Ohanarama Recognized as AlwaysOn Global 250 “15 to Watch in the Upcoming Year”

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Family Social Network Chosen as One of the Top Emerging Private Companies by Prominent Investors, Journalists, Bankers and Industry Insiders

Ohanarama!

To be one of 15 companies to watch out of the thousands of companies nominated for the designation is an honor and a thrill.

Ohanarama, the safe social network for families to connect, learn and play together online, today announced it has been selected as a 2011 AlwaysOn Global 250 “15 to Watch in the Upcoming Year.” According to AlwaysOn, the list publisher, the AlwaysOn Global 250 and 15 to Watch represent the top private, emerging companies in the Global Silicon Valley that are demonstrating significant market traction and pursuing game-changing technologies in digital media, mobile, social media, cloud, and SaaS computing. The AlwaysOn editorial team, partners at Morgan Stanley, the Blackstone Group, KPMG, Silicon Valley Bank, DCM, Greycroft, Bridge Bank, and industry experts across the globe, went through a rigorous interview and vetting process to choose the 15 companies.

“To be one of 15 companies to watch out of the thousands of companies nominated for the designation is an honor and a thrill,” said Jane Hoffer, Ohanarama Co-Founder, CEO and mother of three. “We believe that providing extended families with a new, safe way to interact, communicate and have fun across the miles is truly game-changing and a great opportunity for creating and maintaining those important family bonds. The next year will be an exciting one for us as we introduce new fun family games online, add new activities, and continue to grow Ohanarama as the family social network.”

About Ohanarama
Ohanarama is the safe social network for families to connect, learn and play together online. Ohanarama engages extended family members of all ages by tapping into their natural social and competitive spirit through quizzes, contests and fun family games. Through Ohanarama.com or Facebook, parents set up their kids’ accounts and invite family members to join the secure, private family network. Led by technology industry veterans who have launched such products as the JumpStart children’s educational series and Zynga’s Petville, Ohanarama is also backed by investors such as Charles Huang, the founder of Guitar Hero, and venture capital partners, SoftBank Capital and Contour Venture Partners. Ohanarama is the first product launched by BrainRewards, Inc.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn (AO) is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network (http://www.aonetwork.com). In 2004, AO became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series (http://www.aonetwork.com/AOEvents) includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, GoingGreen East, and the Global Silicon Valley Economic Summit. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.

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