LONDON and NEW YORK – 28 October 2013 – Sefaira announced today that it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s 2013 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far-reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe. This news comes on the heels of last week’s announcement that Sefaira was named to the European Business Award’s “They Could Be Giants” list of emerging companies with great potential to be future business giants.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating the most innovative technologies and business models originating from over 1,000 companies from over 40 nations. These companies, representing past Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America awards, are judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to, technology innovation, financial performance, growth criterion, management’s execution standards, potential globalization of the strategy and market share improvement.
“Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments,” stated Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “2013 has demonstrated the sector’s vibrant activity and its contribution to the global economic recovery. An unprecedented number of entrepreneurs are jumping ahead of the competition and making a difference. Breakthroughs obsolete each other faster than ever before. Sefaira is performing exceptionally in its field and strongly deserves to be singled out as one of the Red Herring Global Finalists. At this stage, we are left with the daunting task to select the best qualified companies for the 2013 Top 100 Global Award.”
Sefaira’s CEO, Mads Jensen, said “High performance building design is one of the most impactful ways of creating a more sustainable world. We are thrilled that we now have more than 200 leading design firms using Sefaira’s software to design high performing buildings, and we are excited that our results have been recognized by entry into the global finals of the prestigious Red Herring 100 competition of leading technology companies.”
The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles, November 18-20 2013. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on November 20 at the event.
Founded in 2009, Sefaira produces cloud-based energy efficiency software to help architects design high performing buildings. Using Sefaira, architects and other building designers can analyze and compare multiple building strategies within a fraction of the time and cost previously required. This includes defining, quantifying, and optimizing the energy, water, carbon and financial benefits of relevant design strategies.
Sefaira is a 2013 Global Cleantech 100 company, won Gold at the 2013 Ecosummit award in Berlin as well as the “Green Building Innovation of the Year” award at London’s Ecobuild 2011. It has been named to the Red Herring Top 100 Europe in 2013 and Going Green Global Top 200 private companies in 2012. Sefaira has offices in London and New York.
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