28 April 2011

Clickatell named one of the hottest companies in Silicon Valley

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Clickatell  one of the hottest companies in Silicon Valley

Redwood Shores, CA - Clickatell, the leader in Personalized Priority Messaging (PPM) through all media devices, today announced it has received a 2011 "Hot List" award from research firm Lead411 acknowledging the hottest technology companies in the Silicon Valley.

Based on criteria including fundraising levels, product development and revenue growth, Clickatell was recognized as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Silicon Valley. Other companies that were recognized nationally include: Box.net, Cloudera Inc., Digital Chocolate, Facebook Inc., Jive Software, Mark Logic Corporation, Meebo Inc., Ning Inc., Ooyala Inc., and Palantir Technologies.

"We are honored to be included in such a strong list of growing U.S. technology leaders," said Pieter de Villiers, co-Founder and CEO, Clickatell. "We have continued our focus this year on expanding our product offering, increasing our U.S. footprint, and raising momentum around Clickatell's underlying efforts to lead mobile messaging innovation. This recognition from Lead411 as one of the valley's hottest companies helps validate our commitment to providing more customers with helpful and personal customer engagement technologies."

Clickatell is innovating new mobile Personalized Priority Messaging services in the form which allows for of high-value, contextually-relevant, time-sensitive notifications and alerts sent directly to consumers. Clickatell recently launched a new web-based solution that will enable small and medium sized US companies to more easily deploy Personalized Priority Messaging in their business.

Clickatell's platform is used by organizations worldwide to deliver targeted, time-sensitive, mobile alerts, notifications, reminders, responses, updates, answers, verifications and promotions with unprecedented levels of receipt, readership and response. Text messaging is capable of reaching 91 percent of people and is used by 64 percent of the U.S. population. Additionally, organizations tap Clickatell for programs that assist partners and employees with process or operational improvement, cost reduction initiatives, disaster avoidance, emergency management and a host of other mission-critical goals.

"We are very proud of these awards. We have been tracking fast-moving companies for our customers for the past 10 years," said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411, "and we felt it was important to recognize these growing brands publicly." The entire list including more details about the award and winners can be found at https://www.lead411.com/awards/2011/silicon-valley.html

About the Award

On a daily basis, the Lead411 research team scours through at least 600 press releases and business articles including venture capital financings, company launches, office openings, new customer press releases, etc. This information has given insight to which are the fastest growing companies in U.S. Lead411's "Hot List" awards have been created to recognize these fast growing companies. This particular award started with over 1500 companies and was narrowed down to 71.

About Lead411

Lead411 provides information, news, and research about U.S. companies and their executives. Founded in 2001, its goal has been to focus on quality corporate data that is valid and useful rather than producing as many company records as possible. In addition, Lead411 tracks company news in order to alert its customers about venture financing, new hires, hiring plans, etc. Customers include Gartner, Administaff and ADP.

About Clickatell

We create a better world through technology, making commerce in chat accessible for everyone, everywhere. Consumers can now connect with brands to find goods and services, make purchases, track orders, and resolve issues with a simple text or chat. No need for cash, phone calls, in-person interactions, or apps. Founded in 2000 with now over 10,000 customers, Clickatell is powering the digital commerce transformation. Clickatell is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA and has offices in Canada, South Africa, and Nigeria (www.clickatell.com).

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