3 December 2015 - Red Herring announced its Top 100 Global in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia today, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.
Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Red Herring Top 100 Winners. Already a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award in 2014, we believe OKAY.com embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. OKAY.com should be proud of its accomplishment.”
Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.
“This is a great validation of what we are doing with the company. The future holds great promise for us and the countless of others we touch through our work, as we look to the months and years ahead”, said Jordan Miller, Director of Operations at OKAY.com. “It's the people that have gotten us here and the people who will take us to the next level.”