SUNNYVALE, CA and KAMUELA, HI--(Marketwire -02/15/12)- Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider® marine robot, was named by Fast Company as one of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2012. Fast Company's annual list selects the top companies "...whose innovations are having an impact across their industries and our culture." With Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon leading the list, Liquid Robotics ranked #31 right behind LinkedIn and ahead of Gogo (#32), Chipotle (#34) and PayPal (#43) to name a few of the Top 50 innovators. The company was recognized for "Going Deep in Ocean Monitoring."
"This is awesome," said Bill Vass, CEO and President of Liquid Robotics. "Being recognized for revolutionizing the way the world monitors and observes the ocean is a huge honor. Our customers employees, partners and investors can be proud of this recognition."
Annually, Fast Company conducts an extensive industry search for the most innovative companies across a broad array of industries including web/internet, retail, food, education, consumer electronics, biotech and more. For the full listing of Fast Company's Top 50 Most Innovative Companies 2012, go to http://ow.ly/94tiA.
About the Wave Glider
The Wave Glider is the first marine robot to use only the ocean's endless supply of wave energy for propulsion (no manpower, no emissions, no refueling). The Wave Glider employs a multi-patented design that allows it to cost-effectively collect and transmit data gathered during yearlong missions, over distances of thousands of miles, or while holding station. Data gathered by Wave Gliders will help us address the biggest challenges our marine environments face -- including ocean acidification, fisheries management, and natural disaster mitigation.
About Liquid Robotics
Liquid Robotics, Inc. is an ocean data services provider and developer of the Wave Glider® marine robot that functions as a persistent and versatile platform for scientific and industrial payloads. Based in Silicon Valley and Hawaii, the company's Wave Glider® is enabling dozens of applications and missions never before attainable. Liquid Robotics is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.liquidr.com.
Liquid Robotics and Wave Glider are registered trademarks of Liquid Robotics, Inc., in the United States and other countries.