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AcademixDirect: Finalist for 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

AcademixDirect, the leading innovator in education marketing announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.

AcademixDirect CEO and Executive Chairman, Karen Francis states, “We are honored and excited to be recognized for the respected Red Herring award. This first time opportunity confirms the broad impact both AcademixDirect and specifically our CourseTalk brand, are having within the education industry. We are particularly excited about the fantastic progress www.coursetalk.com is having worldwide, providing the most comprehensive search and discovery platform for learners at all ages to find online courses which best suit their needs. CourseTalk’s course listings are very valuable since the site showcases ratings and review feedback from others who have taken the course.”

Finalists for the Red Herring award are evaluated individually from a large pool of hundreds of candidates based across North America. This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the company’s actual track record and standing, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

"The finalists list confirms the excellent choices made by entrepreneurs and VCs and the start-ups' solid roots in corporate America, embracing their innovations. By all metrics, it emphasizes the United States’ entrepreneurial excellence," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring.

Finalist selections for the 2014 edition of the Red Herring 100 North America award are based upon technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the fields of security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, life sciences, cloud, mobile and others completed their submissions to qualify for the award.

Francis will share how AcademixDirect and CourseTalk are making a difference in global workforce development at the Red Herring North America Forum in Monterey, CA, May 14 to 16, 2014. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of May 16 at the event.

Please follow the Red Herring conference at https://twitter.com/digitalherring hashtag #RedHerring100

About AcademixDirect

As the leading innovator in education marketing, AcademixDirect, is a trusted partner creating tailored solutions to improve university enrollment. AcademixDirect is the parent company to CourseTalk, the world’s most comprehensive catalog of online courses and student-powered reviews. Through utilizing advanced technologies and a focused, customer-centric approach, AcademixDirect cultivates better ways to connect students with the schools and resources that they need to grow and succeed. AcademixDirect has been recognized by LeadsCouncil for three prestigious awards over the last few years voted by its customers including Best in Class Customer Service, Best in Class Conversion and Best in Class Transparency. As a result of this business success the company also achieved Inc. 500 status, Deloitte Fastest Growing Company and Silicon Valley Business Journal Growth awards.

About CourseTalk

Launched in 2012, CourseTalk is the leading search and discovery platform for learners worldwide to explore the broadest array of online courses. Our catalog spans across K-12, postsecondary, and professional development topics and includes close to 18,000 courses from more than 40 course provider platforms and 340 institutions. We connect students from over 210 countries with schools, professors, and resources that will help them succeed and find the right course from the right source. The site is also an ideal place for prospective students to read course ratings and reviews as well as for professors to get authentic feedback on their online courses. For more information about partnering with CourseTalk, please contact us at [email protected]. Follow us on twitter @coursetalk.

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