November 24th 2016, Amsterdam Netherlands — Red Herring announced its Top 100 Global in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. Relay42, the leading European data management provider (DMP) has previously been a 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winner.
Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising 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 Top 100 Winners. We believe Relay42 embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Relay42 should be proud of its accomplishment.”
“We are delighted to be recognised by such a prestigious title, because it is a great acknowledgement of the validity of our business model and the success we have experienced to date,” said Tomas Salfischberger, CEO and co-founder, Relay42. “Being named alongside such great start-up companies not only shows how vibrant European entrepreneurship is right now, but also the potential of companies like ours to disrupt markets around the world. The marketing technology industry is incredibly competitive, but this recognition reflects the hard work our team has put into delivering a highly differentiated, innovative solution, which is offering great value to marketers at some of the world’s largest brands.”
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.