Mobile advertising platform Airpush has landed on the coveted new Forbes list of “America’s Most Promising Companies of 2014.” The mobile ad juggernaut ranked No. 2 on the esteemed list, which was published Tuesday.
All of the 100 privately-held businesses recognized were assessed and ranked by growth, both in sales and hiring. Also taken into consideration are the quality of management team, margins, market size, key partnerships and “overall potential for expansion in the future.”
Following a hugely successful 2013, the stage is clearly set for Airpush to enjoy further growth throughout this New Year.
“There’s a reason Airpush is at the top of this list with no competitors in striking distance,” tech journalist and mobile advertising specialist Mike Randazzo told Examiner on Tuesday morning. “Airpush is the most innovative company in this white-hot segment and what they’re doing in the native mobile arena has everyone buzzing.”
Last November, Airpush acquired Hubbl, a well-established pioneer of mobile native advertising and personalization technology. The company plans to combine Hubbl’s personalized native ads technology with Airpush’s ecosystem of more than 120,000 mobile apps.
According to Airpush, this will create the world’s “first comprehensive native advertising platform for mobile.”
“Rocketship growth isn’t uncommon on our list of ‘America’s Most Promising Companies,’” says J.J. Colao, a contributing writer at Forbes. “In fact, it’s what we look for. But to watch a management team crack open a ripe new market and hang on for dear life as top line explodes is still good fun. Producing a ranking in the opaque world of privately-held companies is never easy. But we’re confident that many of these are the IPOs and billion-dollar acquisitions of tomorrow.”
“The Forbes recognition confirms our market position, our growth as an organization, our impact on one of the hottest segments in American business, and our potential to shape the mobile advertising industry in even more ways in the coming year,” says Airpush CEO Asher Delug, who calls today’s recognition by Forbes an “extraordinary honor.”
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