SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies in North America, celebrating these startups' innovations and technologies across their respective industries. Ontraport claimed a spot on the list for its all-in-one business automation software platform.
"We are thrilled to be selected as one of the Red Herring Top 100 most innovative companies in North America," said Lena Requist, Ontraport's COO. "It is always rewarding to be recognized, especially with such a high caliber group of peers."
Red Herring's Top 100 Americas list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
"Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Ontraport embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Ontraport should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong."
The contenders were evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment is complemented by a review of the historical performance relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the "buzz," focusing the list on the most promising new business models in Americas.
Ontraport is fast becoming the place where entrepreneurs go to start, systematize and scale their businesses. This all-in-one integrated platform delivers essential business features including; a powerful CRM system, one-click membership sites and WordPress hosting, outstanding email delivery, payment processing, direct-mail printing, affiliate management, and their innovative business automation suite. Arriving in the marketplace in 2008, Ontraport's talented engineers have developed nimble processes for releasing cutting edge customer driven features at lightning speed. Coupled with humorous educational materials, affordable monthly subscription rates and a commitment to world class customer support; it's no surprise that Ontraport clients are "Raving Fans."