Madhouse's Founder & CEO Joshua Maa Awarded "Entrepreneur of the Year 2011" by Silicon Dragon

Madhouse Inc.
2011-11-14 11:09 1239

SHANGHAI, November 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Madhouse Inc, China's leading mobile ad network and mobile marketing service provider has announced that its Founder and CEO Joshua Maa, was awarded "Silicon Dragon's The Entrepreneur of the Year 2011" in Shanghai, China.

The Silicon Dragon Entrepreneur Award (Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong) is aimed at recognizing entrepreneurs who fit three distinct criteria. First, they must have created an innovative product or service in a technology or related area. Secondly, the candidate must be a dynamic and passionate leader who has brought his or her company to an industry leading position. Finally, the candidate's company must have achieved rapid growth over at least two years consecutively as a startup or emerging company. The Award was sponsored by KPMG.

At the event, Rebecca Fannin, the Silicon Dragon host, as well as the author of Startup Asia (2011) and Silicon Dragon (2008), and Forbes contributor mentioned: "I've interviewed dozens of startup founders in China, and Joshua well represents the Silicon Dragon entrepreneur characteristics - drive, courage, ambition, passion, and talent all wrapped in one. He is managing to scale his Shanghai-based company Madhouse to a powerhouse brand in the intensely competitive mobile communications space. We wish him the best on his journey."

Li Fern Woo, Partner, KPMG China, said: "We are very pleased to be involved with this award, as we are strong supporters of innovation in technology, drive, creativity and entrepreneurship skills, which have been admirably demonstrated by Joshua's business. We wish him all the very best and we look forward to continuing to support these awards."

At the Awards ceremony, Joshua Maa expressed both his gratitude as well as his vision for the development of mobile marketing in the coming years. "I am extremely honored to be recognized by an organization as exceptional as Silicon Dragon. Over the past 6 years, Madhouse has built a commanding leadership position in China, the world's largest mobile market. During this time, Madhouse has contributed positively to the development of the industry as a whole and built a strong bench of talent to support our customers and partners. Over the next several years, I see the company spreading its footprint beyond the China market. In fact, we already have a couple of key initiatives in this area. We believe that the operational and product advantages that we've built will help us to become a major player in the global market. Since the beginning, the ambition has been to cover the global market, not just China."

Criteria for Selection "Must haves" to the Silicon Dragon Entrepreneur Award

  1. An innovative product or service in a tech or related area: mobile communications, e-commerce, social networking, Internet, online games, cloud computing, outsourcing, cleantech, healthcare
  2. A dynamic, passionate CEO/founder with some international company experience and/or education at a top university
  3. A high-caliber management team with fully staffed positions for CTO, CFO, Sales and other top executive posts
  4. Raised at least one round of venture capital from a prominent firm
  5. Reported fast growth at least two years in a row for startup or emerging company
  6. A market leader, with sizeable market share that can be documented by an outside industry source
  7. Profitable or on a quick path to profitability
  8. A highly qualified board of directors from the industry
  9. English-language fluency
  10. A surprise factor such as a major milestone or accomplishment that seemed impossible

Advisory council*: Richard Dasher, Director and Consulting Professor, U.S.-Asia Technology Management Center; Stanford University; Kwok Shum Leung, Professor, Hong Kong University SPACE; Poh Kam Wong, Professor, National University of Singapore and Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre; Chris Evdemon, General Manager, Incubation Programs, Innovation Works

About Rebecca A. Fannin and Silicon Asia

With 15 years' experience covering technology, entrepreneurship, venture investment and innovation in Asia's emerging markets, journalist and author Rebecca Fannin is a noted authority on global tech trends, a consultant, public speaker and guest commentator. Her book, Silicon Dragon, was well received and translated into several languages.

As a contributor to, and a former international editor at Red Herring and the Asian Venture Capital Journal in Hong Kong, she has developed a deep understanding of the issues and trends in entrepreneurial, digital media and investor circles.

Silicon Asia gains insights into the market by conducting in-depth, on-site interviews with leading entrepreneurs and investors in the Bay Area, India, China and frontier markets.

Silicon Asia provides a comprehensive and insightful analysis of news, research and trends that covers innovation and investment in the world's emerging tech and innovation hubs.

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About Madhouse Inc. and Joshua Maa

Madhouse is China's largest and most intelligent mobile advertising network and the leading mobile marketing total solution provider. Headquartered in Shanghai with offices in Beijing and Guangzhou, Madhouse now consists of more than 180 professionals.

Madhouse is privately held and venture funded by TDF Capital, Gobi Partners, and JAFCO Asia. Strategic investors include D2 Communications Inc. and Nokia Growth Partners.

Joshua Maa is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Madhouse Inc. and a Founding Member and Board Director of MMA APAC (Mobile Marketing Association, Asia Pacific Region), Co-Chair of Global Mobile Advertising Committee, a co-founder and a board member of MMA China Council.

Before founding Madhouse, Joshua Maa was EVP at TOM Online, where he managed the Wireless Business & Operations and International Business Development teams, and helped Tom become the largest Wireless Value-Added Service Provider by revenue in China in 2005. Prior to TOM Online, Joshua was the Founding CEO of Rock Mobile Corporation, Greater China's leading Mobile Music Entertainment Service Provider. Joshua has over 20 years of managerial experience in Greater China's New Media, entertainment, and Consumer Marketing industries.

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