ST. LOUIS, MO (March 24, 2015)—Answers Corporation, owner of the leading Internet brand Answers.com and a premier provider of cloud-based voice of customer solutions, today announced that the company was selected as an honoree for the St. Louis Business Journal’s second annual Innovation Awards in the Technology category. These awards recognize industry-leading professionals and companies that are the force behind the St. Louis startup community’s advancement.
Today’s brands are constantly seeking ways to better reach, engage and understand audiences while developing valuable customer insights. Answers™ holistically empowers consumers and brands by connecting them with the information they need to make better-informed decisions and to achieve better customer experiences. At the core of the company’s innovation is the Answers Voice of Customer (VOC) Platform, which leverages the sizable reach of the top-10 Internet brand Answers.com (source: Quantcast) and suite of industry-leading SaaS solutions. The Answers VOC Platform enables clients to continuously measure and improve customer experiences; gain deep insights on the consumer purchase lifecycle; deliver unparalleled content reach and engagement; capture consumer sentiment on brands, products and services; and better engage employees.
“The ‘Silicon Archway’ is rapidly becoming one of the premier technology hotspots in the United States, and the cutting-edge products and services developed here have a global impact,” said David Karandish, CEO of Answers. “Being headquartered in St. Louis, with its diverse environment and deep talent pool, provides us access to the resources necessary to drive the industry and our community forward. The award is a testament to the inspired work of Answers employees worldwide.”
Answers remains dedicated to the local community and has a robust internship program that regularly employs dozens of students from local colleges, including Washington University in St. Louis. Interns are given extensive hands-on training and experience developing new products designed to help solve challenges for clients. Many are hired full-time upon graduation.
Additionally, Karandish, a Washington University alum, is a key contributor to the overall success and expansion of the local tech startup scene. In 2014, he was one of a handful of initial Founders to bring the Pipeline Entrepreneurial Fellowship to the St. Louis region—allowing for the first time any qualified entrepreneur to apply to receive extensive networking and mentorship opportunities available only to Pipeline Fellows. As a Founder, Karandish has devoted valuable resources to—and has established an intellectual partnership with—the Pipeline, which is working with select local entrepreneurs to help grow their businesses and create new jobs.
About Answers Corporation
Answers’ mission is to empower consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better-informed decisions. The Answers Platform leverages the sizable reach of top-10 Q&A site Answers.com (source: Quantcast), along with its leading cloud-based solutions from ForeSee, Webcollage and ResellerRatings, to enable businesses and organizations to engage with customers at every interaction point, drive investment decisions from customer insights and deliver content that powers the customer experience. Answers is headquartered in St. Louis with offices in Ann Arbor, New York City, Silicon Valley, Cleveland, London, Vancouver and Tel Aviv. For Answers, visit answers.com.
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