eXpresso™ Named To InformationWeek's First-Ever "Startup 50" SaaS Computing Leader Ranks on Listing of "Business Technology Companies to Watch"; Winners Compiled Via Reader Nominations/Voting, Along with Editorial Board Judging

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eXpresso™ Corporation, a pioneering provider of online community solutions for businesses, today announced it has been named to InformationWeek magazine's inaugural Startup 50--a listing of young technology companies that, according to the magazine, "represent some of the newest ideas and technologies that will help companies become more efficient and productive."

eXpresso™ Corporation, a pioneering provider of online community solutions for businesses, today announced it has been named to InformationWeek magazine's inaugural Startup 50--a listing of young technology companies that, according to the magazine, "represent some of the newest ideas and technologies that will help companies become more efficient and productive."

InformationWeek launched its first annual Startup 50 ranking earlier this year in an attempt to find the most innovative and compelling early-stage tech companies offering products and services for business. The list was generated through a process of nomination by the magazine's readers, followed by online voting. Finally, from a list of 282 nominated firms, InformationWeek editors narrowed the field to the fifty winners using the following criteria:

  •     Innovation in technology or business model, whether new technology or new ways of doing business
  •     Value, delivered in lower costs, increased sales, higher productivity, or improved customer loyalty
  •     Enterprise-readiness, meaning that the nominee's product or service can scale and is ready for deployment

eXpresso is a hosted online service that lets subscribers not only upload, securely store, and organize common Microsoft Excel spreadsheets on the Internet, but also collaborate in real time with any number of co-workers or business associates. The SaaS offering has won thousands of users worldwide as well as "Best Of" honors from both PC World and InfoWorld magazines.

"One of the most gratifying aspects of landing on the InformationWeek Startup 50 is that the nominations are made by InformationWeek readers," said George Langan, chief executive officer of eXpresso. "This enthusiastic and loyal response from our users only adds to the excitement being generated by our other upcoming developments."

eXpresso continues to build popularity with business users through a number of new services and vendor partnerships. In recent months the company has forged alliances with Cisco WebEx, Covisint, FirstData, Salesforce.com, Symantec and Verizon's Small Business Center, thereby gaining new visibility and a significantly broader user base.

Furthermore, on April 24 the company will enhance its Microsoft Office support by unveiling two new hosted products for Microsoft PowerPoint and Word. "With our expansion beyond Microsoft Excel, eXpresso will give subscribers a 100% cloud-based collaborative solution for all major components of the Microsoft Office suite," Langan said.

About eXpresso™:
eXpresso is a pioneering provider of managed business community solutions. The company offers secure, hosted online workspaces suitable for business collaboration, beginning with the Excel spreadsheet environment. The unique capabilities in the eXpresso service leverage multiple homegrown, patent-pending technologies, enabling users to access, share, compare and collaborate on business information from any location. The privately-owned company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. To learn more, visit http://www.expressocorp.com.

eXpresso is a trademark of eXpresso Corporation. Microsoft Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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