Brainshark Selected by AlwaysOn as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

"Recognized as One of the Most Promising Private Companies in the Global Internet-Based Sector, Brainshark is Honored for Market Leadership and Innovation in Mobile Technology"

WALTHAM, Mass. — July 10, 2012 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile video presentations, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. This annual list recognizes the most promising private companies across cloud, digital media, mobile and other Internet-based technology sectors. Inclusion signifies leadership among industry peers, as well as innovative approaches and technologies that are likely to shift existing markets and disrupt entrenched players.

Brainshark was selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders worldwide. Winners were chosen during a rigorous three-month selection process based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

“This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 companies have been at the forefront of the recent surge in on-demand and mobile innovation. Given their technology breakthroughs and unique approaches – coupled with massive smartphone and tablet adoption – the opportunities for this year’s winners are unlimited,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The 2012 AO Global 250 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley.”

Brainshark, also an AlwaysOn OnDemand 100 and OnMobile 100 winner, provides cloud-based software that lets businesspeople create, share and track online and mobile video presentations. The company’s suite of mobile apps and offerings is helping users communicate instantly and flexibly – with one Brainshark presentation viewed every two seconds, worldwide.

In addition, through Brainshark’s SlideShark app – a top productivity app in Apple’s App Store – business users can view and show PowerPoints properly and reliably on the iPad. SlideShark has been adopted by users in more than 120 countries, and provides a platform for sharing, tracking and managing content in the cloud.

“As mobile trends, in particular, continue to shape the nature and needs of today’s workforce, Brainshark remains committed to product innovation,” said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “We’re honored to be selected for inclusion in AlwaysOn’s prestigious list – a feat attributable, in large part, to our company’s talented and dedicated team, who continues to inspire mobile workers to rethink the traditional business meeting with unique and innovative cloud-based solutions.”

Brainshark and the other AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s 10th annual Innovation Summit on July 23 in Mountain View, Calif.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

About Brainshark

Brainshark’s data-driven sales enablement and readiness platform provides client-facing teams with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to perform at the highest level. With best-of-breed solutions for training and coaching, as well as cutting-edge insights into sales performance, customers can ensure their sales reps are always ready to make the most of any selling situation. With Brainshark, companies can: enable sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching and practice that ensure reps master key messages; empower teams with dynamic content that can be created quickly, updated easily and accessed anywhere; and use powerful scorecards to visualize sales performance trends and make real connections from improved readiness to increased revenue. Thousands of customers – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to close performance gaps and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at