Urban Airship Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup

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This group of 100 companies are the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across North America. Urban Airship embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture, according to Red Herring CEO Alex Vieux.

We believe Urban Airship embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Urban Airship should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong. —Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring

Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

Red Herring’s Top 100 North America 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.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Urban Airship embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Urban Airship should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”

“It takes an awesome team to build what we have built and this honor is one I share with every single employee, investor, advisor and friend of the Airship,” said Scott Kveton, CEO of Urban Airship. “I believe that now more than ever technology is changing the world. Mobile is changing the way we communicate each and every day. We are quite pleased that Urban Airship is being recognized by Red Herring for pushing mobile advancements along.”

While he was running the Open Source Lab at Oregon State, Kveton had the unique honor of being recognized as one of “25 Titans in Waiting” by Red Herring in 2007.

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 North America.

About Urban Airship
Urban Airship powers the world’s most successful mobile apps. Providing breakthrough technology, Urban Airship makes mobile marketing far more engaging, effective, and efficient. Top brands depend on Urban Airship to ensure their mobile app initiatives are scalable and profitable. Verizon, Dictionary.com, Groupon, Tapulous, and Warner Bros. are just a few of the thousands of companies that utilize Urban Airship's innovative platform to reach and engage target audiences and increase app revenue streams through push notification, rich messaging, in-app purchase, subscriptions and data tracking. The venture-backed company was recently named to Fast Company’s list of the most innovative companies and listed as one of the top 300 Startups in the world. It is based in Portland, Oregon. Follow us @urbanairship.com

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