GENWI announced that it has been selected as a candidate for Red Herring’s 2012 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating the most innovative technologies and business models originating from over 1000 companies from over 40 nations. These companies, representing past Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America awards, are judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to, technology innovation, financial performance, growth criterion, management’s execution standards, potential globalization of the strategy and market share improvement.
“Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments,” stated Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “2012 has confirmed the sector’s vibrant activity and its resilience to widespread economic problems. An unprecedented number of entrepreneurs are attempting to jump ahead of the competition and aspire to make a difference. Breakthroughs obsolete each other faster than ever before. GENWI has performed exceptionally in its field and strongly deserves to be singled out as one of the Red Herring Global Finalists. At this stage, we are left with the daunting task to select the best qualified companies for the 2012 Top 100 Global Award.”
The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles, November 27-29 2012. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on November 29 at the event.
Keep your fingers and toes crossed! We certainly are.
Any readers of W Magazine out there? If so, you probably saw the ad for the Daily W iPad app! Powered by GENWI, this app gives a sleek design to everything you would want to know about the fashion world and trends, daily. In other words, this is a heaven sent gift to all fashion addicts! Not only is this app one of our first enterprise apps, it also features a lot of the possibilities GENWI can do for YOUR app; interviews, videos, giveaways, in-app shopping, etc. If you read W Magazine, it is probably time for you to go paperless and download our mobile app so you can be up to date on all the latest and greatest trends. Click Here to download the app!
Here’s a little sneak peak from our company outing last Thursday. The night was filled with fun, laughter, pizza, and blood thirsty competition. While some had their own bowling shoes, others should have brought their wives to bowl for them. The spirits were high but the stakes were even higher; the two highest scoring team members received a nice bottle of Chardonnay while the lowest scoring team member received a gift certificate to go bowling/practice. At GENWI we love to treat our team members to fun outings like this to keep the morale up and to bond with one another. If you would like to be a part of the family, please do not hesitate to apply online on our careers page. We are especially looking for highly qualified and talented engineers who are good at bowling, preferably.
Nikolai Chowdhury is our Product Solutions Engineering Manger based in GENWI’s NYC SoHo Office. Nikolai manages customer project implementations and crafts product visions for our customers. Born and raised in the New York metro area; he holds a bachelors in Economics from Fordham College at Lincoln Center and technical certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA. With more than eleven years of experience in technology, prior to GENWI, Nikolai led the development and implementation of numerous projects at Women’s Wear Daily / WWD.com, a division of Condé Nast Publications and Colin Cowie Enterprises, a lifestyle digital destination media company. In addition Nikolai has worked with leaders such as Time Warner Center, RELATED Properties, Times Music India, Girl Scouts of America, Fordham University and many nonprofit organizations to build innovative and groundbreaking interactive experiences. Nikolai enjoys skiing and traveling in addition to being a concert classical pianist and collaborating with his family’s music production company in India. He is thrilled to bring his skills and background to GENWI and change the digital publishing landscape.
“Bandwidth and adaptability are the primary constraints for publishers and marketers who want to provide audiences with rich HD content,” Gurumohan says. “And this frightens some people who are concerned that delivery will be complex. But it doesn’t have to be. Understanding basic mobile and tablet publishing concepts can go a long way in making content work on HD devices.”
Jeff Gates, our new Engineering Operations Lead, has lived in the San Francisco his whole life, and worked in the Silicon Vally area for the past 20+ years as a UNIX Administrator. Jeff has worked at established companies and startup’s, building and maintaining their server infrastructure. He is excited to be at Genwi and to help build a state of the art server farm leveraging the private and public cloud. Out side of work, Jeff enjoys working on his 68 Camaro, wood working, and making metal sculpture with his wife, Danielle.
Every day, we receive many requests for direct access to the GENWI mCMS, a cloud-based mobile content management system that helps publishers create native and HTMl5 apps to all mobile devices. Now, we’re ready for publishers, marketers, agencies, and developers to come in and play on the platform. Just sign up for your free 30 day trial and check out how easy it is to create truly engaging apps.
And, let us know what you think. We look forward to your comments!
Rahul Patel, GENWI’s co-founder and CTO will give a complete overview of our GENWI mobile Content Management System (mCMS) to create one of the smartphone and tablet apps you see in the Apple store and Android Market. He will highlight the topics below and will even be available to answer questions.
