Envato has been named the winner of the inaugural CRN Exporting Innovation Award.
The impact of Envato’s international creative community has again taken centre stage, following the company’s success in the 2018 CRN Impact Awards held in Sydney last night.
Envato was named the winner of the inaugural Exporting Innovation Award, which recognises Australian tech firms who have developed their own IP, successfully commercialised it and are winning export sales from international customers as a result. The judges made particular note of the company’s success with both its Market and Envato Elements products.
The award follows Envato’s previous success in the Australian Export Awards and reaffirms the company’s place as one of the country’s leading international business successes.
Speaking at the presentation to accept the award, Envato’s Paid Growth Director Roey Rafael noted that Envato had been an export-focussed company from day one. “Our first sale on our original marketplace was to an international buyer.”
“Since then, we’ve amassed more than 40 million unique sales and an international creative community of more than 10 million.”
“We’re honoured that CRN and Australia’s IT community have recognised us in this way. We’re big believers in the breadth and depth of our domestic tech sector and the impact it has internationally, and pleased we can play a small part in shining a light on the work done here accordingly.”
Steven Kiernan, Editorial Director of CRN and iTnews said “Envato’s submission for the CRN Impact Awards stood out from the competition as a mature technology having the kind of global impact that many Australian startups could only dream of. It’s a stellar example of the cutting-edge innovation proving that Aussie intellectual property can compete on the world stage.”