Dept. of Commerce: Governor Doyle certifies PerBlue, Inc. as Qualified New Business Venture

Contact: Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661

Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162

MADISON—Governor Jim Doyle announced today that PerBlue, Inc., Waunakee, Dane County, has received the Qualified New Business Venture certification from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) for developing cell phone and social gaming software.

The company’s certification by Commerce makes investors in PerBlue, Inc. eligible for a 25-percent tax credit on the amount they invest in the company.

“My administration is committed to helping businesses with their efforts to support new economic development opportunities,” Governor Doyle said. “PerBlue, Inc. is built on a foundation of innovative technology and strong leadership. I am very excited to support a company that represents the future of Wisconsin’s economy.”

PerBlue, Inc, founded in 2008, was created to develop cell phone and social gaming software. The company is concentrated on expanding its product offering and marketing strategies. For additional information about PerBlue, Inc., visit

For additional information about the Qualified New Business Venture program, please visit