53 Fenwick Clients Selected as 2011 AlwaysOn Global 250 Winners – "New Company of the Year" and Industry "Category Winner" Awards Among Distinctive Recognition

August 5, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that 53 of its clients have been named to the 2011 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies list. The award honors the top emerging companies that demonstrate industry leadership and pursue game-changing approaches and technologies in digital media, mobile, social media, cloud and SaaS computing.

Four of the eight top honors went to Fenwick clients. Square received the New Company of the Year award and Dropbox, meebo and Jive were chosen as industry category winners in Cloud, Enablers and Devices, and SaaS respectively. In addition, client 4delite was named one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 Ones to Watch.

Companies were evaluated by AlwaysOn editors and a global panel of industry experts over a three month selection process on five criteria, including innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz. Winners were selected from thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders.

Fenwick congratulates its clients in the following categories:

Cloud and Infrastructure

  • Barracuda Networks
  • Coraid
  • Dropbox
  • Mu Dynamics
  • Palantir Technologies
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Square Virsto Software

Consumer Internet

  • Airbnb Coupons
  • Ebates
  • Facebook
  • Groupon
  • IMVU
  • Lending Club
  • Red Beacon
  • Twitter
  • Zillow

Digital Media

  • AdChina
  • Baynote
  • Conduit
  • Quantcast
  • Rooftop Media

Enablers and Devices

  • meebo
  • MobiTV


  • Bling Nation
  • BOKU
  • Booyah
  • deCarta
  • Digital Chocolate
  • Expensify Flipboard
  • Path
  • Schematic Labs
  • shopkick
  • SkyGrid
  • Square
  • Swype

SaaS and Enterprise

  • Adaptive Planning
  • Couchbase
  • DocuSign
  • Jive
  • Lithium Marin Software
  • oDesk
  • Splunk
  • WhiteHat Security
  • YouSendIt
  • Zuora

The winners were officially honored at the ninth annual Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, a two-day gathering of top executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capital investors operating in the Global Silicon Valley. 

About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West works closely with clean technology, life sciences and other technology companies that are changing the world through innovation. The firm has more than 30 years of experience crafting innovative solutions to the business challenges that arise at the intersection of technology and the law. Fenwick & West clients, who range from start-up ventures to global enterprises, value our attorneys' deep industry experience and understanding of their technologies.