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Clairmail Recognized Among the Most Innovative Technology Companies of 2008
Novato, CA., January 13, 2009 — Clairmail, Inc., the leader in 2-way mobile banking and payment solutions that enable complete control over finances from any mobile phone, today announced that it has been selected as a Finalist of the Red Herring 100 Global Awards for the second consecutive year. Clairmail won the Red Herring 100 Global Award in 2007.
Red Herring 100 winners and finalists from North America, Europe and Asia of the last three years are eligible for this coveted award. The Red Herring editorial team deploys a detailed process to whittle down a pool of 600 eligible, promising companies to the 200 finalists of this global award. Evaluations are made on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy, and ecosystem integration. The finalists, elite executives and venture capital leaders will celebrate the Top 100 Privately Held Companies from around the world in San Diego from January 14-16, 2009.
"Being named a finalist of the Red Herring 100 Global Awards for the second straight year underscores the strong interest and growing demand for our unique 2-way mobile banking and payments solution," said David Thompson, vice president of marketing at Clairmail. "Our innovative 2-way mobile solution empowers bank customers to easily and securely manage their accounts, thereby enabling financial institutions to realize strong consumer adoption, new revenue streams, decreased costs and improved customer retention."
Clairmail is the first and only solution provider capable of delivering 2-way mobile banking and payments functionality on all mobile phones across all three user interface options – messaging, mobile web and client applications. On one platform with a single implementation, the Clairmail System seamlessly and securely integrates with a bank's systems of record and provides bank customers with a comprehensive suite of 2-way mobile banking and payment services. The Clairmail System incorporates a powerful Event Engine that can easily handle the potential transaction volumes from banks of any size and deliver real-time, 2-way Actionable Alerts™.
Red Herring is a global media company, which unites the world's best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. More information about Red Herring is available on the Internet at www.redherring.com.
Clairmail is the only comprehensive 2-way mobile solution for banking, payments and card services. Deployed either on-premise or as a managed service, Clairmail optimizes any mobile phone for 2-way customer interaction. Only the Clairmail System offers 2-way mobile banking, payments and card applications that utilize any phone's existing messaging and mobile web software and extend the capabilities of third-party client applications. On one platform with a single implementation, Clairmail empowers financial institutions to generate and deliver 2-way Actionable Alerts to their customers and provide easy and immediate account management, secure transactions and no-hold customer service. Unlike other 1-way, proprietary and inflexible point solutions which lack the application intelligence to generate 2-way alerts, the Clairmail System is a turnkey, standards-based 2-way offering that seamlessly and securely integrates with existing systems, delivers the fastest time to value and provides an alternative to more costly channels like call centers and IVR. Founded in 2004, Clairmail is headquartered in Novato, Calif. The company is privately held and funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Outlook Ventures and JAFCO Ventures. For more information call (415) 884-7270 or www.clairmail.com.
Gavin Skillman or Jeremy Frank