Thursday, April 14, 2011

ACA Chooses Company of the Year

HarQen, a voice applications company, whose co-founder and CEO is Kelly Fitzsimmons, was honored as the “most outstanding and successful” company of the year by the Angel Capital Association (ACA) at its annual meeting in Boston last week. Recipient of the first Silvertip Price Waterhouse Cooper Entrepreneurship Award, HarQen has demonstrated its potential as a company “most likely to generate the most revenue growth over the next five years,” says Marianne Hudson, executive director of ACA, with its “powerful disruptive technology that makes voice content readily accessible.”  Its flagship product is Voice Advantage which captures phone interviews so that staffing professional and hiring managers can get a sense of a candidate in a 15-second “listen” instead of an hour-long live phone interview. This time saving tool was recently dubbed one of the “top human resource products for 2010” for its creation of the virtual interview. While other technologies capture voice, they often require special equipment and complex storage capability. By embedding voice back into data management applications, HarQen extracts new information and value from what was formerly disposable content.

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