SOURCE: Genius.com

March 27, 2008 09:08 ET

Genius.com Selected as Start-Up Company of the Year

Silicon Valley-Based Economic Development Association Recognizes Genius for Outstanding Innovation and Business Growth

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - Genius.com® Incorporated, the leading on-demand provider of real-time 1-to-1 marketing solutions for sales and marketing professionals, today announced that it was named the recipient of the 2008 San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) Start-Up Company of the Year Award. Winners were announced at the annual SAMCEDA Awards of Excellence lunch, attended by over 400 professionals, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City on Wednesday, March 26th.

This award recognizes business efforts during the initial start-up phase. Winning companies were selected based upon entrepreneurial spirit, originality and usefulness of the product or service offering, marketplace momentum, and customer adoption plans.

"In a region known worldwide for innovation and entrepreneurialism, it is extremely rewarding to be singled out as the Start-up of the Year," remarked David Thompson, CEO and Co-founder of Genius.com. "We are honored to have our achievements validated by this award and look forward to the future as we continue to expand upon our successful Genius products."

Genius solutions empower sales professionals to connect with qualified prospects and close deals through their corporate websites. The SalesGenius® on-demand service enables frontline sales professionals to instantly qualify prospects by tracking individual e-mail opens and corporate website visits, without any programming or IT involvement. With optional Genius Interactive capabilities, SalesGenius users can engage their best prospects via instant chat sessions and customized web greetings that can turn any corporate web page into a personalized landing page.

Additional information about the award can be found on the SAMCEDA site: http://www.samceda.org/Events/2008AwardExcellence/aoe_award_description_page.php

About Genius.com

Genius.com, a Sales 2.0 pioneer and creator of SalesGenius, is the leading on demand provider of real-time, 1-to-1 marketing solutions for sales and marketing professionals, empowering them to connect with prospects and close deals through their corporate Websites.

Genius® solutions give sales organizations unprecedented control over e-mail and website marketing, delivering real-time e-mail campaign reports to managers and instant e-mail response and website visit alerts to sales reps, all without requiring programming skills or IT involvement. The result is faster sales cycles, satisfied customers and more closed deals. Genius.com Incorporated is a privately held company, funded by Accel Partners, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Emergence Capital and Walden International, with headquarters in San Mateo, CA. For more information about Genius.com Incorporated visit www.genius.com or e-mail info@genius.com.

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