Business Intelligence Group Names GoodData CEO Roman Stanek 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year

Business Intelligence Group Names GoodData CEO Roman Stanek 2013 Entrepreneur 
of the Year 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/08/13 --  GoodData(R), the
leader in cloud business intelligence, today announced CEO Roman
Stanek as the recipient of the 2013 Business Intelligence Group's
"Entrepreneur of the Year" award. The honor recognizes Roman's vision
and leadership during his 20-year entrepreneurial career, with a
focus on his achievements as founder of GoodData. Since its inception
in 2007, the company has experienced unprecedented momentum in the
business intelligence market, including $75.5 million in total
funding, 275 employees and more than 20,000 active companies using
its platform.  
"Roman Stanek personifies the word 'entrepreneur.' Throughout his
career, he has relied on instinct and his forward-looking vision to
start and grow several successful companies," said Dawn Fordyce,
managing director for the Business Intelligence Group. "At GoodData,
Roman continues his role as entrepreneurial leader, where he has met
growing market demand for simple, powerful cloud-based business
intelligence apps." 
Roman Stanek has founded five companies, the first of which he
started in his native Czechoslovakia almost 20 years ago. After a
successful exit, Roman co-founded NetBeans in 1997, which was
acquired by Sun Microsystems two years later. He then founded
Systinet, the leader in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Governance, which was acquired by Mercury Interactive/Hewlett-Packard
in 2006 for $105 million.  
Roman founded GoodData in 2007 with the vision to change the way the
world experiences business intelligence. In April 2009, he raised $7
million in capital led by General Catalyst Partners. Today, the
company has raised an additional $68.5 million in venture funding and
has more than 20,000 companies actively using GoodData around the
"My entrepreneurial journey has been an enjoyable one and that has
helped me recognize my strengths and how to apply them to building
companies. I have sharpened my ability to see where technology will
be in coming years, and to act upon that vision. Most importantly, I
have learned to keep moving forward," said Stanek. "I am so grateful
to receive the 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award from the Business
Intelligence Group. This honor validates my personal philosophy when
it comes to work: Always fight to eliminate those barriers that stand
in the way of success." 
The Business Intelligence Group's 2013 BIG Awards for Business
program, which attracted a record number of nominations this year,
specializes in recognizing "top performing companies" and leaders
with a proprietary judging process scored by experienced and
recognizable leaders and executives from across the globe. The
Business Intelligence Group's industry awards programs are unique in
that they provide organizations with insight into the judging
process, the judges and their organizational performances. Carefully
vetted judges, who are experts in their own industries, score
nominations using a proprietary process that includes measurements
across multiple variables. 
For more information on the Business Intelligence Group's BIG Awards
for Business, click here. 
About GoodData
 GoodData is the only cloud-based business
intelligence platform that enables more than 20,000 global companies
to unlock the power of their data, get fast answers to
business-critical questions, easily integrate, analyze, visualize and
share data, and build a culture of innovation. GoodData is
headquartered in San Francisco and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz,
Fidelity Growth Partners, General Catalyst Partners, Next World
Capital, Tenaya Capital, TOTVS SA, and Windcrest Partners. For more
information, read our blog, visit our website and follow @gooddata on
Copyright 2013 GoodData Corporation. All rights reserved. GoodData is
a trademark of GoodData Corporation in the United States and other
jurisdictions. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their
respective owners. 
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