Yola, the leading do-it-yourself free Web site builder, today announced it has been named one of the “Fifty Tech Startups You Should Know” for 2009 by BusinessWeek. The list includes young fledgling tech companies from the U.S., China, India, Israel, and Russia that are attracting early buzz and are poised to grow beyond their regional or niche-market origins.
"This honor is a great recognition for the hard work and dedication that each and everyone one of us has put into the company,” said Vinny Lingham, CEO of Yola. “We are extremely proud to make this list along with other top startups in the world. There is a huge demand for free, easy-to-build Web sites. Yola is quickly pulling away from its competitors and becoming the destination for small businesses and non-profits who want to reach their customers and supporters online.”
BusinessWeek and market researcher YouNoodle teamed up to identify 50 promising startup companies flying below the radar in 2009. The companies on the list are worth watching not only because of their market potential but also because their top-tier investors and experienced management teams that can make them significant players in their industries.
About Yola, Inc.
Yola (yola.com) is at the forefront of the Web 2.0 movement, offering a free Website creation tool that empowers small businesses, non-profits and everyday users to easily create professional quality Websites. Yola’s intuitive drag and drop technology enables users to easily incorporate a variety of widgets including YouTube videos, Google Gadgets, PayPal Widgets and many more without needing to leave Yola or see any html code. Privately-held Yola, backed by Reinet Fund, is the recipient of numerous industry accolades including The Industry Standard 100, a Fast Company Fast 50 Reader Favorite and now BusinessWeek’s 50 Best Tech Startups. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.