The Active Network Achieves 1,633 Percent Revenue Growth Rate, Ranking 128th Nationally
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - October 26, 2005 - For the second year, The Active Network, Inc. was named one of North America's fastest-growing technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America by percentage revenue growth over five years. The Active Network, a provider of application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations and a leading online community for active lifestyles, grew 1,633 percent from 2000 to 2004, ranking 128th nationally in the 2005 Fast 500.
Last year, the company made its debut on the list, ranking 15th with a 20,354 percent growth rate, accounting for revenue growth from 1999-2003.
"It's an honor to join the Fast 500 rankings once again and earn recognition for the continued growth and profitability we've achieved. Our ranking this year represents an even greater accomplishment as we mature as a company and our revenue growth rate is now based on the years beyond our inception," said Dave Alberga, chief executive officer, The Active Network, Inc. "It's very exciting to share our success with our customers, partners and investors. Our growth is really attributed to the team we've put in place here at Active. Our team members share a passion for the business and culture we've created and have continued to put customer needs first."
The Active Network's technology infrastructure supports participation in recreation, activities, fundraising and healthy lifestyles. Its Web-based services and software solutions provide organizers automation for information collection, activity registration, facility reservation and fundraising management across markets that include government, park and recreation, golf, sports, non-profit, education and healthcare. As a leading Web destination for active consumers, its properties Active.com (www.active.com) and eteamz (www.eteamz.com), have made the Forbes.com "Best of the Web" list for five consecutive years.
The company's marketing services division, Active Marketing Group (www.ActiveMarketingGroup.com), was recently named among the top ten fastest-growing promotions agencies in the U.S. by PROMO magazine.
This year, The Active Network also ranked 8th in the San Diego Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in San Diego.
The Fast 500 list is compiled from Deloitte's 15 regional North American Fast 50 lists, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. To qualify for the Fast 500, entrants must have had 2000 operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD for the United States and Canada, respectively, and 2004 operating revenues of at least $1 million USD or CD. Entrants must be headquartered in North America and must be a "technology company," defined as a company that owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify.
For a complete list of the Deloitte Technology 500 winners for 2005, visit www.fast500.com
About The Active Network, Inc.
The Active Network, Inc., based in San Diego, Calif., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations and is the leading online community for active lifestyle consumers. The company's application services help organizations increase efficiency, while reducing the cost and complexity of managing community activities and fundraising events. Organizations of all size use the company's technology to automate information collection, activity registration, facility reservation, membership and fundraising management. The Active Network's marketing services offer integrated consumer promotions, including online advertising, direct marketing, event and mobile marketing, municipal marketing and sponsorship activation, that help clients develop authentic relationships with active consumers. The Active Network serves local governments, park and recreation, golf courses and golf facilities, non-profits, sports organizations and associations, educational and health care organizations, and consumer products corporations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.TheActiveNetwork.com or call 1-888-543-7223.
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