SOURCE: Intelius

August 28, 2007 11:00 ET

Intelius Recognized as One of America's 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine

Company Also Recently Named One of Washington's Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - August 28, 2007) - Intelius, Inc., a company that empowers consumers and businesses with online information for intelligent decisions, today announced that Inc. magazine ranked the company as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

Intelius was one of the fastest-growing companies listed in the "security" category in this year's list. Even with security becoming an increasingly competitive and growing industry, Intelius increased its sales by 930 percent over the last three years, ending 2006 with $54.7 million in revenue.

"We're very proud to be recognized by Inc. magazine and inclusion on this list demonstrates our strong, sustained growth amongst a competitive group of fast-growing companies," said Naveen Jain, CEO of Intelius. "We're in the business of providing innovative services that our customers find invaluable for making better decisions about their world -- for peace of mind and the security of their families and businesses. Intelius' significant growth demonstrates our commitment to expanding our service offerings and creating innovative new products that address the demands of our loyal, growing customer base of over five million."

"If you want to find out which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. magazine editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most innovative, dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones coming up with solutions to some of our most intractable ills, creating systems that let us conduct business faster and easier, and manufacturing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."

In addition to earning a spot on the Inc. 500 list, Intelius was recently named one of the Puget Sound Business Journal's Best Workplaces in the state of Washington.

The 2007 Inc. 500, will be revealed in the September issue of Inc. magazine. Complete information on this year's Inc. 500 can be found at

The 2007 Inc. 500 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held, independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006.

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 four 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

About Inc. magazine:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, LLC., Inc. magazine ( is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 681,421, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology.

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