- New design and improved usability for both content editors and designers
- How to upload structured data into your app and integrate it with maps
- How to upload PDF files and integrate the content into your live app
- Overview of expanded monetization feature now including DoubleClick and YouMe
- New and improved analytics and reporting capabilities
- New documentation “How To,” area that gives you everything that you need to fully maximize the platform’s capabilities
To register for one of the webinar times please visit the events page and click “Register”. Please note that it does NOT matter which webinar you sign up for, the same material will be covered in each. You may also take a moment on this page to read up on Rahul and the moderator, Amanda, who is our Marketing guru!
We look forward to seeing you there and hearing your feedback!
It is official. GENWI won the Red Herring Top 100 Americas 2012 in the mobile category! Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay. Not bad company to keep.
Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring said, “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe GENWI embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. GENWI should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”
Read the full press release.
I came across this article on Forbes.com discussing how the mobile market is the catalyst for possibilities in the new generation. Mobile devices have evolved so much from just being used as a simple telephone. Mobile has taken on all forms of communication; not only are people looking to get information quickly, but companies are wanting to give out information to meet that demand. Mobile devices became the medium for this information to be passed through via internet, apps, etc. This article outlines how mobile will soon become the only channel for information and companies will have to either jump on the bandwagon or become obsolete. GENWI believes in the three main points that Mark Fidelman makes in this article: engage, integrate, and measure. To read the full article, click here.
GENWI has partnered with The Hollywood Reporter (THR) to bring you a highly engaging app for the Cannes Film Festival. This app will be powered to over 30,000 festival attendees who want live up-to-date info on all the featured movies. This app features star sightings and interviews, screening guides, reviews, videos, a map, and Cannes news. THR has been a leading media source not only for Cannes but for all things entertainment. They have been named Entertainment Publication of the Year by the LA Press Club in 2011 as well as a breaking news medium to 10.4 monthly online visitors at www.thr.com. GENWI is incredibly excited about this app and partnership so please go to the app store, download it, and let us know what you think!
To read the full article on Market Wire, click here.
GENWI has added a new member to our growing team! Please welcome, Hootan Nikbakht, our Senior Staff Software Engineer. Hootan was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States when he was 17 with the hope to continue his education. He finished his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to GENWI, Hootan worked at IBM for almost five years as a core software developer for Master Data Management, Product Information Management. He enjoys playing basketball, running, surf and skiing. His passion lies in travelling, music and Yogurtland. He is enthusiastic to have the opportunity to be part of GENWI to fully realize the dreams that have animated him in the past several years.
If you would like the opportunity to work alongside Hootan and our other talented engineers, please visit our Careers Page to find a job that matches your experience.
Out of 3000 entries, GENWI has officially made it onto the top 200 list for the Red Herring 100 Americas. Red Herring is a global media company which brings together investors, high profile companies, startups, and business people into one forum. Each year they give out a Red Herring award given to companies who are projected to grow exponentially. It is a celebration of accomplishments and innovation from around the globe uniting all the business heavy hitters under one roof from CEOs, venture capital firms, to founders of major companies and firms. Applicants for this award gothrough a grueling 3-step process that dig deep into the very core of each company to weed out the most promising of ventures. It is quite an honor to be recognized amongst the other contestants and hope GENWI’s goal of helping publishers create engaging apps over the cloud will ensure us a spot in the top 100.
We are pleased to announce that GENWI is shortlisted in the TiE50 Awards. For those of you who are unfamiliar with TieCon, it is the largest conference for the advancement of entrepreneurs. This award show is a hotspot for investors, startups, acquisitions, mergers, and all things Silicon Valley. It is a huge honor to be nominated and we are thrilled to be recognized. To clinch the TiE50 victory, we need your help. Vote for us! Click here and input your email at the bottom of the page and THEN CLICK THE THUMBS UP ICON. We greatly appreciate all of your continued support!
Our entire team is so thrilled to announce the launch of our new and improved site. The site was launched this afternoon after many hours of hard work discussing layouts, colors, and design. It was most definitely a team effort to make everything perfect and customer friendly whether you are a small company website or major publisher. We would like to thank all the supporters, customers, etc. that made this all possible. GENWI is going in a great direction and we are so grateful for the amazing foundation you all have laid out for us. So check out the new website and let us know what you think!
