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Phunware, the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), the first fully integrated customer engagement platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime anywhere users worldwide, announced today that it is a Red Herring Top 100 Global winner for North America, Europe and Asia.

Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs, celebrating leading startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube and eBay would change the way we live and work.

Now, Red Herring has recognized Phunware. “Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, Publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Phunware embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Phunware should be proud of its accomplishment.”

“At Phunware, fearlessness in innovation is part of our DNA. We intend to reach every human being on every device through every application on every screen in the world—whether created by Phunware or not,” said Alan S. Knitowski, Chairman and CEO of Phunware. “That vision—which at one point seemed unattainable from the outside—is now being validated and supported by the global adoption of our MaaS customer engagement platform and our associated financial performance and growth. Our mobile-first, native-first and fully-integrated-first market approach and philosophy gains momentum every day.”

The Phunware MaaS customer engagement platform makes it easy for any brand to add multiscreen application support for content management, location based services, advertising, alerts and notifications and business intelligence and analytics through the use of a single login on a single platform with a single partner. This unique and comprehensive solutions-based approach reduces both the cost and complexity that brands have been forced to tolerate historically with an ecosystem filled with fragmented, incomplete and non-integrated point products. MaaS currently remains the world’s only comprehensive customer engagement platform for multiscreen application environments and intends to reach each of the 50 billion connected devices expected to compose The Internet of Things by 2020.

About Phunware

Phunware is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), the first fully integrated customer engagement platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime anywhere users worldwide. Phunware, The Software of Things™, has introduced category-defining experiences that challenge the outer limits of the most advanced connected devices for the world’s most respected brands and develops next-generation products and solutions that transform how the world interacts with and uses these connected devices. Phunware has a 5-year revenue growth of 17,716% and is a back-to-back Top 100 award winner on the Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. The company is currently ranked # 4 on the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and # 36 on the 2014 Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies. For more information about how Phunware provides Everything You Need to Succeed on Mobile™, please visit and follow us on Twitter @phunware.

About the Red Herring Top 100 Global

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 records and standing of startups relative to their 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 from around the world.

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