July 13, 2010 – J Street Client, Atlanta-based WorthPoint has been recognized by Lead411 as one of "Hottest Companies in the Southeast". WorthPoint, founded in January 2007, is a database and media company for the auction, antiques and collectibles industry. Its Web site (www.worthpoint.com) catalogues and tracks the sales history and current value of antiques and collectibles from around the world, and makes this information available to everyone.
WorthPoint Founder and CEO Will Seippel said: "We are honored to be recognized by Lead411 for this award and included with its group of dynamic companies. Over the past year especially, we have been working extremely hard to increase the breadth and depth of our auction data as well as add value in other ways. I think this award shows that we are seeing dividends from these efforts."
Seippel added: "The sacrifices and hard work of our employees and stakeholders have been recognized and have paid off. They have faithfully backed us and worked hard to build a needed consumer product. We have grown steadily during the worst economic environment since the Great Depression and now have nearly 10,000 monthly paid subscribers."
Los Angeles-based Lead411 (www.lead411.com) provides information, news and research about
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 clients about venture financing, new hires, hiring plans, etc. Clients include Gartner, Administaff and ADP. U.S.
Their "Hottest Companies" awards have been created to recognize the fastest growing companies in different geographic regions. This particular list originally started with more than 2,400 companies and was narrowed down to the top 91. "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."
Companies considered for the "Hottest Companies in the Southeast" award had to be in the Software, Wireless, Internet or Media industry; be privately held, and be based in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas or Louisiana.
In addition, each company must have met one or more of the following criteria: Achieved at least a 100 percent increase in revenues over the past three years; received more than $1 million in funding in the past two years; or showed at least a 100 percent increase in traffic to the company's Web site in the past 12 months and more than 1 million unique visitors a month.