Applause Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship

Doron Reuveni, CEO of Applause, Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2018 Builders + Innovators Summit

Boston, Massachusetts - October 19, 2018

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Applause CEO and Founder Doron Reuveni as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2018 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.

Goldman Sachs selected Doron as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the three-day event. With more than 25 years' experience, Doron is an internationally-recognized expert in software development and testing and the driving force behind one of the fastest growing tech companies in New England. Under Doron’s leadership, Applause became the worldwide leader in crowdsourced digital quality and was acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a top investment firm focused on software, data and technology-enabled businesses.

Prior to Applause, Doron was the CEO and owner of Re.D Consulting, where he advised enterprise firms on their go-to-market strategies, company direction, and product roadmaps. He also served as SVP of Technology at Enigma, where he led multi-million dollar software implementations and managed a global team of professional software engineers, testers and project managers.

“I’m honored to be recognized alongside all these innovative companies and entrepreneurs,” said Doron Reuveni. “Applause has had an incredible year of high growth. We’ve served thousands of customers like Google, FOX, the NFL and Amazon, expanded our solutions for voice recognition, AI and automation, and increased our community to more than 400,000 experts. This award is another testament to our success and I’m pleased that Applause is continuing to be recognized for delivering flawless digital experiences to the world.”

“A dynamic economy depends on dynamic entrepreneurs who disrupt industries and occasionally give birth to entirely new sectors,” said David M. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. “The purpose of Builders + Innovators is to support emerging leaders in their quests to innovate faster in order to grow their ideas. We are pleased to recognize Doron as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2018.”

For nearly 150 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.

About Applause

Applause is the worldwide leader in enabling digital quality. Customers are no longer satisfied with digital experiences that are good enough; they demand the exceptional. The Applause Product Excellence Platform provides the world’s leading brands with the comprehensive approach to digital quality needed to deliver uncommonly great digital experiences across the globe – with highly vetted testers available on demand, a complete and enterprise-class technology infrastructure, multi-point digital quality solutions and SaaS products, and expertise across industries and use cases. This harmonized approach drastically improves testing coverage, reduces costs and speeds time-to-market for websites, mobile apps, IoT and in-store experiences. Thousands of leading companies – including Ford, Google, Western Union and Dow Jones – rely on Applause as a best practice to deliver the exceptional products and digital experiences their customers love.

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