Company receives top honors for “Emerging Company of the Year” and “Best Use of Cloud Technology” categories
September 16, 2016, Cambridge, MA – Fuze (formerly ThinkingPhones), the leader in global voice, video, and collaboration, today announced the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) has recognized it as the 2016 “Emerging Company of the Year” and has also named the Fuze platform this year’s “Best Use of Cloud Technology.” The awards, which shine a spotlight on the best of the region’s internationally respected technology industry, were announced Wednesday evening at the 19th Annual Technology Leadership Awards Gala. Evaluated against hundreds of nominees, Fuze earned top honors as a transformative company that has in the last 12 months realized significant growth in revenue, local workforce, and global adoption of its cloud voice, video, and messaging platform.
Boasting more than 150 percent growth in customer sales and adding more than 200 new customers in the first half of 2016 alone, Fuze continues to live up to its brand promise through a work culture that promotes connectivity, collaboration, and productivity.
“Meaningful and authentic communication is the bedrock of business productivity in this new connected reality, and I’m grateful to lead a brand that continues to be called out for being at the forefront of such a dynamic industry,” said Steve Kokinos, CEO, Fuze. “Together with my co-founder Derek Yoo and our dedicated team, we’re extremely proud of our accomplishments and excited to continue pushing the envelope with an intuitive platform that is changing the way businesses here in the Hub and around the world communicate. The technology community in Boston is widely considered a driving force of innovation for the modern, digital economy, and we couldn’t agree more. On behalf of Fuzers across the globe, I’m truly honored and humbled by this recognition.”
Fuze is a global, unified communications as a service (UCaaS) platform that empowers productivity and delivers insights across enterprises with mobile-enabled and analytics-driven business communications. The Company reimagines and simplifies business communications and collaboration so teams can move as fast as the world around them. Its multi-tenant cloud platform is exceptionally agile, redundant, and secure without the restrictions of other UC services and the expense of on-premise designs. This enables customers to deploy cloud communications quickly, easily, and cost effectively. The scalable, flexible solution also allows customers to seamlessly add users from all corners of the globe, making Fuze the perfect fit for multi-location enterprises. Such adaptability, including a breadth of third-party application support, has been key to the cloud platform’s adoption by global organizations and a large part of its continued industry recognition.
“Workplace communication dynamics have changed significantly in the last decade. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices have given us the functionality to bring our work with us wherever we go. Today is all about the modern worker and how to make employees more efficient through collaborative technology that caters to today’s work/life demands,” said Derek Yoo, CTO, Fuze. “There’s never been a more important time than now for cloud-based solutions to offer flexibility for the modern worker to thrive.”
The MassTLC awards are the latest in a series of business and technology accolades Fuze has received in 2016 alone. In May, the New England Venture Capital Association’s NEVY Awards honored Fuze as the “Next Pillar Tech Company,” recognizing it as the next tech company best positioned to anchor the region’s future economic landscape and guide the way it does business. CEO Steve Kokinos was awarded the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in New England in June, recognizing his commitment to excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to the Company and communities. Finally, earlier this month Fuze ranked 19th in the first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world.
“For over 400 years, the Massachusetts innovation legacy has been characterized by tackling big problems and each year at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala we recognize the people and organizations that enrich that proud tradition,” said Tom Hopcroft, CEO, MassTLC. “In 2016, I’m proud to include Fuze as among the Tech Leadership Award winners whose contributions to the state’s technology economy help make our region the envy of the world.”
Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests.
To learn more about Fuze, visit: www.fuze.com.
Fuze is a global, cloud-based unified communications platform that empowers productivity and delivers insights across the enterprise by enabling simplified business voice communications, flexible video conferencing, and always-on collaboration. Formerly ThinkingPhones, Fuze allows the modern, mobile workforce to seamlessly communicate anytime, anywhere, across any device. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Fuze has additional locations including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Ottawa, London, Amsterdam, Aveiro (Portugal), Madrid, Paris, Munich, Zurich, and Copenhagen and Sydney. For more information, visit www.fuze.com.
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