Online Privacy Company Abine Honored as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup
BOSTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Abine, Inc., the online privacy company and makers of the popular DoNotTrackPlus (DNT+) privacy tool, announced today it has been selected as one of the winners of the Red Herring’s Top 100 North America Tech Startup Award. Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from the Americas, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.
Red Herring’s Top 100 Americas list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
“We are honored to be recognized for our vision and the work we are doing to help consumers gain control of their personal data online,” said William Kerrigan, CEO of Abine. “Being selected as a Red Herring’s Top 100 North America Tech Startup Award is testimony to the importance of what we are doing and recognition of our success to date.”
Abine offers innovative and easy-to-use privacy tools, services and information for everyday web users. Two of the company’s offerings are DoNotTrackPlus (DNT+), a free browser add-on that stops covert tracking by ad networks, social networks, and companies to protect people’s privacy as they surf the Internet, and DeleteMe, a subscription service that removes personal data such as addresses, emails, and home values from people search sites and other data brokers. Recently, the company launched PrivacyWatch, a new alert system created by Abine’s privacy experts to help consumers understand and continuously improve their privacy on Facebook.
“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Abine embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Abine should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”
Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Americas.
Abine provides consumers with online privacy solutions that are innovative, easy to use, and work for everyday web users. With proven tools, Abine enables people to both benefit from the Web and retain control over their personal information. Abine is backed by premier venture capital firms Atlas Venture and General Catalyst Partners. Abine: The Online Privacy Company (TM). Abine.com.
Gerald Kimber White
SOURCE Abine, Inc.