And the winner is…. Harrison Tang & Spokeo! Both were announced as one of 8 winners of the 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Award in the Consumer Services category. The winners were selected by an independent judging panel made up of leading founders and CEOs, many of whom are prior award recipients, private equity and venture capital investors and other regional business leaders.
“I am honored to be recognized among this incredible group of my peers who are leaders in their industries,” said Harrison Tang, CEO and co-founder, Spokeo. “This award is a testament to the hard working, smart and dedicated Spokeo team who has grown our business from a four person start-up, to a leading technology company now serving 18 million visitors per month. With 159 percent growth over the past three years, we are excited about what is still to come as we continue on our journey helping people research and reconnect.” Also representing Pasadena was Elise & Richard Wetzel of Blaze Pizza who were honored with an award in the Emerging Entrepreneur Category.