Press Release | January 22, 2015

Answers Corporation Named Among Most Promising U.S. Companies by Forbes

Voice of Customer Technology Company Ranked 11th out of 100 Based on Its Rapid Growth and the Strength of Its Management Team

ST. LOUIS, MO (January 22, 2015)—Answers Corporation, the parent company of top-10 Internet property Answers.com (source: Quantcast) and a premier provider of cloud-based voice of customer solutions, announced today that it placed 11th on Forbes’ 2015 list of America’s Most Promising Companies, an annual ranking of 100 companies based on sales and hiring growth, quality of management teams and investors, market size and key partnerships.

“We are deeply honored to be among the top firms on Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies this year, and pleased to be able to share this award with our global team and customers, without whom this achievement would not have been possible,” said David Karandish, Chief Executive Officer of Answers Corporation. “This award demonstrates the formidable momentum Answers has built in the last year, delivering the best intelligence to help consumers make informed decisions and enabling brands to engage their customers in more meaningful ways. It is our chief priority to continue to exceed our customers’ expectations in 2015 and beyond.”

In addition to the Forbes ranking, Answers™ was recently named a 2014 Deloitte Fast 500 Technology Company, and Karandish was anointed a “Visionary” as one of the 2014 winners of the prestigious CEO World Awards in the Internet/Cloud Computing category. He received that award for his work building Answers into a premiere provider of voice of customer solutions and for significantly advancing the company’s B2B strategy through both organic growth and key acquisitions.
About Forbes’ 2015 America’s Most Promising Companies.

Forbes’ fourth annual list of America’s Most Promising Companies recognizes 100 privately held, high-growth companies. Companies that made the cut boast compelling business models, strong management teams, as well as notable customers and investors.

Forbes strove for a holistic gauge of young, privately held businesses, attempting to pin down their trajectories by taking a range of variables into account. Over the course of four months, Forbes reviewed hundreds of applications. The final assessment is based on growth (both in sales and hiring), quality of management teams and investors, margins, market size and key partnerships. After verifying sales numbers, speaking with each company and debating their merits and blemishes, Forbes produced a final ranking.

The full list of companies is available online at www.forbes.com/most-promising-companies/list/.