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Turbine Makes List

Posted Apr 11, 2008 by Keith Cross

Turbine Makes List

Turbine, the company behind Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online, and Asheron's Call has announced that thay have made the list on the Northeast 100 Top Private Companies.

WESTWOOD, MA -- April 11, 2008 – Turbine, Inc., a premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the Northeast 100 Top Private Companies. The first-annual Northeast 100 list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. In order to be eligible for the list, companies in the Northeastern United States had to be creating new business opportunities in high-growth markets, demonstrating significant market traction and pursuing game-changing technology in a key sector. AlwaysOn received hundreds of nominations for this year’s list.

Turbine and the Northeast 100 Top Companies for 2008 were honored at the AlwaysOn Venture Summit East held April 7 – April 9, 2008, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. Venture Summit East is a two-day gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and technology trends impacting the global growth investor. Venture Summit East features the most influential institutional investors, venture capitalists, corporate buyers, investment bankers and research analysts in the Eastern US in keynote presentations and panel debates. The idea behind the Northeast 100 companies list is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the Northeast region’s technology industry.

“For the first annual elite Northeast 100 list we surveyed more than 500 venture investors, investment bankers, and technology insiders, who nominated hundreds of companies to determine the Northeast 100 winners,” said Tony Perkins, Founder and Editor, AlwaysOn Network. “Each of the Northeast 100 winners had to demonstrate leadership among their peers in the following areas: innovation, market opportunity, commercialization, media buzz, and stakeholder value creation. We congratulate them all on this great honor!”

An online entertainment veteran, Turbine is recognized globally for its industry-leading technology platform, groundbreaking game graphics and its ability to create and operate massive and persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities. Turbine employs over 250 people and has become the largest privately-held online gaming and technology studio in North America. Turbine has created some of the most popular and exciting game worlds on the Internet, like the award-winning Asheron's Call®, Dungeons & Dragons Online™: Stormreach™, and The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™.

“Turbine has created the technology and experiences that are driving the future of online entertainment by bringing together the best of online games, virtual worlds and social networks,” said Jim Crowley, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “We are honored to be selected as one of the top 100 companies in the Northeast as it is a real validation of our success to date and of our strategy moving forward as we expand our product portfolio and our geographic footprint.”

Read more about Turbine here.

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