You can’t talk about innovation in Boston without mentioning MITX. The Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange is a dynamic and growing community of thought leaders, collaborators, and individuals in search of insight, education and opportunity. Their annual awards event, held just last week, is one of the best and biggest of its kind in the nation.

What gets us buzzing over here at Fiksu? As anyone who works for us, or with us, will tell you – we get excited when we can help our clients achieve their goals. Yesterday, the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) announced the finalists of its 2015 MITX Awards, the annual awards competition for marketing and technology excellence.

An international team from Fiksu has joined the other 90,000 people from the mobile industry this week in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. Two days into the conference, there's already been a ton of excitement; it’s hard to believe we still have two days left!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been named one of five finalists for the Best Mobile Advertising or Marketing Campaign at the upcoming Global Mobile Awards for our work with Shotzoom on Twitter. Watch the video below to learn more about the campaign.

As you’ve undoubtedly noticed, we’ve changed things up a bit.  Today, we launched our new website, logo, expanded messaging, and, most notably—a brand new line of mobile marketing solutions designed for brands, agencies, and performance marketers looking to reach precise mobile audiences.

Our two new products are for brand performance marketing:

Growth has always been a part of the Fiksu story -- but it's not every day that we get directly rewarded for it.

Today marks an important milestone in Fiksu’s history. This morning we announced that we secured  $10 million in debt funding from Silicon Valley Bank, which means more support to fuel our global expansion and ongoing product development. With this new financing we have the room to build out even more innovation in the world of programmatic ad tech for mobile and serve a broader audience of clients around the world.

There are many reasons why Fiksu has been voted the #1 company to work for in the Boston area. My personal favorite is the Fiksu2Fiksu century ride. It’s a 100 mile bike ride that starts in our Northampton office in the Western part of Massachusetts, and crosses through some beautiful (and sometimes hilly) countryside, ending at our Boston office. Fiksu offices in other parts of the world also take part and plot their own course routes.

When Smarter in the City announced its new incubator earlier this year, Fiksu’s Christian Galvin knew he needed to get involved. Based in Roxbury’s Dudley Square, the incubator caters to local entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities.

“This to me was unique,” said Galvin. “There are literally thousands of incubators right now, but I’ve yet to see any other incubator that focuses on the inner-city like this one does.”

Choosing the most memorable line from among Aarron Sorkin’s dozens of eminently quotable retorts, quips, and rambling monologues is no easy task.  The most likely consensus would be for  “You can’t handle the truth” from A Few Good Men, but, for my money, it’s Sean Parker admonishing Mark Zuckerberg’s lack of ambition in 2010’s The Social Network. 

You know the line—What’s cooler than a million? A billion.

Following Mr. Parker’s logic then, wouldn’t three billion be even better?