Mobile back-up and sharing company ZYB has been named as one of the 100 winners of the Red Herring 100 Europe 2007 award. The award is given to those companies that the Red Herring editorial board feels is leading the next wave of technology innovation. Previous winners of the award include Google, eBay and Skype.
Over 700 companies were evaluated in drawing up the 100 winners, with the judges basing their decision on an analysis of financial data, and on subjective criteria, including quality of management, execution of strategy, and dedication to research and development.
ZYB provides an easy way for mobile phone users to securely backup their personal data. The service also has social networking capabilities, enabling users to share the personal content stored on their mobile with others and receive updated contact details and calendar events directly on their handset. The company says it will pass the 100.000 user milestone later this week, and that its users have now stored more than 4.8 million contacts on zyb.com. In October last year, the company secured 1 million (675,000) in funding from Nordic Venture Partners, the Scandinavian ICT VC firm.
Other winners of this years Red Herring award from the mobile space include mobile VoIP company Truphone, mobile Instant Messaging company Colibria, and Bluetooth marketing company Hypertag.