SOURCE: Gigya

September 26, 2007 08:30 ET

Venture-Backed Gigya Named Top Start-Up Company by PlugandPlay Tech Center

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - September 26, 2007) - PlugandPlay Tech Center, a startup incubator based in Sunnyvale, hosted the PlugandPlay EXPO, the premier Silicon Valley showcase introducing "best of the breed" emerging ICT, Media and CleanTech companies, which introduced their product and service offerings in the current year. In a start-up competition, PlugandPlay recognized Gigya, the emerging widget distribution and tracking network, as one of top four start-up companies. Gigya is funded by Benchmark Capital and First Round Capital. Other award-winning companies included BlueGem Security, Zipidee and Twiki.

"This is truly an honor being prized among so many of our peers throughout Silicon Valley," says Eyal Magen, CEO of Gigya. "We're in good company and are looking forward to sharing the same success as other PlugandPlay luminaries such as MyWaves."

Gigya allows developers to let users post widgets to their social network pages on MySpace and other social networks, blogs, and web sites with a single click. It also provides distribution and usage analytics.

The PlugandPlay Tech Center offers a range of services to companies, from office space and other facilities to web hosting. A number of notable startups have come out of PlugandPlay since it launched a little more than a year ago.

About Gigya

Gigya provides a growing selection of tools that enable widget providers to distribute, track and monetize widgets. Its free Wildfire widget distribution platform boosts the sharing and posting of widgets via social networks, blogs and email. With Wildfire, widget owners enable their users to one-click post directly into a profile page or blog, and garner detailed reports about how and where those widgets are used. Gigya partners include RockYou!, Webshots, Metacafe, Snapvine and many others. The company is funded by Benchmark Capital and First Round Capital. To learn more and get started, go to http://www.gigya.com/site/content/widget.aspx.

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