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May 24, 2013 14:43 ET

Punchh Named Winner of 2013 TiE50 "Top Startup" at TiEcon 2013

Punchh Helps Restaurants Re-Invent Marketing With Mobile

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2013) - Punchh, Inc., a startup that delivers branded mobile apps and a cloud-based marketing automation platform for restaurants, has been recognized as a Winner of the 2013 TiE50 "Top Startup" Award at TiEcon 2013, the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs. Punchh was honored Saturday, May 18, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

"Restaurant marketing is undergoing a sea change as brands compete to reach customers, via mobile and social media," said Jitendra Gupta, CEO of Punchh. "Our goal is to help restaurants engage their customers on smart phones and tap into their friends' networks to drive measurable increases in repeat and new customer traffic. We are honored to be recognized by TiE as one of only six of the most innovative mobile startups in the world."

The TiE program selected 50 winners from a pool of over 1,100 companies from 24 countries.

"In just four years, the TiE50 program has gained global acclaim attracting startups from all over the world. TiE50 as a brand has gained much recognition among VC and Angel communities -- particularly in Silicon Valley. About 110 finalists and winners had successful exits," said Program Chair Ram K. Reddy.

About Punchh
Punchh is the only mobile-centric marketing platform for restaurants that leverages social networks to drive and measure repeat visits, word of mouth and customer referrals. Cloud-based, the Punchh platform is integrated with operators' POS systems to tally reward programs, gather customer purchasing data insights and optimize the return on investment of marketing campaigns. The Punchh Marketing Automation Platform™ provides an open framework for integrating with third-party systems and applications including POS, email, ordering, payments, reservations and analytics. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Punchh's patent-pending technology operates in more than 1,000 restaurant locations under brands such as Church's Chicken, Earl of Sandwich, Hungry Howie's, Max's Restaurant, Pacific Catch, and Rita's Italian Ice. For more information, visit www.punchh.com.

About TiE50
TiE50 is TiE Silicon Valley's premier annual awards program keenly contested by thousands of technology startups worldwide. Awards are announced at TiEcon, the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs. TiE is a global, not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. TiE provides a platform for mentoring, networking and education for technology entrepreneurs worldwide. Our global network of 54 chapters located in most major North American, Asian and European countries and cities with more than 14,000 members across 13 countries.

About TiEcon
TiEcon is the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with loyal participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global service providers. TiEcon 2013 attracted 3,700+ attendees from across the world -- including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. TiEcon was listed by Worth Magazine in its September 2011 issue to be among the 10 Best Conferences for Ideas and Entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information on TiEcon, visit http://www.tiecon.org/.

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