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Austin, TX (PRWEB) [June 11, 2015] – 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, today announced that it has been named a Red Herring Top 100 North America award winner for an unprecedented second year.

Red Herring Top 100 America enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the US and Canada. Since 1996, Red Herring has kept tabs on these up-and-comers. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, Palo Alto Networks and eBay would change the way we live and work.

“In 2015, selecting the top achievers was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs had crossed significant milestones so early. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the North America winners. We believe Phunware embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture.Phunwareshould be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”

“What an honor it is not only to be considered among such distinguished company for this award, but also to receive the award two years running. It feels great to have Phunware’s vision receive such strong support and reinforcement from the technology and entrepreneurial community,” said Alan S. Knitowski, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Phunware. “We know that Red Herring does not normally consider companies for back-to-back Top 100 wins, so this award is especially meaningful for us.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated Phunware and other Top 100 contenders on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation and intellectual property, DNA of the founders, business model, customer footprint and addressable market. A review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowed 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 in North America, complement this assessment of potential.

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 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 is currently ranked # 4 on the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and is a back-to-back Top 100 award winner on the Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, the Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies and the Red Herring Top 100 for North America. For more information about how Phunware provides Everything You Need to Succeed on Mobile™, please visit and follow us on Twitter @phunware.

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