Applause CEO and Co-Founder Doron Reuveni is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award Finalist in New England
Latest news for the company comes after re-brand, acquisition of testhub/entry into the EU and $43MM E-Round
Boston, Massachusetts – May 21, 2014 – Applause , the 360° app quality company, today announced that CEO and Co-Founder Doron Reuveni is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the New England Region. The EY awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
In the past year, Reuveni’s company secured $43 million in funding from Goldman Sachs, announced its entry into the global market by acquiring top German crowdtesting company, Testhub, and changed its name from uTest to Applause to demonstrate its expanded vision of holistic app quality. By combining in-the-wild testing services, software tools and analytics, Applause helps thousands of companies such as Google, Amazon, Box and Runkeeper to ensure their apps work as intended in the hands of users.
A regional finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in both 2012 and 2013, Reuveni has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry and is an internationally-recognized expert in software development and testing, as well as startup formation and entrepreneurship.
“Being named a finalist for this prestigious award is a great honor, and one that I share with our entire company” said Reuveni. “As the apps economy has matured, we’ve stayed ahead of the curve by evolving uTest into Applause and providing the integrated app quality solutions companies need to differentiate themselves. This is further validation that digital experiences are the gateway to brands and businesses, and that Applause is making a major impact in helping companies achieve 360° app quality.”
Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 10 at the Sheraton Boston.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In New England, sponsors include Goodwin Procter LLP, RBS Citizens, Nixon Peabody, R.R. Donnelley, Scherzer International, Silicon Valley Bank, The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, True Capital, Accounting Management Solutions, Bingham McCutchen, Chatham Financial, fama PR, and Murray Devine and Company.
Launched in 2008 as uTest, Applause is leading the app quality revolution by enabling companies to deliver digital experiences that win – from web to mobile to wearables and beyond. By combining in-the-wild testing services, software tools and analytics, Applause helps companies achieve the 360° app quality they need to thrive in the modern apps economy. Thousands of companies – including Google, Fox, Amazon, Box, Concur and Runkeeper – choose Applause to launch apps that delight their users. Learn more at www.applause.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
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