Malomo Co-founder and CEO Yaw Aning wins Rising Entrepreneur Mira Award
Yaw Aning, co-founder and CEO of Malomo, won the Rising Entrepreneur Award during TechPoint’s 22nd annual Mira Awards gala honoring the best of tech in Indiana. Malomo is an Indiana-based tech startup that provides shipment tracking software for high-growth merchants.
Since 2018, Malomo has tracked millions of shipments and the company’s revenue grew by 500% in 2020. Yaw has raised a total of $8.2 million in funding so far, he’s credited with one of the largest single Indiana seed funding raises in the last year and the largest by a Black founder.
The Mira Awards judges were impressed by Yaw’s story of success, including his failures, from which he learned, grew and moved on to solve new business problems that are clearly gaining more than just traction, but significant national attention and financial success.
It’s not just his business acumen, but his dedication to giving back to the community that swayed the judges. Yaw’s optimism and positivity are on constant display as he pursues his passions and lifts up everyone around him to achieve more together.
TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, honored the successes and innovation of Indiana people, places, companies and products during the 22nd annual and second virtual Mira Awards gala with presenting sponsor Salesforce.
A total of 16 award winners and honorees were chosen from the 122 outstanding people, places companies and products that were selected as nominees for their achievements during the 2020 calendar year. Fifty-two independent, volunteer judges spent more than 850 total hours evaluating applications, interviewing nominees, and selecting this year’s winners. Judges included an impressive roster of company founders, CEOs and presidents, CTOs, CIOs, engineers and other industry professionals.
The Mira Awards are named after the first of the brilliant variable stars to be discovered – the Mira Star. It is also the Latin root meaning “worthy of admiration, wonderful, marvelous.” The awards represent the best of tech in Indiana each year.
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