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Junyo Wins Acclaimed 2014 SIIA NextGen Award

Recognized as “Most Innovative” Use of Big Data

MENLO PARK – July 14, 2014 – Junyo, a pioneer in using big data to improve learning in K-12 education, today proudly announces it is the recipient of the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) 2014 NextGen Award for “Most Innovative” emerging company in the Big Data category.

SIIA’s NextGen program provides exposure to early-stage companies delivering game-changing solutions. The program aims to bring awareness to six verticals: Mobile, Social & Collaboration, Big Data, Security, Healthcare, and Financial Services. Nominating companies were judged by a group of industry experts who determine the Most Innovative, Most Disruptive and overall NextGen winner of the category.

Key Facts

  • Junyo wins SIIA’s NextGen “Most Innovative” award for bringing to market multiple technology solutions that support the K-12 ecosystem.
  • Junyo operates multiple business units that improve efficiencies for K-12 stakeholders and ultimately enhance learning outcomes:
    • Junyo Streams is a teacher classroom tool that organizes and curates student educational materials and provides personalized learning insights. Streams is being piloted in multiple school districts during the 2014-15 year.
    • EdLights is a market-intelligence platform for K-12 publishers and suppliers. Its EdLights Analyst platform enables businesses to more fully understand the specific needs of individual districts and schools and match the right solutions at the right time.
    • Junyo Platform is a global API services offering for securely managing and analyzing education data. It currently supports classroom and mobile solutions in North America and Asia.
  • Junyo is committed to making security and privacy protection a core capability for all its offerings and is developing industry-leading standards for educational data privacy. Its internal and vendor policies strictly forbid any sale of student personal data.

Quotes

“We are honored to receive SIIA’s NextGen award recognizing Junyo for its innovative approach for using big data in K-12 education,” said Junyo CEO Steve Schoettler. “Junyo’s goal is to improve learning outcomes by fostering an environment where every student has a path to success that is concrete, engaging and attainable.”

About Junyo

Junyo uses big data to improve learning in K-12 education. We operate multiple business units, including Junyo Streams, a teacher classroom tool that organizes and curates student educational materials and provides personalized learning insights; Junyo Platform, global API services for securely managing and analyzing education data; and EdLights, a market-intelligence platform for K-12 publishers and suppliers. Our goal is to improve learning outcomes by fostering an environment where every student has a path to success that is concrete, engaging and sustainable. Junyo is based in Menlo Park, CA. Investors include NewSchools Venture Fund, Kapor Capital, and Learn Capital.

About SIIA

SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. www.siia.net

More Information:
P.H. Mullen Jr.
Junyo Vice President of Marketing
(415-483-7726)
phmullen@junyo.com