SURFKITCHEN NAMED BY TORNADO INSIDER AMONG EUROPE’S TOP 100 PRIVATE TECH COMPANIES
Best Performing Companies of 2004 SurfKitchen, the leading provider of dynamic user experience (DUE) software, which enables mobile operators to increase data services and content consumption, has been selected as one of the best-performing and innovative high-tech private companies of Europe and Israel in the fourth annual Tornado100 list.
Michel Quazza, SurfKitchen’s CEO said, “We are honoured by the Tornado Insider ranking as it recognises our pivotal position in driving the next phase of the mobile industry. Being a 2004 Tornado winner will help the market recognize how SurfKitchen is transforming the mobile user experience and therefore the consumption of mobile data services and content.”
SurfKitchen is one of 22 companies in the T100 list focused on the mobile market. The 2004 Tornado100 list can be found on the website of Tornado Insider (www.tornadoinsider.com), and includes a profile of SurfKitchen and the other 99 most promising and innovative emerging companies in the European IT and biotech sectors.
“The companies Tornado Insider selected are Europe’s technology stars,” said Niels Valkering, Tornado Insider’s Head of Research. “Combining internal analysis with advice from industry specialists, we identified the elite of Europe’s high-tech entrepreneurial vanguard, appreciating excellence both in innovative, commercial and financial performance. Watch these companies in 2005, as the technology they are commercializing today will change tomorrow’s trends.”
The selection of the 2004 Tornado100 Winners from thousands of candidates was judged according to the following criteria:
Delivering an innovation that shows the promise to set new standards
Creating a major new audience
Supplying a key piece of the ICT infrastructure
Commanding a significant customer base
Having the potential to become a global brand or standard
Influencing a major market
Receiving a significant amount of funding
Having a strong valuation for a lucrative exit
Having a management with previous successful exit experience
The list was announced during the Tornado Insider/World Financial Symposiums T100 Leadership Forum. This event took place January 26th, 2005 in London and was a gathering of technology CEOs and CFOs eager to gain insights on how to lead their enterprise and their careers to more effective and positive outcomes.
SurfKitchen powers the Dynamic User Experience (DUE) for mobile users all over the world. It is the leading provider of software that enables any organisation to rapidly and cost effectively offer advanced mobile data services and to remotely customise the look and feel for the end user. SurfKitchen was featured in the Sunday Times’ Tech Track 100. Since the launch of its flagship software SurfKit Mobile in May 2003, SurfKitchen now includes O2 UK, O2 Germany, Sonofon, Telefónica Móviles, Telenor, TIM Italy and TIM in Greece amongst its customers. SurfKitchen was founded in 1999 and currently has offices across Europe and Asia.
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