routeRANK has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Global 100 award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from around the world. routeRANK was already a finalist in the Red Herring 100 Europe last year.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of 1,200. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

« This year was especially difficult, » said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. « Despite the global economic situation, there were many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products that we had a difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. Now we’re faced with the arduous task of selecting the final 100 winners of the award. We know that this year’s crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to go far. »

The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony at the Red Herring Global Conference in Laguna Niguel, California on January 12-14, 2010.