mBlox, the world's largest mobile transaction network, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the Top 100 Private Company award winners. mBlox was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial panel based on a set of five criteria: technology innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.
mBlox and the AO100 will be honored as part of the AO2006: Stanford Summit, July 25 to 27, at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California. It will bring together successful entrepreneurs, business and political thought leaders, and top venture capitalists to spot trends and spark new ideas and initiatives.
The AO100 was selected from more than 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The AO100 consists of private companies at all stages of development, from early to late stage.
mBlox specializes in the commercial and technical complexities of mobile payment and message transmission, delivering a set of comprehensive and robust SMS transport and financial settlement services. Working with over 1,000 clients representing some of the most well-known brands and enterprises in the world, mBlox brings a relentless focus to providing off-portal transmission and billing services.
"The AO100 companies are driving the next wave of innovative technologies that are disrupting the old guard and shaping the new media landscape," said Tony Perkins, founder of AlwaysOn. "As ever, we were inundated with nominations from leading companies, and it's heartening to know that tomorrow's thought leaders and technology visionaries are already out there. My congratulations to each AO100 winner -- these are the companies that we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year."
"We are very pleased to join such an impressive list of companies for the second year in a row," said Jay Emmet, president of mBlox Americas. "This nomination speaks to the quality and reliability of our products and services and the talent and expertise of our staff. We are honored that the industry is recognizing our success."
A full list of all the AO100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://stanfordsummit.goingon.com/permalink/post/866
About mBlox Inc.:
mBlox is the world's largest mobile transaction network. Specializing in the commercial and technical complexities of mobile payment and message transmission, mBlox is in the business of connecting companies with customers. The result of this dedicated attention to messaging services is that mBlox delivers comprehensive and dependable SMS transport and financial settlement services. With an international network of offices, mature operator relationships and carrier-grade infrastructure, mBlox powers mobile business. mBlox is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with EMEA headquarters in London and offices around the world. For further information visit www.mblox.com
AlwaysOn is transforming the communication business with its online blogging network; establishing it as a leader in the open media revolution. Borrowing on the underground blogging and social networking traditions, AlwaysOn (www.alwayson-network.com) was launched in 2003. Today, AlwaysOn's annual Summit @ Stanford and OnHollywood events, print "blogozine" and online services encourage direct collaboration between the global thought leaders and technology insiders whose ideas and innovations are shaping the always-on world.
AlwaysOn, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.