LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/13 -- AdColony, the only Instant-Play HD mobile video ad network, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. AdColony was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
AdColony and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's 11th annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 23th, 2013.
This two-day executive gathering highlights the significant economic, political, and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. Innovation Summit's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.
"This year's AlwaysOn Global 250 is seeing an unprecedented shift from desktop to mobile. Concurrently, innovators in the cloud are making it possible for an entirely new generation of application and software solutions to enter the technology marketplace. The enterprise world has endured a long ramp-up to the cloud as well as finally accepting that mobile is here to stay. Now, businesses are demanding even more robust, secure applications with which to run their operations -- anytime, anywhere," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "The Global Silicon Valley is rising to this challenge with unfettered enthusiasm, providing business management solutions, IT infrastructure, and elegant, stable applications. Coupled with bleeding-edge consumer adoption of the latest and most powerful media applications, the companies on this year's AlwaysOn Global 250 represent the highest-growth opportunities in today's private company marketplace."
The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2013 list.
AdColony's proprietary Instant-Play technology delivers video ads instantly in HD, eliminating the biggest pain points in mobile video advertising: long load times and grainy, choppy footage. AdColony works with Fortune 500 brands and an extensive network which includes more than half of the top grossing publishers in the App Store. The company's massive reach has been supported by the addition of the most popular apps on iOS and Android and a growing portfolio of top brands looking to reach consumers with the highest quality video experience possible. As a leader in mobile video -- the fastest growing segment in mobile advertising -- AdColony recently hit its eighth consecutive quarter of record revenue and is poised for continued growth.
A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:
"AdColony is ecstatic to be included as an AlwaysOn OnGlobal Top 250 company," said Jonathan Zweig, Founder and President of AdColony. "As a company that is bringing together Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley through innovations in mobile ad technology, it is an honor to be recognized for our game-changing approach. The award is a testament not only to our Instant-Play technology but to the highly talented team driving our growth."
AdColony is a leading mobile video advertising and publishing platform that plays crystal-clear HD video at lightning speed and drives deep engagement with content. AdColony's proprietary Instant-Play video ad technology serves video ads instantly on the most popular apps in the world across Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms. AdColony's reach, targeting and optimization tools and services provide advertisers with a superior way to engage mobile audiences at scale. AdColony's app developer tools and services provide publishing partners with ways to maximize audience and revenue growth while gaining insight needed to continuously optimize content and advertising offerings. AdColony is a privately held company backed by Insight Venture Partners and has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and New York. Learn more at www.adcolony.com and follow @adcolony
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn's mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.
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