RateSpecial Interactive Ranks No. 14 on the 2012 Inc. 500 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 8,592.9%

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Inc. magazine ranked RateSpecial Interactive No. 14 on its 31st annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy---America’s independent entrepreneurs.

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“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

Inc. Magazine Unveils 31st Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, the Inc. 500, and RateSpecial Interactive is honored to be listed.

“Relationships are at the core of who we are and what we do. The Inc. 500 placement is not just an honor, it is a testament to our team, the wonderful people we work with that drive the innovation and resourcefulness that has become the definition of what RateSpecial is. We’ve never been short of ideas or opportunities to seize; merely the time necessary to make it all happen. Execution is where we live and we’re excited to see how the future unfolds for us.” commented Bertrand Seow, CFO/CTO and Co-Founder of RateSpecial Interactive

The 2012 Inc. 500, unveiled in September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 770% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year’s Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/500.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000


The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent---not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies---as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference

Each year, Inc. and the Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars---the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 2-5, 2011 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Conferences & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit http://www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.

About RateSpecial Interactive

RateSpecial Interactive http://www.ratespecial.com is a results-oriented interactive advertising agency specializing in traffic acquisition, monetization and product strategy. Our core focus is matching relevant traffic to relevant products, while creating an added-value experience for the consumer. At the same time generating significant secondary revenue for our traffic partners and high quality consumers for our advertisers. RateSpecial Interactive was recognized as the #1 Fastest-Growing Private Company in LA for 2011 by the LA Business Journal.

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