Enterprise Social Networking Startup Wins Red Herring Global 100 Award

Alamo, California (EastBayDaily) — Brainpark.com, a leading developer of enterprise social networking software and project collaboration tools, has been awarded one of the technology industry’s most sought-after awards for start-ups; The Red Herring Global 100. Red Herring’s Global 100 list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs.

On January 12-14, 2010, over 500 technology industry professionals gathered in Laguna Niguel, California to honor the Top 100 privately-held technology companies in the world. Judging criteria included financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their ecosystem. Contestants were further judged on their ability to handle the challenges of internationalization in addition to maintaining a global presence.

“After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed down our list from 1,200 potential companies to 200 finalists. Trying to get it down to 100 companies was a task upon itself. The top 100 companies who were chosen should be extremely proud, the competition was difficult,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring.

“We are very honored to stand with many great companies and leaders from all over the world to receive this award.” stated Mark Dowds, CEO of Brainpark.com. “Technology is more powerful than most people realize; it is time to show them what is really possible and to make their work life better. We are turning the tide to bring a smarter future,” he exclaimed. “Thank you to Alex and team at Red Herring for their hard work and diligence to make this all possible.”

About Brainpark.com Brainpark.com is an award winning suite of enterprise social networking software tools designed to enhance workplace collaboration, increase employee productivity, and provide a unification framework for content, data and relationships that live in various systems. An enterprise work system that helps employees organize themselves by capturing their knowledge and relating that information to other work tasks in real-time, Brainpark software helps to connect disparate people working on similar tasks, creating organizational awareness, transparency, and self-governance.

About Red Herring Red Herring, Inc., founded in 1993, is a media company whose mission is to cover innovation, technology, financing and entrepreneurial activity. Its staff of award-winning journalists tell readers what’s first, what matters and most importantly, why. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Google, Yahoo, Skype, Netscape, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work. Red Herring is dedicated to thorough research, relevant metrics, deep financial analysis, in-depth reporting, crisp writing and thoughtful debate.


Ken Lubeck