South Bend-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company Vennli has been named to the Red Herring Top 100 North America List, a prestigious award honoring and celebrating leading private companies from the region and their innovations.

Red Herring Top 100 America selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies every year from the U.S. and Canada. These privately-funded companies are evaluated based on qualitative and quantitative criteria such as financial performance, technological innovation, intellectual property, business model, customer footprint, and market penetration.

“Vennli is honored to be part of this elite group. The selection process was extensive, and the result is an impressive list of quickly growing companies,”said Vennli CEO Gary Gigot.

Past Indiana winners of the Red Herring Top 100 North America include Blue Pillar, a platform used to connect the Energy Things™ that power our world, and IoT solutions enabler, CloudOne, while was honored with the Red Herring Global Top 100 Award for the past two years in a row. Indianapolis-based DemandJump, a marketing intelligence platform, was also honored as a nominee for the prestigious award in 2016.

“In 2016, selecting the top achievers was extremely difficult,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “The North America winners are representative of the amazing ecosystem that never ceases to astound, with new and experienced entrepreneurs continuing to push the barriers of innovation. As one of the winners, Vennli should be proud of its accomplishment under such strong competition.”

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