SAN MATEO, CA., July 7, 2015 – Jelli, the largest technology platform for the $40 billion global audio advertising market, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 100 “Companies to Watch” winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 100 “Companies to Watch” 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. Jelli 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.
Jelli and the AlwaysOn Global 100 Companies to Watch will be honored at AlwaysOn’s 13th annual Silicon Valley Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 8 & 9, 2015.
This exclusive event gathers the brightest minds for a lively exchange on the top trends; along with identifying the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.
“The AlwaysOn Global 250 are the best-of-breed private companies in consumer and business-to-business applications, and cloud and mobile infrastructure sectors—representing the fastest growing and most highly valued new companies on the planet.” explained AlwaysOn founder and editor, Tony Perkins. “The consumer companies continue to explode, along with the mobile boom and the proliferation of billions of other connected devices that make of the long heralded as ‘Internet of Things.’ The business market continues to be reinvented by a new generation of big data and analytics companies and new efficiencies in cloud technology and services.”
The AlwaysOn Global 100 Companies to Watch 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 2015 list.
“We’re honored to be recognized by AlwaysOn as a ‘Global 100 Company to Watch’ this year and commended for our current achievements and future potential,” said Mike Dougherty, Chief Executive Officer of Jelli. “Jelli is on a mission to transform audio advertising into a medium on par with digital, one that has even greater reach than the major web platforms.”
Jelli was recently selected as the technology partner to power programmatic and automated ad buying platforms for iHeartMedia and its 858 radio stations, and for Expressway from Katz, the first industrywide programmatic buying ad exchange for broadcast radio at scale launched by Katz Media Group, the top national sales firm. Katz Media Group represents more than 275 radio broadcasters including iHeartMedia, Cumulus, Entercom, Cox Media Group and others.
About Jelli Inc. ®
Jelli is the largest technology platform for the $40 billion global audio advertising market. Our mission is to create the easiest and fastest way to buy and run audio advertising. Our patented, cloud-based audio platform is used by advertisers and publishers to reach hundreds of millions of listeners monthly, serving billions of audio ads. We are based in San Mateo, California, and our investors include Relay Ventures, Intel Capital, First Round Capital, iHeartMedia, Universal Music Group and several prominent angel investors.
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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