Yesterday, Red Herring announced that HubSpot is among its 2009 Global 100 list of the top private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia, which celebrates startups' innovations and technologies across their respective industries.
Red Herring's Global 100 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 Google, Yahoo, Skype, Netscape, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
"Choosing the best out of the previous three years was by no means a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed down our list from 1,200 potential companies to 200 finalists. Trying to get it down to 100 companies was a task upon itself. The top 100 companies who were chosen should be extremely proud, the competition was difficult."
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 was complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list an invaluable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the greatest business opportunities from around the world.
HubSpot Chief Technology Officer and Founder Dharmesh Shah spoke at the Red Herring Global event last week in Laguna Nigel, California, where he accepted the award.
HubSpot was previously selected as a 2009 Red Herring North America 100 winner, which qualified the company for the global award.
Click here for a full list of 2009 Red Herring Global 100 winners.
To view a complete list of HubSpot's past award wins, visit our Awards page at http://www.hubspot.com/internet-marketing-awards.