Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognise that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
“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 Spreadshirt embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Spreadshirt 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, 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 from around the world.
“Spreadshirt is truly privileged to be a part of such a vibrant, intellectual and international community of innovators that are truly focused on making the world a better place. It is an honour to be included in this global business community of thought leaders.” notes Philip Rooke, CEO at Spreadshirt.
Spreadshirt, the leading e-commerce platform lets anyone create, sell and buy ideas on things consumers love to wear, use, and carry. For the more than 45,000 active online shops selling around the world in 2012, the Spreadshirt platform offers a flexible, risk-free, print-on-demand approach with multiple points of sale. Spreadshirt’s fulfillment service handles everything from production and payment to shipping (within 3-5 days in the UK) and customer service.