Archive for December, 2012

Wajam CEO Martin-Luc Archambault wins Quebec Notable Award powered by Ford Fusion

December 10th, 2012 | by alainwong

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We’re happy to announce that Wajam CEO Martin-Luc Archambault won the Quebec Notable Award 2012 for Social Media, recognized for his dedication to his career, his innovations in social media, and his contribution to the Montreal, Quebec and Canadian community.

From Notable founder Julian Brass, “We created the Quebec Notable Awards powered by Ford Fusion to celebrate achievements by young professionals across Quebec. We’re happy to select Martin-Luc Archambault as the inaugural Quebec winner in Social Media for his work with Wajam, a social search engine that gives you access to recommendations from your friends when you need it most. Martin-Luc is a perfect example of the driven young talent we have in Canada, and we salute him for his dedication and contribution to the community.”

Recognized for Our Youthful Talent and Impact in the Community

The Quebec Notable Awards powered by Fusion recognize the most notable young professionals across the province of Quebec. Created by Canada’s undisputed publication for young professionals, Notable.ca, in partnership with Ford’s cutting edge and sleek Fusion, these awards are dedicated to recognizing the most notable young professionals across all of Quebec who are living the 360° young professional life, from work to play.

Wajam CEO Martin-Luc Archambault on the win:

We at Wajam consider this Quebec Notable Award to be a unique honor that speaks to our company mindset and culture. We have recently received several other industry awards for innovation and technology, but Notable.ca also recognizes our impact in the community and the youthful talent we have at Wajam. Our focus now is to continue to provide the easiest and most compelling social search experience that allows users to access relatable links from friends while searching on any site.

About Wajam – Great Minds Search Alike
Wajam 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.

Wajam is an International Stevies Award Silver Winner for Most Innovative Company in the U.S. and Canada as well as Best Social App and Press Page; a Red Herring Americas Top 100 Winner and Global 100 Winner, one of the CIX Top 20 Elite Companies, and recipient of the C2MTL Emerging Entrepreneurs Award, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Jury’s Favorite Award and Ernst & Young’s 2012 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award. More about us on our award-winning Press Page.

Wajam Selected as a 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner

December 5th, 2012 | by alainwong

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Company

We’re happy to announce that Wajam has been selected as a winner of Red Herring’s Top 100 Global award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe. We had previously been recognized as a Top 100 Americas winner earlier this year.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies among a pool of more than 1,000 companies from over 40 nations. These companies, representing Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America awards, are judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to, technology innovation, financial performance, growth criterion, management’s execution standards, potential globalization of the strategy and market share improvement.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Global to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Wajam embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Wajam should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the strongest it has ever been.”

Thank You From Our CEO

Wajam CEO Martin-Luc Archambault, on the win:

We are so grateful and honored to be selected a Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner. This recognition concludes a very successful 2012 for Wajam. Our team has been recognized by the International Stevies Awards, Deloitte Technology’s Fast 50 Awards, the CIX Top 20 Awards, the C2MTL Emerging Entrepreneurs Award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Our focus now is to continue to provide the easiest and most compelling social search experience that allows users to seamlessly sprinkle in results from friends on demand while searching on any site. We have some really cool things planned for 2013!

About Wajam – Great Minds Search Alike – www.wajam.com
Wajam (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.

Wajam Recognized As One of Canada’s Hottest Innovative Companies by the CIX 2012

December 4th, 2012 | by alainwong

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Company

Last week, Wajam was recognized as one of Canada’s Hottest Innovative Companies at the Canadian Innovation Exchange 2012 in Toronto. In addition to being a Top 20 winner, we were selected for a Canadian Technology Accelerator award and invited by the Canadian Consulate in Silicon Valley to participate in their accelerator program.

Check out the pitch by our CEO Martin-Luc Archambault.

“We’re happy to select Wajam as part of our Canadian Technology Accelerator,” says Andrew Keenan, Global Practice Lead Venture Capital/Private Equity, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. “I believe Wajam has the potential to grow and represent Canada on the global tech stage, and we’re here to support their dream. Silicon Valley offers very quick access to investors, potential clients and technology partners, and the accelerator program gives them unique access to resources to help their business scale.”

The Canadian Innovation Exchange

The Canadian Innovation Exchange was a great way to meet fellow entrepreneurs, investors and potential business partners. Special congratulations go out to our Montreal friends Frank & Oak for winning the people’s choice award!

“We are honored to be associated with the Canadian Innovation Exchange and its elite list of top innovators,” said Martin-Luc Archambault. “CIX globally recognizes how Canada is a growing hotbed for entrepreneurs, investment and technology leadership and promotes many opportunities for entrepreneurs to start tech companies in Canada.”

We are humbled and grateful to have received this recognition. We truly believe that social search brings value to Internet navigation, and we have grand plans in 2013 to continue our quest to seamlessly bring friend recommendations to all places where people search the internet!

CIX 2012 Top 20 toast

Alain Wong, Marketing Manager, manning the Wajam booth

Wajam <3 Frank & Oak

Certified one of Canada’s Hottest Innovative Company

About the Canadian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley:

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service manages the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) initiative in Silicon Valley, the global hub for technology and entrepreneurship. The goal is to provide qualified Canadian ICT, digital/ social media & other companies with access to unique resources and contacts to help them grow at a global scale.