ZUG, Switzerland and NEW YORK, December 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CarryQuote(R), A.G., a pioneer in integrated desktop and mobile financial information solutions, today announced that it has been selected as a winner of the 12th annual IMD Startup Competition. CarryQuote was selected from among many worthy competitors based not only on the value of their ideas, quality of their team and their chance of market success, but also on their fit with the learning objectives of IMD's world-leading MBA program. IMD's MBA and Executive MBA participants will provide input and support to help CarryQuote in areas such as product development, market strategy and fundraising.

The IMD start-up competition provides a unique opportunity for CarryQuote to benefit from the help and insights of a team of dedicated, experienced IMD participants from the Executive MBA and MBA programs. These participants, screened to participate in two of the most selective business programs in the world, represent some of the sharpest minds in the business world.

Being named a Startup Competition winner by IMD, a program consistently ranked #1 or #2 in the world (#2 MBA program worldwide and #1 in Executive Education in 2009 by the Financial Times and The Economist respectively) is a certainly an honor for us, said Michael Stennicke, CEO, CarryQuote. We thank IMD for recognizing the value and future potential of our award-winning market information and analysis product, and we look forward to working with a team of top-notch Executive MBA students to make key improvements going forward.

The collaboration with the IMD MBA team will begin on January 27th. The MBA/EMBA team will deliver its final report and presentation in May of 2010, and will accompany CarryQuote to Silicon Valley from September 12-17th.

About CarryQuote

CarryQuote is the first and only mobile financial information services company to provide cost-effective, real-time pricing data, actionable analytics, and personalized alerts through an easy-to-use interface, accessible on any smartphone, including Blackberry(R), iPhone(R), Symbian(R), Android(R) and Windows Mobile(R). CarryQuote's real-time snapshot market views and personalized alerts ensure that fund managers, wealth managers and individual investors are always on top of market changes and have visibility into global market data from more than 80 global data sources covering a broad range of asset classes, including equities, bonds, foreign exchange, commodities, real estate and alternative investments. For more information, please visit www.carryquote.com. Sign up for a 30-Day Free Trial of CarryQuote at: https://pro.carryquote.com/pr4

About IMD

IMD, International Institute for Management Development, was founded in 1990 as a merger between IMI, founded by Alcan Aluminium Ltd. and IMEDE, founded by Nestle SA, two independent business schools. It was ranked the #2 MBA program outside the US by The Economist in 2009, and #1 worldwide in Executive Education by the Financial Times in 2009. IMD's is located in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Contact Erika Freed Zer0 to 5ive/CarryQuote +1-917-359-7974 Erika@0to5.com

SOURCE: CarryQuote, A.G.

CONTACT: Erika Freed, Zer0 to 5ive for CarryQuote, +1-917-359-7974,Erika@0to5.com