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Colorado Companies Selected as Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award Recipients

Wednesday, June 06, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Catharine Lurie
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Colorado Companies Selected as 
Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award Recipients 
 
Denver, CO – May 31, 2012 – This week, Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from Americas, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.  Six companies with headquarters in Colorado were named to the 2012 Red Herring Americas Top 100 at a special awards ceremony during the annual conference held May 21-23, 2012 in Santa Monica, California:  
 
(1)   Accurence, Inc., Westminster, CO
(2)   Market Force, Louisville, CO
(3)   PaySimple, Denver, CO
(4)   Ping Identity, Denver, CO 
(5)   SendGrid, Boulder, CO
(6)   SolidFire, Boulder, CO
(7)   Return Path, New York, NY, with significant operations in Broomfield, CO
 
More than 1,000 companies were evaluated this year in the Americas with approximately 160 finalists invited to the conference.  The finalists spanned numerous categories, including software, SaaS / cloud, internet, storage, security, energy, hardware, and manufacturing.  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 sector 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 the Americas.
 
Red Herring’s Top 100 Americas 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.  
 
For more information visit http://www.redherring.com.

About Accurence, Inc.
Accurence is a software-as-a-service solution provider that the invented onsite inspection and scope automation category for wind and hail claims for property insurance claims adjusters and roofing contractors.  Accurence solutions use a private cloud-based intelligent rules engine utilizing mobile devices to drive significant gains in accuracy, efficiency, consistency, and intelligence in property claims settlement.  Founded in 2005 by experts in field services, disaster restoration, contracting, quality assurance, and property insurance, Accurence is a privately-held company headquartered near the Rocky Mountains in Westminster, CO.  For more information, visit www.accurence.com. Contact: Trent Cross, Director of Marketing, 303.500.5799 x331, tcross@accurence.com
 
About Market Force
Market Force is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses, including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies. With more than 125 years of combined industry experience, Market Force Information has pioneered the industry with a suite of customer intelligence solutions – from 600,000 field associates across North America and Europe who conduct mystery shopping, merchandising and retail auditing, to real customer surveys and proprietary decision-support tools. Its solutions provide a holistic view of the customer's on-site experience and identify the actions required at the store level to increase customer loyalty and improve financial performance. For more information, visit www.marketforce.com. Contact: Rebecca Scanlan, GroundFloor Media, 303-733-0328, rscanlan@groundfloormedia.com
 
About PaySimple
PaySimple makes big-business efficiencies available to small businesses at a fraction of the cost through cloud-based solutions that simplify and empower small business management. Thousands of small-to-mid-sized businesses are using PaySimple’s receivables automation technology to accept electronic payments, manage their customers, and automate their billing. To learn more about PaySimple or its partnership opportunities, call 800-466-0992 or visit http://www.paysimple.com.  Follow PaySimple on Twitter at Twitter.com/PaySimple. Contact:  Sarah Jordan, Marketing Director, 303-800-0578, sarah@paysimple.com
 
About Ping Identity | The Cloud Identity Security Leader
Ping Identity provides cloud identity security solutions to more than 800 of the world's largest companies, government organizations and cloud businesses. With a 99% customer satisfaction rating, Ping Identity empowers more than 42 of the Fortune 100 to secure hundreds of millions of employees, customers, consumers and partners using secure, open standards like SAML, OpenID and OAuth. Businesses that depend on the Cloud rely on Ping Identity to deliver simple, proven and secure cloud identity management through single sign-on, federated identity management, mobile identity security, API security, social media integration, and centralized access control. Visit pingidentity.com for more information. Contact:  Jil Backstrom, 303.468.2884, jbackstrom@pingidentity.com
 
 About SendGrid
SendGrid is the leader in email deliverability.  SendGrid’s cloud-based platform increases email deliverability, provides actionable insight and scales to meet any volume of email, relieving businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email infrastructures.  The email delivery platform of choice for 40,000 web application companies and developers, including foursquare, Pinterest, Airbnb, Twilio and Path, SendGrid delivers more than 3 billion emails per month.  Founded in 2009 and based in Boulder, Colo., SendGrid is backed by Foundry Group, Highway 12 Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and several notable individual investors.  For more information, visit www.sendgrid.com. Contact: Robert Phillips, VP of Marketing, 303.552.0653, Robert.phillips@sendgrid.com
 
About SolidFire
SolidFire delivers high-performance data storage solutions that enable cloud providers to guarantee storage performance to thousands of customers within a single shared infrastructure.  For providers, guaranteed quality of service (QoS) combined with in-line data reduction and management automation is fueling the delivery of new and profitable block-storage services in the cloud. These services are empowering businesses to compute their most critical applications in the cloud with confidence, while offering cloud providers a competitive edge in the cost, quality, and breadth of services they provide. 
Learn more: www.solidfire.com | www.twitter.com/solidfire | www.facebook.com/solidfire.  Contact: Georgiana Comsa, Silicon Valley PR, (408) 435-1500, georgiana@siliconvalleypr.com.  
 
About Return Path
Return Path makes email work better by scoring and certifying email senders from around the world. The company’s cloud-based suite of tools monitor email sender reputation metrics and its whitelist gives priority delivery status for over 2 billion inboxes worldwide. Return Path’s Domain Assurance anti-phishing solution provides brand protection and protects against domain spoofing.  Contact: Tami Monahan Forman, Director of Corporate Communications, 646-367-3905, tami.forman@returnpath.net
 
 
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