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|Headquarters||One ePrize Drive, Pleasant Ridge, Michigan, USA 48069|
|Key people||Matt Wise, CEO|
ePrize is a digital engagement agency specializing in mobile, social media, and web campaigns. Last year, more than half of Fortune 100 companies and many world-class agencies relied on ePrize's creative, technology and legal services. Since 1999, ePrize has grown into the largest online promotions platform, providing incentive-based promotional and loyalty programs in 44 countries for clients like Coca-Cola, Microsoft, The Gap, HSN, Miller/Coors, Yahoo!, P&G and AT&T. Headquartered in Detroit, ePrize also has offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.
ePrize was founded in 1999 by Josh Linkner. It received a monetary boost in 2006 after securing a $32 million USD investment from several Detroit-area business leaders including Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, and Brian Hermelin. Fifth Third Bank also provided bank financing and a working capital facility. In July 2011 ePrize acquired the CRM division Apollo Data Technologies and in January 2012 acquired Cellit, a mobile solutions company. In August 2012 ePrize was acquired by Catterton Partners, a private equity firm with a focus on the middle market consumer sector. Catterton Partners has investments in companies like Restoration Hardware, Noodles & Company and Nature's Variety. In October 2012 ePrize announced their Salesforce Appexchange App was spinning off into its own startup called LevelEleven.
ePrize was named a 2012 Best Place To Work by Ad Age and also named in the 2012 101 Best and Brightest Places to Work. In 2012 eprize made the Inc. 500|5000 list for the 8th year in a row.