(Originally posted on the Clearspring blog.)
Just a week away from Thanksgiving, we are counting our many blessings here at Clearspring. We’ve just been named among the AlwaysOn 2011 Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic Top 100 for being among the most promising private companies “creating new, vital solutions that will lead to industry disruption and huge value creation.” The honor stems from nominations by several top firms including Morgan Stanley, Technology Partners, DFJ, SAP and KPMG.
It’s great to be recognized, especially on the heels of a very busy past couple of months. In late September, we welcomed Ramsey McGrory, formerly of Yahoo! and RMX as our new CEO. In October, we took a look back at five years of sharing and analytics as we celebrated the fifth anniversary of our social sharing platform, AddThis (check us out in Adweek). Last week, AddThis hit another milestone as the largest social sharing platform – in a 24 hour period, we saw 3,000,000,000 (that’s 3 billion!) views. And, we recently announced our acquisition of data science company, XGraph. Together, we’ve created the largest multi-graph platform on the open web. By multi-graph, we mean that our understanding of an audience is multi-dimensional where a single-graph would only represent one dimension of how people are connected (like social ties, for instance). Based on 1.2 billion users, the extensive multi-graph capability has incredible implications for all of our partners across the board.
Whew! It’s been busy and we wouldn’t have it any other way. It couldn’t be more appropriate that all of this comes right before we each take a moment to give thanks. We are incredibly grateful to all of our clients, partners, investors and supporters. Thank you AlwaysOn, those that nominated and voted for us for this honor, and all of you for continuing to keep us motivated and inspired. As always, please reach out and let us know how we can better serve you.