Digital River Wins 2015 Tekne Award

Recognized for innovative ecommerce solution that fast tracks merchants’ access to regionally preferred online payment options

MINNEAPOLIS — Nov. 19, 2015 — Digital River, Inc., a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, was honored by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) with a Tekne Award for its Service Provider Interface (SPI). Presented in Minneapolis on Nov. 18, 2015, the 16th annual Tekne Awards recognized Minnesota companies and individuals who have played a significant role in developing new technologies that positively impact the lives and futures of people living around the world. Digital River was nominated in the Software — Established Company category along with Unisys Corporation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

“Our win at the 2015 Tekne Awards marks Digital River’s fifth Tekne and we couldn’t be more honored to be recognized among Minnesota’s leading technology companies,” said Jason Nyhus, Digital River’s vice president of global marketing and communications. “I’d like to congratulate our team for their commitment to helping companies and merchants tackle the complex task of localizing card-not-present (CNP) transactions on a worldwide basis. Our SPI was designed to give online merchants quicker access to regionally-preferred and boutique payment types that can help fast-track growth in emerging geographies.”

“Technology is responsible for some of the most monumental changes in society today, and Minnesota continues to contribute to these advancements,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and CEO of MHTA. “We are honored to recognize Digital River for its proven leadership and commitment to science and technology innovation in Minnesota.”

Presented by the MHTA, the 16th annual Tekne Awards recognized 15 of Minnesota’s most influential companies for innovations in education technology, energy, healthcare, software, workforce development, manufacturing, agriculture, cyber security and information technology.

A list of 2015 Tekne Award recipients and finalists is available online at

About Digital River, Inc.
Backed by 20 years of ecommerce experience, Digital River is recognized as a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Digital River’s cloud-based commerce, payments and marketing services to manage and grow their online businesses. In 2014, Digital River processed more than $35 billion in online transactions, connecting B2B and B2C digital products companies and branded manufacturers with buyers across multiple devices and channels, and nearly every country in the world.

Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate website, read the Digital River Blog, follow the company on Twitter or call +1 952-253-1234.

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)
MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. The association helps bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at

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