NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clever was awarded top honors as the winner of the "Most Innovative Company" at the 2012 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Ed Tech Innovation Incubator. The SIIA also named Clever as the company "Most Likely to Succeed."
"Congratulations to Clever. It's very unusual for a company to win both of the top prizes," said Karen Billings, Vice President for the Education Division at SIIA. "This year, we had a great field of companies, as the Innovation Incubator continues to attract the most impressive and disruptive people in the education space."
The competition was held during the 12th annual Ed Tech Business Forum at the McGraw Hill Conference Center in New York. Over 85 education companies applied for the Innovation Incubator, which involved multiple rounds of judging and elimination. Six reached the finals, where leading educational publishers and other industry experts voted to determine the winners.
"We're very honored to have Clever selected at the most innovative company," said Tyler Bosmeny, CEO of Clever. "Online learning is creating new educational opportunities for millions of students, and we're thrilled that Clever has been able to help so many schools deploy technology more easily."
Clever was founded to help schools more easily manage student logins across multiple software platforms. Since launching in May 2012, over 2,000 schools have adopted the Clever technology, which keeps their learning software completely in sync with their student information system (SIS). Since launch, over 40 leading educational publishers, such as DreamBox Learning, Scientific Learning, and Mastery Connect, have partnered with Clever offer schools an automatic and secure method of managing accounts.
Clever helps schools keep their learning software completely in sync with their student information systems. Since May 2012, over 2,000 schools across the United States have adopted the Clever technology, and over 40 software applications have joined the Clever platform. Clever recently raised $3 million dollars in funding from Google Ventures, Mitch Kapor, Deborah Quazzo, Ashton Kutcher and others. Clever's headquarters are in San Francisco, CA.
About the SIIA
SIIA's Innovation Incubator Program identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning technologies. The program began in 2006 and has provided incubation for dozens of successful products and companies in their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content and related technologies. The program is open to applicants from academic and non-profit institutions, pre-revenue and early-stage companies, as well as established companies with newly developed technologies.