LA JOLLA, Calif. - September 29, 2004 - The Active Network, Inc., a leading provider of application and marketing services for the participatory activities and non-profit sectors, was named San Diego's second fastest growing technology company in Deloitte & Touche's Technology Fast 50 Program. The program, managed by Deloitte & Touche LLP - one of the nation's leading professional services firms - ranks the 50 fastest growing technology companies in San Diego County, based on the percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues over five years, from 1999-2003.
The Active Network's CEO Dave Alberga credits industry-leading products and exceptional customer service with the company's fast growth over the past five years. "There are very few providers in our market who have found an efficient way to serve the needs of our client base. Throughout our growth, we've listened to the product needs of our customers and not only delivered breakthrough applications, but followed up with great service and support."
The company brings a history providing technology-based applications for the participatory activities and non-profit sectors, with a growing marketing services division that helps companies reach the active lifestyle community. As evidence of the success of its products and services, The Active Network has one of the largest customer bases in its industry with application services customers that include PF Chang's Rock n Roll Arizona Marathon, District of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, NFL Youth Football Network and the Stanford Soccer Academy, and marketing services clients that include Unilever, ConAgra, Timex, the U.S. Army and others. In addition, its online fundraising solutions are used by thousands of nonprofit organizations, including Komen Race for the Cure events, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and others. The company's marketing services division, Active Marketing Group, was recently ranked 15th among the top 100 promotional agencies in the U.S. by PROMO magazine. Its Web properties, Active.com and eteamz, have made the Forbes.com "Best of the Web" list for four consecutive years.
To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 1999 and $1,000,000 in 2003, must be public or private companies headquartered in North America, and be a "technology company" defined as owning proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues (using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify); and/or devoting a significant proportion of revenues to research and development of technology.
Winners of the 19 regional Technology Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada are automatically entered in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks North America's top 500 fastest growing technology companies. For more information on the Deloitte Fast 50 or Fast 500 programs, visit www.fast500.com
The Active Network, Inc.
Founded in 1998 and based in La Jolla, Calif., The Active Network, Inc. is a leading provider of application and marketing services for the participatory activities and non-profit sectors. The company's network of properties includes Active.com (www.active.com), eteamz (www.eteamz.com) and Active Team Sports, ActiveGiving (www.ActiveGiving.com), RecWare, and Active Marketing Group. Its application services automate information collection, participant registration, facility reservation and fundraising management, reducing the cost and complexity of managing and organizing participatory activities and fundraising events. Its marketing services offer integrated online and field marketing campaigns to reach active consumers. The Active Network also offers a one-stop shop of services for active lifestyles. The company serves one of the largest customer bases in its market, including more than 7,000 event organizers, 600 park and recreation departments, 1,000 non-profit organizations and 2,500 leagues and camps. For more information, please visit www.theactivenetwork.com or call 1-888-543-7223.