MIDDLEBURY, Conn., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iSend, a leading U.S. electronic payment service for people who support family members in other countries, announced today that it has been ranked by Forbes magazine as one of "America's Most Promising Companies." The third annual list, which recognizes the United States' top 100 high-growth, privately held companies, places iSend as #33.
In ranking the top 100 most promising companies, Forbes relied on New York-based data firm CB Insights to mine millions of online documents and extract such company-specific data as hiring, customer wins, partner signings, product sentiment and financing information. That information is automatically married with industry data to score each company. The Forbes team further evaluates the companies according to strength of management teams, quality of investors, past growth, product strength and market potential to produce a final list and rankings.
"iSend is extremely honored in being named to such an exceptional list of U.S. companies," said Steve LaBella, president and CEO of iSend. "Our employees, investors and partners have all pulled hard to help make iSend's international payments vision a successful undertaking, and such methodical evaluation is further evidence that we're heading in the right direction by the most meaningful definition."
The list of companies is in the current issue of Forbes magazine and online at www.forbes.com.
iSend is a leading international electronic payment service that provides unprecedented financial options for people who support family members in other countries. Customers control the use of the funds they transfer, including topping-up individual family members' prepaid cell phones, paying recurring monthly bills and sending gift cards for merchandise at specific stores. These transfers can be arranged in over 150,000 retail locations spanning the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe, with mobile phone top-ups also available online at iSend's recharge portal, www.Aryty.com. iSend's direct relationships with predominant mobile network operators, billing organizations and retail chains enable rapid transfers to recipients in 90 countries and growing throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including the Indian subcontinent. For more information, visit www.iSendWorldwide.com.
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