Leading mobility industry luminaries bestow three coveted awards on PhoneTopp, recognizing the innovation of desktop conferencing for your smartphone
San Jose, Calif. – November 14, 2008 – PhoneTopp, the company that brings adhoc mobile collaboration to every smartphone user, today announced that it won three awards at Dealmaker Media’s Under the Radar event yesterday. The company received two ‘Best in Class’ awards in the mobile business applications category (one awarded by conference judges and the other by attendees) and PhoneTopp also won the ‘Best of Show’ award from conference attendees. PhoneTopp was selected over 32 other early stage companies based on its technology, market opportunity and unique value proposition. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of venture capitalists, members of the media, corporate development executives from leading mobile/wireless companies and audience members.
Participants hailed from Verizon, Motorola, QUALCOMM, Microsoft, CBS Interactive, T-Mobile, Norwest Ventures Ventures, Kleiner’s iFund, VentureBeat, Morgenthaler Ventures 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.”
“Winning three awards at Under the Radar further validates the work our team has done in bringing desktop conferencing to your smartphone – only better,” said Tom Barsi, CEO of PhoneTopp. “By leveraging a cloud-based computing model and taking an entirely new approach to delivering a desktop-to-mobile experience, we solve the critical barriers of simplicity, speed and usability to finally give road warriors the confidence needed to leave their laptop behind once and for all.”
PhoneTopp was handpicked to present at the conference by the Under the Radar editorial team and advisory board based on its review of over 400 companies in the mobility space.
With its dedicated mobile platform and patent work around mobile optimization, PhoneTopp will enable productivity improvements for the enterprise by delivering the essential collaboration services required to immediately connect people and information seamlessly from their smartphone. When commercially launched, PhoneTopp will first allow users to host or participate in a web meeting directly from their smartphone, through a simple click-to-collaborate approach that includes the ability to:
- accept an invitation via text message to join a web conference
- answer a phone call that launches an application to participate in the meeting, with no phone numbers or passwords to remember
- navigate and zoom natively with integrated tools, including a PhoneTopp-developed “mobile rewind” capability that allows users to independently go back within the presentation if they missed a slide
The PhoneTopp team comprises veteran innovators and business leaders from companies such as ConSentry Networks, VINA Technologies and Aruba Networks. It also maintains an advisory board that includes former senior executives from industry leaders in web collaboration.
PhoneTopp was founded in March 2008 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. The company is seed-funded and currently looking to obtain a Series A round of financing.