Deloitte Names Wajam Social Search as One of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch in the 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Awards

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Tech Start-Up Continues to Be Recognized for Innovation and Growth

Wajam and Frank & Oak Execs Accept Companies-To-Watch Award at Deloitte Technology Top 50

We are in good company with other leading start-ups Hootsuite and Frank & Oak.

Wajam (http://www.wajam.com), a leader in social search, won a Companies-to-Watch Award, as part of the annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Awards for its innovative technology, management expertise and early stage growth.

The Companies-to-Watch Award honors early-stage Canadian technology companies in business for less than five years. These companies exemplify many of the winning characteristics of Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ ranked companies, which are judged based on the potential they show for future growth.

“Companies-to-Watch are outstanding businesses that show high growth show potential,” said Richard Lee, Deloitte’s National Managing Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications. “Companies-to-watch winners often rank in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 once they have a five-year track record. They are the future technology leaders of Canada.”

“Being named one of Canada’s Companies-To-Watch just after receiving the innovation award at the PwC Vision to Reality Awards this week is quite an honor,” said Wajam CEO Martin-Luc Archambault. “We are in good company with leading start-ups including Hootsuite and Frank & Oak. Our team is focused on innovating search by enhancing popular search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing with social search results that matter. While we have figured out a way to bring social search to most places people search, we continue to develop better ways to deliver a more personal search experience both on the web and mobile so people can take their friend recommendations with them everywhere on multiple devices. We look forward to reaching the five-year mark and becoming a contender for one of Deloitte’s Top 50 spots in the future!”

To qualify for the Companies-to-Watch Award, candidates must have been operating less than five years. They must also be headquartered in Canada and devote a significant portion of their operating revenues to creating proprietary technology and/or intellectual property.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50™ Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ candidate), Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15™ Awards (Canada’s leading GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption). Program sponsors include Deloitte, Bennett Jones and OMERS Ventures. For further information, visit http://www.fast50.ca.

About Wajam – Great Minds Search Alike – http://www.wajam.com
Wajam (http://www.wajam.com) is a social search engine that gives you access to the knowledge of your friends when you need it. The Wajam Social Search Everywhere Plugin makes searching the web more personal by adding results from friends to standard searches on Google, Bing or Yahoo! It elevates search relevance by featuring your friends' likes and reviews for products, places, links, photos and videos within your regular search habits, even in places like Amazon, Yelp, Trip Advisor, YouTube and Ebay. The Wajam Search site gives users the ability to search their network of trusted friends and followers across multiple social networks all in one place. In addition, Wajam features a mobile app to tap into this social knowledge on the go.

Wajam was recognized with an innovation award from PwC Vision to Reality 2013; three Golden Bridge Awards in 2013; four 2013 International Stevies Awards; three 2012 International Stevies Awards; a Red Herring Americas Top 100 and Global 100 Award; a CIX Top 20 Most Innovative Companies in Canada Award; the C2MTL Emerging Entrepreneurs Award; and Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Jury's Favorite Award and Top Companies-To-Watch. Wajam received the highest security certifications from TRUSTe, McAfee and Norton, and is committed to protecting privacy and keeping user info safe. Wajam launched in private beta in January 2011 and was founded by Martin-Luc Archambault, who was previously CEO of Zango Canada, the winner of the Quebec Notables Young Professional Award and the winner of an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Wajam is privately held and funded by Bolidea. Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/wajam or Twitter at https://twitter.com/wajam. Please refer also to our award-winning Press Page or visit our Blog.

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