After much consideration, the Red Herring judging panel has announced its Top 100 Europe winners this evening, recognizing Europe’s leading private companies and celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries and LOQR is one of them.
Red Herring Top 100 Europe enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the European Region. Red Herring’s editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Alibaba, Facebook, Google, SalesForce.com, Skype, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube would change the way we live and work. Thousands of the most interesting and innovative companies have graced the Top 100 list over the years.
“In 2021, selecting the top achievers was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher, and CEO of Red Herring. “In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs had crossed significant milestones so early in the European tech ecosystem. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation, and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Europe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe LOQR embodies the vision, drive, and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. LOQR should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”
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 “hype” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Europe.
Following LOQR’s win, we are then invited to showcase our company to the US market at the Top 100 North America event and compete internationally for the Top 100 Global in October.