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  • Content Syndicate is 2011 Red Herring 100 Global Award Finalist

    Dubai, UAE, December 3rd, 2011:
    Content Syndicate, a content services marketplace, has been selected for Red Herring’s 2011 Top 100 Global award, which will be given at the Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles, California, US on December 7th, 2011. The prestigious recognition honors the year’s most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe.

    As the only selected company, from hundreds of participants across the region, this secures its position after have successfully competed at the regional level spanning North America, Asia and Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) editions, which were held in the San Francisco, Shanghai and Paris respectively over 2011. The winners of the regional editions qualify for the Global 100 awards.

    Past Global Red Herring 100 winners include Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube and Ebay, amongst hundreds of other start-ups in the consumer and business space around the world, years before they became household names.

    The Red Herring judging panel, comprising of its editorial team, industry experts and venture capitalists selected the Top 100 from a global pool of more than 1240 companies from over 40 nations, this year alone. They were judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, such as technology, innovation, financials, entrepreneurship, stage, growth criterion, global potential, strategy and scalability of the business model. The selection committee examined each submission in detail and performed multiple rounds of due diligence.

    “Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments,” said Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “2011 has confirmed the sector’s vibrant activity and its resilience to widespread economic problems. For its longevity and size, Content Syndicate has performed exceptionally in its field and strongly deserves to be singled out. At this stage, we are left with the daunting task to select the best qualified companies for the 2011 Top 100 Global Award.”
    “2011 has been an exciting and equally challenging year, which continued to validate the potential of our business model. With a sea of change in the way content is created, consumed and monetised and its very definition online, offline and the disruption and opportunities it has brought along, Content Syndicate clearly is at the right time and place. Red Herring’s endorsement is an honour,” said Maddy Reddy, CEO and Founder of Content Syndicate.

    The Top 100 winners will be announced at the Red Herring Global forum, a 3-day long special event and awards ceremony on December 5-7th, 2011 to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles, California, USA. The event is expected to be attended by the world’s leading venture capitalists, angel investors, hundreds of entrepreneurs, media and industry observers.

    Notes to Editor:
    About Red Herring: Headquartered in California, US, Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world’s best technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers around the globe. Founded in 1993, Red Herring has been a chronicler of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship for almost two decades through its evolution in print publishing magazines, weekly newsletters, websites and global events, trade shows and conferences that have brought together venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and technologists.

    For more information:
    http://www.herring100.com/RHG/2011/finalists.html

    About Content Syndicate: Content Syndicate’s award winning service helps publishers, agencies, corporates and governments acquire, commission and sell customised, exclusive and syndicated content in more than 100 languages through its patent pending online platform.

     

    For more information, please contact us at: media (at) contentsyndicate.com

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    Content Syndicate, Words on Demand, its design, logo, moniker are trademarks of Content Syndicate in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2011 All rights reserved.

  • Content Syndicate Ramps Up Senior Management

    Content Syndicate Ramps Up Senior Management
    Content Syndicate announces the addition of senior management across technology, business divisions in the first phase of its expansion plans.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 7th April 2009

    Venkat Amirisetty is the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) overseeing the development of Content Syndicate’s online platform strategy. Prior to the new position, Venkat was based in Silicon Valley, US for 15 years. His last stint was as Technical Director for Motorola in Sunnyvale, California where he managed an engineering team and created a new mobile application platform. The technology has been adopted by 400+ developers and currently ships in more than 5 million handsets annually. Venkat previously headed the engineering team at iPlanet, a Netscape and Sun Microsystems alliance.

    During his five-year tenure there, he helped create an enterprise application integration middleware system, managed a team of 30 engineers and deployed the system at several Fortune 500 firms. Prior to this he worked in the engineering team at Sun Microsystems, where he was a core member of the J2EE team. He started his career with Tata Consultancy Services and was based out of Zurich, Switzerland for two years, before moving to Cupertino, California.

    Venkat holds several patents in content architecture and has presented several technical papers in US, Europe and Latin America. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a MBA in Finance from Leavey School of Business from Santa Clara University, California.

    Emile Cubeisy also joins Content Syndicate’s Board of Directors. Emile has over 15 years of experience in technology, government and venture capital space. Emile is currently a Director of IV Holdings, Jeeran, Conservus, ShooFeeTV, Arab Media Holding and NetCorps. He previously served as Vice-President, at Accelerator Technology Holdings. Prior to ATH, he served as the Director of ICT Promotion and Advisor to the Ministry of ITC, Jordan and was Programme Director of the Jordanian Education Initiative. Emile holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Southern California and was selected as a member of the Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2006.

