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Perseus Development Corporation Ranked The 45th Fastest-Growing Technology Company in New England

BRAINTREE, MA (October 15, 2001) - Perseus Development Corporation has been recognized as part of the elite "New England Technology Fast 50" for 2001, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the area. Rankings are based on five-year revenue growth (1996-2000). The program is presented by Deloitte & Touche and Hale and Dorr LLP, and sponsored in association with Mazonson, Nasdaq, Trinity Communications and Mass High Tech, The Journal of New England Technology.

Richard Nadler, CEO of Perseus, credits strong customer growth and the reinvestment in technology and human resources with the company's 573 percent revenue growth over the past five years. Mr. Nadler said, "We continue to generate close to 40% of our revenue from existing customers that are rolling out our software and services, validating the tangible return on investment benefits of our solutions and strong customer satisfaction."

"Despite current economic conditions, New England's technology landscape continues to grow competitively. We recognize companies like Perseus Development Corporation because they push the boundaries of developing new and better technologies and leap over higher hurdles in order to succeed," said William F. Lee, managing partner, Hale and Dorr LLP and co-chair of the New England Technology Fast 50. "Hale and Dorr salutes the innovations and accomplishments of the 2001 Fast 50 companies."

Now in its fifth year, the New England Technology Fast 50 program has honored hundreds of local fast-growing technology companies who have made a significant impact on New England's innovation economy.

Perseus' increase in revenues of 573 percent over the five-year period of 1996 to 2000 resulted in a 45th ranking overall in the Fast 50 for New England this year.

The software sector historically has made up more than 40 percent of the Fast 50 list, and the sector continues to have a strong showing in the 2001 list, with 48 percent of the Fast 50 winners in that category.

To qualify for the 2001 New England Technology Fast 50, a company must have had revenues of at least $50,000 in 1996; may be public or private; and must be headquartered in the region. To be considered for an award, the company must produce technology, manufacture a technology product, be technologically intensive, use technology in problem-solving, or devote a high percentage of effort to the research and development of technology.

All nominees of the 22 regional Fast 50 programs in the United States are automatically entered in the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks the top 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America. For more information on the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 or Fast 500 programs, visit

About Deloitte & Touche
Deloitte & Touche, one of the nation's leading professional services firms, provides assurance and advisory, tax, and management consulting services through 30,000 people in more than 100 U.S. cities. The New England Deloitte & Touche Technology & Communications provides strategic, financial, operational, and information technology assistance to the region's technology companies at every stage of development, from early-stage startups to multi-national corporations.

About Hale and Dorr LLP
Hale and Dorr LLP is a nationally preeminent high-technology law firm, with over 460 attorneys and offices in Boston, New York, Princeton, Washington, D.C., Reston, Va., and Waltham. The firm has a strong reputation for advising and guiding emerging growth companies, especially those in the software, telecommunications and biotechnology industries.

About Mazonson Inc.
Mazonson is a regional insurance brokerage and risk management firm specializing in developing and implementing risk management and benefits Programs for high growth companies.

About Nasdaq
The Nasdaq Stock Market lists over 4,300 companies and trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. For more information about Nasdaq, visit the Nasdaq Web site at or Nasdaq Newsroom at

About Mass High Tech
Mass High Tech, The Journal of New England Technology is a weekly technology journal serving the executives and management-level engineers of New England's innovation and technology industries.

About Trinity Communications
Headquartered in Boston, Trinity Communications ( provides creative integrated marketing communications services to clients in the financial, professional services, technology, healthcare, and community sectors. Capabilities include collateral systems, advertising, corporate identity, brand strategy, interactive, public relations, community affairs, and sales promotion.

About Perseus
Perseus is leading the transition from web survey software to Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations better understand their world. Organizations worldwide rely on Perseus solutions to better identify and meet employee, customer and partner needs, and increase profitability by creating loyal relationships. Perseus products enable business professionals to quickly and easily obtain, analyze, and manage sophisticated enterprise feedback using intuitive web-based software. Perseus SurveySolutions® is a recipient of PC Magazine's Editors' Choice award for web-survey software, and is used by over 22,000 customers worldwide including over twenty percent of the Fortune 100. Perseus is a 2003 and 2004 Inc. 500 company and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company, and a four-time Deloitte Technology Fast 50 company. Visit for more information.


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Dwight Galler
Perseus Development Corporation
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