MAY 4, 2018 – SUNNYVALE, CA, USA —, a world class provider of advanced analytics for national security and now corporate security missions, is excited to announce that it has been selected as a “2018 TiE50 Winner” for the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program recognizing the world’s most innovative tech startups. This awards competition is part of Tie Inflect 2018, the world’s largest conference for tech entrepreneurs.

“ is delighted by this recognition,” said Balan Aayer, Founder & CEO of “Creating innovative AI solutions for the most pressing intelligence and national security challenges is a huge undertaking.  TiE choosing our firm and technology as a top 50 award winner sends a message about the courage required by entrepreneurs to believe that the impossible is possible, and to know the impact we can have when we bring to bear the latest technologies and process against our nations most enduring and impactful challenges.  We remain very grateful for the award, one we hope our customers will ultimately validate as we make what seemed impossible for them, not just possible, but intuitive and fast.”

“TiE50 has become a global brand that attracts thousands of tech startups worldwide. This year, we screened more than 7400 companies from 28 countries and selected the best-of-breed as our “2018 TiE50 Finalists”. These companies are finalists in the ultimate runoff for the 50 winners. Our program has gained notoriety over the past decade as a competition run with the highest level of integrity and vigorous screening and judging by domain experts”. – Kamal Anand, TiE50 Program Chair

“As a 26-year not-for-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and with a global footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, and investment professionals, we pride in the fact that we are one of very few competitions without any pay-to-play incentives” Ram K. Reddy, President, TiE Silicon Valley.

The TiE50 award was presented during the TiE Inflect 2018 Conference in Santa Clara, CA on May 4, 2018.


About TiE Inflect 2018:

TiE Inflect (previously TiEcon) is the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global services providers. TiEcon 2017 attracted 5400+ attendees from across the world – including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. The conference was listed by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 best conferences for ideas and entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information, please visit

About TiE:

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a not-for-profit founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals. TiE is the world’s largest network of tech entrepreneurs. We are a cohesive global network with a footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, investment professionals, and other accomplished individuals. We operate from 60 cities in 16 countries.