    Joining Content Syndicate as Vice-President – Business Development, Chetan Cariappa is a business technology professional with more than a decade of experience. Based in the US for the last six years, Chetan formerly worked for Core Services Corporation, where he managed several major multi-million dollar accounts, such as F5 Networks, Vonage, Eli Lilly, AICPA, and Old Mutual. Prior to that, he worked for Oracle Corporation, Galaxy Software and 24/7 Customer.com. Chetan holds a Bachelors in Engineering and a Masters in Technology from the University of Wisconsin with a specialization in project management and Six Sigma. At Content Syndicate, Chetan will oversee business development, strategic alliances for CSi – Content Syndicate’s web content and development arm.

    Also on board is Jonathan De Guzman, Content Syndicate’s new Business Development Manager. Jonathan has an extensive background in media in the UAE covering advertising, digital media, and marketing. Jonathan has previously worked for T-1 Creative, Zurc Media and handled major accounts such as Goodyear, Aggreko, Technosat, Subway, Sofra Worldwide and many more. He will oversee business alliances with agencies and corporates for customized content projects.

    Maddy Reddy, Founder and CEO of Content Syndicate commented, “I am delighted to welcome these accomplished individuals to our company who will each play a significant role aligned to our long-term strategy. I am confident that their outstanding credentials, experience and expertise will go a long way in contributing to our success and growth.”

    About Content Syndicate:

    Content Syndicate’s award winning service helps publishers, agencies, corporates and governments acquire, commission and sell customized, exclusive and syndicated content in more than 200 languages through its patent pending online platform.

    *For additional information/high-resolution images: www.contentsyndicate.com

    Content Syndicate, Words on Demand, its design, logo, moniker are trademarks of Content Syndicate in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

  • IV Holdings invests in Content Syndicate

    IV Holdings invests in Content Syndicate

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates/ Amman, Jordan: 12 March 2009

    Content Syndicate® has received strategic investment from Interactive Ventures Holding Company (‘IV Holdings’), a leading Middle East venture capital firm based out of Amman, Jordan. The funding will be used to support Content Syndicate’s rapid growth and development of its innovative content services platform.

    “In its private beta alone, Content Syndicate with its disruptive business model, track record, strong customer validation and revenues, made a great fit in our investment strategy and portfolio. Very few early-stage companies have this kind of amazing traction and robust business model,” said Dr.Fawaz Zu’bi, Chairman of IV Holdings.

    Content Syndicate’s patent-pending platform, helps publishers commission, buy, sell, syndicate content in more than 200 languages. With no entry-level costs, coupled with its ‘pay for performance’ model, Content Syndicate helps publishers to monetize their content further, minimizing the inefficiency and generates additional revenues.

    “Content Syndicate is the strategic platform that publishers, content providers and buyers are looking for globally for a competitive edge. With the tougher markets, we believe their timing, technology and highly scalable service, they are poised to be a success,” added Dr.Zu’bi of IV Holdings.

    According to Romieke/Cision, a leading media intelligence provider, there are over 218,000 publishers of magazines, newspapers, trade journals, online portals, news wires and contract publishers. Of these, more than 4,000 publishers are present in the Middle East alone, a focus market for Content Syndicate. Outlook, a respected industry research firm, pegs the content syndication and aggregation business at US$68 billion.

    “IV Holdings with their impressive portfolio and focus gave us the confidence. Their experience, network and insights into the industry made them the ideal strategic investor, and partner we were seeking,” said Maddy Reddy, Founder and CEO of Content Syndicate.

    Content Syndicate has already successfully raised a substantial amount of early stage capital from influential angel investors in US, UK, UAE and India. The new investment will be used towards research and development, recruitment and business expansion.

    Prior to this major investment, in September 2007 Content Syndicate was a finalist at Seedcamp®, a leading start-up launch pad in London. CS was selected from 260 start-ups in 42 countries. Similarly in February 2008, the firm was selected in the top 3 of 150 start-ups by the Arab Business Angels Network®, a subsidiary of Dubai International Capital. Besides this, it also won the Best Start-up at the Visa® Business and TiE-ISB® Connect awards. It was also a finalist at the recent Lloyds TSB® Awards and IIT-Chennai Connect initiative.

