Straub Ventures' Company Truphone Wins Red Herring 100 Global Award
The Venture Capitalist Straub Ventures is pleased to announce the outstandingperformance in this year's Red Herring 100 Global Award of two of its startup investments. Truphone is one of the winners of the prize, previously awarded to well known companies like Google, Skype or YouTube. Among the runners-up is also Straub's company PIXSTA, which in March already won the Red Herring 100 Europe Award.
Since March Truphone (www.truphone.com) customers can make free calls to fixed line numbers in more than 40 countries with their Wifi capable cell phones. Incoming calls outside Wifi are forwarded over the cellular network so that Truphone users never have to miss a call. Straub Venture's other awarded investment, PIXSTA (www.PIXSTA.com), has developed a revolutionary patented search engine for finding digital images on the basis of their visual content, rather than associated text. Pictures and graphics are analysed at a per-pixel level and even very large image collections can be browsed instantly. As seen on media sites such as Handbag.com, ElleUK.com, Marie Claire and more, clicking clicking on an image of a pair of shoes or a briefcase handbag brings up thirty similar models which can again be selected.
About Straub Ventures
Straub Ventures is the London-based Venture Capital company of Alexander Straub. At the end of the nineties he was one of the founders of Mondus, one of Europe's most important corporate online market places. After selling Mondus to the Italian Yellow Pages giant Seat Pagine Gialle he now helps other startup companies as a Venture Capitalist.
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