A year ago, Guidewire Group embarked on an ambitious plan to seek out the Innovate!100, a global list of the 100 startups demonstrating high potential and higher velocity as they build their businesses from idea to sustainability. Today, after more than 30 Pitch Slam events in more than 30 cities on five continents, we’re proud to announce the Innovate!100 for 2010.
It’s been an incredible year and an incredible honor to meet, assess, and in some cases work closely with so many innovative companies, founded and run by an extraordinary group of entrepreneurs. At each Pitch Slam, startups presented their businesses to panels of judges who used our G/SCORE assessment methodology to evaluate how far each company was along seven key vectors of business growth. The G/SCORE measures a company along seven factors: overall concept, market opportunity, competitive risk, product development, business development, team, and business model. In each factor, our judges compare the company to key milestones that represent achievement in business building.
Using the G/SCORE data, combined with other information about the companies, our judges ranked the startups at each event. The top company at each Pitch Slam event automatically made the Innovate!100 List. Then, we selected the top-scoring companies, overall, and then the top five companies in each of our growth stage tiers (prototype, beta, product complete, revenue). Finally, this week, 16 companies honed their pitches at the Guidewire Group Studio G workshop in Zaragoza, Spain. Yesterday, the companies competed in the final Pitch Slam at the Innovate!Summit 2010, received a G/SCORE benchmark assessment, and answered questions before our panel of judges. By the end of the day, one company- Anboto Group – took the top spot upon the Innovate!100 List for 2010.
We wish to thank all the companies that applied and pitched at an Innovate! event this year, as well as the many judges and attendees who worked to make the event a success. We’re also grateful for the sponsors that made this quest possible, including Microsoft BizSpark, SWIFT, Atlassian, Microsoft Bing and Microsoft Azure, Cisco, O2 Litmus, PayPal, and Quickstart Global, along with our long-time partner, Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation.
On behalf of all those entrepreneurs, sponsors, and supporters, we’re delighted to announce this year’s Innovate!100 List.
The Innovate!100 2010
Rank Company Country 1 Anboto Group Spain 2 Artesian Solutions United Kingdom 3 RedOxygen Australia 4 NUMENUS GmbH Germany 5 ividence France / United States 6 myERP.com United States 7 Relay Foods United States 8 Intelia Consultores Spain 9 SocialSmack United States 10 NUITEQ Sweden 11 FonYou Spain 12 PetsMD United States 13 Now!Innovations Estonia 14 iAsset Australia 15 Gumiyo.com United States 16 Homing.com Spain 17 Anneysen.com Turkey 18 Sopima Oy Finland 19 iletken / SocialWire Turkey 20 FanFeedr United States 21 iFacturas Norway / Spain 22 LUMA International Netherlands 23 Spring Gully Foods Australia 24 Innovalley Spain / United States 25 me & goji United States 26 Evanscorp Australia 27 Skimlinks United Kingdom 28 Optify United States 29 Canatu Finland 30 Smart Logic United Kingdom 31 Waze Israel 32 Scense B.V. Netherlands 33 TicTacDo France 34 SentiMetrix Italy 35 Smart Grains France 36 TellMeWhere France 37 Myworksearch Ltd United Kingdom 38 Siondo United Kingdom 39 Kobojo France 40 Paycheck Manager United States 41 3ScaleNetworks Spain 42 CloudShare United States 43 EventElephant Ireland 44 Inference Communication Australia 45 Over The Top Games Spain 46 Sonru.com Ireland 47 Werkadoo United States 48 Apica Sweden 49 Ulteo France 50 Taleee United States 51 Leetchi France 52 EcoVadis France 53 TaxiPal Estonia 54 Novapost France 55 Stupeflix France 56 Cellictica Ltd. Finland 57 Hiive Systems Australia 58 Green Revolution Cooling United States 59 Austrailian Survey Research Australia 60 Conceptic Israel 61 Kinamik United States 62 Sentinel Spain 63 Valt.X United States 64 Sparkeo Israel 65 The Gifts Project Israel 66 Hypios France 67 BehavioSec Sweden 68 Wozaik France 69 Pantea Italy 70 Pervactive Italy 71 Spreaker Italy 72 Kade System Turkey 73 MyLawsuit.com United States 74 Shutl United Kingdom 75 InternMatch United States 76 DriveK Italy 77 SocialAnnex Spain 78 TaskPoint United States 79 Tracks & Fields GmbH Germany 80 Tribe of Noise Netherlands 81 Vanios Spain 82 WOT Services Ltd. Finland 83 Bookioo Spain 84 Edicy Estonia 85 Whereoscope United States 86 Aviator Controls Australia 87 Fits.me Estonia 88 Tinypay.me Netherlands 89 Jasondb Australia 90 iris2iris BV Netherlands 91 AdTaily United Kingdom 92 Threeplicate Italy 93 Tryane France 94 Sordu.com Turkey 95 IDU Biometrics Israel 96 Nutiteq Estonia 97 GrabCAD Estonia 98 Getitkeepit.com Ireland 99 OrderMapper United States 100 Groupvine United States