We are delighted to let you know that, thanks to the continued support of Give as you Live shoppers, Give as you Live has won the “People’s Choice” First Tuesday Award at this year’s Internet World!
Give as you Live founder and CEO Polly Gowers, OBE said: “WOW. Flattered that so many took the time to vote for us and delighted that people are enjoying supporting their favourite charity just by shopping online with Give as you Live. Thank you to all of you – please keep spreading the word.”
A panel of venture capitalists screened and shortlisted the finalists based on the robustness of their business model (including degree of innovation and unique selling points versus competitors), market size, company growth, technical execution and the quality of the team.
Look out for coverage of the news on Sky News Technology.
Organisers say that previous winners and finalists include “once-tiny” companies like Zoopla.com and Wonga.com when they where making their way up. Here’s some info on the judging panel which selected the finalists:
Sanj Bhayro, Area VP, SMB UK and Emerging, Salesforce.com
Area Vice President, Salesforce.com. 15 years+ experience in Technology Sales, leading Sales Teams across EMEA. 8 years with Salesforce.com with a focus on building the sales and distribution model for the small to medium business market.
Nigel White, Cloud Managed Services Executive, IBM
Responsible for IBM Cloud Services within IBM’s Global Technology Services in the UK and Ireland. Covering all aspects of sales and marketing of our cloud offerings.
Paul Forster, Co-Founder, Indeed.com
Forster sold Indeed.com for a reported $1bn USD in 2012. Prior to Indeed he co-founded the leading job site for financial professionals which was acquired in 2003. He holds an MBA from INSEAD business school as well as Master’s degrees from Cambridge and Oxford Universities.