dewsqNinja Metrics, an industry leader in Social Analytics for gaming, announced that it has been declared the winner the Digital Entertainment World Startup Pitch & Competition.  The DEW Startup Pitch & Competition showcases the latest technological advancements in digital entertainment including game, video, publishing, advertising and music as well as social, mobile and web technologies and platforms.

Twelve startups were selected to make live presentations on stage during the conference February 19. Each company presented for 8 minutes and then answered questions from the investor panel for 3 minutes. Each selected startup presented to a well-vetted panel of investors and VCs from IDG Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Manatt Digital Media Ventures, Draper Associates, Clearstone Venture Partners, CrossCut Ventures, Rogers Venture Partners,, StartupEngine, New World Ventures, Siemer Ventures, Baroda Ventures, William Morris Endeavor, Creative Artists Agency and Signia Venture Partners.

“Ninja Metrics stood out in an extremely competitive field of a dozen finalists vying for recognition in our first annual DEW startup competition,” said Ned Sherman, CEO of Digital Media Wire, Co-Creator (with IDG World Expo CEO Mary Dolaher) and Advisory Board Chair of DEW. “The company’s Katana Social Analytics Engine represents the goals of DEW in recognizing tech-content partnerships contributing to consumer engagement, experiences and monetization in digital content. We congratulate Ninja on this tremendous achievement.”  Ninja Metrics will receive a prize package valued at over $74,000.