ENCINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--uSampTM, a leader in providing targeted audiences for global consumer and business insights, today announced that it has been included on the prestigious Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies for the second year in a row.
uSamp ranks No. 51 on Forbes annual list, which comprises 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures throughout the United States.
uSamp continues to push the market research and consumer insights industry forward by developing new technologies that help customers make better, faster and more insightful decisions about their products and services. uSamp utilizes a 12 million member global panel of verified survey respondents to give customers access to on-demand results. Using various platforms, including its mobile solution, uSamp can quickly connect businesses with their most important audiences to receive valuable insights in real time.
“Being named to the Forbes Most Promising Companies list for the second year in a row validates our dedication to customers and growing a sustainable company,” said uSamp co-founder and CEO Matt Dusig. “Over the past four years, we’ve anticipated trends and delivered innovative solutions ahead of the curve.”
“We’ve successively invested in new technologies,” continued co-founder and president, Gregg Lavin, “including our latest feat: leveraging the value of on-the-go feedback and collecting rich media intelligence through our robust mobile platform.”
Forbes doesn’t base its list on one metric. For the Most Promising list, Forbes strives for a holistic gauge of young, privately held companies, trying to pin down their trajectories by looking at a slew of variables. Over the course of six months Forbes reviews thousands of applications. The final assessment is based on growth (both in sales and hiring), quality of management team and investors, margins, market size and key partnerships. Forbes turns to CB Insights, a Manhattan-based data research firm that specializes in assessing private companies, to refine the search. Their MOSAIC software scans 45,000 sources to measure a company’s health. A new distribution deal, for example, marks a positive signal, while the loss of an executive is a negative. MOSAIC gathers these myriad signals into a final score that Forbes uses as an initial guide in producing the list. After verifying sales numbers, speaking with the companies and debating their merits and blemishes, Forbes produces a final ranking.
uSamp (www.uSamp.com), the fastest growing company in the Market Research Industry, is a premier provider of technology and survey respondents used to obtain consumer and business insights. uSamp’s leading-mobile technology and SaaS platform transform the way companies gain intelligence to make better, faster decisions about their products and services by tapping into uSamp’s 12 million-member global panel of survey respondents. Through uSamp’s proprietary technologies for self-serve sampling and survey authoring, companies have on-demand access to millions of profiled survey respondents. uSamp is based in Los Angeles, with five offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The company has more than 200 team members worldwide. uSamp was No. 213 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and ranked No. 11 in the 2011 Forbes America's Most Promising Company List.