IRVINE, Calif., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cie Digital Labs (CDL), an accelerator of innovation for large enterprises and a growth accelerator for emerging startups, has announced that CDL Co-founder and CEO Anderee Berengian has been awarded the 2018 Orange County Business Journal's Excellence In Entrepreneurship Awards.

"The Business Journal is proud of its record of selecting outstanding entrepreneurs, many of whom first come to the public's attention through our Excellence in Entrepreneurship event,” says Richard Reisman, Publisher and CEO of the OC Business Journal. “We are proud that Anderee Berengian now joins the ranks of these standouts."

Anderee has led CDL’s mission to creates leading-edge digital solutions, serving as an innovation lab for prominent brands, and a platform to develop ideas into technology ventures. CDL’s client roster includes industries across retail, consumer products, automotive and transportation. Anderee has steered the company’s 50%+ YOY growth and 50%+ client growth, lends his expertise on the board of several enterprises, including Petco, has helped raise over $100 million for startups and created over 1,000 jobs through his entrepreneurial efforts.

Along with RezVen Partners, a Newport Beach based venture capital firm where he is the Founder and Managing Partner, Anderee has been instrumental in launching and guiding several successful tech startups, including: ASAP Tire, Nativo, Titan School Solutions, StyleHaul, CloudTrigger, Ankeena, and Cramster.

Anderee is also actively involved in giving back to the community, leveraging his expertise to help several organizations. He was an Executive Committee member of the local Homeland Security Advisory Council; and currently serves as a board member at Discovery Cube and Human Options, and is a mentor at TechStars and Founder’s Institute.

"I'm honored to be recognized by OCBJ’s Excellence In Entrepreneurship Awards as a testament to the exceptional value we bring to clients," said Anderee. “My foremost goal is to guide startups and enterprises alike tackle complex, seemingly insurmountable challenges, help initiate and sustain innovation digital solutions, and ultimately drive measurable results for their ventures.”

Now in its 17th Year, the Excellence In Entrepreneurship Awards celebrates Orange County’s business leaders for their entrepreneurial success and commitment to their community. The program honored five leaders (selected from 84 nominations) for their exemplary entrepreneurial spirit and outstanding success in their ventures. More than 300 members of Orange County’s business community lauded the five honorees at the Awards program and luncheon on March 15 at the Hotel Irvine.

See OCBJ’s announcement of the award winners here.

About Cie Digital Labs
Cie Digital Labs (CDL) is an accelerator of innovation for large enterprises and a growth accelerator for emerging startups. CDL creates leading digital solutions, serves as an innovation lab for a variety of prominent global brands, and acts as a platform to develop and turn ground-breaking ideas into new technology ventures.

CDL blends Silicon Valley know-how, startup dynamism and speed with the business maturity of serial entrepreneurs, seasoned venture capitalists, and Fortune 500 executives. This proven combination drives cutting edge solutions for top enterprises’ strategic and operational business challenges. CDL’s leadership team has served key roles at various successful startups including Amazon, Yahoo!, Overture, Nativo and Internet Brands.

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About Orange County Business Journal
The Orange County Business Journal is the weekly read that connects the Orange County business community. This is where the community doers in the most vibrant slice of the Southern California economy keep tabs on each other. With one of the highest circulations of all the Business Journals in the country, it continues to grow as a highly impactful and influential publication. More information on the Orange County Business Journal can be found at, or by calling 949-833-8373.

Nikki Reyes
Three Bears Marketing for Cie Digital Labs
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