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GoGrid in the “Hottest Companies in San Francisco” Award List by Lead411.com

May 19th, 2010 by - 14,799 views

Yesterday, Lead411.com published their list of the fastest growing technology companies in San Francisco and GoGrid was chosen as a winner. Lead411 is a provider of information, news and research about U.S. companies and their executives and they track company news in order to alert customers about venture financing, new hires, hiring plans and other information.

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The list of San Francisco companies also receiving the award is impressive, including names such as:

  • AdBrite
  • BitTorrent
  • Clickability
  • Cloudmark
  • Federated Media Publishing
  • Jaspersoft
  • Mashable
  • Mashery
  • Mulesoft
  • New Relic
  • OpenTable
  • Posterous
  • Reddit
  • Seesmic
  • SlideRocket
  • SocialMedia Networks
  • Stitcher
  • Technorati
  • GigaOM
  • Twitter
  • UserVoice
  • Yammer
  • Yelp
  • …and many others

We at GoGrid appreciate the recognition:

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More Info about Lead411 & their Selection Process (from their release)

Background

Each day, the Lead411 research team scours through 600+ press releases and business articles including venture capital fundings, company launches, new office openings, customer press releases, etc. This information has given insight to which are the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Their “Hottest Companies” awards have been created to recognize these fast growing companies in different geographic regions. This particular list originally started with over 900 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 122.

blockquote_2 We have been tracking fast companies for our customers for the past 10 years,” said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411, “and we felt it was important to recognize these growing brands publicly… specifically in the Bay Area.”

How the Winners were Chosen

First, all companies must by in either the Software, Wireless, Internet, or Media industry, have less than $100M in yearly revenues, and be within San Francisco or the East Bay metropolitan area. From there, each company must meet one or more of the following requirements;

  • 100% increase in revenues over the past 3 years; OR
  • $5M+ in funding in the past 2 years; OR
  • 2X traffic gains to their website in the past 12 months AND over 1M unique visitors a month.

Congratulations to all of the other recipients.

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan, formerly the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, is a recognized technology, social media, and cloud computing pundit and blogger who writes regularly about technology news and trends.

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