    Currently in private beta and scheduled to go live in Q2 of 2009, Content Syndicate has already signed up more than 350 blue-chip customers, besides 80 publishers from several major markets. The company intends to extend its service support other media – audio, video and mobile content in Q4 2009.

    Editor’s Notes:

    About IV Holdings:
    IV Holdings provides capital, expertise and a synergistic network of ventures to help enable and grow innovative within and outside the Arab world by investing in best of breed ventures in the animation, internet, content, mobile, media and telecom domains. Its current portfolio includes Content Syndicate, Jeeran, Conservus, Shofee TV, Talasim, Media Scope, with several other major investments underway.

    Conservus, one of IV Holding’s portfolio companies has raised an additional round of funding from Intel Capital recently.

    IV Holdings is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accelerator Technology Holdings (ATH). For more information: www.iv-holdings.com / www.acceleratortech.com

    About Content Syndicate:

    Content Syndicate’s service helps corporates, governments and publishers with customized, exclusive and syndicated content in more than 200 languages through its online platform.

    *For additional information/high-resolution images: www.contentsyndicate.com

    Content Syndicate, Words on Demand, its design, logo, moniker are trademarks of Content Syndicate in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

  • Content Syndicate wins TiE-ISB Award

    Content Syndicate wins TiE-ISB Award Connect 2008

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates/Hyderabad, AP, India: November 12th, 2008

    At a recent event jointly organized by TiE and the Indian School of Business (ISB), Content Syndicate emerged as the winner in the ‘Cool Start-ups’ category.

    TiE-ISB Connect 2008 took place at ISB Hyderabad from November 5th to 7th. Sponsors included Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Times of India Group, Satyam, Totem Infrastructure and the Indu Group. This is the third year for TiE-ISB Connect and it is also one of Asia’s largest investor-entrepreneurial events. Tie-ISB Connect 2008 featured over 700 delegates, 30 venture capital firms and various media companies.

    The event attracted over 200 business plans of which 149 executive summaries were short-listed for the next round. 30 of the short-listed firms were invited for a final presentation before a judging panel comprising of senior partners and management from Accel Ventures, Google, Canaan Partners, Helion Ventures, Venture East, Clearstone, PA, Virtusa, IDG Ventures, Nexus Capital, Sun Microsystems, Ojas Ventures, Totem and Kuruvindam.

    The criteria for selecting the winners were based on the strength of business model, innovation, the team, maturity of business, track record, financials, long-term plans and scalability.

    Commenting on the award, Content Syndicate’s Founder & CEO, Maddy Reddy, said, “We are honoured to be a part of this prestigious event. It was a great experience and provided us with a strong validation of our business. I would like to extend my gratitude to our clients, team, investors and partners for playing a vital role in making this happen.”

    Content Syndicate’s Words on Demand® service helps agencies, corporates, small and medium sized businesses and publishers globally to commission, distribute, buy and sell customised content in more than 200 languages. Currently in beta, CS has serviced more than 300 corporate clients and over 80 publishers for a range of content services. CS has positioned itself as one of the world’s fastest growing and innovative content services firm.

    Because of its unique patent pending web-based business model, the firm can scale up to create and facilitate buy-sell transactions of content in any major language, regardless of the client’s location, need or time with minimal costs.

    Last September Content Syndicate was a finalist at Seedcamp, Europe’s premier launch pad in London and was selected from 260 start-ups in 42 countries for its unique business model.

    In February 2008, CS was selected in the top 3 of 150 start-ups by the Arab Business Angels Network®, a subsidiary of Dubai International Capital (DIC) at DIFC.

    Content Syndicate also won the ‘Best New SME’ and the ‘Best SME in the GCC’ award at the recent Visa SME Awards in October 2008. The firm is also a finalist at the forthcoming Lloyds TSB Business Awards in December 2008.

    About TiE:
    TiE, The Indus Entrepreneurs, also known as Talent Ideas and Enterprise is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. Founded in 1992, in Silicon Valley, the organization today has over 12,000 members across 52 chapters in 11 countries besides 1,800 plus Charter Members – comprising of top entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, private equity firms, angel investors, consulting and law firms.

    For more information, please visit http://www.tie.org

    About ISB:
    Founded in 2001, ISB is one of the world’s premier and youngest business schools. Working in academic alliances with The Kellogg School of Management at North western University; Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the London Business School (LBS), ISB offers post graduate courses; high-powered Executive Education programmes for CEOs and senior managers; and a two-year Research Fellowship Programme through its world class campus at Hyderabad, India.

