London, England - 19 February 2008: blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced that it has been listed as an ‘IPO of the Year’ finalist in the prestigious Library House UK Technology Innovation and Growth Forum Awards. The awards, now in their ninth year, recognise those individuals and organisations that drive the success of the UK's fastest growing technology companies.
Awarded to a UK based company who went public in 2007, the IPO of the Year category considers the amount of money raised, costs of float, timing, the type of company being floated, the size of company and its sector. blinkx has been shortlisted alongside five other UK companies, including Expansys and Enfis, and the judging panel includes Stuart Anger, Network Director at UK Trade and Investment, and Andy Morgan, Technology Sector Leader at PWC.
John Owen, CEO of Library House, said, “We are delighted to be recognising such inspiring UK talent in the first awards since our acquisition of the UK Technology Innovation & Growth Forum in August of last year. The awards serve as a powerful reminder of the level of innovation in the UK and the finalists were selected because they are all stand-out examples of the success of the UK’s emerging technology industry.”
Suranga Chandratillake, Chief Executive Officer of blinkx, said, “2007 was an incredibly successful year for the company and we are delighted to have been recognised by Library House for the success of our IPO activity. This serves as a testament to the hard work of all those involved and signifies our strong position for further growth in 2008.”
The UK Technology Innovation & Growth Awards will be presented on the evening of Tuesday 18th March 2008 at the end of the second day of the UK Technology Innovation & Growth Forum and further information can be found at http://www.innovationandgrowthforum.com.
blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world's most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 18 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. blinkx's founders set out to solve a significant challenge - as TV and user-generated content on the Web explode, keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx's patented search technologies listen to - and even see - the Web, helping users enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. In addition, blinkx powers the video search for many of the world's most frequented sites. blinkx is based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.
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