May 22, 2006 08:00 ET

Red Herring Announces the Red Herring 100 North America Private Companies in Pursuit of Disruption

Award Recognizes the 100 Private North American Firms Driving the Future of Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- Red Herring today announced the Red Herring 100 North America, a selection of 100 privately held companies in North America that play a leading role in innovating the business of technology. To view the Red Herring 100 list, please visit

"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 Red Herring editor-in-chief Joel Dreyfuss. "The Red Herring 100 North America companies are pushing and breaking the boundaries of the technology business and we are excited to report on their success stories."

Red Herring's lists of private companies are an important part of the 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 the 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.

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 for May 23-25, 2006, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, California, this intimate invitation-only conference will explore "The Pursuit of Disruption" and how it spawns unexpected opportunities, novel alliances, and great success stories.

TOP 100 North American Private Companies

Company, City, State, Industry
3VR Security, San Francisco, CA, Security/Defense
AirG, Vancouver, BC, Wireless
Ambit Biosciences, San Diego, CA, Biosciences
Amp'd Mobile, Aliso Viejo, CA, Wireless
Amyris Biotechnologies, Emeryville, CA, Biosciences
Aperto Networks, Milpitas, CA, Wireless
Application Security, New York, NY, Security/Defense
Barracuda Networks, Mountain View, CA, Security/Defense
Bay Microsystems, San Jose, CA, Communications
Bazaarvoice, Austin, TX, Internet/Services
Berkeley Design Automation, Santa Clara, CA, Software
Bharosa, Santa Clara, CA, Security/Defense
BioPassword, Issaquah, WA, Security/Defense
BitTorrent, San Francisco, CA, Entertainment/Media
Black Duck Software, Waltham, MA, Software
Boston Circuits, Burlington, MA, Computing
Centro, Chicago, IL, Internet/Services
CollabNet, Brisbane, CA, Software
Contactual, San Mateo, CA, Communications
ContextWeb, New York, NY, Internet/Services
Current Communications, Germantown, MD, Communications
Egenera, Marlboro, MA, Computing
EnterpriseDB, Iselin, NJ, Computing
E-One Moli Energy, Maple Ridge, BC, Energy
EqualLogic, Nashua, NH, Computing
Eurekster, San Francisco, CA, Internet/Services
FeedBurner, Chicago, IL, Internet/Services
First Solar, Phoenix, AZ, Energy
Funambol, Redwood City, CA, Software
Geomagic, Research Triangle Park, NC, Software
GlobeImmune, Louisville, CO, Biosciences
GlycoFi, Lebanon, NH, Biosciences
GreenFuel Technologies, Cambridge, MA, Energy
Groove Mobile, Andover, MA, Wireless
GUBA, San Francisco, CA, Entertainment/Media
Habeas, Mountain View, CA, Security/Defense
Havok, San Francisco, CA, Software
Hypnion, Lexington, MA, Biosciences
I4 Commerce, Timonium, MD, Internet/Services
Infinera, Sunnyvale, CA, Internet/Services
Infoblox, Sunnyvale, CA, Security/Defense
Innodia, Laval, QC, Biosciences
InPhase Technologies, Longmont, CO, Computing
Inrix, Kirkland, WA, Other
Jajah, Menlo Park, CA, Communications
JLT Mobile Computers, Tempe, AZ, Computing
JotSpot, Palo Alto, CA, Internet/Services
Ketera, Santa Clara, CA, Software
Kosmix, Mountain View, CA, Internet/Services
Lentigen, Baltimore, MD, Biosciences
Lockdown Networks, Seattle, WA, Security/Defense
Log Savvy, Berkeley, CA, Software
LogLogic, San Jose, CA, Security/Defense
Luminetx, Memphis, TN, Biosciences
Magenn Power, Kanata, ON, Energy
Massive, New York, NY, Entertainment/Media
Matisse Networks, Mountain View, CA, Internet/Services
Medsphere Systems, Aliso Viejo, CA, Software
MovieBeam, Burbank, CA, Entertainment/Media
Mozilla, Mountain View, CA, Software
mPortal, Vienna, VA, Wireless
Navio Systems, Cupertino, CA, Entertainment/Media
Nereus Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA, Biosciences
Network Chemistry, Redwood City, CA, Security/Defense
Neugenesis, Mountain View, CA, Biosciences
Newport Media, Lake Forest, CA, Wireless
Nextrials, San Ramon, CA, Biosciences
Open-Silicon, Sunnyvale, CA, Other
Optimer Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA, Biosciences
OQO, San Francisco, CA, Computing
Origen Therapeutics, Burlingame, CA, Biosciences
PassMark Security, Menlo Park, CA, Security/Defense
Pentaho, Orlando, FL, Software
Pluck, Austin, TX, Entertainment/Media
PodShow, San Francisco, CA, Entertainment/Media
Primera Biosystems, Mansfield, MA, Biosciences
Revver, Hollywood, CA, Entertainment/Media
Ruckus Wireless, Mountain View, CA, Wireless
ScanBuy, New York, NY, Wireless
Sharpcast, Palo Alto, CA, Internet/Services
Skybox Security, San Jose, CA, Security/Defense
Sling Media, San Mateo, CA, Entertainment/Media
Small Bone Innovations, New York, NY, Biosciences
Socialtext, Palo Alto, CA, Internet/Services
Spot Runner, Los Angeles, CA, Entertainment/Media
Streamload, San Diego, CA, Internet/Services
Surface Logix, Brighton, MA, Biosciences
TagWorld, Santa Monica, CA, Internet/Services
Tarari, San Diego, CA, Security/Defense
TeleCIS Wireless, Santa Clara, CA, Wireless
The Multiverse Network, Mountain View, CA, Entertainment/Media
ThingMagic, Cambridge, MA, Computing
Tizor, Maynard, MA, Security/Defense
Transera, Cupertino, CA, Communications
Visage Mobile, San Francisco, CA, Wireless
Vivisímo, Pittsburgh, PA, Software
Vivox, Framingham, MA, Internet/Services
ViXS Systems, Toronto, ON, Entertainment/Media
YouTube, San Mateo, CA, Entertainment/Media
Zimbra, San Mateo, CA, Software
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 to request an invitation to attend the event.

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

Contact Information

  • Red Herring Spring Conference contact:
    Michael Felber
    Red Herring

    Media Contact Information and Accreditation:
    Xenia von Wedel
    Terpin Communications