Social123 Named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company

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Technology Association of Georgia Honors Social123 for Innovation and Contributions to the State’s Technology Community

As a 2015 Signature Graduate Company from ATDC and a nominee for Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Awards for the second year in a row, we are humbled and excited to be selected as a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company

Social123 today announced that the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has named them as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2016 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 17, 2016, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

“The 2016 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s Technology community,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The 2016 Top 40 finalists are shining examples of what makes our State such a hotbed for technology and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”

This year’s Top 40 Companies were selected from among over 100 applications submitted by companies from across Georgia. Companies selected for the "Top 40" will be showcased in an exhibition at The 2016 Georgia Technology Summit.

"An extraordinary number of truly innovative technology companies participated in this year’s Top 40 competition, demonstrating the depth and breadth of Georgia's technology community," said Dennis Zakas, managing partner of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, CEO of Zinc., and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “In fact, based on the quality of the contestants, we could have had a 'Top 60' without losing a beat."

Social123 has built a technology that addresses a significant challenge faced by every enterprise and mid-market organization. With their data as a service (DaaS) solution, Social123 is able to tap into an underserved market and transform the way businesses manage their contact data. This contributes to why they have been named a top innovative technology company.

“As a 2015 Signature Graduate Company from ATDC (Advanced Technology Development Center) and a nominee for Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Awards for the second year in a row, we are humbled and excited to be selected as a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company,” said Aaron Biddar, CEO of Social123, “We believe this is just the tip of the iceberg as our company, technologies, and solutions continue to grow and evolve."

The 2016 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,300 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. In addition to presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the nation, the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted. 

For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit Follow the conversation on Twitter through #TAGGTS.


About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit

About Social123

Social123 is a social sourced B2B data provider with the largest and most accurate global contact database that is refreshed in real-time. With an industry leading DaaS platform (Data as a Service), customers benefit from the origination of net-new leads to full service appends. Social123 offers the most reliable data solution on the market due to the company’s proprietary algorithms which continuously source, match, and append from thousands of sources. We identify inaccurate records in our clients’ databases, correct and replace them, and then layer on 40+ fields of self-reported information like groups, skills, titles, and even a validated email address – tested with the company’s proprietary email validation software. Social123 has served over 1,500 customers since its inception in 2011 and was recently names the #194 fastest growing private US company by INC. 500.

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