Zuberance, the Leading Social Marketing Company Focused on Brand Advocates, Named Top 50 Startup at TiECon 2011
May 24, 2011 - San Jose, CA - Zuberance, the leading social marketing company that drives millions of brand and product recommendations on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and elsewhere across the social web, today announced that it has been chosen as a winner of the highly coveted TiE50 Award.
Zuberance was honored at TiEcon 2011 on May 13th & 14th, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TiEcon is the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs featuring two action-packed days of rich dialogue, networking, and deal making with thousands of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry executives, and thought leaders.
This year, the TiE50 program screened 1619 high quality companies worldwide, through a multi-tier screening and judging process. "TiE50 Winner was clearly ranked amongst the best of the breed by a team of 60 highly accomplished and experienced judges. These experts included globally recognized venture capitalists, CEO's, academia, and serial entrepreneurs" said Mr. Vish Mishra, Chairman of TiEcon 2011 and President of TiE Silicon Valley. "Being recognized as a TiE50 winner is a true testament to their entrepreneurial spirit and world class caliber," Mr. Mishra added.
"TiE50 companies this year again represented an extraordinary set of ideas, innovation, and business opportunities. Since its inception two years ago, 94% of TiE50 companies have been funded, attracting over $20 Billion in investments! 42 companies have already exited," said Ram K. Reddy, Chair TiE50 2011. "We plan to feature our finalists and winners through various channels and outreach programs during the year," added Mr. Reddy.
"TiEcon's platform and TiE's global entrepreneurial network enabled us to draw the most entrepreneurial startups with breakthrough technologies, savvy market strategies, and incredible teams with palpable passion. We built upon the phenomenal success of the program in the past two years," said Mateen Syed, Co Chair TiE50 2011.
"We were honored and delighted to receive this coveted award at TiEcon 2011," said Rob Fuggetta, Founder & CEO of Zuberance. "Zuberance is among a very select group of start-up companies recognized as innovators and leaders in their respective fields," Fuggetta added.
Zuberance is the leading brand advocacy company. The award-winning Zuberance Advocate Platform is a hosted Word of Mouth solution that enables companies to identify and energize Brand Advocates at scale, driving measurable increases in qualified leads, sales, and advocacy. Zuberance customers include leading consumer and business brands worldwide. Headquartered in San Carlos, CA, Zuberance is backed by leading investors including Emergence Capital Partners, Canaan Partners, and Correlation Ventures. Zuberance is a proud member of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA). Information about Zuberance can be found at http://www.zuberance.com. Follow Zuberance on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/zuberance.