Amsterdam, Netherlands – Red Herring announced its Red Herring Europe award winners today, recognizing Europe’s leading private companies and celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.
Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring’s 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 IXcellerate 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.
“We are thrilled to be called a Winner of this prestigious Red Herring Award. Being selected out of so many companies globally means that IXcellerate’s long-standing experience and continued investment in its operations and clients has been recognised. It is a fantastic achievement for us to be the only data centre in Russia to receive the award.” – commented Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate.
Opened in 2012, IXcellerate’s Tier 3+ Moscow One Datacentre is centrally located on a 15,000m² campus. IXcellerate Moscow One provides leading clients such as Thomson Reuters, Sprint, NTT and Orange Business Services with co-location services including private and secure cages, combined with on-hand technical support 24/365. Within our carrier-neutral facility, affordable and resilient connectivity is available in Russia and to the entire World. Expansion phases have the potential to increase the co-location floor space to over 8000m², with power feeds planned up to 20 MVA.
Investors include IFC (World Bank) and Sumitomo Corporation