SOURCE: Intelius

November 06, 2007 09:00 ET

Intelius Named Rising Star in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 Program

Company Earns Second Deloitte Honor in 2007 and Records Astounding Revenue of $55 Million in the Past Three Years

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - November 6, 2007) - Intelius, Inc., a company that empowers consumers with online information for personal protection and intelligent decisions, has been named a Rising Star on Deloitte's 2007 Technology Fast 500.

A special category, the Rising Star list ranks 20 companies that have been in business a minimum of three years, but less than five years. They are ranked based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over three years (2004 to 2006). Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 is a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America.

Intelius, which has thrived on developing services that help inform their customers about the people, businesses and assets they deal with, recorded $55 million in revenue since 2004. In addition to receiving two honors from Deloitte in 2007, Intelius was also recognized this year with awards from Inc. magazine and the Puget Sound Business Journal.

"We are very proud of our accomplishments in an increasingly competitive industry and credit much of our success to executing an aggressive growth plan, developing key partnerships with major brands, as well as expanding our suite of useful and comprehensive personal safety and information services," said Naveen Jain, CEO of Intelius. "This accolade is another demonstration of Intelius' dedication to providing our customers with superior service and products that help them make knowledgeable decisions."

The company, which celebrated its five millionth unique paying customer last month, offers a selection of innovative personal protection and information services like extensive consumer and enterprise background checks, identity theft watch programs and in-depth people searches.

"Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 Rising Stars honors young companies that have gained early traction in today's highly competitive technology marketplace based on percentage of revenue growth," said Phil Asmundson, Vice Chairman, U.S. Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. "We applaud Intelius for being one of only 20 companies to achieve the Rising Star ranking in 2007."

Rising Star Qualifications

To qualify as a Fast 500 Rising Star, entrants must have had 2004 operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD, for the United States and Canada, respectively, and 2006 operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD.

Entrants must be headquartered in North America, and own proprietary technology or proprietary intellectual property that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues, or devote a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify.

About Intelius

Intelius is the leading information commerce company providing consumers and businesses with information to empower the decision-making process for peace of mind and security. To date, Intelius has gained more than five million unique customers who use Intelius' information to reconnect and protect their loved ones, businesses and assets. Intelius' services include background checks, people search services, comprehensive employment screening services and an award-winning identity theft prevention product, IDWatch. Intelius is one of the top 100 most trafficked sites on the Internet, according to comScore/Media Metrix. Intelius was listed as an Inc. 500 company and was named one of Washington's top three Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal in 2007, and in 2006, Intelius was named the American Business Awards' Best New Company, and was listed amongst the top 15 Corporate Philanthropists by Puget Sound Business Journal. For more about Intelius products and services, visit For more about Intelius' business, news and policies, visit

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