BOULDER, Colo., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TapInfluence (http://bit.ly/18Lhq7P), the leader in influencer marketing, was selected as a finalist for the 2013 TiE50 Awards (http://www.tie50.net/TiE50Awards/TiE50_Finalists_2013.asp). TapInfluence provides the industry's only cloud-based software that enables brand marketers to automate and scale all aspects of influencer marketing programs. The TiE50 awards program recognizes the world's most enterprising technology startups and the list of finalists for 2013 were chosen by evaluating nominations from more than 1,100 companies across 22 countries.
"Being named one of the world's most enterprising technology startups is truly an honor," said Rustin Banks, co-founder and CEO of TapInfluence. "Not only are we appreciative of the TiE50 organizers and judges for this recognition, but we also want to thank our partners, investors and employees for all their support and collaboration – this award is a testament to how hard we've worked and how far we've come in such a short period of time."
All the finalists of TiE50 2013 were chosen based on their business model, IP value and leadership team. Finalists were identified by a team of prominent entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives and other domain experts. The TiE50 winners will be announced upon further evaluation and review of presentations at TiEcon 2013 (http://tiecon.org/), on May 17-18, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
TapInfluence's cloud-based software automates the entire influencer marketing process, thereby enabling brand marketers to distribute actionable, branded content, and measure results all on one platform. TapInfluence helps brand marketers extend beyond blogger outreach and provides an interactive platform to facilitate the influencer/brand relationship. As brands connect and interact with millions of consumers online, only TapInfluence provides the opportunity to do so in a meaningful and authentic way, thereby consolidating work flow management and scaling the reach of each campaign.
About TiE50 Awards TiE50 is TiE Silicon Valley's premier annual awards program contested by technology startups worldwide. TiE50 track record since inception in May 2009 shows that 94% of the winners and finalists have been funded, attracting over $20 Billion in investments! More than 110 companies have been acquired, merged or went public. Participating technology startups benefit from a vast ecosystem of venture capitalists, angels, and entrepreneurs. Other participant privileges include significant investor exposure, online virtual showcasing and technology and business partnering/networking. For more information, please visit www.tie50.net.
About TiE: TiE is a global not-for-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, education, and networking. We consider entrepreneurship to be the single most powerful instrument to advance global prosperity. Our greatest strength is our network of over 60 chapters in 17 countries with a worldwide membership exceeding 14,000 that includes successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, and aspiring entrepreneurs. For more information on TiE, please visit www.tie.org.
About TapInfluence TapInfluence provides the industry's only cloud-based software that automates the creation, management and measurement of influencer marketing programs from a single platform. Marketers use TapInfluence to scale their online reach and engagement with consumers in a meaningful and authentic way. Social influencers (content creators on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social platforms) use TapInfluence to connect with relevant brands and generate revenue from their content. TapInfluence customers include ABC News/United Nations Foundation, Random House, Horizon Organics, International Delight and Redbox. Founded in 2009 and located in Boulder, Colo., TapInfluence is venture-funded and privately held. For more information, please visit www.tapinfluence.com.