LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2013) - Sefaira, the leading provider of high performance building design software, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2013 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, a global market intelligence and consulting firm helping executives connect with innovation.
The Global Cleantech 100 list is unique because it highlights the promise of private clean technology companies from all around the world, focusing on those companies which the players in the market feel are currently the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years.
"Being recognized by the Cleantech Group is a great honour for us, especially at this moment. Since we launched our software in July 2012, more than 200 leading architecture firms have become customers and started using our software to transform their building design process. However, this is only the beginning. We are passionately focused on creating software to help architects design great buildings, and we will announce several product launches this fall that have the potential to completely change the way high performance buildings are designed," said Sefaira's CEO Mads Jensen.
The list is derived from Cleantech Group's own data and research, combined with the weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and the viewpoints of a global 90-person Expert Panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
"The Global Cleantech 100 is a natural extension of our vision to help corporations and investors connect with innovation around the world," said Sheeraz Haji, CEO of Cleantech Group. "This list celebrates inspiring entrepreneurs, and serves as the industry standard on gauging where innovation is headed across key sectors."
This year, 5,864 companies were nominated from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 300 companies. Vital information on these short-listed companies -- including key data from Cleantech Group's i3 platform -- was presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 18 countries.
The 90-member expert panel was drawn principally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations, located in Asia, Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel is created to be broadly representative of the global cleantech community, and includes pioneers, leaders, veterans, and new entrants in cleantech. This diversity results in a list of companies that command a broad base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.
"The composition of the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 represents a distinct shift in thinking from deal-makers in the marketplace," said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group's Managing Director, Europe & Asia. "Fifty-one new entrants and noticeable shifts in sub-sectors and company types commanding the broadest level of support speak to a transition of opinion of which types of companies deal-makers believe today are the most likely to have significant market impact in a 5-10 year timeframe."
- The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on October 9th at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C. http://events.cleantech.com/global100/.
- For complete information on Sefaira's leadership within the cleantech space, access i3 -- Cleantech Group's leading market intelligence platform -- and search for Sefaira at http://research.cleantech.com/.
- The list is accompanied by a full report -- authored by Cleantech Group, powered by data from Cleantech's i3 platform, and sponsored by Autodesk -- which offers commentary and insight on the 2013 Global Cleantech 100, and is available for download at http://www.cleantech.com/gc100report/.
- The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 firms and expert panel members is available online at www.cleantech.com/global100/2013-panelists/.
About Cleantech Group
Cleantech Group helps clients accelerate sustainable innovation. The company's i3 platform allows subscribers to discover companies and explore cleantech trends strategically with proprietary real-time data. Cleantech Forums bring together thought leaders and innovators in the cleantech and sustainability ecosystem. The company's advisory services leverage expertise in designing and executing corporate strategies for sustainable growth and innovation sourcing. Details at www.cleantech.com
Founded in 2009, Sefaira produces cloud-based energy efficiency software to help architects design high performing buildings. Using Sefaira, architects and other building designers can analyze and compare multiple building strategies within a fraction of the time and cost previously required. This includes defining, quantifying, and optimizing the energy, water, carbon and financial benefits of relevant design strategies.
Sefaira won Gold at the 2013 Ecosummit award in Berlin as well as the "Green Building Innovation of the Year" award at London's Ecobuild 2011. It has been named to the Red Herring Top 100 Europe in 2013 and Going Green Global Top 200 private companies in 2012. Sefaira has offices in London and New York.