AvePoint Co-Founders Kai Gong and Dr. Tianyi Jiang Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award Winners

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The prestigious award recognizes AvePoint's global entrepreneurial excellence.

AvePoint, the leading provider of infrastructure management software solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, today announced that company co-founders Kai Gong and Dr. Tianyi Jiang both received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Software Solutions category. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Mr. Gong and Dr. Jiang were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event on Thursday, June 24, at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe.

"We are extremely honored to have received such a prestigious honor", said Mr. Gong, AvePoint Co-Founder and Co-CEO. "To be winners among such a distinguished group of innovators truly speaks to the dedication and effort our AvePoint team worldwide has made to continue rapidly building our business, yet still maintaining the highest levels of product quality and service for more than 6,000 customers."

Mr. Gong and Dr. Jiang co-founded AvePoint in 2001, initially working from the public library in Mr. Gong's hometown of Somerset, NJ. AvePoint has been the premier SharePoint infrastructure management solution provider since SharePoint's debut in 2001, constantly delivering pioneering and innovating tools that empower organizations to protect, manage, optimize, integrate, and govern their SharePoint deployments. Driven by the world's largest SharePoint-exclusive research & development team, AvePoint's award-winning DocAve Software Platform empowers EPG, SMB, and government organizations to utilize SharePoint Products and Technologies for enhanced business productivity, collaboration, and enterprise content management initiatives.

"This is an extremely gratifying and proud moment for everyone on our team at AvePoint", said Dr. Jiang, AvePoint Co-Founder and Co-CEO. "Ever since we first opened our doors in 2001, we have been determined to build a company that is dedicated to not only product innovation, but also quality customer service. To deliver on this vision, we continually recruit the best, brightest, most creative minds in the world, and make them integral stakeholders in our shared success. All of our company's accomplishments to date - including this significant Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award - are a result our team's concerted push to deliver innovation and quality in every aspect of our business."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards celebrate their 24th anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in areas including innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

As a New Jersey award winner, AvePoint is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced on November 13, 2010, at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors. In New Jersey, sponsors include regional sponsors Bowne & Co and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and local sponsors Gibbons P.C., NJBIZ, NJTC and WithumSmith+Brown.

About AvePoint

AvePoint is a global technology company and software innovator headquartered in the United States. Since its founding in 2001, AvePoint has become the world's largest provider of infrastructure management software solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. Propelled by the world's largest SharePoint-exclusive research & development team, AvePoint is the premier provider for EPG, SMB, Mid-Market and Government organizations demanding the most powerful and flexible infrastructure management solutions for their SharePoint environments and assets. AvePoint's award-winning DocAve Software Platform is recognized as the industry standard for comprehensive and scalable SharePoint backup and recovery, administration, replication, migration, archiving, deployment management, reporting, storage optimization, and content lifecycle management.

AvePoint is headquartered and maintains its principle engineering center in Jersey City, NJ, with wholly owned sales and engineering centers in the USA - San Jose, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C., Houston, Boston; Melbourne, Australia; London, United Kingdom; Munich, Germany; Johannesburg, South Africa; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; and Changchun, Dalian, China. AvePoint's global team, fortified by an expansive network of certified partners, help more than 6,000 enterprise customers - including many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies - to protect, manage, optimize, and integrate their mission-critical SharePoint environments. AvePoint is a Depth Managed Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and GSA provider.

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program

Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.

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Tucker Hall - Director of Marketing
Tel: 201-793-1111

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