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Acquia Named 2012 Private Company of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council

BURLINGTON, Massachusetts – September 18, 2012 – Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced that it has been named Private Company of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council at the 2012 MassTLC Leadership Awards. The award was presented to Acquia on September 13 before a crowd of more than 600 technology executives, entrepreneurs, investors and students at the Renaissance Hotel ballroom in Boston.

This award is granted to only one private company each year, recognizing them for their significant expansion and growth. A committee of over 40 industry executives, thought leaders and media were involved in selecting the finalists and determining the winners. Acquia was selected based in part for its more than 100% employee growth, 150% revenue growth, and a 300% increase in its customer base over the past 12 months. Acquia also acquired two companies and added more than 100 new technology and development partners to its network. It launched seven major new offerings and an education initiative to train future college graduates and career changers in Drupal, the popular open source content, community and commerce platform. Acquia employees also participated actively in community and charity events, including a global top 20 finish in Movember, a charity benefiting men’s cancer research, raising more than $30,000 for this cause.

“It is truly an honor to have been named Private Company of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, considering the quality and quantity of innovative tech companies that call Massachusetts their home,“ said Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia. “We are thankful to MassTLC as well as Acquia customers and partners for recognizing and supporting our commitment to transforming the Web through the convergence of content, community and commerce online.”

The MassTLC Private Company of the Year award is the latest in a string of recent awards won by Acquia and its executives. Select awards include the #1 Software Company in the 2012 Inc. 500 (8th overall); the AlwaysOn Global 250 and OnDemand Top 100; Ernst & Young 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year (New England); Boston Business Journal/Mass Hi-Tech 2012 CIO of the Year; Boston Business Journal 2012 Best Places To Work; KMWorld’s Trend-Setting Product of the Year; and the Forbes 100 List of America’s Most Promising Companies.
"MassTLC was blown away by the incredible talent and innovation that was showcased throughout the nomination process and at the awards ceremony," said Tom Hopcroft, President and CEO of MassTLC. "This year's finalists and recipients are an incredible representation of the spirit of innovation in Massachusetts.”

About Acquia™, the enterprise guide to Drupal 
Acquia empowers enterprises with the open source social publishing system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupal’s creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties with confidence. Acquia’s products, cloud infrastructure, and support enable companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk, as it’s done for more than 2,400 customers including Twitter, Warner Music Group, Turner Sports, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, Mercedes-Benz and NPR. See who’s using Drupal at, and for more information please visit or call 888-9-ACQUIA.

About The Mass Technology Leadership Council The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region's leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC's purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. With a membership of 500 companies and growing, MassTLC is a vibrant tech community that serves its members in a myriad of ways including:

  • Organizing and running active cluster communities including Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Software Development, Energy, Healthcare, Robotics and Digital Games
  • Hosting Boston's most exciting annual tech event, the MassTLC Innovation unConference
  • Shining the spotlight on leaders in tech with an Annual Awards Program
  • Supporting workforce development where you need it most
  • Connecting companies with policy leaders
  • Celebrating the technologies and leaders of the region

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