SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 22, 2014 – Tapjoy®, Inc. (www.tapjoy.com), a leader in mobile ad-tech and monetization, today announced it has won the 2014 San Francisco Business Times Tech and Innovation Award for Best Advertising Technology. The Tech and Innovation Awards honor the Bay Area’s most innovative and enterprising companies that are transforming every area of technology. Over 200 companies were nominated for the awards in 2014, and the winners were determined by voting from Bay Area venture capitalists, prominent entrepreneurs and previous winners of the award. Tapjoy accepted the award last night at a special event in San Francisco and will be featured in the May 23rd edition of the San Francisco Business Times.
“Tapjoy prides itself on creating an innovative mobile advertising and monetization model that is changing the way brands and developers engage with their audiences. Being recognized as the best of the best in advertising technology, in an area packed with so many innovative companies, is a tremendous honor,” said Steve Wadsworth, president and CEO, Tapjoy. “We’d like to thank everyone at the San Francisco Business Times for the honor, and we congratulate all of our employees for their hard work and dedication.”
Tapjoy is in great company in receiving this award, as previous winners of the San Francisco Business Times Tech and Innovation Awards include Dropbox, Dropcam, Eventbrite, Glassdoor, RocketFuel, Uber and Waze.
Tapjoy’s recognition as Best Advertising Technology in the Tech and Innovation Awards adds to the recent accolades the company has received in the past six months, including the Highest Rated Mobile Ad Network in VentureBeat’s 2014 Mobile Advertising Index Platform, the 2013 Mobile Entertainment Award for Best Games Monetization Service, and the iResearch Marketing Award for Best Mobile Application Recommendation and Advertising Platform.
Tapjoy is a mobile performance-based advertising platform that drives deep engagement and monetization opportunities for app publishers, while delivering valuable, engaged consumers to some of the world’s biggest brand advertisers. Tapjoy has a reach of more than 450MM (December, 2013) mobile users each month and the Tapjoy Mobile Value Exchange® model allows users to receive premium content in exchange for their engagement with advertisements. Tapjoy is backed by top-tier investors, including J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Rho Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, InterWest Partners and D.E. Shaw Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Santa Barbara, Atlanta, Boston, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.tapjoy.com.