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Local Digital Presence Management and SEO Company SyCara Local Named as Finalist for TiE50 Awards Program Recognizing 50 Hottest Tech Start-Ups

A Tallwave Portfolio Company, SyCara Local's Comprehensive Solution Significantly Improves a Company's Local Presence Online

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/14 -- Screened from a pool of more than 2,800 companies from 27 countries, local digital presence management and SEO company SyCara Local today announced that it has been selected as a Finalist for the prestigious 2014 TiE50 Awards Program. Winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. this evening at TiE's annual entrepreneurial conference, TiEcon, held at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

"We're honored to be selected as a finalist for this award from such a prominent global entrepreneur organization such as TiE and from such a large pool of applicants," said Dan Boberg, SyCara Local CEO. "We're a company of problem solvers dedication to helping our customers have the best online presence possible and it's rewarding to be recognized for our success."

SyCara Local is a portfolio company of venture development firm and commercializor Tallwave. SyCara Local's comprehensive solution identifies SEO opportunities and manages site optimization to significantly improve a company's local presence online. The platform focuses on local reporting and analytics for multiple factors including directory listings management, citation source reporting and search engine rankings. Data is displayed with map views to help visualize local presence in a meaningful way.

TiEcon is the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with loyal participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global service providers. The TiE50 award program has a track record since its inception in May 2009 that shows 94 percent of the winners and finalists have been funded, attracting billions in investments. Many of these companies have been acquired, merged or gone public.

"In the six short years since inception, the TiE50 program has become a global brand that attracts thousands of companies worldwide for this recognition," said Venktesh Shukla, president of TiE, Silicon Valley. "It is unique in terms of rigor of selection and the broad scope of companies that it reviews for this award and is one of TiE Silicon Valley's most successful programs."

For further details on the TiE50, visit www.tie50.org.

About SyCara Local:
A Tallwave portfolio company, SyCara Local is the local digital presence and SEO company for brands, franchisors and agencies who need to use local marketing and SEO strategically to generate leads, drive sales and increase revenue for their clients. Founded by SEO industry thought leaders and led by an executive team formerly with Yahoo!, Microsoft, Marketwired, GoDaddy and Xerox, SyCara Local serves dozens of major national / local brands with thousands of locations and clients. For more, visit www.sycaralocal.com.

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