Bangalore based Jivox, the country’s number one self-service, online video advertising company, today announced that it has been selected as a finalist for the TiE50 Awards by the organizers of TiEcon 2009, the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs. Selected from nearly 1,200 nominated companies, Jivox is a finalist in the Consumer Web Category.
The TiE50 Awards recognize the hottest emerging startups in five focus segments: Consumer Web, Internet Infrastructure, Cleantech, Wireless and Software. The selection process for TiE50 winners will be based on a combination of a public poll and private judges’ vote. Voting is open to the public beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2009 and closes on Thursday, May 7, 2009. TiEcon has also established a partnership with social media site Vator.tv to connect the finalists with this online community of investors, technology company executives and entrepreneurs.
The winning companies will be announced on May 11, 2009.
Jivox powers advertising on several video content sites including Big Adda, BigFlix, IBN, My Popkorn, Rajshri, Sify Max, Zee News and a growing list of regional news and entertainment sites. Jivox also powers advertising on few sites that do not have video content sites including Sify News, Aaj Tak and India Today.
The company, headquartered in California, USA, had commenced its India operations in March 2008, through sales and development office in Bangalore and a sales office in Delhi and Mumbai. Founded by Diaz Nesamoney, the visionary entrepreneur behind technology success stories Informatica and Celequest, Jivox aims to unleash the power of online video advertising to the Indian market.
TiE50 winners will present their companies in a live showcase over the two days of TiEcon 2009, on May 15th and 16th in Santa Clara, CA. In addition to being featured at TiEcon 2009, the TiE50 will also receive ongoing support and increased visibility throughout the year.
Earlier, Jivox had announced that they have been selected as Finalist for Red Herring 100 North America 2009.
Jivox (jivox.co.in), the self-service online video advertising platform for local and large businesses, gives advertisers access to online video advertising by making it easy to create, target prime website properties and deliver online video ads. The Jivox platform combines a self-service video ad creation tool, proprietary targeting technology, and a growing network of publishers to offer advertisers a complete, do-it-yourself service for online video advertising which even allows repurposing a TVC for online consumption. Jivox is a privately held company headquartered in San Mateo, Calif.
About TiEcon 2009
TiEcon 2009 is two action-packed days of rich dialogue, networking and deal making with thousands of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry executives, and thought leaders. TiEcon 2009 is themed “The BOLD Entrepreneur”, focusing on dynamic individuals who are able to adapt to changing conditions and create their own future despite downturns and uncertainties. TiEcon 2009 keynote speakers include Hans Morris, President of Visa Inc., Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit and Reid Hoffman, Founder, Chairman and CEO of LinkedIn.
TiE is a global, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network sponsored by top venture capital firms and Fortune 500 corporations. TiE is spread across 53 chapters in 12 countries comprising of 1,800 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, 12,000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members.