On Tuesday, mobile advertising platform Airpush secured some prime real estate on the celebrated Forbes list of “America’s Most Promising Companies of 2014.” The mobile ad juggernaut ranked No. 2 on the list, which features the top 100 privately-held businesses.
All of the companies making the cut have been assessed and ranked by growth, both in sales and hiring. Also taken into consideration are the quality of management team, margins, market size, key partnerships and “overall potential for expansion in the future.”
If the successes of 2013 are any indication of the momentum Airpush has in this New Year, the recognition by Forbes is certainly understandable.
Between driving massive revenue for app developers across its expansive network, to leading the charge on native advertising’s arrival on mobile, Airpush has been credited with raising the bar for the mobile advertising industry and its top players.
As NativeMobile reported last November, Airpush recently acquired Hubbl, a celebrated pioneer of mobile native advertising and personalization technology. Airpush says it will combine Hubbl’s personalized native ads technology with Airpush’s ecosystem of more than 120,000 mobile apps. The end result? The world’s “first comprehensive native advertising platform for mobile.”
“Rocketship growth isn’t uncommon on our list of ‘America’s Most Promising Companies,’” says J.J. Colao of Forbes. “In fact, it’s what we look for. But to watch a management team crack open a ripe new market and hang on for dear life as top line explodes is still good fun. Producing a ranking in the opaque world of privately-held companies is never easy. But we’re confident that many of these are the IPOs and billion-dollar acquisitions of tomorrow.”
According to Airpush founder and CEO Asher Delug, the recognition by Forbes is an “extraordinary honor, especially considering the caliber of companies on the list and in each of our respective industries.”
“The Forbes recognition confirms our market position, our growth as an organization, our impact on one of the hottest segments in American business, and our potential to shape the mobile advertising industry in even more ways in the coming year,” Delug adds.
To review Forbes’ complete list of “America’s Most Promising Companies of 2014,” click here.