Just yesterday, our very own PJ Gurumohan was featured in an article written on Mobile Marketer on how publishers will be able to survive with the inception of mobile tablets. PJ spoke specifically on the importance of an engaging app and what that can do for a publishing house’s revenue.
“In the publishing world, high CPMs are critical, and downloading apps expands the subscriber rate and therefore drives higher ad revenue,” said PJ Gurumohan, cofounder/CEO of GENWI, Los Altos, CA.
“Having said that, publishers need to think about cultivating engagement before they can monetize an app,” he said.
“Publishers are beginning to understand that creating engaging experiences on tablets represents one of the biggest opportunities that they have had since the invention of the printing press with the opportunity to reach their readership and cultivate new and engaging experiences.”
On May 2nd at 11am PT/2:00 pm ET, we’ll be hosting a 1 hour webinar with PJ Gurumohan of GENWI and Sean Brown, the Digital Creative Director at Fairchild Fashion Media, on how publishers can leverage their content on a mobile app and the challenges of creating engaging and monetizable apps. They will be discussing a number of topics and will be available to answer questions afterwards.
Just yesterday our very own Amanda Van Nuys, VP of Marketing, released an eye opening article regarding the importance of a bond between tablets and content marketers. On a day to day basis marketers deal with pamphlets, social networking, flyers, brochures, powerpoints, videos, blogs, etc. and it would seem so simple and easy to incorporate all that into an app. However, the trick is to make that app engaging and functional for the reader. Using a tablet over a smartphone and tangible literature is the perfect way to create a brochure sized mobile marketing tool that is effective and alluring. For example, the Home Depot app contains videos of how-to’s and demos, social media links, puchase capabilities almost to make it feel like a less wasteful, well thought out, and simpler interior design magazine. Content marketers should take this as a call to action and start transitioning into what the actual customers are using.
As the buzz around the new iPad launch continues, both traditional and online publishers are “caught between the gravitational pull of the legacy tradition and the need to chart a faster digital course.” That was a key finding in a recent Pew Research Center study on the state of the publishing industry.
That “pull” was highlighted by Paul Rossi, the Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Americas for The Economist at a recent digital publishing conference. Asked by the moderator, “What keeps you up at night?” he answered, “What worries me is the flurry of excitement over an iPad giveaway and there are a pile of The Economist magazines outside on the table.”
But in the recent Pew Research Center study, the outlook of publishers is troubling. Executives were hesitant to risk change due to “cultural inertia,” which makes adapting quickly to new technology advancements difficult. “Some of those we talked to seem frustrated and even uncertain about how to proceed,” said Tom Rosenstiel, Director of the project. “But we also found signs that, if you can break out of old cultural patterns, there is another way.” The question is, are publishers ready to explore the new territory of tablets?
After a grueling month of launching new apps and introducing new employees, we wanted to treat everyone to a relaxing happy hour at a local bar in Palo Alto. It was a great chance for all of us to unwind, let loose, and get to know each other better. We truly do have an incredible team who is dedicated and driven to provide readers and publishers with more than just an app, but more of an engaging experience. If you would like to be a part of a fun start up and an excellent team, then just visit our jobs page and submit your resume. We look forward to hearing from you!
It has been a busy couple of months here at GENWI. Our engineering team has been working dilligently to create a highly interactive and engaging app for the IndiaTimes, who also publishes Times of India. The app is available internationally to the 4.5 million readers and the best part is…it’s FREE! Click on this link download the app onto your iPad and let us know what you think!
Welcome to the team, Amanda! We are so thrilled to introduce an incredibly accomplished Vice President of Marketing to our Los Altos team. Amanda has over 18 years of experience in marketing and will completely revamp our marketing strategy, brand, and lead generation efforts. Her previous experience included Mozes, Inc., Linden Lab/Second Life, and Organic to name a few. Amanda received her Bachelors Degree in Art History from Vassar College and sure is putting that to good use by creating color schemes and designs for our new brand.
Raj Soundar, our new Director of Sales, was born and raised in San Jose and he enjoys playing tennis and traveling abroad. He is married and blessed with an amazing wife and a twin brother who can easily be confused with him. Rajesh’s personal philosophy is to think BIG, and put lots of action to back it up! We are so excited to add Raj to our growing GENWI team and hope you all get a chance to chat with him!