consumer data generated by our more than 8 million monthly votes powers precision ad targeting and consumer insights.”

“Amid a fierce business climate, there seems to be no shortage of new and established companies that are unlocking a seemingly unlimited potential for growth and advancement through technology’s continued disruption and proliferation across industries,” said Sandra Shirai, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “It is inspiring to witness the innovative ways that companies are incorporating emerging technologies for business gains, be it cognitive computing, or the Internet of Things. We congratulate all those ranked on this year’s Fast 500 and look forward to seeing their continued growth into 2016.”

“Through the efforts and utilization of new and emerging technologies from these companies, we are witnessing greater business demands from across almost all industries,” added Jim Atwell, national managing partner of the emerging company practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP. “We look forward to the opportunity to serve these companies as they strive to grow to the next level – be it towards introducing new solutions or entering new markets – and with it make important and long lasting impressions on the technology market as a whole.”

About Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500™
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2011 to 2014.

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 four years and be headquartered within North America.

About Ranker
Ranker is the #1 destination for broad, opinion-based, crowdsourced rankings of everything. The company’s technology is centered on user engagement, turning its lists into the “best possible rankings” based on the wisdom of crowds.

A Quantcast Top 100 site, Ranker attracts more than 23 million monthly unique visitors. As a result, Ranker has one of the world’s largest databases of opinions with more than 100 million votes gathered on 50,000 items. Follow Ranker on Facebook at facebook.com/Ranker and on Twitter @Ranker.

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