A year-long global competition for startups has ended, and a company that successfully leverages Semantic Technologies has taken top prize.

Innovate! 2010 - GuidewireGroupOver the last year, the startup analyst and advisory firm Guidewire Group and its partners conducted Pitch Slam events in 30 cities on five continents, evaluating startups based on the G/SCORE(TM) Assessment Methodology. One of these Pitch Slams took place at the SemTech Conference last June.  The G/SCORE measures companies on seven key factors of business execution providing concrete feedback on where the company is today and where it needs to go in order to build value into the business.

More than 500 companies participated in the 2010 program, and the top ones were chosen for the final Innovate!100 list.

Anboto Group - Winner of the Innovate!2010 CompetitionIn this inaugural year, sitting atop that list of 100 was Anboto Group. The Bilbao-based company leverages semantic technology expertise to provide solutions that enable easy and smart interaction in natural language between customers and computers.

Anboto provides Web-based customer service technologies based on Semantics and Natural Language Processing that reduce costs and increase sales of products and services. The main products of Anboto Group are Virtual Sales Agents and Intelligent Chats.

 Congratulations to the Anboto team!