Despite Economic Gloom, European Startup eYeka Delivers on Performance, Innovation and Expansion.
London – 12th April 2012 – eYeka, the global market leader in online co-creation announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.
Finalists for the 2012 edition of the Red Herring 100 Europe award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the 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.
François Pétavy, Chief Executive Officer at eYeka said: "Despite a significant economic slowdown in Europe, eYeka has won several new clients such as Diageo, Philips, Hyundai and LG. We are also accelerating our expansion in new markets such as Brazil, Mexico and Korea and the development of our next generation co-creation platform".
In February this year, eYeka successfully secured a venture loan through Generis Capital Partners, allowing the company to raise up to €2.5m.
"This year was very rewarding," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "The global economic situation has abated and there are many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. eYeka shows great promise therefore deserves to be among the Finalists. Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Europe. We know that the 2012 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact."
The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Europe Forum in Amsterdam, April 23-25, 2012. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of April 25 at the event.
eYeka is the global market leader in online consumer co-creation. We leverage a community of 200,000 creative consumers from 94 countries that helps companies generate fresh creative ideas, unlock innovation opportunities and drive consumer engagement at a global level, in a matter of weeks and within a confidential, IP protected environment. eYeka serves more than 40 of the top 100 brands such as P&G, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, Hyundai and Microsoft and is present in France, Singapore, China and the UK. For more information: http://en.eyeka.net