Founder of leading enterprise content capture and data discovery provider recognized for industry leadership

IRVINE, Calif., April 9, 2019 – EY today announced that Ike Kavas, founder and CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based Ephesoft, an industry leader in enterprise content capture and data discovery solutions, is a semifinalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in Orange County. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Kavas was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special award gala on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Monarch Beach Resort.

“To be selected among the semifinalists for Orange County’s top entrepreneur of 2019 is a true honor and validation of Ephesoft’s mission to transform the content capture space,” said Kavas. “I founded Ephesoft when I recognized an opportunity to help organizations convert their boundless volumes of unstructured content into actionable business intelligence. I share this honor with the many talented individuals employed by Ephesoft in Orange County and worldwide who are helping bring that vision to fruition.”

Kavas founded Ephesoft in 2010 to innovate the capture market. With Kavas’ guidance and vision, Ephesoft has become an industry leader in initiating the digital transformation process by infusing supervised machine learning into enterprise content capture and data discovery. The platform makes meaning out of unstructured data for decision-makers worldwide. With on-premises, hybrid and cloud-enabled capture solutions, Ephesoft is a scalable partner for organizations looking to accelerate document processes, control large volumes of high-value data and meet digital transformation goals.

Now in its 33rd year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award® program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.
In Orange County, local sponsors include Platinum sponsors: Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C., Hollencrest Capital Management, Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC and Gold sponsor: Tangram.

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