Helsinki, Finland/London, UK. 5 November 2013 – Jongla, the fast, fun and free messaging app aimed at the youth market, today announced that it has been selected as a candidate for Red Herring’s 2013 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far-reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe. Available to download on Windows, iOS, Android, and also compatible with HTML5, Jongla offers users the opportunity to connect with contacts in a fun and interactive way.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating the most innovative technologies and business models originating from over 1000 companies from over 40 nations. These companies, representing past Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America awards, are judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to, technology innovation, financial performance, growth criterion, management’s execution standards, potential globalization of the strategy and market share improvement.
“This is truly a tremendous achievement for us as a company and we’re extremely proud to be named as a finalist in the Red Herring 100 Global Award,” said Riku Salminen, CEO, Jongla. “This is testament to the work the team has put in to making Jongla a success. We have a unique offering that our users love and that makes it stand out in the very crowded mobile messaging space.”
“Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments,” stated Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “2013 has demonstrated the sector’s vibrant activity and its contribution to the global economic recovery. An unprecedented number of entrepreneurs are jumping ahead of the competition and making a difference. Breakthroughs obsolete each other faster than ever before. Jongla is performing exceptionally in its field and strongly deserves to be singled out as one of the Red Herring Global Finalists. At this stage, we are left with the daunting task to select the best qualified companies for the 2013 Top 100 Global Award.”
The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles, November 18-20 2013. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on November 20 at the event.
Jongla is available to download for free on WP8 from the Windows Phone Store, on iOS from the App Store and on Android from Google Play. For more information about Jongla, please visit www.jongla.com or visit the Jongla YouTube channel.