DocuSign, Isilon, Swype and More Take Honors at WTIA Industry Achievement Awards

2/24/11Follow @curtwoodward

Hundreds of techies braved Seattle’s latest snowpocalypse for one of the community’s biggest shindigs: The Washington Technology Industry Association‘s Industry Achievement Awards.

If there was a theme to Thursday’s speeches, I’d say it was a rousing round of yay-Seattle encouragement for other entrepreneurs to start their companies here—which I guess is kind of the point, but it felt totally genuine.

The whole thing was emceed by Luke Burbank of the Too Beautiful To Live podcast.

Here’s the list of winners:

Commercial Product or Service of the Year: Judges delivered a tie between DocuSign and Isilon Systems. They beat out third finalist thePlatform.

DocuSign has several e-signature products for business and individual customers, specifically DocuSign for Salesforce, DocuSign Enterprise, and DocuSign Realtor Edition. The company made news in December by raising $27 million in a Series C round.

Data-storage company Isilon (NASDAQ: ISLN) was acquired last year for $2.25 billion in cash by Hopkinton, MA-based data storage giant EMC (NYSE: EMC). Just last month, Isilon announced it was moving to Pioneer Square.

Consumer Product or Service of the Year: Swype, a maker of text-input software for touch screens, which has inked plenty of deals with … Next Page »

Curt Woodward is a senior editor for Xconomy based in Boston. Email: cwoodward@xconomy.com Follow @curtwoodward

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