Company named “Audience Choice” in the “Enabling Content Providers” category
San Francisco, California—November 13th, 2008—Goodrec, the mobile and online recommendation service, today announced that it has won Under the Radar’s Audience Choice award for the Enabling Content Providers category at Dealmaker Media’s Under the Radar event held on November 12, 2008 in Mountain View, CA. Goodrec was named winner over other early stage companies in the Enabling Content Providers category based on its technology, market opportunity, and unique value proposition, by a panel of judges comprised of media, corporate development executives from leading mobile/wireless companies, VCs, and audience members. A total of 33 companies presented at Under the Radar.
Participants hailed from Verizon, Motorola, QUALCOMM, Microsoft, CBS Interactive, T-Mobile, BlueRun Ventures, KPCB’s iFund, VentureBeat, AT&T and many other leading players in the industry.
“The standard of presentations was extremely high. These are the companies which are truly innovating and getting rapid traction in the enterprise space,” said Debbie Landa, CEO of Dealmaker Media “These emerging companies are the ones to watch and most likely to enjoy breakout success.”
“We’re thrilled to be chosen as an audience favorite,” said Mihir Shah, CEO of Goodrec, “and we’re excited about the response from iPhone users to our app. We’ve been live for two months, and we’re already seeing the majority of our recommendations made by mobile phone, and are getting overwhelmingly positive feedback from users. We’re looking forward to building on that momentum in the months to come.”
Goodrec is a mobile and online recommendation service that provides short, to-the-point recommendations from friends and trusted sources. The service makes it easy to make, find and remember actionable recommendations from anywhere: online, via its iPhone application or from any mobile browser. Goodrec enables fast and informed decision-making with ‘Thumbs Up’/’Thumbs Down’ recommendations and valuable Quick Tips. Its proprietary technology makes intelligent suggestions based on personal taste and friends’ recommendations across categories including restaurants, movies, books and more, and displays “recs” for nearby spots in location-based categories. Users can quickly find exactly what they want by sorting and filtering recs based on personal preferences, location or “Want Lists” of bookmarked recommendations.
Goodrec was handpicked by the Under the Radar editorial team and advisory board based on its review of over 400 companies in this space.
Goodrec is a mobile and online recommendation service that offers concise recommendations at the moment of inspiration from the sources and people you know and trust. Goodrec can be accessed online, via its iPhone app, or from any mobile browser. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2007 and is funded by a group of leading seed stage firms including Jeff Clavier’s SoftTech VC, Richard Wolpert’s Chance Technologies and Betaworks. For more information or to sign up for Goodrec, please visit: www.goodrec.com