Inc. Magazine’s 26th Annual Inc. 500 Ranks Beyond.com Among America’s 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — August, 23 2007 — Beyond.com, Inc., the largest niche career network for business professionals, today announced that Inc. magazine has ranked Beyond.com No. 345 on its 26th annual Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

“We are honored to be recognized in the 2007 Inc. 500 list among America’s most entrepreneurial, innovative and growing companies,” said Rich Milgram, CEO of Beyond.com. “At Beyond.com, our team’s dedication to providing career, business and life solutions to professionals has lead to the growth of our Network of more than 15,000 online communities, and has given us the ability to deliver the highest quality, and most relevant, career opportunities and recruitment solutions to our employers and job seekers.”

The Beyond.com Network consists of more than 15,000 general, local and niche industry Web sites and online communities. The Network provides an online destination for business professionals to continuously grow as individuals; not only can they locate niche communities to reach more targeted corporate employers, but they can also obtain a variety of comprehensive resources to help them stay educated and achieve their individual goals. In addition, many of the sites that are part of the Network are sites in which people come to do their job, not necessarily look for a job. Therefore, the Network targets a large aggregate number of passive job seekers — a tremendous advantage for recruiters and hiring managers, and something most job boards can’t offer.

The 2007 Inc. 500 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held, independent entities — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006.

The 2007 Inc. 500, as revealed in the September issue of Inc. magazine (on newsstands August 28 – October 2), reported aggregate revenue of $16 billion and median three-year growth of 939 percent. Most important, the 2007 Inc. 500 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 64,064 jobs since those companies were founded.

Complete information on this year’s Inc. 500, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Beyond.com, Inc. Beyond.com, Inc., a full-service provider of career software and services, powering a network of more than 15,000 highly niche-specific communities, is dedicated to helping business professionals, corporations and vertical communities connect with each other by providing relevant search and networking tools for every stage of career, business and life. Product and service categories include: careers and recruitment, HR technologies, education, search engines, life management, and networking. Beyond.com is a Safeguard Scientifics partner company. www.Beyond.com

About Safeguard Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE), a holding company, builds value in growth-stage technology and life sciences businesses. Safeguard provides growth capital as well as a range of strategic, operational and management resources to their partner companies. Safeguard also participates in growth buyout financings, including corporate spin-outs and management buyouts, expansion financings, industry consolidations and early-stage financings. www.Safeguard.com

About Inc. magazine Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, LLC., Inc. magazine (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 681,421, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology.

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Comment by Chris Russell on September 11, 2007 at 3:08pm
Nice work guys, its good to see the companies in our space doing well. Bodes well for all of us.

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