As we noted last week in our blog, AppSocial was among 20 companies selected to pitch the investors and media attending Vancouver’s Fusion Forum on November 12, 2009. Fortunately, the company and our CEO Ian Andrew Bell made the grade and were among the 10 finalists chosen by those investors for follow-on meetings and discussions.
AppSocial was also chosen as first runner-up for “Best In Show” by the investors attending the Fusion Forum, the second time in three years that Bell has garnered this award (previously, this was for Something Simpler Systems). Those winners were announced the evening of November 12.
“It’s an honour to be chosen among such a great group of companies, people and ideas,” said AppSocial CEO Ian Andrew Bell. “The stiff competition this year bodes well not only for investors but also for the health of the Canadian new media scene.”
The Fusion Forum is an annual investor conference held in Vancouver which invites a selection of qualifying Canadian new media and technology ventures to present their plans to an audience of global investors pursuant to financing. Organized by New Media BC, and supported by the Canadian National Research Council, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the Fusion Forum has an 11-year history of presenting the nation’s best and brightest early stage ventures to the investment audience.