SOURCE: Branchfire


June 26, 2013 08:30 ET

iAnnotate Developer Branchfire Wins Prestigious Moxie Awards

Chicago Tech Firm Takes Home Top Honors for "Best Bootstrapped Startup" and "Mobile App of the Year"

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2013) - Branchfire, Inc., a developer of leading productivity applications, today announced it was honored with two awards at the second annual Moxie Awards gala. The Moxie Awards, presented by Built In Chicago, recognizes individuals and companies who have achieved greatness in digital entrepreneurship. Branchfire received the "Best Bootstrapped Startup" award, and the company's iAnnotate tablet app was named "Mobile App of the Year."

"As a startup with a passion for building and powering some of the world's top productivity apps, it is a true honor to receive two Moxies," said Ravi Bhatt, co-founder and CEO of Branchfire. "We couldn't have done it without the hard work and dedication of the Branchfire team and the ongoing support of the Chicago technology community."

Bhatt, together with college friends Jim Brink and Steve Hockema, founded Branchfire in 2010 with the goal of simplifying how people work with and share information. Branchfire's award-winning iAnnotate app enables over one million users to easily read, mark up and share documents, and is among the best-selling iPad productivity apps of all time.

The annual Moxie Awards honor innovative Chicago-based technology companies and entrepreneurs. For a complete list of the 2013 Moxie Award winners, visit

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About Branchfire
Branchfire builds software and tools that simplify how people work. Its award-winning iAnnotate app allows users to read, mark up and share documents and images via an iPad or Android tablet. The company also offers an enterprise version of iAnnotate for large organizations as well as a powerful software development kit (SDK) that enables businesses and developers to add secure document reading and annotation features to custom and commercial applications. Over one million people worldwide use applications powered by Branchfire. Based in Chicago, Branchfire is a privately-held company.

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