NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Jan. 25, 2016 –  Bubbleball Inc, the leading national provider of bubbleballs to the United States, today announced that Mahdad Taheri has been named toAxial’s Growth 100, a list of the best and brightest middle market CEOs across industry. The recognition came in time to celebrate the second annual Middle Market Monday, a day that recognizes the accomplishments of CEOs and owners of U.S. middle market businesses.

“I am honored to be named for this distinction” says Mahdad. “BubbleBall has been a joy to grow and I’m looking forward to taking it to the next level.”

An entrepreneur who excels at developing branded products and ventures, Mahdad’s current passion project, BubbleBall, was born out of an innovation initiative at his digital marketing firm, TVI Designs calledBlue Sky Labs. As a quadrilingual thinker who approaches projects and relationships with a unique and multicultural perspective, Mahdad knew immediately that bubbleball would thrive in the US as it had abroad, and has spent the last year and a half building the distribution channels, and leading the US market as the top distributor of bubbleballs and related equipment.

“Once a year, we take time to acknowledge and celebrate the leaders who are responsible for driving the growth and innovation in the American middle market,” said Peter Lehrman, founder and CEO of Axial. “This group of CEOs should be recognized for their many important accomplishments; we are honored that they have chosen Axial’s platform to help them find the resources and capital they need to set their courses for 2016 and beyond.”

Every year, Axial, the online network connecting private companies to capital, celebrates middle market businesses on Middle Market Monday. As part of the 2016 celebration, the company compiled a list of the 100 most interesting CEOs in the middle market based on nominations from Axial’s 22,000+ member base, particularly from capital providers and advisors who partner with CEOs looking to grow or sell their businesses. Additionally, nominations were also received from chambers of commerce and other industry associations. CEOs were nominated across several categories including Innovation, Brand-building, Leadership Style, Customer Experience, Thought Leadership, Company Culture, and Growth Strategy. Find the full Growth 100 list at

About Bubbleball Inc.

Bubbleball Inc. (“BubbleBall”) is the leading U.S. distributor of inflatable bubbleballs and associated products. Determined to bring the joy and safety of bubbleball to the entire country, the company elevated a new industry with its U.S. launch in 2014. It ships products across the country via its online shop at and is currently developing a national network of highest quality operating partners.

About Axial

Axial ( is the largest online network connecting professionals who run, advise, finance, and acquire private companies, with over 50 transactions closing monthly. Every week, over 200 private companies use Axial to confidentially explore and initiate a financial transaction. Headquartered in New York, Axial is backed by First Round, Redpoint Ventures and Comcast Ventures.

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