AUSTIN, Texas, August 24, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Jungle Scout, the
leading all-in-one platform for selling on Amazon, today announced that its Founder & CEO Greg Mercer was named an Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year® 2020 Central Texas Award finalist. Nominees were evaluated based on six criteria: overcoming adversity, financial performance, innovation, societal impact, talent management, and commitment to building a values-based company. This is the second consecutive year Mercer has been named a finalist for this esteemed award.
“Entrepreneurship has been in my veins since I was a kid, so I’m especially honored to be named an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist,” Mercer said. “When I started Jungle Scout, I wanted to turn the technology I created for my own business into powerful, data-driven tools to help other entrepreneurs succeed on Amazon. Now, I get to work with the entire Jungle Scout team helping other entrepreneurs and businesses around the world find successful e-commerce opportunities every day.”
Mercer founded Jungle Scout as an Amazon product research tool in 2015 after running his own Amazon business for several years. Today, Jungle Scout offers solutions for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and global enterprise brands alike. Jungle Scout recently introduced Cobalt, a market intelligence and product insights platform built to help enterprise brands win the Amazon channel.
Jungle Scout supports more than $3 billion in annual Amazon revenue. Mercer has grown the Jungle Scout team to 140 employees worldwide to support continued growth and to provide always-free educational resources for a global community of over 400,000 Amazon sellers.
About the Award
Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world.
This year, entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support for their communities, employees, and others during the COVID-19 pandemic will also be recognized for their courage, resilience, and ingenuity.
Mercer was selected as one of 23 finalists. Award winners will be announced on Oct. 8, 2020.