Zumigo Honored as One of 2014’s Most Innovative Companies for Delivering Mobile Identity Solution that Uniquely Authenticates and Enables Mobile Commerce across Global Networks

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — Zumigo Corporation, a leader in mobile device location and identity verification, today announced that its Zumigo Assure Identity™ mobile solution has been named as a finalist in the annual Mobile Excellence Awards Program in the Best Retail/Commerce Solution for Mobile Awards Category.

Now in its seventh year, the Mobile Excellence Awards recognize the best in mobile entertainment, lifestyle and technology. The Mobile Excellence Awards, produced by Little Monster Media and Axis PR & Entertainment, will announce the program’s winners at the 7th Annual Mobile Excellence Awards show at the YouTube Studios on Jan. 13 in Los Angeles. Industry luminaries, influencers and leaders from all walks of the mobile ecosystem will be present to honor the winners.

“Creating a platform that honors the best in entertainment and technology is what the mobile excellence awards is all about and we want to congratulate all the 2014 MEA finalists,” said Sarah Miller, Founder & CEO, Mobile Excellence Awards and CEO, Axis PR & Entertainment. “All our finalists this year represent the very best in mobile innovation, technology breakthroughs, and entertainment platforms. Our awards program continues to be at the forefront of the industry honoring the best in mobile excellence and we are excited to be celebrating our seventh year as a premier awards program.”

Zumigo has been working with companies globally to enable and secure payment transactions and help retailers and consumers prevent fraud. With the ubiquity of smartphones, retailers are seeing tremendous growth in mobile commerce. Earlier this year, Zumigo announced a partnership with Equifax to develop a mobile network-based solution that streamlines mobile commerce checkout and payments. This simple implementation allows merchants to augment their existing shopping carts with secure automated form population that reduces abandonment. Zumigo’s advancements in 2014 include being named one of the inaugural members of the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a new program for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services.

“Zumigo had a breakout year in 2014, and it is an honor to be recognized in the Mobile Excellence Awards program,” said Zumigo Founder and CEO Chirag Bakshi. “Zumigo is differentiated with its innovative mobile identity and location technology that spans global networks. Customers turn to us to help them identify and authenticate users and reduce fraud that is so rampant in the financial industry.”

Zumigo uniquely authorizes transactions through customer location and identifies the right customer with the right device, using location and network data across all global networks and mobile devices. Since financial institutions have limited tools to mitigate events such as the recent high-profile breaches reported by several retailers, Zumigo is in demand to provide security solutions for such events. Zumigo also enables companies to target customers with special offers using geo-location, all with no downloads required on users’ mobile devices.

About the Mobile Excellence Awards
The Mobile Excellence Awards bestow the highest level of industry honor to best of breed companies who excel in mobile entertainment and technology. The MEAs are an established annual award program that recognizes execution of corporate approach, consumer services, consumer experiences, content creation, and marketing devices or revenue generators for the mobile entertainment industry. For more information on sponsorships or attending the Mobile Excellence Awards show taking place Jan. 13, visit www.mobilexawards.com or call Axis PR & Entertainment at (310) 276-2220.

About Zumigo
Zumigo is pioneering a new generation of mobile services predicated on providing a richer experience for customers through more relevant, context- based information. Its global solutions support marketing to customers with location in context, and securing financial transactions using mobile infrastructure. Zumigo is led by veterans of the mobile and financial industries with years of experience in developing and managing mobile solutions for some of the world’s largest carriers and enterprises. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Zumigo is a venture backed company. For more information, please visit www.zumigo.com.

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