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Red Herring Global 2008, 100 Winners

January 22nd, 2009

RedHerring_Global_100 For 10 years, Red Herring’s editorial team has diligently surveyed entrepreneurship around the globe. Technology industry executives, investors, and observers have regarded the Red Herring 100 lists as an invaluable instrument to discover and advocate the promising startups that will lead the next wave of disruption and innovation.

100 winners are from 20 countries and regions.

Company Number

BPOVIA is the leading Virtual Assistant and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) service provider in China . Established in September 2007, BPOVIA had already made a big impact on the virtual assistant industry. BPOVIA is the first virtual assistant and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) service provider in China to ever be nominated for this prestigious award.

Red Herring Global 2008, 100 Winners
7 Signal Finland Other With 7signal Sapphire solution installed into same premises where WLAN is used, it can provide the missing link into running business over WLAN efficiently.
Adoroi India Internet & Services AdoRoi is a solution to advertisers for measuring the ROI of all media types on a single platform which makes performance of conventional ads comparable to performance of online ads in real time.
Akamedia France Entertainment & media Online media and video entainment provider.
AlaTest Sweden Other alaTest is a unique service helping consumers with their shopping decisions by objectively informing them about product quality. We are totally independent towards product manufacturers, retailers and review sources.
Amimon Israel Communications AMIMON is a fabless semiconductor company pioneering wireless uncompressed high-definition video for universal connectivity among CE video devices.
Aptilo Sweden Communications Aptilo Networks develops comprehensive wireless service management platforms
aquaMobile Spain Communications It’s a tried and tested piece of technology which is currently used by billions of objects including feature films, music, broadcasts, TV programmes, printed and digital imaging.
Arieso UK Communications Rieso delivers solutions to wireless operators and service providers to maximize their return on investment while substantially improving the network performance.
Asia Online Thailand Internet & services Development of software and delivery of services in the areas of machine translation, internet portals and search.
Attensity Software USA Computing Attensity is the innovator in Text Analytics solutions for commercial enterprises and government organizations.
Axes Systems Poland Internet & Services Axes System offers professional radio communication systems for large Polish clients in sectors such as public safety, industry, transportation. China internet & services Baby tools, toys and feed experience exchange and share.
Ball-It Oy Finland Other The company aims to become the leader in the development and production of real-time wireless sensing solutions.
Baynote USA Software Baynote automatically displays the best products and content to website visitors.
Beijing ACCB China Biosciences Kits and services for cancer screening, early-stage cancer detection, prognosis evaluation, personalized cancer therapies, and therapeutic efficacy and reoccurrence monitoring.
Beijing Infobird Software China Software Call centre service.
BioGasol Denmark Energy The company deliver renewable energy solutions based upon research and development from 1994.
BoxSentry Pte UK Internet & Services BoxSentry is an innovative email deliverability solutions provider that ensures business-safe email protection in multiple languages, and restores confidence in email for its clients throughout Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Europe.
BPOVIA China Outsourcing BPOVIA is the leading virtual assistant and knowledge process outsourcing KPO service provider in China.
Brickfish USA Internet & Services Brickfish® is a social media advertising network that engages consumers with brands in an ongoing dialogue. It provides a brand platform that turbo-charges viral sharing among consumers via the social web.
Carryquote Switzerland Software CarryQuote AG, (CQ) provides leading edge white label mobile plus web platforms to institutions and individuals engaged in trading a full range of global financial instruments, including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and derivatives.
Chitika USA Other Chitika is a proven channel for targeting on-line consumers and qualified buyers.
Clairmail USA Other ClairMail was formed by an experienced team who recognized the power and potential of mobile phones to change the landscape of customer interaction.
Codenomicon Finland Security & Defense Codenomicon’s objective is to ensure the security and robustness of any application or service implementation.
Collanos Software USA Software Collanos is a global startup that focuses on the collaboration needs of teams who demand a secure, cross-platform, on- and off-line and server-less solution.
CoreBridge UK Software Corebridge is an enterprise software publisher that develops and commercialises unified communications applications to enhance and improve productivity and customer satisfaction, as well as reduce communications costs.
Coskata USA Energy Coskata, Inc. is a biology-based renewable energy company, with technology for the production of liquid fuels. Using proprietary microorganisms and transformative bioreactor designs, the company will produce ethanol for under US$1.00 per gallon anywhere in the world, from almost any input material (feedstock).
Crysoptix KK Japan Communications Crysoptix is a leading material technology company developing, manufacturing and marketing products based on a technology platform of Cascade Crystallization.
Dapper USA Internet & Services Dapper aims to make it easy and possible for anyone to extract and reuse content from any website.
eiQNetworks USA Security & Defense eIQnetworks, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of integrated security, risk and audit management solutions that effectively meet security and compliance challenges.
