PHOENIX, June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --, a leading online retailer of sexy women’s specialty apparel, today announced that it has been selected as a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 North America 2017 award that recognizes the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.

“Being selected by Red Herring as one of the leading private technology companies in North America is an honor,” said Thom Brodeur-Kazanjian, CEO of Yandy. “Our culture for innovating runs deep. Yandy developed one of the first scalable, proprietary e-commerce sites in the apparel category before do-it-yourself platforms like Shopify existed. But what makes Yandy truly special is that we weren’t satisfied with being a pioneer. We always want to do better, so we continue to innovate to improve online shopping experiences for our customers.”

The winners, celebrated at a special awards ceremony at the Marina Del Rey Marriott Hotel in California, were chosen from thousands of entrants. The ceremony, led by Red Herring chairman Alex Vieux, was preceded by two days of keynote speeches, discussions and finalist presentations.

“What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting-edge sectors,” added Vieux. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models showcased here at the conference has been fantastic to learn about. We believe Yandy embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. Yandy should be proud of its achievement - the competition was incredibly strong.”

Companies were judged by industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy and market penetration. Winners ran the gamut of verticals, from fintech and marketing to security, IoT and many more.

Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating the world’s startups and tech companies for more than two decades. It gives them the ability to see through the industry’s hype to pick firms that will continue on a trajectory to success. Brands such as Alibaba, Google, Kakao, Skype, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube have all been singled out in Red Herring’s storied history.

Following Yandy’s Top 100 win, the company has been invited to the next step, which is to present itself at the Top 100 Global event in November that will encompass the best-in-show from the Top 100 Europe, North America, and Asia. Red Herring is dedicated to support Yandy’s continued path to success and innovation.

About Yandy
Yandy is a retailer of sexy specialty apparel for real women. We strive to be the authority on what makes women of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities look and feel confident and sexy in their own skin. Our customer - the Yandy Girl - lives on trend. Her passion is for the look, not the label. She trusts Yandy for the latest affordable looks in everyday intimates, lingerie, swimwear and costumes. The Yandy Girl lives out loud and is unapologetically connected with her mind, her body and her own brand of sexy. Visit

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