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AnchorFree Ranked on Inc. Magazine Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - August 23, 2013 - AnchorFree, the global leader in consumer security and Internet freedom, was ranked 798 in Inc. Magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5000. The list is an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America’s independent entrepreneurs.

AnchorFree has seen a 596 percent growth in annual revenue over the past three years-an indicator of the company’s momentum. The company’s Hotspot Shield VPN product is one of the most widely downloaded internet privacy and security tools available. Hotspot Shield encrypts a user’s entire Web session - turning all HTTP sites into HTTP(S) - so that every person is ensured a secure Web experience.

“Our inclusion in this year’s Inc. 5000 is indicative of the importance of consumer security and AnchorFree’s key role in protecting the online identity of Internet users across the globe,” said David Gorodyansky, CEO of AnchorFree. “As consumer Internet privacy maintains an imperative role in our digital world, AnchorFree will continue to lead the way in enabling freedom and privacy online.”

“For 32 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into a very exclusive club. Make no mistake: The Inc. 5000 was harder to get into this year than ever in its history,” said Inc. Editor in chief, Eric Schurenberg.

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About AnchorFree

AnchorFree believes in placing consumers in control of their personal information online. The company’s mission is to enable secure access to the world’s information for an addressable market of five billion people who access the Web through computers or mobile devices. AnchorFree does this through Hotspot Shield, the world’s most popular app for safe browsing. Hotspot Shield secures all Internet communications, protects the user’s identity online, and provides universal access to all Internet content. Hotspot Shield is available for PC, Mac, Apple iOS, and Android platforms at and AnchorFree is a privately held, venture-backed company based in Mountain View, California.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit

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