Wednesday, July 12, 2006

AlwaysOn Unveils the AO100 Winners

Pay by Touch Named Top 100 Private Company by AlwaysOn Network

Pay By Touch was honored by the Always On Network and named as one of the Top 100 Private Company's in 2006. This marks a significant milestone for Pay By Touch as they become a Top 100 company for the first time. Click here for last years winners.

The AO100 honors the best in innovation and showcases which top private companies demonstrating market traction and the ability to disrupt existing markets.

The AlwaysOn editorial panel selected the hundred most innovative and successful private firms from more than 1,000 companies nominated by venture investors, investment bankers, leading entrepreneurs and industry insiders.

Each of the AO100 winners demonstrated excellence in five criteria: innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz, and investor value creation.

The list consists solely of private companies at all phases of develop-ment from startup to late stage. “The AO100 Top Private Companies represent the tech sector’s most innovative, disruptive, and exciting firms,” said AlwaysOn editor Tony Perkins.
“They all share strong performance track rec-ords, robust business models, leading technology, rapid customer adoption and most importantly, significant market potential. These are the companies to watch.”

The fourth-annual elite AO100 list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. In order to make the AO100 list, companies had to be peer-nominated, with AlwaysOn receiving more than 1,000 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts.

“Once again, we received more than 1,000 high-quality nominations for this year’s AO100 list, so there’s clearly still a healthy market for innovation in the high-tech sector,” said Tony Perkins, founder of AlwaysOn. “All of this year’s winners are demonstrating significant market traction and are pursuing game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players.

The huge success of last year’s winner, Skype, is proof that innovation can appeal to the mass market, and we hope that many of this year’s winners will go on to achieve similar success.”

The AO100 companies will be honored at a reception during the upcoming
AlwaysOn Stanford Summit to be held July 25-27 at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford University Campus, being produced in partnership with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP).

For the complete list click here

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