Spokeo Blog
Posts in: Newsroom
Standing Up for American Values

Written by February 3, 2017

My co-founders and I have always believed that Spokeo should focus on innovation and not political commentary, as this is where we make the biggest impact on people’s lives. However, recent events have been made in haste that threaten the American values that we believe make this country great. The current administration’s executive order to…
Read More

Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Newsroom

Top Name Searches of 2016

Written by January 11, 2017

Remember the line: “What’s in a name?” famously portrayed in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet? At Spokeo, names are everything. We facilitate thousands of name searches (and phone and email and address too!) to help people connect or reunite with loved ones, family members and even potential customers. And since we help more than 18 million visitors per…
Read More

Posted in Awards & Accolades, Famous People Search, News Flash, Newsroom, People Search Trends


Written by November 16, 2016

Spokeo is ranked #309 on the Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™ list, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. The Technology Fast 500™ award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2012 to 2015. Spokeo grew 239 percent during this…
Read More

Posted in Awards & Accolades, News Flash, Newsroom, Press Releases

Spokeo Awarded Technology Company of the Year by the Asian Business Association

Written by October 14, 2016

On September 28, our CEO Harrison Tang was honored with the “Technology Company of the Year Award” from the Asian Business Association (ABA), LA Chapter, during the 40th annual awards banquet. Each year, ABA honors leaders and corporations in the Asian American business community that provide opportunities for Asian American entrepreneurs to flourish. In his acceptance speech,…
Read More

Posted in Awards & Accolades, News Flash, Newsroom

Spokeo Ranks on Inc. 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year

Written by August 17, 2016

Leading People Search Engine Named One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies Pasadena, Calif. (August 17, 2016) – Spokeo, a leading people search engine, today announced that it was named to the 2016 Inc. 5000 list. The list honors the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Spokeo has a three-year revenue growth of 246 percent, which secured its placement…
Read More

Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, Press Releases

Spokeo Announces the Fall 2016 Spokeo Connections Scholarship Winner

Written by August 8, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the sixth winner of the Spokeo Connections Scholarship (view past winners)! This semester, we received more than 300 essays. After vigilant review of many exceptional submissions, one in particular stood out. Shashank Keshav Rao of Canton, MI wrote a brilliant essay examining how social media tools serve the greater public…
Read More

Posted in Connections Scholarship, Newsroom

Supreme Court Sides With Spokeo – Official Statement

Written by May 16, 2016

Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced its decision in “Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins” on the very important issue of whether the Constitution permits a lawsuit to proceed merely on the allegation that federal law has been violated when the plaintiff cannot claim that he has been harmed in a concrete way. With its opinion in the…
Read More

Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, Press Releases, Spokeo in the News

Celebrating Ten Years!

Written by April 27, 2016

April marks the annual anniversary of Spokeo’s launch and we’re proud to celebrate 10 years as a growing, thriving business in 2016. We celebrated this important milestone as a company this past Saturday with a “Spokeo World” themed party that included a throwback to the original dorm room where the idea for Spokeo was sparked…
Read More

Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Newsroom, Press Releases

Spokeo Helps Reconnect Foster Children to Family Members

Written by April 19, 2016

Spokeo is proud to recognize its newest community grant recipient: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of El Paso County, Colorado. CASA reached out to Spokeo’s grant program, which is committed to reconnecting and assisting people through our technology and helping the community. CASA is an amazing organization that trains and supports volunteers who advocate for…
Read More

Posted in Community Outreach, For the Family, News Flash, Newsroom

Spokeo Celebrates 10th Anniversary with #SpokeoTurns10 Sweepstakes

Written by April 15, 2016

Leading People Search Engine Launches Sweepstakes with $4,000 Grand Prize; Five $100 Runner-Up Prizes PASADENA, CALIF. (April 15, 2016) – Spokeo, the leading people search engine, today launched the #SpokeoTurns10 sweepstakes to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Whether it’s reuniting with friends or family members, paying off college debt, traveling or splurging on a gift for a…
Read More

Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, Press Releases