Sportradar chosen as a 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Europe

Red Herring announced its Top 100 award winners , recognizing Europe’s leading private companies and celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring’s 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. 

“Selecting startups that show the most potential for disruption and growth is never easy,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “We looked at hundreds and hundreds of candidates from all across the continent, and after much thought and debate, narrowed the list down to the Top 100 Winners. Each year, the competition gets tougher but we believe Sportradar demonstrates the vision, drive and innovation that define a Red Herring winner.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation, management quality, overall business strategy and market penetration. This assessment was complemented by a review of the track records and standings of similar startups in the same verticals, 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 Europe.

240 companies from 26 European countries and 20 different industry sectors have been nominated for the finals in Amsterdam. Companies from technology sectors such as Mobile, Security, Gaming, Social Media or Big Data.Sportradar has been listed in the group “Entertainment & Media”.Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums. The Top 100 Europe forum celebrates the top private companies in the European region. Red Herring’s editorial team analysed hundreds of technological, cutting edge companies and selected those who are positioned to grow at an explosive rate.

Press release from April, 5th 2013:

Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums. The Top 100 Europe forum celebrates the top private companies in the European region. Red Herring’s editorial team analysed hundreds of technological, cutting edge companies and selected those who are positioned to grow at an explosive rate.

Sportradar’s impressive growth story is based on its market-leading portfolio of sports data and software solutions, as well as the close co-operation with several sports federations in detecting and preventing fraudulent behaviours. This convinced Red Herring’s editorial team to nominate Sportradar as one of the Top 100 Europe companies. The nomination to the Top 100 Europe underlines Sportradar’s perfect understanding of the intersection between the two impressive megatrends of entertainment & sports, which have been steadily growing in the long-term, while complementing and reinforcing each other. From April 8 to April 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Red Herring will bring together 250 C-level technology entrepreneurs, corporate strategists, and venture financiers from across the continent. This is a rare opportunity to meet the founders, investors and CEOs of these disruptive companies all under one roof.

“We are delighted to receive this nomination as it confirms that we are on the right path with our growth strategy and is an additional motivation to continue on this successful path together with our partners”, says Carsten Koerl, CEO of Sportradar, who will personally attend the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Europe forum in Amsterdam. The forum will explore the market’s appreciation of innovation as a fast-track to success, and how firms from Europe are leading the charge in many technology sectors. It will discuss the drivers for successful entrepreneurship, and will demonstrate how innovation is creating business opportunities for challengers and incumbents alike.