Brainshark Selected by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand Top 100 Winner

"Leader in Online and Mobile Presentations Recognized for Innovation and Game-Changing Technology "

WALTHAM, Mass. — March 20, 2012 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile presentations, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand Top 100 award winners. Companies included in the OnDemand 100 exemplify leadership amongst their peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players.

Selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe – including investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders – Brainshark was recognized in the “OnDemand Software Tools” category based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

“Digital information has expanded exponentially during the past year. As the emergence of robust, innovative apps needed to manage this information continues, a complex world of interconnected business intelligence and ideas is being created at a new macro level,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s OnDemand 100 winners are continuing to use disruptive technology and ideas to merge valuable legacy data and systems with new, vital streams of information. The results are being deployed in the cloud by any number of SaaS products and services, changing the way businesses coexist.”

Brainshark’s cloud-based software lets businesspeople create online and mobile video presentations using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the telephone or computer microphone. Brainshark also enables users to share their content for viewing anytime, on-demand from all major devices – including computers, tablets and smartphones, and then track the viewing results. Additionally, SlideShark, Brainshark’s free, cloud-based iPad app, has quickly become an indispensable solution for mobile business professionals, enabling them to view and share their PowerPoint presentations on the iPad with all fonts, colors, animations and graphics preserved.

“From its earliest days, Brainshark set out to enable business professionals to communicate with greater impact and lower costs using online video presentations, and today that extends to every mobile professional on-the-go with their smartphone and tablet,” said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “We are excited to be included as one of the OnDemand Top 100 winners and will continue to innovate and deliver high-value, market-driven, cloud-based solutions.”

Brainshark and the other OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand 2012 event April 3-4, 2012, at Hewlett-Packard’s Executive Briefing Center in Cupertino, Calif.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

About Brainshark

Brainshark’s data-driven sales enablement and readiness platform provides client-facing teams with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to perform at the highest level. With best-of-breed solutions for training and coaching, as well as cutting-edge insights into sales performance, customers can ensure their sales reps are always ready to make the most of any selling situation. With Brainshark, companies can: enable sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching and practice that ensure reps master key messages; empower teams with dynamic content that can be created quickly, updated easily and accessed anywhere; and use powerful scorecards to visualize sales performance trends and make real connections from improved readiness to increased revenue. Thousands of customers – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to close performance gaps and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at