uSamp Wins Red Herring Top 100 North America Award as One of Continent’s Most Promising Private Technology Ventures
uSamp (www.uSamp.com), one of the world’s fastest growing technology and online survey respondent companies, today announced that it has received the prestigious 2011 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award. The Red Herring recognition honors the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.
Red Herring’s Top 100 North America list (www.herring100.com/RHNA/2011/top100.html) 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.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the 2011 Top 100 North America June 15. This group of 100 companies includes the most innovative organizations from a pool of hundreds from across North America. The Top 100 are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.
This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, enabling 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 North America.
“Given the remarkable group of companies that Red Herring honored this year and in previous years, this is a tremendous achievement for uSamp,” said Matt Dusig, company co-founder and CEO. “When we created the company three years ago, we wanted to change the status quo in the online market research space. We believed that offering clients powerful, collaborative, self-service tools was the best way to help organizations serve their customers and provide brands with superior market intelligence. We’re gratified that this unique blend of technology and market research has resonated within our industry and in the tech community at large.”
Co-founded in 2008 by both Dusig and Gregg Lavin, President, uSamp has become one of the world’s fastest growing technology and online survey respondent companies, and now features 190 team members worldwide and approximately 5.7 million global market research panelists. “We are quickly becoming a leader in self-serve sampling technology, scaling our full service sampling solutions, and bridging mobile into our offering,” said Lavin.
“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 uSamp embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. uSamp should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”
During the several months leading up to this announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries completed their submissions to qualify for the award. The Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the 200 finalist companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy and market penetration.
uSamp (uSamp.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing technology and online survey respondent companies, providing global survey panelists and an innovative sampling platform for use in market research. uSamp develops collaborative market research tools to foster more rewarding, profitable relationships between organizations and the people they serve. Founded in 2008, the company has 190 team members worldwide and approximately 5.7 million global market research panelists. The company’s web-based panel platform is transforming the management and delivery of online panel for market researchers, offering unprecedented access over their panel. uSamp’s deep well of proprietary technologies includes SampleMarket™, PanelBuilder™, PanelShield™, Opinion Place® River and real-time Panel Book Search — cutting-edge solutions for accessing, branding, sampling and managing panels. uSamp is based in Los Angeles, with offices in Dallas, London, New Delhi and Trumbull, CT.