Santa Clara, CA, June 05, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- WhoKnows announced today it has been short-listed for Red Herring's Top 100 North America award www.redherring.com/events/rhna/2015-top100-shortlist/, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology companies from the North American business region.
WhoKnows is the first smart enterprise network that offers a private expertise and referral network for any organization. First, WhoKnows can automatically build a relationship graph and expertise profile for every employee using the work already being done online. Secondly, WhoKnows will contextually recommend any colleague that can introduce you or help you right at the point of need in any CRM, web app, or search engine. WhoKnows is the only solution that can comprehensively unlock your tacit knowledge and relationships to accelerate your sales, innovation, and cross-company collaboration.
Red Herring has been selecting the most exciting and promising start-ups and "scale ups" since 1995. Finalists are still evaluated individually from a large pool of hundreds of candidates based across North America. Twenty major criteria underlie the scoring and process. They include, among others: the candidate company's addressable market size, its IP and patents, its financing, the proof of concept, trailing revenues and management's expertise. Each company goes through an individual interview after filling out a thorough submission, complemented by a due diligence process. The list of finalists often includes the best performing and prominent companies of that year.
This unique assessment of potential is supplemented by a review of the company’s actual track record and standing, 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. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the fields of security, cloud, software, hardware, big data, life sciences, mobile and others completed their submissions to qualify for the award.
2015 will be remembered as a special vintage. "The short-list confirms the excellent foresight and strong innovations created by entrepreneurs in North America. By all measures, the remarkable group of companies comprising the Top 100 Short-list www.redherring.com/events/rhna/2015-top100-shortlist/ underlines the region’s constant drive to innovate," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring.
“We are honored to be short listed for Red Herring’s Top 100,” said Chris Macomber, CEO of WhoKnows. “The future of smart enterprise applications is just beginning, and we’re proud to be a part of it.”
The short-listed companies qualify to present their winning technology at the Red Herring North America. The Top 100 winners were announced during a special awards ceremony the evening of June 3.