PlayPhone™, Inc., a global leader in mobile social gaming, announced today it is the recipient of the 2012 Red Herring's Top 100 Americas award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region. PlayPhone CEO Ron Czerny was on hand to present the company's business strategy to the selection committee and accept the award in Santa Monica, Calif. on May 23.
Red Herring's Top 100 Americas list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
"Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO, Red Herring. "After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe PlayPhone embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. PlayPhone should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong."
PLAYPHONE™ Company Wins 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award in Mobile
"It is an honor for PlayPhone to win the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award for technology innovation," said Ron Czerny, founder and CEO, PlayPhone, Inc. "The PlayPhone Social Gaming Network has experienced incredible traction and user engagement in the last few months, which we can attribute to an increase in developer support and a consistent flow of new games going live. We are excited about fresh technology innovations planned for release over the summer that will make the PlayPhone Social Gaming Network even more competitive on a global scale."
Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Americas.
About PlayPhone, Inc.
PlayPhone is a global leader in delivering mobile social gaming via smartphones and tablets through its cross-platform PlayPhone Social Gaming Network (PSGN). With a presence in more than 25 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, PlayPhone's mobile gaming platform provides developers with the ability to launch and monetize social games around the globe. The PlayPhone developers program includes support for all leading platforms: Android, iOS, Adobe AIR, HTML5, WP7, with full support for Unity. Based in San Jose, Calif., PlayPhone is funded by top venture firms Menlo Ventures, Cardinal Venture Capital, Coral Group, and Scale Venture Partners.
For more information on how to join the PlayPhone developers program, visit http://developer.playphone.com/. For PlayPhone, visit http://www.playphone.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/playphonegames, or follow us on Twitter @playphone.