Vibrant Media designs software for online advertising. This can pick out key words from millions of web pages and create text links for sponsoring companies. Its core product, IntelliTXT, provides targeted advertising on 250 websites. Each time a user clicks on a link, customers, including Sony, Microsoft and HP, pay a click-through fee to Vibrant Media. _x000D_
The online publishers also increase their web-based revenue, retaining a proportion of any income generated from IntelliTXT links placed within articles on their websites._x000D_
The company was founded four years ago by former AOL Europe colleagues Doug Stevenson and Craig Gooding, and it has offices in San Fransisco and New York. Sales have risen 405% a year from £112,000 in 2001 to £2.9m in 2003.
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