It's terribly difficult to resist the temptation to boldly brag about a well-deserved achievement. And so we go: Contentful was selected as a finalist for Red Herring Top 100 Europe award – a prestigious list honoring the most promising private technology ventures coming from Europe.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds across Europe. The nominees are evaluated on 20 main quantitative and qualitative criteria. These include novelty, market footprint, product execution, financial performance, technology innovation, social value, quality of management, execution of strategy and integration into their respective industries.
This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record of a company which allows Red Herring to see past the buzz and make the list a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.
"This year was rewarding, beyond all expectations", says Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "There are many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products in Europe. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. Contentful shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the finalists. Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Europe. We know that the 2015 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact."
Finalists for the 2015 edition of the Red Herring 100 Europe award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries completed their submissions to qualify for the award.
Chris Schagen, the Chief Marketing Officer of Contentful, will present our achievements today at the Red Herring Europe Forum in Amsterdam. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony tonight.
Meanwhile, as we're waiting for the results, we're off to a supermarket to buy some delicious Dutch red herring.