Belmont, Calif. (PRWEB) July 7, 2010
BlogHer, the leading participatory news, entertainment and information network for women online, is pleased to announce its selection as a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner.
Red Herring’s Top 100 award recognizes the leading private companies from North America, celebrating startups’ innovations and technologies across a variety of industries. The list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs that have changed the way we work and live.
"The BlogHer team is honored to have been selected by Red Herring as a Top 100 North America award winner,” said Lisa Stone, co-founder and CEO, BlogHer. “We’re proud that we’ve been able to innovate and deliver on successful, viable business models that continue to expand to meet the changing needs of our members, while also remaining true to BlogHer’s mission. Since 2005 we’ve worked to create opportunities for women who blog to gain education, community, exposure and economic empowerment and BlogHer is proud to continue that tradition now that women who blog are more influential than ever.”
Red Herring evaluated companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, including financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. Winners were selected based on those that best embodied the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful business model and entrepreneurial venture.
Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer’s mission is to create opportunities for women who blog to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment. BlogHer is the leading participatory news, entertainment and information network for women online and creates opportunities for its members via a community hub (http://blogher.com), annual conferences and a publishing network of more than 2,500 qualified, contextually targeted blog affiliates. BlogHer provides the highest quality content on a range of topics, with all blogs continually edited to meet strict editorial standards, including content quality, category relevance and blog frequency. BlogHer enjoys a strategic partnership with iVillage, part of Women@NBCU, which includes other NBC Universal brands including Bravo and Oxygen. BlogHer’s investors include Venrock, GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, and Azure Capital Partners.