SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - Red Herring today announced its official call for nominations for Red Herring 100 Europe 2010. For its 10th consecutive year Red Herring will spotlight the top 100 privately owned technology startups from all over Europe. The winners will be celebrated at the Red Herring 100 event in Paris, April 20-22, 2010. Submissions for the event will be accepted through February 15. Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs can submit their candidates for consideration by visiting:

"This year we are more eager than ever to see the talent and innovation these top 100 startup companies have to offer," says Alex Vieux, CEO of Red Herring. "Each year, Red Herring Europe gains momentum and prestige making it the ultimate platform for startups from across the continent to be celebrated."

An experienced group of Red Herring editorial judges will review each startup nomination. Nominees will be evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy and integration into their ecosystem. The board rates hundreds of companies on multiple levels, and then selects 100 companies that are leading the next wave of innovation. Top technology industry executives, VC's and experts have trusted the Red Herring 100 lists as critical indicators of the promising startups that will lead the next wave of disruption and innovation.

The winning 100 companies will be invited to present and showcase at the Red Herring Europe forum before an exclusive audience of C-level entrepreneurs, corporate strategists, and over 50 venture capital funds in addition to being featured in a special edition of Red Herring magazine. The event will also include keynote addresses and panel discussions led by industry leaders and technology insiders. Red Herring 100 Europe is an invitation-only event.

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