Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — SmartZip Analytics, Inc., a leader in predictive marketing solutions for the home services industry, today announced that it has been named a TiE50 “Top Startup” at TiEcon 2013, the world’s largest annual convention for entrepreneurs. The TiE50 Award is a highly influential list of the most enterprising startup companies across five verticals: software, Internet, mobile, energy and life sciences. SmartZip was one of only 50 winners honored for this prestigious recognition from a field of 1,142 companies across 24 countries.
SmartZip is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors including Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization that was cited as the world’s most successful VC firm in 2012 based on positive mergers and acquisitions of its portfolio companies. "SmartZip makes big data actionable for the swarm of real estate, finance, product, and service businesses that sell to homeowners," said Christine Herron, Director, Intel Capital. "They combine data science with real-world home intelligence, and their sales momentum is testimony to the value they create. We are proud to see SmartZip's leadership recognized, and excited at the large market opportunity ahead.”
Avi Gupta, President and CEO of SmartZip, accepted the award at the TiEcon 2013 conference on May 18, 2013. “We are deeply honored to be counted among the world’s 50 hottest startups,” said Gupta. “While big data is the craze, turning it into real profit is hard. It’s rewarding to be recognized for our innovations in predictive analytics and marketing technology that help our customers increase their revenue while maximizing return on investment.”
“Over the past four years, the TiE50 program has gained global acclaim attracting startups from all over the world,” said Program Chair Ram K. Reddy. “TiE50 represents the best in entrepreneurship and has a great track record with 110 winners and finalists having had successful exits.”
The TiE50 award follows closely on SmartZip’s strong growth in the first quarter of 2013 during which revenues grew 300% over the same period last year. SmartZip’s predictive marketing platform for real estate agents – SmartTargeting – is seeing increasing demand due to its ability to identify and reach potential home sellers, which is especially valuable in the current housing market where demand is high and inventory is low.
About SmartZip Analytics, Inc.
SmartZip Analytics is a national leader in predictive marketing solutions for real estate and related industries. Using patent-pending home intelligence, predictive analytics and integrated online/offline media campaigns, SmartZip’s platform offers an integrated solution that can identify top prospects accurately and help reach them through precisely targeted digital and traditional marketing channels. In addition, leading national real estate companies, including Realtor.com, Homes.com, Foreclosure.com, HomeSnap, NationsInfo and others rely on SmartZip’s best-of-breed analytics for their online businesses.
SmartZip is backed by Intel Capital, Claremont Creek Ventures and Javelin Venture Partners, and headquartered in Pleasanton, CA.
About TiE and the TiE50 Awards
TiE is a global, not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. TiE50 is TiE Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards program keenly contested by thousands of technology startups worldwide. TiE50’s track record since inception in 2009 shows that 94% of the winners and finalists have been funded, attracting billions in investments. TiE50 awards are announced each year at TiEcon, the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs, which this year attracted over 3,700 attendees from across the world.