eleven Germany Internet & Services eleven is a leading e-mail security provider based in Berlin, Germany.
Ether Optronics China Other Ether’s core competency lies in the design and manufacturing of next generation AGM miniature lens modules for high precision optical devices, including CCD and CMOS-based IT peripherals and mega pixel cameras.
FunkySexyCool Finland Internet & Services Fusion-io is a leading provider of enterprise solid-state technology and high-performance I/O solutions that unlock a world of possibilities for performance-starved applications, closing the gap between processing power and storage performance.
Funshion China Other Funshion is a leading P2P vod software in China.
Fusion-io USA Computing Fusion-io is a leading provider of enterprise solid-state technology and high-performance I/O solutions that unlock a world of possibilities for performance-starved applications, closing the gap between processing power and storage performance.
Gohello Denmark Communications GoHelloTM is shaping the face of a new, ALLmobile telecoms industry.
Goojet USA Internet & Services Goojet is the first mobile internet solution that you can personalize to exactly fit your needs.
Guidewire USA Software Guidewire Software exclusively serves the P&C insurance industry. We build and implement the core systems on which insurance carriers run their businesses.
Hammerkit Oy Finland Internet & Services HammerKit Oy is one of the champions of software component assembly for web application creation.
ID Interactive UK Internet & Services ID Interactive is a complete multimedia and software development company offering both bespoke services along side unique products to maximise your company’s performance and profits.
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS Austria Other IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is the leader in intelligent wireless identification technology.
INSIDE Contactless France Other INSIDE is the only leading semiconductor provider in the world dedicated exclusively to contactless technology.
IQ Wind Israel Energy IQWind has since been focusing primarily on R&D and business development activities.
iYogi India Internet & Services iYogi provides next-generation, personalized remote computer support services for consumers and small businesses.
Komli Media/PubMatic India Internet & Services Komli is about innovation and client service in the online advertising space.
Lionic China,Taiwan Security & Defense Lionic makes its own decisions to provide our customer a total solution which includes acceleration content inspection co-processors, software modules and signature services.
MadCap Software USA Software MadCap Software is leading the documentation industry into the future with the MadCap family of tightly integrated applications for end-to-end content development, delivery and management. media corporation USA Internet & services Personalized free web-based email
Mann India India Software Development and implementation of custom software solutions.
Mcheck India Internet & Services Mcheck was to augment everyone’s financial universe by creating a mobile payment platform that could make and receive payments securely and instantly over any distance.
Medialets USA Other Medialets is the creative ad network for native mobile applications.
mediapeers Germany Entertainment & Media mediapeers operates the mediapeers exchange (MPX), an international B2B marketplace for movies, documentaries, short form and other video formats.
Mobank Internet & Services Mobile banking
Mobiluck Internet & Services MobiLuck is a Friend Finder for your mobile that brings you closer to your friends.
Mocana USA Security & Defense Mocana’s industry-leading infrastructure software solutions ensure that wired and wireless devices, networks and services perform and scale with the utmost security – a necessary foundation for a networked society.
Multimedia Display Technologies MALAYSIA IT Consulting and Services Multimedia Display Technologies is a leading solution provider and consulting firm in the fields of advance display technologies which provides consultancy services to Global 2000 companies.
Museeka Switzerland Internet & Services Museeka mission is to allow any music lover to discover music that is relevant to their unique tastes quickly and easily.
Nanoradio Technologies Communications
National Pasteurized Egg USA Other NPE vision is to be the leader in manufacturing and licensing of safe pasteurized shell eggs (PSE) and pasteurizing technology.
NComputing Canada Computing virtual desktop computing
Newstin Internet & Services
Nextwave Biomedical Singapore Biosciences NextWave Biomedical Pte Ltd is privately-held company specializing in the development and operation of mobile and electronic healthcare infrastructure and services.
Nimbuzz Netherlands Internet & Services Nimbuzz offers the most comprehensive social interaction service combining Instant Messaging, presence, and VoIP.
Nulogy Canada Software Nulogy’s focused and dedicated teams pride themselves on ensuring that our customers’ needs are not only met, but exceeded.
Ohanae USA Software and Defense Ohanae™ is highly focused on delivering robust and easy-to-use solutions that secure and simplify your online experience.
OmniDate Canada Internet & services OmniDate builds virtual dating venues (e.g., a virtual cafe), where singles can get to know each other in a fun and safe environment before meeting in person (patent pending).
Origin Biomed Canada Biosciences Origin BioMed brings scientifically proven biomedicinal natural products to professional care givers and consumers.
Oversight Systems USA Software Our solutions and technology provide global industry leaders with the forensic audit capabilities so much in demand in today’s environment of heightened regulatory enforcement and corporate compliance initiatives.
Overture Netowrks USA Internet & services Overture Networks has assembled a veteran team with extensive experience delivering edge solutions to carriers—experience rooted in IP, Ethernet, and TDM technologies and the specific problems metro carriers face in a hybrid TDM/packet world.
