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File sharing expert selected as winner from 168 companies
NomaDesk, www.nomadesk.com, a document collaboration solutions provider, announced today that it was named “Europe’s Most Promising Startup” at the 2009 Innovate! Europe Competition. Organized by the Guidewire Group, the contest identifies the top technology startups in Europe and Israel and helps them accelerate their business internationally while providing them with valuable exposure.
Among the 168 promising startups that competed, NomaDesk stood out due to its potential – excellent technology, strong management team and already successful business model. As the “Europe’s Most Promising Startup,” NomaDesk will spend 3 months in the Guidewire STUDIO, an in-residence business accelerator in the heart of Silicon Valley, where NomaDesk executives will have the opportunity to benefit from high-tech, business and investment expert mentors, to reach new investors and to form strategic partnerships.
"NomaDesk secured the winning nomination from our mentors because the company is already making substantial progress in its efforts to take its business into new markets,” said Chris Shipley, executive director of Innovate! Europe and Chairman of Guidewire Group. “From its current revenue-generating business, we expect NomaDesk to become a brand name in the global market for virtual document sharing and storage."
“NomaDesk is honored to have won this competition, which rewards over 5 years of hard work and innovation, and we are looking forward to further benefiting from Guidewire Group’s strategic advice and guidance.” said Filip Tack, CEO and co-founder of NomaDesk.
The prize was awarded to NomaDesk for its file sharing software solution, which enables geographically dispersed professionals to store files, synchronize, secure, access, transfer, and eventually securely share them from any location, whether on- or off-line.
NomaDesk is an editor of document collaboration software for geographically dispersed professionals who need secure access to shared files daily. NomaDesk was founded in 2004 by Filip Tack, its current CEO, along with CTO Miguel De Buf and COO Peter Geldhof. Based in Gent, Belgium, the company is supported by Gimv, a European independent investment company. NomaDesk employs 17 employees with offices and servers in Gent and Atlanta, Georgia. Please visit http://www.nomadesk.com for more information.
About Innovate! Europe:
Innovate! Europe is a three-part program designed to identify Europe’s most promising startups and accelerate their drive into the global technology market. During this search for European talents, candidate startups receive priceless advice and support from Guidewire Group analysts, experienced entrepreneurs and VCs from Silicon Valley.
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