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Lead411 launches "Hottest DC Area Companies" awards

In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest DC Area Companies" award.

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 1650 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 81.

"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."

How the Winners were Chosen

First, all companies must by in either the Software, Wireless, Internet, or Media industry and be a privately held organization, and be within the districts/states of Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, and Virginia. From there, each company must meet one or more of the following requirements;

  • 100% increase in revenues over the past 3 years; OR
  • Over $1M 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.

Nominations/Applications If you would like to be listed in the 2011 DC awards, our 2010 National Hot 500, or any future awards please apply here.

About Lead411

Lead411 provides information, news, and research about U.S. companies and their executives. Founded in 2001, its goal has been to focus on quality corporate data that is valid and useful rather than producing as many company records as possible. In addition, Lead411 tracks company news in order to alert its customers about venture financing, new hires, hiring plans, etc. Customers include Gartner, Administaff and ADP.

Original Article URL: http://www.lead411.com/dc-de-md-va-companies.html