Lijit Networks, Inc. Receives Award for Innovation at Boulder County Business Report's IQ Awards

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The company was recognized for its revolutionary search tools and statistics for blog publishers.

The Boulder County Business Report (BCBR) announced the 10 most innovative companies during its eighth annual IQ Awards for innovation on Wednesday, August 15, 2007. Within the Internet category, the top honor went to Louisville, Colorado-based Lijit Networks, Inc., a company that provides revolutionary search tools and statistics for blog publishers.

Lijit was recognized for its search service, which allows readers to search blog publishers' posts, bookmarks, blogroll, and more from a widget placed on the publisher's property. In return the blog publisher receives detailed statistics, which help them better understand and serve their reader community. "We are honored to receive local recognition for our innovation within the Internet sector," said Todd Vernon, CEO. "Support from the Boulder Valley startup community has been key to our success and to receive recognition from that community on this level is an outstanding boost for Lijit."

This year, BCBR received more than 75 nominations from companies in the Boulder Valley and selected three finalists in each of 10 business categories. The top 10 innovators included:

  •     Business -TechStars
  •     Communications - Aztek Networks Inc.
  •     Computers -DPHI Inc. dba DataPlay
  •     Consumer -AeroGrow International Inc.
  •     Internet - Lijit Networks Inc.
  •     Medical & Health -Otologics LLC
  •     Nonprofit Products & Services - Intercambio de Comunidades
  •     Software -Lingoport Inc.
  •     Sports & Outdoor - EarthRoamer
  •     Sustainable Business - Range Fuels Inc.

"For eight consecutive years, we have honored the 'most innovative' in Boulder Valley, recognizing their achievements and contributions to their industries as well as our community," said Jerry W. Lewis, editor and publisher of the Boulder County Business Report. "The task of selecting only 10 winners from the many nominations received is daunting for our judges. We really feel that this year's winners represent a great mix of both large and small companies producing some of the most innovative products and services in the world." For more information on Boulder County Business Report's IQ Awards, go to

About Lijit Networks, Inc.
Lijit Networks, Inc. was incorporated in June 2006. The Lijit service was developed to search people, their content, and connections in order to deliver search results with unprecedented relevance. The company is led by Todd Vernon, CEO. Vernon, a founder and former CTO of Raindance Communications, brings to the team his management experience in the high-tech sector and enthusiasm for leading-edge web technologies. Stan James, founder and CTO of Lijit, brings years of research in social trust and a portfolio of intellectual property in the space.


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