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Investor Relations International Named To The Entrepreneur / Pricewaterhousecoopers “Hot 100” List Of Fastest-Growing New Companies For 2nd Straight Year


(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 14, 2006) LOS ANGELES, CA -- Investor Relations International (IRI), one of the fastest growing investor relations firms, today announced that it has been named as one of the “Hot 100” fastest growing young companies in the U.S. by Entrepreneur magazine and the accounting and consulting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers. This is the second consecutive year that IRI has received this honor, and it is the only investor relations firm to make the Hot 100 list.

IRI is No. 97 in the latest annual list, published in the June 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. This year’s Hot 100, the 12th such ranking, was assembled from multiple sources, including the proprietary “MoneyTree Report” of venture capital investing by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association with data from Thomson Financial. PricewaterhouseCoopers provided Entrepreneur with an initial list of fast-growing companies, and Entrepreneur compiled the final list based on current financial statements and questionnaires. The businesses are ranked in order of growth since inception.

Haris Tajyar, IRI’s founder and managing partner, said, “IRI is proud not only to be ranked among America’s most dynamic and fast-growing young companies, but also to be in this elite group for the second consecutive year. We are especially pleased to be the sole representative of the investor-relations firm on the Hot 100 list – an achievement signifying our industry leadership.”

Each Hot 100 company was founded no earlier than 2001, had annual sales that exceeded $1 million in 2005, and has a founder with a controlling interest in the business who is actively involved in daily operations. This year’s Hot 100 companies report $1.7 billion in total sales, up from $1.5 billion last year. Further information on the Hot 100 list can be found at

About Investor Relations International

Investor Relations International (, based in Los Angeles, is a leading investor relations firm serving a worldwide client base. The principals of IRI have developed award-winning investor relations programs for a number of NYSE and Nasdaq-listed companies such as Insmed Inc., Internet Capital Group, LJ International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, ValueVision International and others, and have assisted dozens of public companies ranging from emerging small-cap companies to multinational corporations with market capitalizations in excess of $15 billion. IRI designs and implements customized investor relations programs to meet each client’s unique needs and enjoys one of the highest client retention rates in the industry.

For more information on IRI, please visit the Company’s website at

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

Entrepreneur Media Inc. is an organization dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs worldwide to start and grow successful companies. Through a full range of products and services, it provides entrepreneurs with the relevant information they need to make informed decisions. Products include magazines (Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur’s Be Your Own Boss, Entrepreneur China, Entrepreneur Japan, Entrepreneur Mexico and Entrepreneur Philippines) websites (,, and, book publishing (Entrepreneur Press and Business Startup Guides), conferences and custom publishing.

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