Clickatell Wins 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award
REDWOOD CITY, CA, May 31, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Clickatell, a leading mobile messaging provider, today announced
that it has received Red Herring's Top 100 Americas award, a
prestigious recognition honoring the year's most promising private
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.
"It is great to see the re-emergence of Red Herring, a much loved
publication for many in Silicon Valley and entrepreneurs around the
world. We are also honored to be one of the winners of the Red
Herring Top 100 America's award," said Clickatell CEO Pieter de
Villiers. "This validates our leadership in changing the way
businesses engage with their customers on mobile devices, anywhere,
As mobile use continues to climb, Clickatell's SMS Gateway is gaining
more recognition as a powerful and cost-effective channel of targeted
communications, marketing and customer interaction. Clickatell has
expanded its offerings by providing solutions for the underbanked in
developing regions such as Sub Saharan Africa.
"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 Clickatell embodies the vision, drive and
innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture.
Clickatell should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition
was very strong."
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 Americas.
About Clickatell, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Clickatell is a global
leader in providing the ability for its customers to alert, interact
and transact with their customers, business partners and communities.
Utilizing its global footprint, Clickatell can deliver short message
services (SMS) through its Clickatell Mobile eXchange (CMX) to nearly
every mobile phone user in the world. In addition, with Clickatell
Transaction eXchange (CTX), the company is providing the essential
link between the mobile consumer and their financial institution
through such services as airtime top up. With its ongoing
investments, Clickatell is uniting customer communication, community
creation and transaction services.
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