uSamp Ranked Among Most Innovative Private Digital Media Startup

ENCINO, Calif.  (Aug. 16, 2011) – uSamp (, one of the world’s fastest growing technology and online survey respondent companies, today announced that it has been named to AlwaysOn’s 2011 Global 250 Top Private Companies List.

The AlwaysOn Global 250 represents the top emerging companies demonstrating significant market traction and pursuing game-changing technologies in digital media, mobile, social media, cloud, and SaaS computing. The AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts recognized uSamp in the “digital media” category, based on innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

“uSamp’s inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership among its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s winners represent some of the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the global Silicon Valley.”

“For uSamp, the AlwaysOn Global 250 recognition is especially significant, given the recent launch of our self-serve SaaS sampling platform, SampleMarket™, and expansion into Europe,” said Matt Dusig, co-founder and CEO, uSamp. “Through the smart use of technology, we’re seeking to make the market research supplier sector more transparent and accessible to a wider range of organizations.  Having the support of the AlwaysOn organization is a tremendous vote of confidence as we move toward that goal.”

The AlwaysOn editorial team — along with partners at SAP, Morgan Stanley, the Blackstone Group, KPMG, Silicon Valley Bank, DCM, Greycroft, and Bridge Bank, among others

— scoured the entrepreneurial community to identify the top 250 private companies that are, in Perkins’ words, “taking old notions of doing things and forging solutions that will lead to industry shake-up and huge value-creation opportunities.” The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2011 list.

In addition to this prestigious recognition, uSamp is a 2011 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award winner and recently ranked fifth on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” list.

About uSamp

uSamp (, the Answer Network,  is one of the world’s fastest growing technology and online survey respondent companies, providing global survey panelists and an innovative sampling platform for use in market research.  uSamp develops collaborative market research tools to foster more rewarding, profitable relationships between organizations and the people they serve.  Founded in 2008, the company has 195 team members worldwide and approximately 5.7 million global market research panelists.  The company’s web-based panel platform is transforming the management and delivery of online panel for market researchers, offering unprecedented access over their panel.  uSamp’s deep well of proprietary technologies includes SampleMarket™, PanelBuilder™, PanelShield™, Opinion Place® River and real-time Panel Book Search — cutting-edge solutions for accessing, branding, sampling and managing panels.  uSamp is based in Los Angeles, with offices in Dallas, London, New Delhi and Trumbull, CT.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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