TA telecom is the only African tech company shortlisted as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe award.
This is a prestigious list, honouring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.
The Red Herring editorial team selects and evaluates nominees on 20 main quantitative and qualitative criteria including disruptive impact, market footprint, proof of concept, financial performance, technology innovation, social value, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.
“There are many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products in Europe. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. TA telecom shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the finalists,” says Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring.
A number of 314 companies are shortlisted as finalists for the 2015 edition of the Red Herring 100 Europe award. Most companies are based in Europe with 53 based in the UK only.
The finalists are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health.
TA telecom harnesses the power of big data and analytics, generating 1,5-billion push alerts annually and processing more than 840-million charging transactions on its mobile content platforms
This award-winning company provides products that benefit more than 10-million users in the Middle East and Africa mobile market.
Building content platforms, analytic tools and brands for the past 15 years, TA telecom’s products engage mobile users, drive business success and optimise strategy for diverse stakeholders – mobile operators, enterprises and NGOs.
TA telecom is expanding in Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Libya, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
The finalists will present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Europe Forum in Amsterdam, 13-15 April. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on the evening of 15 April at the event.
“Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Europe. We know that the 2015 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact,” says Vieux.