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Smaato Honored as “Startup and Innovation Award” Winner

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San Francisco, (BUSINESS WIRE). – January 23, 2015 – Smaato, the leading global mobile Real-Time Bidding (RTB) Ad Exchange (SMX) and Sell Side Platform, and the creator of the Smaato Publisher Platform (SPX), a free, full-featured publisher ad server, today announced its selection by the German American Business Association (GABA) as a “Startup and Innovation Award” winner. Smaato is a privately held company founded in 2005. Its global headquarters are in San Francisco, California, and its European office in Hamburg, Germany.

“We are honored to be chosen as one of the ‘Start Up and Innovation Award’ Winners”

GABA, an organization that helps connect German-American business professionals and fosters transatlantic relationships, will be presenting awards for the first time to two German startups that have had significant impact on German-American business. The winners will be honored at the GABA Gala 2015 being held today (Friday, January 23, 2015) at the City Club of San Francisco in the presence of the German Consul General Stefan Schlüter. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to SAP Founder Prof. Dr. h.c.mult. Hasso Plattner.

“Smaato is an excellent example of how German companies can be successful in California with dedication, innovation and great German engineering,” said Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director of GABA.

“We are very proud of our successful combination of Silicon Valley Innovation, German Engineering and Global Vision that has made Smaato the Leading Global Mobile RTB Ad Exchange; we are honored that GABA recognized our work through this prestigious award,” said Ragnar Kruse, Co-Founder & CEO of Smaato.

“We are honored to be chosen as one of the ‘Start Up and Innovation Award’ Winners,” said Petra Vorsteher, Co-Founder and CAO of Smaato. “We value GABA’s platform and activities to promote transatlantic business for its members.”

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