Peptalk China Software &Bedo is a creative IM with the application of Google map.
Pinc Solutions USA Other &PINC has pioneered the development of RTLS-based asset tracking technology using an innovative combination of passive RFID, MEMS and other low-cost sensors, providing practical solutions at affordable prices for the logistics and supply chain management applications.
Privaris, Inc. China Security & defense Precise push Ads through Internet
ProGenTech Limited China Biosciences Progentech Limited, Inc was formed in June of 2005 by technology and marketing veterans from the Silicon Valley with a mission to deliver highly integrated and fully automated instrumentation to address the demands effectively.
Readiminds Singapore Entertainment & media ReadiMinds is a new generation, specialist, transactional security & fraud prevention software company, with a proven and acknowledged track record of innovation and leading edge software solutions for the financial and securities industry.
RecordTV Internet & Services
RingCentral USA Internet & services RingCentral, Inc. puts businesses and professionals In Touch and In Control™ by unifying and intelligently managing all their phone, mobile, fax and email communications with a single phone number and an easy-to-use online control center.
Sclipo Internet & services Sclipo is a social learning network. Sclipo offers a revolutionary way to learn online by integrating rich educational applications – such as video and webcam – into a true social network platform.
SECU4 France Security & defense SECU4 develops for its client new protection solutions for valuables and people based on wireless technologies.
SEVEN USA Software SEVEN aims to make mobile messaging available on every mobile phone at an affordable price.
Sevenload Internet & services
Severa Oy Finland Internet & services Severa PSA is a leading project business solution. Manage projects, customers, sales, timesheets, invoices
Silobreaker Internet & services
SimpleFeed USA Communications SimpleFeed sells directly to Global 2000 companies and is offered through leading Email Service Providers, Advertising Agencies and Marketing Services Companies.
Solaiemes Spain Mobile Solaiemes is a privately funded company, focused on “Mobiltity”, we are based in Spain and offer our solutions and services globally.
Stoke India Communications Mobile Broadband Offload and Coverage Solutions Enabling operators to efficiently leverage emerging mobile broadband technologies to improve service delivery economics, coverage, and the subscriber experience.
Tailgate Technologies Internet & Services
Telepin Canada Communications Telepin Software is a leading global market software provider of mobile financial platforms.
Tideway Systems Internet & services
Touchmedia China Interactive Media TouchMedia provides a set of interactive advertising technology services, marketing services and advertising experience for data services, research into a new type of professional media.
Trampoline Systems UK Biotech Trampoline Systems is a leading innovator in organisational network analysis software and diagnostic services based in London, UK.
UBIqube France Security & defense UBIqube is a global integrated network and security management solution vendor.
Ultizen Games China Entertainment & media UltiZen Games is China’s largest game developer and game development outsourcing partner for many of the most respected games companies around the world.
urmap Taiwan, China Communications Life and store map.
Vidient USA Security & defense Vidient Systems is a global leader in sophisticated video analysis for security, safety and business intelligence applications.
Visto USA Communications Visto delivers on the promise of mobile email with an offering that is easy to set up, use and manage, included with a wide range of affordable data plans and available on all of the leading handsets.
Wits Interactive India IT Consulting & Services WITS Interactive Pvt. Ltd. is a Multimedia Agency delivering high-impact solutions for automating marketing, sales, and customer service.
Wrike USA Software Wrike is an integrated online project management solution that helps you manage projects, teams and businesses.
wunderLOOP Media Services UK Internet & services As Europe’s leading vendor of integrated targeting services, wunderloop makes it possible to precisely target specific demographics online.
Xceedium USA Security & defense Xceedium is the premier provider of entitlement management solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of controlling high-risk users.
Xcerion AB Sweden Software Xcerion AB ( provides a revolutionary Internet OS as a Web 2.0 service over the Internet.
Zeachem USA Energy ZeaChem, Inc. is developing a cellulose-based biorefinery platform producing either ethanol or a broad portfolio of other chemicals.
Zoomorama France Internet & services Zoomoroma is born out of a dream made by a photographer who wanted to reproduce the magic of LIFE magazine on the Web.

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  1. January 22nd, 2009 at 18:16 | #1

    I found your site on Google and read a few of your other entires. Nice Stuff. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

  2. January 22nd, 2009 at 21:50 | #2

    Hi, I attended San Diego conference (Solaiemes) and liked your company presentation.
    thanks for compiling a locating the companies by country.
    just a quick note, Sclipo is an Spanish company.


  3. January 23rd, 2009 at 04:20 | #3


    My name is Ashley Futak and I work for Brickfish. We wanted to thank you for posting this and congratulate you on your win. We noticed that the description area was blank next to our name–and wanted to fill you in=) Here is a brief snap shot of what we do: Brickfish® is a social media advertising network that engages consumers with brands in an ongoing dialogue. It provides a brand platform that turbo-charges viral sharing among consumers via the social web.

  4. February 4th, 2009 at 05:49 | #4

    hrmm, those numbers remind of the 2008 olympics where China and the US dominated the medal counts :|

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