Tallinn - March 27, 2014 – SignWise is proud to announce today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The nominees are evaluated on 20 main quantitative and qualitative criterion: they include disruptive impact, market footprint, proof of concept, financial performance, technology innovation, social value, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.
This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing 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” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “The global economic situation has abated and there are many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. SignWise 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 2014 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact.”
The finalists for the 2014 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.
“Taking into consideration the meticulous process how the finalists are chosen, we at SignWise are certainly proud that our efforts in the field of cross-border e-signing and authentication are being recognised in such a way,” commented Tiit Anmann, CEO of SignWise, adding: “It is also notable that we are among the eight companies representing security services and also among the three representing Estonia.”
The Finalists will be presenting their winning strategies at the Red Herring Europe Forum in Amsterdam, April 7-9, 2014. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of April 9 at the event.
SignWise is a service enabling electronic signing (e-signing) of documents and strong user authentication. The service leverages electronic identities and integrates them into the SignWise service cloud where their in-country and/or cross-border use is possible. SignWise‘s competitive edge lies in the cross-use of various countries’ e-identities and qualified certificates for authentication and electronic signing. Today the service can be used by Swiss, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Azerbaijani state issued e-identity owners.
The complete list of Red Herring 100 Europe Award Finalists can be found here
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