Red Herring's Top 100 Europe list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring 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.
"Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Europe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe cXense embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. cXense should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the strongest it has ever been."
Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their peers, 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.
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Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, cXense (pronounced [see•sense]) is a global technology company passionate about delivering innovative and intuitive products that help companies build great online user experiences. cXense redefines how companies engage with their customers online by providing services that understand both context and intent, and develop SaaS products for online and mobile advertising, audience profiling, search, and analytics.
cXense (cxense.com) has offices in Oslo, London, Zurich, Boston, San Francisco, Melbourne, Miami and Tokyo.