Following the story of Contentful being selected as Red Herring finalist, there is more good news: Contentful is amongst the winners of the 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Europe event. This well-recognized award boosts our own confidence, making sure we're going in the right direction, and gives us more grounds for casual name-dropping.
Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. The 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.
“Selecting startups that show the most potential for disruption and growth is never easy,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “We looked at hundreds and hundreds of candidates from all across the continent, and after much thought and debate, narrowed the list down to the Top 100 Winners. Each year, the competition gets tougher but we believe Contentful demonstrates the vision, drive and innovation that define a Red Herring Top 100.”
Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation, management quality, overall business strategy and market penetration. This assessment was complemented by a review of the track records and standings of similar startups in the same verticals, 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 in Europe.
Now it's the time for a cheerful celebration at the Contentful office. And then – back to work.