WALTHAM, Mass. & MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Battery Ventures today announced that eight companies in the firm’s internet and digital media portfolio were honored in the AlwaysOn 2011 OnMedia List of 100 Top Private Companies. BlueKai, the world’s leading intent data platform, was named Business to Business Company of the Year overall.
“We are proud to support such a stellar group of entrepreneurs. They work very, very hard to disrupt the status quo in digital media and ecommerce to build lasting businesses. Their teams deserve this recognition,” said Roger Lee, General Partner, Battery Ventures. “We look forward to supporting these companies as they grow and will continue to aggressively invest in leading entrepreneurs across the digital media and ecommerce landscape.”
The OnMedia 100 winners were selected from more than a thousand U.S. and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and digital media industry insiders. Companies honored in Battery’s digital media portfolio include:
- Bazaarvoice - the market and technology leader in transforming customer conversations into long-term business value.
- BlueKai - the world’s leading intent data platform.
- BrightEdge - the world’s first enterprise class SEO platform that helps brands rise above the increasing clutter on the Web.
- ExactTarget - a global provider of on-demand email marketing and interactive marketing solutions.
- FreeWheel – a technology company offering solutions for professional video ad management and monetization.
- Groupon – the social commerce pioneer changing the way merchants around the world connect with local customers.
- Lotame – a marketing technology company powered by the segmentation of audience data.
- TrialPay – a leading transactional marketing platform.
Battery invests in a wide range of digital media and ecommerce companies. The firm’s recent digital media investments include Gogobot, Groupon, H.BLOOM, Jelli and SafetyWeb. The firm is currently investing Battery IX, a $750 million fund. Battery IX follows the same investment strategy the firm has employed for more than 25 years, investing in businesses from the seed stage to growth equity and buyouts across a variety of technology and related markets.
According to the founder and editor of AlwaysOn, Tony Perkins, the list of winning companies encompasses "… the mega-trends AO's editors see driving the transformation of digital media and entertainment, namely the explosive growth in smartphones, social networking and social commerce, as well as the globalization of entrepreneurship.”
Winners will be officially honored at AlwaysOn OnMedia 2011, an upcoming conference bringing together industry leaders and the top entrepreneurial CEOs who are revolutionizing the way media is being created, distributed, consumed, and analyzed. Battery Ventures Partner Satya Patel (@satyap) will be participating on a panel at OnMedia 2011 entitled VC Outlook 2011 and BlueKai CEO Omar Tawakol will be featured on The Winners Circle panel Monday evening.
About Battery Ventures
Since 1983, Battery has been investing in technology and innovation worldwide. The firm partners with entrepreneurs and management teams across technology sectors, geographies and stages of a company’s life, from start-up and expansion financing, to growth equity and buyouts.
Battery has supported many breakthrough digital media companies around the world, including: Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), ChoiceVendor (acquired by LinkedIn) Infoseek (acquired by Disney) and Omniture (acquired by Adobe). Current companies in Battery’s digital media portfolio include: Angie’s List, Gogobot, Groupon, Jelli, SafetyWeb, J.Hilburn, LiveIntent, Serena and Lily and Skullcandy.
Battery’s venture capital investments range from as little as a few hundred thousand dollars in seed and early stage financing, to $50 million or more for late stage/expansion deals. From offices in Boston, Silicon Valley and Israel, Battery manages nearly $4B in committed capital, including its current fund of $750M. For more information, visit www.battery.com. Follow us on Twitter at @BatteryVentures.
About AlwaysOn - The Media Brand
AlwaysOn (AO) is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network (www.aonetwork.com). In 2004, AO became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series (www.aonetwork.com/AOEvents) includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, GoingGreen East, and the Global Silicon Valley Economic Summit. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.