If you’re a fast-growing private company, apply for the Forbes America’s Most Promising Companies list here.
Earlier today, we announced a partnership with Forbes Magazine where they will be using CB Insights Mosaic in the creation of their 2011 list of America’s Most Promising Companies (AMPC).
If you are a high growth private company or know of a high growth private company which would benefit from inclusion on the list and the serious exposure to customers, strategic partners, prospective employees and investors that it brings, you should apply here. Forbes Magazine reaches nearly 5.5 million readers every two weeks, and Forbes.com attracts an average 18 million unique visitors each month.
The full press release announcing our partnership is below.
Forbes and CB Insights to Identify America’s Most Promising Companies
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Forbes announces that it will be ranking U.S.-based, high-growth, privately held companies for its editorial feature, “America’s Most Promising Companies (AMPC)” to be published in late 2011. Related editorial content is available within the Entrepreneurs channel, on Forbes.com at:www.forbes.com/promising. The leading sponsor of AMPC is iMeet®, a new product from PGi that gives users their own personal meeting room online.
Forbes has teamed up with CB Insights, a data company that identifies and tracks high-growth, privately held companies, to identify America’s Most Promising Companies. Using CB Insight’s Mosaic software, Forbes is able to evaluate company-specific measures (such as employee turnover and customer sentiment) and industry factors (like growth rates and merger activity), combining them to create a ranking that accurately reflects a company’s health.
“We are excited about taking a more comprehensive approach to finding innovative companies that will create significant wealth and propel the U.S. economy,” says Brett Nelson, Forbes’ Executive Editor.
Businesses with top ratings will receive:
- Official Forbes accreditation
- Company profile page on Forbes.com
- Chance for a spot on Forbes’ upcoming list of America’s Most Promising Companies
“We’re looking forward to using Beacon and its underlying technology offer a complete, data-driven view into private companies,” added Anand Sanwal, CEO of CB Insights.
Forbes will collect submissions using two surveys. Companies may nominate themselves or be nominated by outside professionals. The first survey is available at http://forbes.cbinsights.com/ampc-intro-survey.php. Forbes will recognize the most prolific AMPC scouts– those who recommended the most AMPC candidates–on Forbes.com.
Forbes previously published its rankings of America’s Most Promising Companies in September 2009 featuring twenty companies. Thirteen of the twenty have raised a combined $92 million in fresh capital, including equity, debt and grants. One completed a reverse merger to go public and had a recent $52 million market capitalization. Another sold to a strategic buyer.
“People still introduce us as an ‘America’s Most Promising Companies’ company,” says Jeff Ready, founder of Scale Computing, No. 16 on the 2009 AMPC list, which has raised $26 million in fresh capital since appearing on the list.
To take the survey, visit: http://forbes.cbinsights.com/ampc-intro-survey.php
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Steve Forbes serves as Chairman and Editor in Chief. Mike Perlis is President and Chief Executive Officer. Lewis D’Vorkin is Chief Product Officer.
CB Insights is a technology and data science company that offers comprehensive information, intelligence and insights about private companies. The company’s Beacon software platform which received support from the National Science Foundation uses advanced information extraction, categorization and statistical modeling to algorithmically assess the health of private companies using strength and sentiment signals the software captures and analyzes. For more information about CB Insights Beacon, visit http://www.cbinsights.com/mosaic.