Tokyo – 28th September 2013 –MicroAd, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “MicroAd”; Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Kentaro Watanabe) a leading online ad platform company in Japan, announced today it has been awarded Red Herring’s Top 100 Global award, honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures globally.

“We are proud to have been selected in the Red Herring Top 100 Global.” said Kentaro Watanabe, CEO of MicroAd. “We are in the process of expanding further globally, and we will continue to grow. We will keep on innovating and spreading our ideas around the world.”

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the global to the Top 100 Winners. We believe MicroAd embodies the vision, drive and innovation that defines a successful entrepreneurial venture. MicroAd should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the strongest it has ever been.”

The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating the most innovative technologies and business models originating from over 1000 companies from over 40 nations. These companies, representing past Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America awards, are judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to, technology innovation, financial performance, growth criterion, management’s execution standards, potential globalization of the strategy and market share improvement.

■2013 Red Herring Top 100 Global Winners

■About MicroAd
MicroAd Ad-Network is one of the largest display and smartphone Ad-Networks in Japan, and serves over 70 billion Ad-Impressions each month. Our Ad-Network reaches over 87% of users in Japan. In June 2011, we launched “MicroAd BLADE”, a Japanese DSP with RTB and have integrated it with major exchanges and SSP. Till now, MicroAd BLADE has more than 5,000 Advertisers in Japan. With a global strategy for APAC regions, MicroAd has opened several offices in some countries such as China, Taiwan, Hongkong, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and India.

■About Red Herring
Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy.

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Source: MicroAd Japan