NextCard, creator of the First True Internet Visa, Monday announced it has been named as one of UPSIDE magazine’s prestigious Hot 100 Companies for 1999. NextCard (http://www.nextcard.com), garnered the award in the Online Finance category, is profiled along with other category winners in the magazine’s June 1999 issue and on UPSIDE’s Web site at .
“This year’s Hot 100 is by far one of the best lists we have produced,” said David Bunnell, CEO of Upside Media and editor of UPSIDE magazine. “UPSIDE felt that NextCard has what it takes to be considered among one of the most revolutionary companies around, and we look forward to watching it grow.”
“We are very proud to receive such a prestigious award,” said Jeremy Lent, founder and chief executive officer of NextCard. “Honored by the recognition, NextCard is excited to continue innovating as a public company.”
The 1999 UPSIDE Hot 100 were selected by a team of UPSIDE editors, venture capitalists, financial analysts, market researchers and other industry luminaries who evaluated more than 800 nominations. The UPSIDE Hot 100 Award is judged on a company’s technological achievements, customer acceptance of products or services, financial performance, industry partnerships, financial backing, management savvy and marketing.
NextCard, Inc., creator of the First True Internet Visa, is considered the industry’s leading issuer of consumer credit on the Internet. Since its launch in December 1997, over 2 million people have applied for the NextCard Internet Visa, making it one of the premier online credit cards. NextCard continues to innovate with its Double Rewards program, GoShopping! tools, original PictureCard design, one-click digital wallet and exceptional online customer service. ()Details