Israeli-led companies have once again walked away from the prestigious Red Herring Awards with a very big handful of these coveted innovation awards.
Privatequity.biz, Zebra Medical Vision, Stratoscale, Shadow Technologies, Optimal Plus, moblin, Leverate, ICS2, HeadSense Medical, CropX, CloudEndure, OurCrowd and Accellta were chosen among the Top 100 Europe winners.
On the Red Herring Top 100 America winners’ list are Tracx, enSilo, ConvertMedia, Sisense, LightCyber and MedRobotics.
Every year since 1996, the innovation magazine and news service Red Herring selects the 100 most promising tech and life sciences companies, with separate contests for the United States, Europe and Asia. Companies founded by Israelis or headed by Israelis, some of them headquartered in other countries, can be found taking part in all segments of the contest.
Red Herring editors were among the first to tip the world to the importance of companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, Palo Alto Networks and eBay.
Even though Israel is one of the smallest countries to take part in the awards, it regularly serves up a strong selection of short-listers and an impressive list of winners.
In the North American category, Red Herring selected 100 award winners from among approximately 3, 000 tech startups financed each year in the US and Canada.
“We’re pleased ConvertMedia has been selected as one of the Top 100 most promising tech companies of the year by the editorial staff at Red Herring, ” said CEO Yoav Naveh, of his startup’s video ad solution for publishers and a leading outstream video SSP. “This award is a confirmation that our approach and vision for designing a smart, scalable, method for publishers to monetize their content by increasing audience engagement can redefine the way the industry thinks about not only their revenue but delivering premium audience experiences.”