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Austin, Texas [July 23, 2018] – Today Phunware, a leading enterprise cloud platform for mobile, which provides software, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced a strategic partnership with Tech Data, the world’s leading end-to-end distributor of technology products, services and solutions. The partnership agreement allows Tech Data to distribute Phunware’s portfolio of software and applications to its customers who are looking for industry-leading mobile solutions for their end customers.

Phunware’s platform provides category-defining mobile capabilities that integrate with IoT infrastructure to bring enterprise and brand venues and facilities to life. Working through Tech Data, Phunware solutions—including vertical-focused mobile applications, real-time indoor navigation, mobile engagement, asset tracking, and mobile content management—are available to global, national and regional technology providers who want to create innovative and cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

Phunware helps businesses transform patient, visitor, shopper, resident, employee, fan and other end-user and consumer experiences through iOS and Android mobile solutions that provide real-time utility and engagement. As a result of the partnership, both Phunware and Tech Data are extending their product offering to reach new customers and enable a new level of mobile experience for their end users.

“Since 2009 we have been empowering companies to provide their consumers with engaging, useful and transformative experiences on mobile,” said Alan S. Knitowski, CEO of Phunware. “We are pleased to partner with Tech Data to enable them to deploy Phunware’s solutions to their customers.”

“By partnering with Phunware, we are excited to provide best-in-class enterprise-grade mobile solutions and data-driven solutions to our customers, continuing the standard of quality that they’ve come to expect from Tech Data,” said Michelle Curtis, Director, IoT Solutions, North America, at Tech Data. “Our IoT Solutions team is ready to lend its expertise and help a new set of users uncover the benefits of Phunware.”

About Phunware

Phunware is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), a fully integrated suite of platform products, solutions and data that allows brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime, anywhere mobile application users worldwide. Phunware helps the world’s most respected brands create category-defining mobile experiences, with more than one billion active devices touching its platform each month. On February 28, 2018, Phunware also announced its intent to go public through a merger with Stellar Acquisition III, Inc (Nasdaq: STLR), a publicly-traded blank check company, and to launch a cryptonetworking Token Generation Event (TGE) called PhunCoin. For more information about how Phunware is transforming the way consumers and brands interact with mobile in the virtual and physical worlds, visit and follow @phunware on all social media platforms.

About Tech Data

Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 83 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for nine straight years. To find out more, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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