We're proud to announce that not only has HubSpot, but also seven of our customers -- Attivio, Bluenog, ClickFox, HomeAway, OpTier, Quantivo and Rapid7 -- have recently been named Red Herring North America 100 winners as the top most promising tech companies of North America.
HubSpot and its customers, who employ HubSpot's inbound marketing software, join many other promising companies on the 2009 list, which is a mark of distinction and high honor. Past award winners include Google, Yahoo!, Skype, Netscape, Salesforce.com and YouTube.
Technology industry executives, investors and observers regard the Red Herring 100 lists as valuable tools to discover and advocate the promising startups that will lead the next wave of innovation.
To narrow the list down to 100, the Red Herring editorial team deployed a detailed process to whittle down a pool of 1,000 eligible, promising companies to the 200 Finalists in the last round, from which the top 100 winners were chosen. Judges made evaluations using both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy and ecosystem integration.
The winners, elite executives and venture capital leaders from North America celebrated the Top 100 Privately Held Companies in San Diego on May 11-14, 2009.
Congratulations to Attivio, BlueNog, ClickFox, HomeAway, OpTier, Quantivo, Rapid7 and the other Red Herring 100 winners! We look forward to seeing great things from you.
To view the full list of 2009 winners, visit http://www.herringevents.com/northamerica09/redherring100.html#winner.
For more information about Red Herring, check out http://redherring.com.