I Love Rewards' Record Year: 92% Increase in Gross Billings Year-Over-Year


    
    - The leader in online rewards and recognition solutions announces a
record
    year, reporting a 119% increase in customer acquisition and 92% increase
in
    gross billings year-over-year.



    
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<p><location>TORONTO</location> and <location>BOSTON</location>, <chron>Jan. 12</chron> /CNW/ -- I Love Rewards, North America's fastest growing rewards and recognition   program provider, today announced record results for fiscal year 2009. I Love Rewards has defied market conditions, becoming cash positive in early 2009, securing <money>$8.7 million</money> in Series B funding and a 92% increase in gross billing year-over-year.</p>
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<p>"Our success is directly tied to the rise in demand for our results-based recognition solutions," said Razor Suleman, founder and CEO of I Love Rewards. "At a time when companies are looking to drive revenue generating and cost-saving activities from their employees, we are providing metrics-based solutions that drive employee performance and engagement. We are confident that by continuing to combine our innovative on-demand recognition platform and data-driven reporting with our pay-for-performance model, we are on our way to realizing our vision of becoming the global leader in rewards and recognition."</p>
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<p>2009 was a milestone year for I Love Rewards. Some of the company's key milestones include:</p>
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    --  Customer acquisition: Customer roster grew 119% year-over-year.
    --  Gross billings: 92% increase in gross billings year-over-year.
    --  Record growth in Q4 of 2009: 35% of year-to-date gross billings
        generated in Q4 alone, and 103% increase in gross billings for Q4
        year-over-year.
    --  Capital raised: $8.7 million raised in a Series B financing round led
        by GrandBanks Capital and the Ontario Venture Capital Fund with
        participation by JLA Ventures and Laurence Capital. The funding came
at
        a time when the number of VC investments was at an 11-year low.
    --  Employee base grew by 48%.
    --  Awards include: ranked the #1 online rewards and recognition program
        provider, named one of the most democratic workplaces and Top 10
        Technology Company.
    
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<p>I Love Rewards is a leading web-based provider of employee rewards and recognition, sales incentive    and service award    solutions. I Love Rewards works with top employers and leading companies such as Microsoft, BlueCross BlueShield, Bell, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Marriott. The company has been recognized as a top employer , Top 10 Tech company and human capital leader. For more information please visit <a href="http://www.iloverewards.com">www.iloverewards.com</a>.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Sarah-Beth Anders, +1-416-531-1531, sarah-beth.anders@iloverewards.com Web Site: http://www.iloverewards.com

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