    ISB is ranked in the Top 20 of the Financial Times’ Global MBA 2008 rankings. For more information, please visit – http://www.isb.edu

    Content Syndicate, Words on Demand, its design, logo, moniker are trademarks of Content Syndicate in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

  • Content Syndicate Wins Major Awards

    Content Syndicate Scoops Visa® 2008 Business Awards
    Content services company garners top awards in three distinguished categories at the recently held Visa® SME Awards.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: October 29th, 2008

    At a recent industry event organized by YourBusiness magazine and Visa®, Content Syndicate was awarded two prestigious awards, emerging triumphant in the ‘Best New SME’ as well as the overall ‘Best SME in the GCC’ categories. The awards were sponsored by HP and Visa International as Platinum Sponsor of the overall winner category.

    The 2008 YourBusiness SME Awards marks the anniversary of YourBusiness publication in the market and by extension seeks to reward entrepreneurs for growth. Sponsors for these awards include Visa International, Emirates NBD, Etisalat, HP, Hamriyah Free Zone, DHL and Forsa. The awards were open to local and expatriate business owners of small to medium enterprises, or SMEs that employ less than 250 staff, earn up to AED 50 million and operate in the Gulf region. The awards ceremony took place at the Park Hyatt Hotel on 20th October 2008 and was attended by over 200 invitees.

    Commenting on the win, Content Syndicate’s Founder & CEO, Maddy Reddy, said, “With SMEs constituting nearly 80% of the business ecosystem, both in the region and globally, we are honoured to be awarded this recognition. It’s also easy to overlook the fact that some of the biggest firms out there were all ‘garage start-ups’ or SMEs when they started out. This award is an important milestone for us in the long and exciting journey ahead.”

    The judging panel comprised of senior management from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, Visa, HP, Etisalat, HSBC, Emirates NBD, Citibank, YourBusiness advisory board and business consultants. From the thousands of entries received the past two months, the judges shortlisted 33 overall finalists across six categories based on quality, business potential, innovation, track record, scalability and the overall strength of the business model. This was followed by a detailed review of each company and concluded with voting and nomination process.

    Reddy also shared the honours in the ‘Best New Entrepreneur’ category and added, “The sheer quality of entrants and finalists reveal that there is abundant vigour and drive for success within the SME sector and is a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit in the region.”

    Content Syndicate’s Words on Demand® service helps agencies, corporates, small and medium sized businesses and publishers to commission, distribute, buy and sell customised content in more than 200 languages. Having serviced more than 300 corporate clients, agencies and over 80 publishers for a range of editorial and copywriting services, CS has positioned itself as the region’s only specialist content services firm.

    Because of its unique patent pending web-based business model, the firm can scale up to create impactful content in any major language, regardless of the client’s location, need or time with minimal costs.

    Prior to this major haul of awards, last September Content Syndicate was a finalist at Seedcamp®, a leading business launch pad in London and was selected from 260 start-ups in 42 countries for its innovative business model. In February this year, CS was selected in the top 3 of 150 start-ups by the Arab Business Angels Network®, a subsidiary of Dubai International Capital (DIC) at DIFC.

    The firm is also a finalist at the upcoming Lloyds TSB® Business Awards and TiE-ISB awards scheduled to be held in November 2008.

    Reddy commented, “It feels great to win or even be nominated for these coveted awards. I would like to extend my gratitude to all our clients, team, investors and partners for playing a vital role in our growth and success.”

    Editor’s Notes:

    About Visa Inc.:
    Visa Inc. operates the world’s largest retail electronic payments network providing processing services and payment product platforms. This includes consumer credit, debit, prepaid and commercial payments, which are offered under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink and PLUS brands. Visa enjoys unsurpassed acceptance around the world, and Visa/PLUS is one of the world’s largest global ATM networks, offering cash access in local currency in more than 170 countries.

    For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.

    About Content Syndicate: Content Syndicate’s innovative Words on Demand® platform helps content providers and buyers to commission, distribute, buy and sell content, that’s exclusive, customised and personalised for their unique requirements. Extending beyond English, Content Syndicate’s click-and-mortar business offers a range of quality content services in more than 200 languages to businesses and individuals.

    With the motto ‘content is not a commodity’, Content Syndicate is working on its vision to offer content services cross platforms, media and languages. Content Syndicate is incorporated as independent entities in the US, UK, UAE and India.

