Lucid Software Named a Multiple Winner in Best in Biz Awards 2016

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Ben Dilts (CTO) and sales team honored in two Best in Biz Awards categories.

We are extremely honored to have received both of these awards and to be listed among such an impressive list of companies,

Lucid Software has been named a silver winner in Sales Department of the Year and a bronze winner in Technology Executive of the Year in the Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Ben Dilts, Lucid Software’s CTO who received the bronze award, founded Lucid Software in 2010 and has been on the frontlines of the company’s rapid progression from a one-man show to 150+ employees, two world-class products, and more than 9 million users. Lucid Software’s sales team, which did not exist until 2015, has experienced tremendous success, growing to an organization of over 40 professionals who have crafted an enterprise sales model for Lucid. Over the past year, Lucid increased its enterprise customer base by 6x, which includes many industry-leading organizations such as Hubspot, Kohl’s, Pearson, Quantcast, Spotify, Uber, and Woolworths.

The sixth annual Best in Biz Awards in North America garnered more than 600 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2016 honors were presented in 60 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, App of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year, and Website of the Year.

“We are extremely honored to have received both of these awards and to be listed among such an impressive list of companies,” said Karl Sun, CEO and co-founder of Lucid Software.  

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2016 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 50 judges from widely known newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, TV outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to numerous judges returning from the 2011-2015 judging panels, this year’s panel included several worthy additions to the high-profile group. The panel included Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Atlanta Tribune, Business News Daily, CNET, Computerworld, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Information Week, InfoWorld, Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, Multifamily Executive, Network World, Portland Business Journal, Security Products Magazine, South Florida Business Journal, Wall Street Journal, Wired, WLRN, and ZDNet.

“It was an honor to be invited to judge the Best in Biz Awards, and the competition was extremely fierce this year,” said Joe Pettit, Tripwire, about joining his first Best in Biz Awards judging panel. “It was extremely difficult to pick out the winners, as all the applicants were of such a high standard. It’s awards like this that help provide recognition to those most deserving.”

For a full list of gold, silver, and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2016, visit:

About Lucid Software

Lucid Software is a leading provider of cloud-based visual productivity applications. Lucidchart, a diagramming application, and Lucidpress, a design solution, are utilized in over 175 countries by more than 9 million users, including Comcast, NASA, Netflix, Target, and Xerox. Since the Utah-based company’s founding in 2010, Lucid Software has grown in revenue by over 100 percent each year and has received numerous awards for its business and workplace culture. For more information about Lucid Software, visit

About Best in Biz Awards

Now in its sixth year, Best in Biz Awards recognizes companies for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are currently conferred in two separate programs, North America and International, and in more than 60 categories, including company, team, executive, product and PR, and media. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2017 International are currently being accepted until the final deadline on April 28, 2017. For more information, visit

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