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Capital Connection Highlights Sterling Companies’ Success


Industry leading comScore and K12 recognized at June 5th Reception

MAVA today announced that comScore and K12 will be recognized for performance and leadership as Sterling Companies at Capital Connection 2013, one of the nation’s most respected technology conferences. These successful businesses were selected unanimously by some of the country’s top private investors to receive Sterling Company awards. Capital Connection’13 will be held this year on June 5-6 at The Mead Center for American Theater, Home to Arena Stage, in Washington, DC.

“With our emphasis on growth, we want to recognize those companies that have been long standing industry leaders. Companies like comScore and K12 epitomize the vision, effort and dedication required to build a successful technology company. In many ways, their individual successes are representative of the important growth trends across the broader technology industry and demonstrate, yet again, how great innovation and leadership make for sterling results,” said Julia Spicer, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association.

The two Sterling Companies will be recognized during Capital Connection ’13 for their industry leadership and business performance. Each serves as a model for company-builders embarking on comparable journeys with the hope of achieving similar successes. 

Sterling Company qualifications vary among recipients as metrics vary among stage and sector.  However, exceptional characteristics shared by Sterling Companies include: holding a market leadership position, continued high growth performance or having achieved public company status. 

comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enables clients to maximize the value of their digital investments. Through its Audience Analytics, Advertising Analytics, and Digital Enterprise Analytics product suites, comScore provides its clients with a variety of on-demand software, real-time analytics and custom solutions to succeed in a multi-platform world. The proprietary comScore Census Network™ (CCN) leverages a world-class technology infrastructure to capture trillions of digital interactions a month and power big data analytics on a global scale for its more than 2,000 clients. CEO and Founder Magid Abraham will attend the Sterling Company reception to receive the award.

K12 (NYSE: LRN) offers outstanding, highly effective curriculum that enables mastery of core concepts and skills for all kinds of minds – those that are superbly gifted as well as those who excel in some areas and struggle in others. Their goal is to provide any child access to exceptional curriculum and tools that enable him or her to maximize success in life, regardless of geographic, financial, or demographic circumstance. K12 CEO and Founder, Ron Packard, will attend the June 5th reception to receive the award.

“Recognizing the independent accomplishments of comScore and K12 spotlights their stellar market leading efforts. It also showcases the phenomenal growth and strength of these two particularly white-hot technology sectors.” added Spicer.

The Sterling Company awards were launched in 2012 as MAVA celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Capital Connection.  2012 Sterling Companies included:  2U, Inc. (formerly 2tor),, Aptara, Blackboard, BroadSoft, Cvent , Eloqua (acquired by Oracle), GlobalLogic, Liberty Tax, LivingSocial, MicroStrategy, Millennial Media, Neustar, Opower, PixelOptics, Primatics, ScienceLogic, Sourcefire, TEOCO, Under Armour, Videology, Virtustream and Vubiquity (formerly Avail-TVN). These companies also will be recognized at the June 5th Sterling Reception at Capital Connection.

As the premier forum for technology companies on the East Coast, Capital Connection™ sets the standard for early stage, expansion and growth companies to present their business models and their potential for accelerated growth to a broad audience of investors, advisors, strategic partners and peers across all stages and sectors.

A non-profit member-owned organization with deep roots in the technology community, MAVA brings together company-builders from across the country and at every stage of development, and provides a trusted public showcase to promote these enterprises, from promising start-ups to publicly-traded success stories.