    Content Syndicate, Words on Demand, its design, logo, moniker are trademarks of Content Syndicate in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

  • Content Syndicate selected for ABAN investor event

    Content Syndicate selected for ABAN investor event
    ABAN – a subsidiary of Dubai International Capital selects Content Syndicate from over 150 companies at the region’s biggest angel investor event.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 17th February 2008

    Content Syndicate® was recently selected as one amongst five companies by the Arab Business Angels Network (ABAN) from over 150 start-ups at the Dubai International Finance Centre. The five companies which represented a cross-section of verticals pitched their business plans to investors. This prestigious entrepreneurs-meet-investors event was attended by the region’s influential high net worth individuals, investors, private equity firms, venture capitalists.

    ABAN, backed by Dubai International Capital (DIC) as its founder and lead angel with support from Intel Capital and Dubai Silicon Oasis as corporate angels was set up to provide high potential entrepreneurial ventures with mentorship, networking and capital. This year’s plan includes channelling US$10 million seed-capital fund into early-stage ventures and simultaneously creating new angel investor networks.

    Speaking on the initiative, Maddy Reddy, Founder & CEO of Content Syndicate said, “ABAN provided us a great opportunity to showcase our unique content platform to the investment community. This further reiterates that with a solid business model that addresses a serious business need, you can be distinctive from the rest.”

    Content Syndicate has already successfully raised a substantial amount of seed capital from angel investors in US, UK, UAE and India within the first year of operations.

    Prior to this, in September 2007, Content Syndicate was the only firm from the Middle East to be selected from over 260 companies across 40 countries for SeedCamp® London- a major initiative of Europe’s top angel investors, venture capitalists and technology firms.

    Angel investors are affluent individuals offering capital to start-up companies in exchange for ownership equity. Funding costs vary and, in addition to financial investment, angel investors also offer expertise, acumen and business networks. Angel investment is a common second round of financing for high-growth start-ups, and accounts in total for almost as much money invested annually as all venture capital funds combined, as but into more than ten times as many companies

    Walid Hanna, CEO of ABAN said, “By building an angel investor network we hope to start to fill the equity gap currently faced by entrepreneurs attempting to launch their ventures. Angel investors would also provide the start-ups they invest in with a guiding hand that would greatly increase their chances of success.”

    Notes and media contacts About ABAN:

    The Arab Business Angels Network (ABAN) was conceived by the Young Arab Leaders and Dubai Holding during the Clinton Initiative in September 2005, with Dubai International Capital as its founder and lead Angel. ABAN acts as a link between entrepreneurs and Angel Investors to foster high potential new ventures and to build a community of Angel Investors across the Arab world.

    Established in 2004, DIC is an international investment company focused on both private equity and public equity. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Holding, DIC manages an international portfolio of diverse assets that provide its stakeholders with value growth, diversification, and strategic investments. Assets under management total over US$12 billion.

    *For additional information: www.aban.ae / www.dic.ae

    About Content Syndicate: Content Syndicate’s innovative Words on Demand® platform helps corporates and publishers from across the world to commission, distribute, buy and sell content that’s exclusive, customised for their unique requirements in over 200 languages.

    Content Syndicate is working on its vision to offer content services across platforms, media and languages. Founded in late 2006, CS is incorporated as independent entities in the US, UK, UAE and India.

    *For additional information, high-resolution images and resources: www.contentsyndicate.com

    #Content Syndicate, Words on Demand, its design, logo, moniker are trademarks of Content Syndicate in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

  • Dubai Firm selected as a Seedcamp Finalist

    Dubai Firm selected as a Seedcamp Finalist
    Seedcamp, an initiative to support Europe’s entrepreneurs, has hand picked Content Syndicate from over 260 companies across 40 countries to be part of Seedcamp Week in London.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: September 2nd, 2007

    Seedcamp, the brainchild of Saul Klein, an entrepreneur and venture partner at Index Ventures, is an initiative focused on igniting the next generation of great technology entrepreneurs. Seedcamp will provide support, guidance and valuable contacts to young entrepreneurs from around the world to help them start and build global businesses. Content Syndicate, based in Dubai, UAE is the only Middle East based firm to be selected in this high-profile initiative.

