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Sesame Communications Ranked 346th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500

Attributes 234% Revenue Growth to Product and Employee Innovation and Quality, and Dedication to Dental Industry (October 19, 2011)

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/19/11 -- Sesame Communications (, the leading provider of cloud-based patient connection systems, today announced it was recognized as number 346 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Sesame Communications grew 234% percent during this period.

Diana P. Friedman, Sesame Communications chief executive officer, credits the innovation and quality of Sesame services and its entrepreneurial employees with the company's revenue growth. Friedman said, "Sesame offers best in class tools to better manage and grow a dental practice. Our new cloud-based Sesame 24-7™ patient connection system enhances the web design, social media, patient portal, online marketing, and automated reminder offerings with a comprehensive analytics dashboard. The new dashboard provides key performance statistics and quantifies ROI on patient communications, patient engagement and marketing investments. This new platform further solidifies our leadership position and demonstrates our commitment to the success of our growing dental practice membership."

"Sesame Communications, like all 2011 Technology Fast 500 companies, has excelled in fostering innovation and channeling it into spectacular growth -- against the backdrop of one of the most challenging economies in history," said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader, Deloitte LLP. "Deloitte recognizes Sesame Communications for its remarkable accomplishment."

"We are pleased to honor Sesame Communications as a 2011 Technology Fast 500 company," said Mark Jensen, managing partner, technology and venture capital services, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "As one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America, Sesame Communications has demonstrated excellence in technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth."

Overall, 2011 Technology Fast 500 companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 134 percent to 70,211 percent from 2006 to 2010, with an average growth of 1,736 percent.

About Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500
Technology Fast 500, which was conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies -- both public and private -- in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2006 to 2010.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.

About Sesame Communications
Sesame Communications is the leading provider of cloud-based patient connection systems for the dental industry with more than five million patients regularly communicating with providers via Sesame services. Sesame continues to build on its category leadership position and expand its team and service offerings through extensive market research and industry needs assessment. An Inc. 500|5000 company, Sesame is recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States and is the proud recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including a two-time Pride Institute Best-of-Class winner and as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies by Puget Sound Business Journal. For more information on Sesame and Sesame 24-7™, visit or call 877--633--5193. Follow Sesame on Facebook (!/SesameCommunications), Twitter (!/SesameNews) and the Sesame blog (

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