SOURCE: Habeas

May 23, 2006 13:00 ET

Habeas Named Red Herring 100 Award Winner

Award Recognizes the 100 Private Technology Firms in North America Driving the Future of Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- Habeas Inc. (www.habeas.com) today announced that it has been selected as a winner of the annual "Red Herring 100 North America" award by Red Herring magazine. This list of 100 privately held companies in North America recognizes those that play a leading role in innovating the technology business. To view the full list, please visit www.redherring.com.

As a 2006 recipient, Des Cahill, CEO of Habeas, will present the company at the exclusive Red Herring Spring 2006 CEO summit, May 23-25 in Monterey, California, where a select group of 300 technology entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate developers will gather to be the first to meet this next wave of disruptive technology companies.

Disruptive Technologies and Business Plans

"With venture capital flowing again, we're seeing a lot of innovative new companies taking on the established players with disruptive technologies and innovative business plans," said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. "The Red Herring 100 North America companies, among them Habeas, are pushing and breaking the boundaries of the technology business and we are excited to report on their success stories."

As an email reputation and accreditation company, Habeas takes an innovative approach to the spam issue. Rather than focusing on keeping spam out of the inbox, Habeas works with legitimate senders to take the necessary steps and adopt best practices to get their email into the inbox. Unlike other technologies who either control the flow of bad email or package services to legitimize senders, Habeas technologies (and service) are designed to intermediate, arbitrate the relationships between good senders and the large receivers of email.

"Being named a Red Herring 100 finalist was an honor, but being recognized as a Red Herring winner is an amazing accomplishment for Habeas," said Des Cahill, CEO of Habeas. "As the market continues to grow rapidly, Habeas has made it a goal to maintain our leadership position in the email reputation and accreditation market. We continue to strive for improvements and innovations in email deliverability."

More Than Just Buzz

Red Herring's lists of top private companies are an important part of the renowned magazine's tradition of identifying new and innovative technology firms and entrepreneurs. Companies like Google and eBay were spotted in their early days by Red Herring editors as some that would change the way we live and work.

After receiving more than 1,000 submissions and nominations, Red Herring's editorial staff rigorously evaluated Habeas and other contenders through a careful analysis of financial data and subjective criteria, including quality of management, execution of strategy, and dedication to research and development. The Red Herring 100 North America companies are at the forefront of the technologies that are changing our lives in profound ways.

Honoring the Best

To honor the Red Herring 100 companies, Red Herring has invited their CEOs and founders to present at its Red Herring Spring 2006 conference, a forum for technology's most exciting companies, and to share their insights on the future of innovation and the entrepreneurial journey. Scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, this intimate, invitation-only conference will explore "The Pursuit of Disruption" and how it spawns unexpected opportunities, novel alliances, and great success stories.

About Habeas

Email as a communications medium has become inconsistent and unreliable. Habeas is building a sustainable model for email so that legitimate businesses can reliably use email to communicate with their customers, and so that ISPs can be confident that email from these businesses consists solely of legitimate, business-critical communications. Habeas' email accreditation and reputation solutions enable companies to identify themselves as adopters of email best practices; to outsource the monitoring and resolution of their email compliance and deliverability problems to experts at Habeas; and to track and increase the delivery rates of their legitimate email. For more information, visit Habeas on the web at www.habeas.com.

About Red Herring Spring 2006

Red Herring Spring 2006 will assemble 300 of the continent's most innovative and successful CEOs, investors, and corporate developers and feature a dynamic group of over 100 speakers that are pushing and breaking the boundaries of the business of technology. Themed "The Pursuit of Disruption," it will be held May 23-25 in Monterey, California. Please contact Michael Felber at 650.428.2900 or email mfelber@redherring.com to request an invitation to attend the event. More information is available online at www.herringevents.com/rhspring06.

About Red Herring Magazine

Red Herring magazine is a sophisticated insider's guide to the business of technology, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy, from the Internet to wireless communications and digital entertainment. Red Herring's journalists report on how innovation and entrepreneurship are transforming business and how the business of technology is transforming the world, providing readers with a deep understanding of venture capital and capital markets. Recognized as an essential resource in today's fast-changing business world, Red Herring gets the right answers before anyone else even thinks to ask the questions. More information on Red Herring is available on the Internet at www.redherring.com.

Contact Information