    According to Saul Klein, founder of Seedcamp, “The aim of Seedcamp is to reduce the time it takes start ups to make and develop critical relationships and establish an unrivalled foundation on which the business can be built. With more than 50 mentors who are successful entrepreneurs, legal and HR experts, corporates, venture capitalists, recruiters, marketing gurus, accountants, and product experts – Seedcamp is a great launch pad for young companies like Content Syndicate.”

    Speaking on the successful selection, Maddy Reddy, 29, Founder & CEO of Content Syndicate said, “It is a great opportunity for us to showcase our unique content platform to the investor panel and business community at Seedcamp. It also proves that with a solid technology that addresses a serious business need, you can stand-out.”

    Currently Content Syndicate’s innovative Words on Demand® platform helps content providers and buyers from across the world to commission, distribute, buy and sell content that’s exclusive, customised and personalised for their unique requirements in 218 languages.

    The Seedcamp initiative received an overwhelming response from 260 companies from 40 countries around the world from Finland, Russia, Austria, Cyprus, Romania, UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Singapore, Turkey, Spain, Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Croatia, Uruguay, Malaysia, Hungary, Serbia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Ecuador, India, Latvia, Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, Norway, Belgium, China, Argentina, Bulgaria, UK and the US.

    From the entire list 20 were drilled down based on business capability, innovation and potential. Content Syndicate has the distinction of being a strongest contender from the Middle East region. After a gruelling and intensive pre-selection process, the judges were impressed with Content Syndicate’s unique business model.

    Seedcamp is endorsed and backed by leading European investors and entrepreneurs. For more information and a full list of Seedcamp supporters, visit www.seedcamp.com

    About Content Syndicate:

    Content Syndicate’s innovative Words on Demand® platform helps content providers and buyers to commission, distribute, buy and sell content, that’s exclusive, customised and personalised for their unique requirements. Extending beyond English, Content Syndicate’s click-and-mortar business offers a range of quality content services in more than 218 languages to businesses and individuals.

    With the motto ‘content is not a commodity’, Content Syndicate is working on its vision to offer content services across platforms, media and languages. Founded in late 2006 by Maddy Reddy, CS is incorporated as independent entities in the US, UK, UAE and India.

    *For additional information, high-resolution images and resources: www.contentsyndicate.com

    #Content Syndicate, Words on Demand, its design, logo, moniker are trademarks of Content Syndicate in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

  • Content Syndicate wins top award at Silicon India’s Startup City.

    September 14th, 2009, Mumbai, India

    After two successful editions of Silicon India’s Startup City event in Bangalore, the third edition was held on September 12, 2009 in Mumbai.

    Startup City 2009 is an open platform for startups to showcase their innovative technology, meet potential investors, business partners and customers.  The day-long event drew in over 4000 delegates, besides 250 CEOs, 40 venture capitalists and more than 500 entrepreneurs.

    Of these, 30 select startups were invited to a competitive pitch across three categories – internet, software and services to showcase their businesses to 20 VC firms and select delegates.  The startups were evaluated by an expert panel of judges, which comprised of experienced VCs and well established entrepreneurs.  Awards were given based on the following criteria: business model, presentation, market opportunity, the team, value proposition, competitive positioning, go-to-market plan, current status and investment opportunity.

    Content Syndicate, an online content services platform clinched the Best Startup award in internet category.

    Venki Nishtala, CTO of NASDAQ listed Rediff.com, and one of judges said, “From the perspective of a solid business model, we were impressed with Content Syndicate and their market timing.”
    Sachin Maheshwari, Principal at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ): “In terms of  scalability, addressing a clear market need with a strong value proposition, Content Syndicate ticked all the right boxes.”

    Rajesh Jog, Managing Partner, WayGate Capital: “In terms of business maturity, well thought out growth plans and track record, for a start-up Content Syndicate was clearly ahead.”

    The other judges in the overall panel included Anand Lunia, SeedFund; Manoj Gupta, Nexus Capital; Arvin Babu, GreyLock Advisors; Hemir Doshi, IDG Ventures and Kartik Srivatsa, Song Advisors.

     

    About Silicon India:

    Silicon India (SI) is a 12-year old business and technology media group, headquartered in Fremont, California. SI through its print and online properties covers business, investments, technology and entrepreneurship. With a monthly controlled circulation in excess of 70,000, its readership is drawn from CIOs, CTOs, CEOs and market influencers like fund capitalists, technology adopters and analysts.

    SiliconIndia.com – its online portal has a global ranking of No.4 in the IT news media category and has over 3 million registered users.