Appia Honored with Two Awards for Technological Excellence from North Carolina Technology Association

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Appia Recognized for Innovation and Leadership with 2013 NCTA 21 Awards for Fastest Growing Small Company & Tech Exec of the Year


Appia, the leading mobile user acquisition network, today announced its honors from the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) 21 Awards: Fastest Growing Small Company, and Tech Exec of the Year Founder & CEO Jud Bowman. The awards, announced yesterday evening during the NCTA 21 Awards Gala, distinguish Appia as an innovative company and single out Bowman from nearly 800 other local execs as one of North Carolina’s premier leaders who characterize excellence, innovation and leadership across 21 categories.

“It’s been a hallmark year for Appia and our success can be attributed to our continued investment in technology, innovation and great people,” said Jud Bowman, Founder and CEO of Appia. “It is an honor to be selected as Tech Exec of the Year and Fastest Growing Small Company, and I’m excited to continue helping build the North Carolina tech and entrepreneurial community.”

Since its inception, Appia has seen explosive growth due to its unique and innovative approach to driving mobile user acquisition for advertisers. The company’s network delivers truly engaged mobile users by leveraging its proprietary technology that results in a significantly longer lifetime value (LTV). The company continues to see significant revenue momentum in 2013. Appia eclipsed its 2012 total revenue by Q2 2013 and continues to pick up pace. It has sponsored more than 60 million app installs to date and is driven to innovate and build value for publishers, advertisers, and developers by connecting the right apps to the right users every time.

“As North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards, the NCTA 21 Awards brings the community together each year to appreciate its excellence. In return, we’re thrilled to celebrate the technological leadership Appia and its CEO has brought to North Carolina by awarding them NCTA 21 Fastest Growing Small Company and Tech Exec of the Year,” said Brooks Raiford, President and CEO, NCTA.

A review committee comprised of non-profit, media, education, and technology leaders representing various regions of North Carolina selected this year’s finalists. Winners were announced and recognized at the annual awards gala on Thursday, November 7, 2013.

About Appia
Appia is the leading mobile user acquisition network, delivering mobile app downloads to over 1 billion users across more than 200 countries. Ranked #22 on the Wall Street Journal’s 2012 Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies, Appia provides non-incentivized performance mobile ad solutions for developers, publishers and advertisers. With offices in San Francisco, New York City, and Durham, as well as global sales locations in the UK and Mexico, Appia has quickly become the largest, non-incentivized app install network. For more information, please visit

About NCTA
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at

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