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Phunware receives recognition on Austin Inno’s 50 on Fire List and Austin Business Journal’s Fast 50

Austin, TX [September 25, 2017] – Phunware, whose mobile application lifecycle management platform helps brands engage, manage and monetize mobile application users worldwide, today announced its placement on two of Austin’s high-growth lists, the Austin Business Journal Fast 50 and Austin Inno’s 50 on Fire for B2B Tech. Both awards recognize Phunware’s impressive growth during 2017.

For the second year in a row, Phunware has landed on the Austin Inno 50 on Fire, the annual list identifying the “hottest” companies and executives within the Austin innovation economy. Phunware is one of five companies listed as winners in the B2B Tech category and is in the running for a second honor, an Austin Inno Blazer. One company from each of the ten “50 on Fire” categories will be announced as an Austin Inno Blazer winner at the awards celebration on October 4, 2017 at Gather on North Lamar.

Phunware has also been honored as one of Austin Business Journal’s Fast 50 for the third consecutive year. The annual list highlights and ranks companies that have experienced dramatic revenue growth in the preceding three years. Austin Business Journal will reveal Fast 50 rankings along with details about winning companies’ growth at the Cocktail Reception and Awards Presentation on October 26, 2017 at the Hilton Austin.

“It’s truly exciting to receive these two recognitions in such short succession,” said Alan S. Knitowski, CEO and co-founder of Phunware. “We’ve come a long way at Phunware in our eight years of leadership in mobile innovation, and these awards continue to motivate our team as they create category-defining experiences for the world’s most discerning mobile audiences.”

The two honors highlight a year of impressive growth and accolades for Phunware and Knitowski, including his nomination to QuantumShift’s 2017 Class of Top Entrepreneurs in America and theAustin Business Journal Best CEO shortlist, his ranking as Owler’s top-rated Austin CEO and the company’s recent placement on the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth consecutive year, joining the Honor Roll of five-time honorees. Founded in 2009, the Phunware platform now touches more than 800 million active devices and more than 1 trillion database events per month.

To learn more about Phunware’s continued growth and how the company is powering mobile experiences for some of the world’s most respected brands, visit For more information on the 50 on Fire awards, visit For news about Austin’s business sector and more details on the 2017 Fast 50, visit

About Phunware

Phunware is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), a fully integrated suite of platform products, solutions and data that allows brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime, anywhere mobile application users worldwide. Phunware creates category-defining mobile experiences for the world’s most respected brands, with more than 800 million active devices touching its platform each month. For more information about how Phunware is transforming the way consumers and brands interact with mobile in the virtual and physical worlds, visit and follow @phunware on all social networks.

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