April was an amazing month for us all at Level Up Media and Dingit.tv, as on the 26th in Amsterdam, we were announced as a Red Herring Europe award winner at the Top 100 forum. Red Herring recognizes Europe’s leading private companies and does a tremendous job celebrating many innovative startups and technology companies across various respective industries.
Red Herring selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the European Region. The Top 100 list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs and Red Herring’s editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Alibaba, Facebook, Google, Kakao, Skype, SuperCell, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube would change the way we live and work.
“In 2017, 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 milestone Level Up Media embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Level Up Media 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 the announcement of Level Up Media’s win, we were invited to showcase our company to the US market at the Top 100 North America event in June and later compete internationally for the Top 100 Global in November. We’re extremely honoured for the recognition and are incredibly delighted to share this with our teams and fans!