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CashStar Selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

CashStar, the digital gifting company preferred by more than 300 of the world’s leading brands, today announced that it has been named to the 2014 AlwaysOn Global 250 list. CashStar was selected as one of the most promising private companies in the B2B – SaaS and Enterprise category.

The AlwaysOn editorial team, along with partners at Morgan Stanley, KPMG, GSV Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners, Khosla Ventures, Accel Ventures, Bridge Bank, Venrock, FirstMark Capital, Doll Capital Management, Benchmark Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Mayfield Fund, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, InterWest Partners, Qualcomm, Sequoia and industry experts, identified their best private technology startups to select the top 250 private companies in AlwaysOn’s most distinguished annual competition. The Global 250 were selected based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

“The convergence of payments, mobile technologies, digital marketing and omni-channel commerce has created an incredible opportunity for retailers and merchants,” said CashStar president and CEO Ben Kaplan. “CashStar’s tremendous growth is a direct result of disrupting the huge plastic gift card market with transformative digital and mobile solutions that drive customer acquisition, engagement and loyalty for omni-channel retailers. We’re honored to be recognized with other innovative market leaders.”

CashStar will be honored at the upcoming AlwaysOn 12th annual Silicon Valley Innovation Summit 2014 event on July 29 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

About CashStar, Inc.

CashStar is the leading provider of omni-channel digital gifting solutions for the world’s top brands. The CashStar platform enables retailers and restaurants to maximize sales, eliminate fraud risk, increase customer engagement and drive adoption of mobile payments. More than 300 leading companies rely on CashStar to power the most innovative and advanced prepaid and digital gifting programs, including Best Buy, Brookstone, Coach, Crate & Barrel, Dell, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gap, lululemon athletica, Office Depot, Petco, Pottery Barn, QVC, Sephora, Staples, Starbucks, The Cheesecake Factory, The Home Depot and Williams-Sonoma. To learn more, please visit www.cashstar.com, follow @CashStar_Inc or e-mail [email protected].

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