An email arrives from CEO Mads Bording, right, telling me that Copenhagen, Denmark-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor Docia is a finalist in Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe awards, a list honouring 2012’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.
Nominees were evaluated on quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries. This assessment is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and help identify the best business opportunities across the tech sector. Finalists have been invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Europe Forum in Amsterdam later this month (23-25 April), with the winners announced at a ceremony on the evening of 25 April.
The finalists include a few other familiar names. For example, UK-based AMEE showed off their environmental data-sharing platform at the Be2camp 2008 event I co-organised; Hailo is a black-cab taxi app I’ve seen publicised in London; my favourite mobile augmented reality application Layar is in the list, as is social media influence site PeerIndex; Skydox, who exhibited and spoke at February’s Information Age conference in London (post), also provide online document collaboration; and last, but by no means least, is UK property search website, Zoopla.