AppDirect Named a 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America Finalist

AppDirect Named a 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America Finalist 
List Honors Most Promising Private Tech Companies; AppDirect
Recognized for Driving Growth of the Cloud Economy 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 --  AppDirect, the
leading cloud service marketplace and management company, announced
today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100
North America award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year's
most promising private technology ventures from the North American
business region.  
"At AppDirect, we are working to create the world's first truly
connected software ecosystem that enables business to find, buy, and
use powerful technology they need to be successful," said Daniel
Saks, co-CEO of AppDirect. "Being named a Red Herring 100 finalist
not only underscores AppDirect's leadership in cloud services
marketplace and management, but it is also a great testament to the
hard work of the AppDirect team in building the industry's leading
cloud services brokerage platform."  
The Red Herring Top 100 list has become a mark of distinction for
identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Finalists are
selected from a large pool of hundreds of candidates across several
regions and evaluated against twenty rigorous criteria. Launched in
1995, the Red Herring Top 100 was among the first to recognize that
companies such as Facebook, Palantir, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and
"The finalists list confirms the excellent choices made by
entrepreneurs and VCs and the start-ups' solid roots in corporate
America, embracing their innovations. By all metrics, it emphasizes
the United States' entrepreneurial excellence," said Alex Vieux,
publisher and CEO of Red Herring. 
For AppDirect, the Red Herring 100 finalist recognition comes at time
of rapid growth across the company. Last month, AppDirect announced
$35 million in Series C funding led by Mithril Capital Management.
Over the past year, AppDirect has also increased its reach from 12 to
20 million businesses worldwide, while application sales on the
AppDirect Network have grown by more than 25 percent month over
Finalists will present their winning strategies at the Red Herring
North America Forum in Monterey, Calif., May 14th to 16th, 2014. The
Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the
evening of May 16th at the event. Please follow the Red Herring
conference at, hashtag
About AppDirect
 AppDirect is the leading cloud service marketplace
and management company at the forefront of powering the global cloud
economy. Its innovative platform powers the marketplaces of trusted
companies around the globe -- including Samsung, Staples, Deutsche
Telekom, TeliaSonera, Rackspace, Swisscom, Cloud Foundry, and more --
and helps connect more than 20 million users in 150+ countries to
leading solutions such as Microsoft Office 365, Box, and Google Apps.
Founded in 2009, AppDirect is based in San Francisco and has presence
in London, Munich, and Montreal. For more information, please visit 
Media Contact
Whitney Akers
877-404-APPS ext. 419 
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