Seven Irish companies make the Red Herring 100 list of European tech firms

11 Apr 2013

Seven Irish companies have made this year’s Red Herring 100 list of up-and-coming private European tech firms. This achievement shows that a small country like Ireland is punching above its weight in achieving 7pc of the top list of 2013.

To put this in context, this compares with the UK, which has 10 young technology companies on the list, and Israel, which has six companies on the list.

Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring’s editors were among the first to recognise that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work. 

The seven Irish companies on the list are:

Automsoft, which is at the cutting edge of smart-grid and clean-tech solution development enabling businesses to quickly achieve advanced digital metre data aggregation, smart-grid integration and smart building management.

FeedHenry, which provides a mobile application platform to enterprises to simplify their mobile initiatives and empower them to engage more effectively with employees, customers and partners through the mobile channel.

Global Business Register, which provide access to official, live data on more than 55m companies across the European Union and the US, in 20 languages.

Intune Networks, which has developed a distributed switching system with ports hundreds of kilometres apart that allows carriers to virtualise the connectivity in their networks, resulting in a step-change in efficiency.

Jinny Software Ltd, which meets and solves the real-world challenges faced by mobile operators and virtual network operators.

Tethras, which makes it easy to get your app content and marketing text localised by professional translators.

Zerogrey, a top e-commerce and cloud-sourcing partner for international brands.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years