Limelight Health chosen as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

June 26, 2018, San Francisco, U.S. – Limelight Health, a leader in employee benefits software, is excited to announce that it is a winner of Red Herring’s Top 100 Companies of North America 2018, recognizing the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.

 

The winners were celebrated at a special awards ceremony at the Marina Del Rey Hotel on June 18-21, having been chosen from thousands of entrants which were whittled down to hundreds making the trip to California. The ceremony, led by Red Herring chairman Alex Vieux, was preceded by two days of keynote speeches, discussions and finalist presentations.

 

“2018’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet,” said Vieux. “North America has led the way in tech for so many years, and to see such unique, pioneering entrepreneurs and companies here in California, which is in many ways the heartland of the industry, has been a thrilling experience.

 

“What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting edge sectors,” added Vieux. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models on show here at the conference has been fantastic to learn about. We believe Limelight Health embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. Limelight Health should be proud of its achievement: the competition was incredibly strong.”

 

Companies were judged by industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy and market penetration. Winners ran the gamut of verticals, from fintech and marketing to security, IoT and many more.

 

“What an amazing honor to be included,” said Jason T. Andrew, CEO & Co-Founder of Limelight Health. “Alex and his team assembled a tremendous group of companies and put together a great event. In our quest to become the standard in our industry, to be selected for this prestigious award and be among some of the other companies that have gone before us is absolutely wonderful”.

 

Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating the world’s startups and tech companies for over two decades. It gives them the ability to see through the industry’s hype, to pick firms that will continue on a trajectory to success. Brands such as Alibaba, Google, Kakao, Skype, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube have all been singled out in Red Herring’s storied history.

 

Following Limelight Health’s Top 100 win it has been invited to showcase at the Top 100 Global event in October. Red Herring is dedicated to supporting Limelight Health’s continued path to success and innovation.

Finalist for the 2018 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

San Francisco, June 18, 2018 – Limelight Health announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across North America. The nominees are evaluated on 20 main quantitative and qualitative criterion, which include 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.

This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

“This year was rewarding, beyond all expectations,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “There are many great companies generating really innovative and disruptive products in North America. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. Limelight Health shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the finalists. Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring North America. We know that the 2018 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact.”

Finalists for the 2018 edition of the Red Herring 100 North America award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the months leading up to the announcement, Red Herring reviewed over 1200 companies in the telecommunications, security, cloud, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries that completed their submissions to qualify for the award.

We are thrilled to be selected as a finalist to present at the Red Herring North America Forum this year,” said Jason T. Andrew, CEO & Co-Founder of Limelight Health. “Our customer and market growth has been phenomenal over the past 12 months. Being recognized for our progress by others outside our organization is a tremendous honor.”

The finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring North America Forum in Marina Del Rey, June 18-20, 2018. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on the evening of June 20 at the event.

 

About Limelight Health

Limelight Health is reimagining employee benefits through innovative and integrated quoting technology. We help health insurance carriers, general agents and brokers achieve higher levels of sales and channel performance. Customers using our ‘quote-to-enroll’ platform reinforce their brand, promote their value-add, and simplify the user experience. Integrated API enables seamless connectivity with other carrier, agency and employer systems. Since its inception in 2014, Limelight Health has quickly captured the attention of the nation, winning HealthTech Capital’s Most Promising Health Tech Company of 2015 and first place winner at Silicon Valley Innovation Center’s Insurance Disrupted Conference.  Limelight Health has offices in San Francisco and Redding, California. For more information, visit http://www.limelighthealth.com.