af83 selected as a 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Global

By Marie 25-11-2013


Red Herring announced last week its Top 100 Global in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. And since November 20th, af83 is one of the 6 French startups on this list!

Louis Montagne and Sylvie France, af83 Chairman and CFO were in San Francisco to attend the Red Herring Top 100 Global forum and present the company to an international audience. This 3-day event features presentations from the Red Herring 100 Global short-list, and keynote addresses from investors and CEOs of innovative companies and rocketing start-ups.

“I’m very proud and happy to see af83 enter this 2013 global list! After the Europe Top 100 in April, this is the recognition of our dynamism and strong commitment to innovation and excellence – a long-term teamwork. We started this success story seven years ago after a stay in San Francisco, and it’s meaningful to be back here to celebrate what we accomplished,” said Louis Montagne after the list disclosure. On the event itself “There were a lot of interesting talks and speakers. It was also very inspirational to present ourselves alongside so many successful companies.”

 “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 the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe af83 embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. af83 should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the strongest it has ever been.”

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 records and standing of startups relative to their peers, to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy. Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs.



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