SOURCE: Bluenose


July 09, 2015 11:00 ET

Bluenose Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

The Prestigious Honor Recognizes Bluenose as a Leader in Helping Organizations Achieve Customer Success

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2015) - Bluenose (, the leading intelligent Customer Success platform that combines big data analytics with powerful Customer Success management technology, announced today that it has been selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America award winners. The prestigious award recognizes leading private companies from the region, celebrating these startups' innovations and technologies across their respective industries. Bluenose is dedicated to empowering businesses and organizations by helping them achieve a customer success mindset throughout the entire lifecycle.

Red Herring Top 100 America enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the US and Canada. Since 1996, Red Herring has kept tabs on these up-and-comers. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, Palo Alto Networks and eBay would change the way we live and work.

"Bluenose is dedicated to helping organizations develop lifetime customers," said Don MacLennan, CEO and co-founder of Bluenose. "Our customers tell us that it's critical to manage their diverse customer bases using a tiered approach. Bluenose is unique in its ability to combine CRM, Marketing Automation and Analytics to enable Customer Success teams to proactively support a wide range of customer. Being recognized by Red Herring is a great honor and reinforces our leadership in the customer success industry."

"In 2015, selecting the top achievers was by no means a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs had crossed significant milestones so early. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the North America winners. We believe Bluenose embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Bluenose should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong."

Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation and intellectual property, DNA of the founders, business model, customer footprint and addressable market. 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 North America, complement this assessment of potential.

Customer Success is a fast-growing field, especially with the rise of SaaS businesses. Bluenose's customers include major SaaS companies like KISSmetrics, ToutApp, BetterWorks, PaySimple and other innovative SaaS organizations. For more information, please visit

About Bluenose

Bluenose, the intelligent Customer Success platform, combines big data analytics with powerful Customer Success management technology. Bluenose empowers SaaS businesses to proactively manage and engage their customers through its insight-driven toolkit and built-in play books, and its trusted implementation system accelerates time to value for businesses. Founded in 2012, Bluenose is based in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit

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