"It all started on a train". Shlomi Gian, PacketZoom CEO accepted the Innovators 2017 SAMCEDA Award of Excellence at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City, and shared the story behind the mobile app performance challenge and the frustration that inspired CTO Chetan Ahuja to start PacketZoom in 2013.
The PacketZoom team was honored to receive the award in the presence of city officials from across the Bay Area, corporate sponsors including Google, Genentech and Wells Fargo and five other Innovator Award recipients: Roblox, Apixio, Stem, Enjoy and KindredBio.
"We are very honored to receive the award and proud to be part of the San Mateo tech community", added Gian. "PacketZoom is now serving 40 million monthly active users and we are growing fast: we have recently added new customers from the Mobile Gaming, Retail, Travel and News categories . The new partnership with ChinaCache that brings our technology to China - the fastest growing mobile market on the planet, is another important milestone for PacketZoom".
The Innovators SAMCEDA Award of Excellence has become a Silicon Valley tradition - each year hundreds of companies are thoroughly vetted, fifteen are nominated and only six are chosen as Innovators - companies that are acknowledged as the future and success of the community.
"At SAMCEDA, we focus on honoring innovation - a defining characteristic of Silicon Valley and a pillar of the knowledge-based San Mateo County economy", said Rosanne Foust, president and CEO of SAMCEDA. "This year's winners are innovators and entrepreneurs that are changing the innovative landscape of this county and drive its growth".