PriceMe Comparison Shopping Site Wins Top Asian Business Award

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The Red Herring Asia 100 Award recognises innovative growth companies in the technology sector, that have the potential to show explosive growth and success.

Leading NZ comparison shopping site PriceMe has been awarded Red Herring's Top 100 Asia Award in Hong Kong yesterday, as one of the most promising private technology ventures from the Asia/Pacific business region.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative 100 companies from a pool of over 700 from across the Asia/Pacific region. Finalists were evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and penetration into their respective industries.

Previous NZ winners of the Red Herring Top 100 award include well-know Kiwi technology leaders Augen Software Group, Mi5 Security and Orion Health. Local technology company VMOB have also been selected in the Top 100 companies in 2012. Tech giants such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, eBay, Twitter, Skype and YouTube were all Top 100 winners in previous years.

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

"We’re delighted to win this important industry award and to be internationally recognized by Red Herring. It confirms we're on track to become a leading provider of comparison shopping services both in New Zealand and overseas. We're expanding quickly in the South East Asia region where online shopping is growing rapidly" said Chris Palmer, Marketing Director and partner in PriceMe.

About PriceMe
PriceMe is NZ’s largest comparison shopping site, providing price and product data on over 600,000 products from over 350 reputable retailers. PriceMe Finance provides consumers with objective and up-to-the-minute interest and mortgage rates from NZ’s leading banks and financial institutions in one easy location.

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