July 17, 2008 13:20 ET

Vello Selected by AlwaysOn as an AO Global 250 Winner

Recognized for Game-Changing Technology and Market Value

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - Vello, The Conference That Calls You™, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AO Global 250 Winners. Inclusion in the AO Global 250 signifies major developments in the creation of new business opportunities in the global technology industries. Vello was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and other industry experts spanning the globe, based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

Vello and the AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies will be honored at the AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford scheduled to occur on July 22-24, 2008 at Stanford University. This two-and-a-half day executive event highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends disrupting the global technology industries, and features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases.

Fifty of the top CEOs from the AO Global 250 will present their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in a "CEO Showcase."

"The AO Global 250 winners have excelled in key strategic areas in the global technology markets," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. "We congratulate them for their success in introducing new tools, services, and platforms that are driving the next phase of innovation and creating real value at an economically uncertain time."

The AO Global 250 was selected from over hundreds of companies, nominated by a panel of industry experts in the online technology, media, entertainment, enterprise and greentech sectors from around the world.

Vello, which launched its early beta solution in September 2007, makes it easy for busy mobile professionals to conference wherever they are. No more dial-in numbers. No more access codes. No more waiting: conference calls start on time. Instantly or scheduled, Vello dials all participants simultaneously, making meetings more productive. This innovative service simplifies conference calls and is easy to use, fast, and reliable. Vello is immediately available at New customers receive a 7-day Free Trial.

In conjunction with this announcement, Vello's President and Chief Operating Officer, Mark Dzwonczyk, will demonstrate the Vello's innovative conference calling service during the CEO Showcase at the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford 2008 on Thursday, July 24 at 1:30 PM in McCaw Hall at Stanford University. Immediately following his presentation, Mark will be available for 30 minutes of Q&A and demos in the Lobby.

A full list of all the AO Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at

"We are setting an entirely new standard for conference calling, and meeting a burning need of mobile professionals everywhere," commented Mark Dzwonczyk, COO and President of Vello. "Being included in the AlwaysOn 250 is truly an honor, and validates that Vello is on the right track."

About Vello

Vello, the conference that calls you, takes the pain out of the world's most common business collaboration tool. Choose the people you'd like to meet with and hit "go." Vello dials out and within seconds everyone is on the line and the call begins. No more dial-in numbers. No more pin codes. No more waiting for people to call in. Prescheduled or instant, initiated from a browser or a mobile device, Vello's high-quality audio, MS Outlook integration and flexible, customized billing deliver a business-class service that will revolutionize the conference call. Vello has a seasoned management team with telecommunications start-up successes. Based in Mountain View, Calif., Vello was created in 2007 as a spin-off of T-Tag Corporation. Vello is angel-funded and privately held.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a community blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the industry in innovation by engaging its bloggers in a social network. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, OnHollywood, OnMedia, GoingGreen, NordicGreen, and Venture Summit East and West) and quarterly print "blogozine". No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

Contact Information

    Bronwyn Saglimbeni
    Erickson Communications for Vello


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