|[February 11, 2014]
Philo Named One of Fast Company's 'World's 50 Most Innovative Companies 2014'
NEW YORK & CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Fast Company's�annual "Most Innovative Companies" issue honors
leading businesses including Google, Amazon, Airbnb, and Nike (last
year's Most Innovative Company), along with such rising newcomers as
GoPro (News - Alert), GoldieBlox and Fitbit. This year,�Fast Company�recognized
Philo, Inc. as one of their "World's 50�Most Innovative Companies 2014."
Philo makes any private data network a television-delivery platform,
bringing live TV programming and DVR to laptops, tablets, phones and
streaming devices through a sleek-user interface. Philo brings cable and
satellite TV to�university�campuses�in a completely new way, connecting
the important college-aged demographic with the TV they want on the
devices they use.
"The culture of innovation across the globe is more robust than ever,"
reports�Fast Company�editor Robert Safian, who identifies 12
lessons of innovation for 2014 within the issue. "To win in such a
fast-changing environment requires a new kind of business agility."
"We are thrilled to be named one of�Fast Company's�Most
Innovative Companies and honored that our innovations have been
recognized among these incredible companies shaping our future around
the world," said Christopher Thorpe, Philo's CEO. "Our goal has been to
continually innovate to create the absolutely best experience�to enjoy
television -�whenever, wherever and however people want to watch."
The Most Innovative Companies is�Fast Company's�most
significant, high-profile editorial effort of the year. The editorial
team spends months gathering and sifting data, in order to identify
those enterprises that exemplify the best in business from across the
economy and around the world. The end result is a package that dares to
be different, emphasizing not just revenue growth and profit margins but
also progressive, sustainable business models and an ethos of
creativity. This year's honorees also include major brands such as
Dodge, Johnnie Walker, GE, and Michael Kors; creative upstarts like
Warby Parker and Box (News - Alert); and food-technology companies Beyond Meat and
Fast Company's�Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2014) is on
newsstands beginning�February 17�and available online at�www.fastcompany.com/MIC�and
the Apple (News - Alert) App Store.
Philo, formerly Tivli, has created television technology that securely
delivers a multichannel TV experience to all devices on a data network
with a sleek interface, built-in guide, DVR and integration with
on-demand services like HBO GO. Philo is currently available at a number
of universities around the country including Harvard, the University of
Washington, Yale, William Paterson and Stanford. The company is backed
by key venture and media investors including New Enterprise Associates
(NEA), Rho Ventures, Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO), Mark Cuban's Radical
Investments, CBC New Media Group of Raleigh and WME.
ABOUT FAST (News - Alert) COMPANY:
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brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology,
ethical economics, leadership, and design.�Fast Company�and FastCompany.com�inspire
readers and users to think beyond traditional boundaries and create the
future of business. Headquartered in New York City,�Fast Company�is
published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, one of the U.S.'s leading media
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