NEW YORK, May 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), the world's largest exchange company, announced that the trading of Convio (Nasdaq:CNVO) commenced April 28 on The NASDAQ Stock Market. Convio trades under the ticker symbol (CNVO). Convio raised $46 million and is now over $169 million in market cap.
"We are thrilled to have Convio join The NASDAQ Stock Market, the exchange of choice for innovative technology companies," said Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, Corporate Client Group, NASDAQ OMX. "Founded in 1999, Convio provides on-demand software solutions to 1,300 nonprofit organizations for fundraising and donor management, in essence helping to make the world a more charitable and generous place. Their clients have included The American Red Cross, ASPCA, World Wildlife Fund, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the United Nations Foundation, and NASDAQ is extremely proud to be working with them."
In the first quarter of 2010 alone, NASDAQ captured 41 new listings, including 15 IPOs. The NASDAQ Stock Market welcomed two more IPOs last week, including Convio's.
There are currently 683 technology companies listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market, which represents 80% of publicly traded technology companies in the U.S. markets.
Convio is a leading provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations, or NPO's, to more effectively raise funds, advocate for change and cultivate relationships with donors, activists, volunteers, alumni and other constituents. For more information, please visit www.convio.com
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