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SAN DIEGO (June 4, 2015) – Red Herring has named Ground 2 Table a winner of its prestigious Red Herring Top 100 North America award for 2015, publicly recognizing it among the year’s most promising private companies from across North America. Today, Ground 2 Table joins a “who’s who” of previous winners, including prominent industry leading names YouTube, Skype and Twitter.

Ground 2 Table combines consumers’ love of food and technology with an all-encompassing, user-friendly web based platform; the company entered Red Herring’s competition with Tabletech, its proprietary recipe-matching platform. As a Winner, Ground 2 Table surpassed Red Herring’s high standards for twenty major criteria, including the company’s addressable market size and management’s expertise.

“We are honored that Red Herring views Ground 2 Table as a leading technology company in North America and that they have recognized the immense opportunity that lies in helping consumers live a healthier lifestyle by integrating technology and food into a cutting-edge platform,” said Michael Saddik, CEO of Ground 2 Table.

Tandem to its Tabletech recipe-matching platform, Ground 2 Table sells proprietary, individual-use organic spice blends that easily flavor a snack or meal, sold directly through its user-friendly e-commerce site. Ground 2 Table’s USDA organic certified spice blends are perfectly portioned, and have no salt, sugar or any natural or artificial flavoring added, making them the most healthy and convenient cooking ingredient.

Red Herring is the most recent success for Ground 2 Table, which has received a round of Angel funding as well as media recognition in Examiner, San Diego Union-Tribune, Edible San Diego and many more. Ground 2 Table is continuing development of Tabletech, with plans for a Series A raise and wider public launch in the near future.

For more information on Ground 2 Table, please visit: www.ground2table.com.


Ground 2 Table, winner of the 2015 Red Herring Top 100 North America award, puts technology at the forefront for home chefs and foodies with both Tabletech, its proprietary recipe-matching platform, and a complete e-commerce site, selling premium organic spice blends and organic gourmet flavor kits. While making high quality recipes and ingredients accessible to chefs worldwide, Ground 2 Table is concentrated on its Buy Small | Use It All™ revolution, encouraging cooks of every level to buy and prepare only what they need, contributing to reduction of food waste and achieving the most optimal flavor for all their cooking needs. For more information, please visit www.ground2table.com.

Contact: Jenna Brossman, J. Walcher Communications
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Mobile Learning Networks, Inc. Converts Traditional Tutoring Market to Online Community
$350,000 Seed Round of Funding Enables Market Launch

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 18, 2013) – Mobile Learning Networks, Inc. – a private tutoring service company revolutionizing the industry by providing a virtual, one-to-one experience between student and tutor via an iPad application – announced it has completed a $350,000 seed round of private funding.

“Private tutoring and test preparation is a large and growing market, with $60 billion spent globally,” said President Andrew Meyer, who has over 20 years of senior management experience growing software and companies, including Websense, Inc., Epicor Software, Worksoft, MSC Software and Sales Technologies.

“The market is driven by parental concerns about their children’s academic success, college admission and job prospects – combined with the lack of resources within the school systems and government-mandated benchmarks created by No Child Left Behind and Common Core,” Meyer continued.

Connected to a powerful cloud service, MLN’s iPad app allows students and tutors to collaborate virtually through tablets, providing an advanced whiteboard experience, with full audio communication, handwriting/touch input and advanced graphics. Sessions are recorded and can be bookmarked, for easy lesson playback.

“Our product’s biggest strength is its convenience factor,” said CTO and Founder Josh Roach, who was previously senior vice president of engineering and product management at Mitek Systems, where he spearheaded the development of mobile products for the banking industry, including the “Mobile Deposit” application for smart phones. “By replicating an in-person lesson with a highly interactive application, our product solves one of the major downsides to tutoring – the time wasted on commuting.”

The company has developed an exclusive, high-quality marketplace of tutors, delivering their lessons via the application. The marketplace provides a single source for parents and students to find tutors whose services are available virtually via the iPad.

MLN is generating revenue from paying customers, and will make the app widely available in December via the App Store. The service is currently available through invitation only beta.

Mobile Learning Networks, Inc.
Founded in 2012, Mobile Learning Networks, Inc. delivers a unique, interactive form of private tutoring – delivered virtually. Combining the best technology and tutoring resources, MLN brings the highest quality tutors from all over the nation virtually into customers’ homes, creating a vast community of parents, teachers and students. For more information, visit www.mobilelearningnetworks.com.