Luminate Wins “Next Big Thing” Award

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Luminate, Inc., the worldwide leader in making digital images interactive, today announced it has been named a winner of the “Next Big Thing” award from the San Francisco Bay Area Innovation Group. The group, known as sfBIG, awarded Luminate in the category of “Next Big Digital Startup.”

"SFBIG is thrilled Luminate participated in the annual sfBIG Star awards and won for Best New Digital Media Startup,” said Aimee Rosewall-Godley, President of sfBIG & Regional Vice President at AOL. “The organization is proud to help shine a spotlight on all the talent and innovation in the bay area and Luminate is a perfect example of both."

“We’re delighted by the recognition,” said James Everingham, CTO of Luminate. “With more than three trillion images online and millions more added each day, we see tremendous opportunities surrounding online images. But we’ve only scratched the surface of what images can do.”

Luminate helps realize the potential of images by creating apps that let consumers shop, share, search and discover from a picture. Luminate’s image app platform provides the first mechanism for consumers to truly interact with pictures, while providing innovative ways for publishers and advertisers to connect with their audiences.

About Luminate Luminate, Inc. is the worldwide leader in making images interactive serving more than 150 million users each month and 30 billion image views per year. Founded in 2008, with the vision to make every digital image interactive on the web, Luminate offers the world’s first platform for image applications. Developed by technologists from Netscape and LiveOps, Luminate’s platform combines Internet and crowdsourcing technology to deliver the optimal content relevant to online images. Luminate is a private company funded by August Capital, CMEA Capital, Google Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners and Shasta Ventures, with headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

About sfBIG sfBIG is the premier organization for connecting with the interactive community in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Since 2004, sfBIG has been bringing brands, agencies, and publishers together for networking and educational events.


Jody Kramer

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