Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (the “Company”), a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, today announced its addition to the FTSE Russell 2000® and Russell 3000® Indices, following the Russell US Indices’ Annual Reconstitution, effective after the market close on June 28, 2019.
“We are pleased to benchmark Phunware’s growth with our addition to the Russell 2000® and Russell 3000® Indices, which offer global platforms for increasing our visibility and exposure to leading institutional investors worldwide,” said Alan S. Knitowski, CEO and Co-Founder of Phunware.
“Inclusion into the most widely-followed benchmarks for small-cap and broader-market growth companies is a testament to the growth and performance we have achieved over our first decade in business,” commented Matt Aune, CFO of Phunware. “We are excited about our operational and financial progress as a newly public company and look forward to introducing our business more broadly to both domestic and international institutional investors.”
The Company’s Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS) platform now processes more than 4 billion transactions daily and the first half of 2019 has been highlighted by a host of important product launches, awards and announcements:
- Blockchain-Enabled Data Exchange and Mobile Loyalty Ecosystem Launch
- Top 10 Indoor Positioning Solution Provider Award
- Phun Utility Token Launch to International Markets
- Brittany Kaiser (Cambridge Analytica Whistle Blower) Appointment to Advisory Board
- Dual Token Structure Product Launch
- Data and Knowledge Graph Product Launch
- First Quarter 2019 Financial Results Announcement
- Rifiniti and Phunware Announcement for Cisco Partner Network Real Estate Solutions
- Endpoint IP Announcement for Monetizing Phunware Patent Portfolio
- Strategic Partnership Announcement with Data.World for MaaS Platform Distribution
- Patent Award for Mobile Device Localization
- 2018 Financial Results Announcement
- Phunware Phenom Certified Developer Announcement for Applaudo Studios
- Phunware Phenom Certified Developer Program Launch
- Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency Selection for Inaugural Blockchain Accelerator Program
- Patent Award for Enterprise Branded Application Frameworks for Mobile
- Patent Award for Indoor/Outdoor Mobile Device Location Monitoring
Membership in the Russell 3000® Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the small-cap Russell 2000® Index, as well as the appropriate growth and value style indices. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell US Indices primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes. Russell US Indices are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors as the basis for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $9 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell US Indices. Russell US Indices are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.
For more information on the Russell 2000®Index, the Russell 3000® Index and the Russell US Indices’ reconstitution, please visit “Russell Reconstitution” at the FTSE Russell website.
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About Phunware, Inc.
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Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN), is the pioneer of Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS), a fully integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides companies the products, solutions, data and services necessary to engage, manage and monetize their mobile application portfolios and audiences globally at scale. Phunware’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) include location-based services, mobile engagement, content management, messaging, advertising, loyalty (PhunCoin & Phun) and analytics, as well as a mobile application framework of pre-integrated iOS and Android software modules for building in-house or channel-based mobile application and vertical solutions. Phunware helps the world’s most respected brands create category-defining mobile experiences, with more than one billion 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 https://www.phunware.com, https://www.phuncoin.com and follow @phunware and @phuncoin on all social media platforms.
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