MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Herring announced this week that it has named Trilliant, the global leader in enterprise-wide smart energy communications, to its Top 100 Global. The award recognizes the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia, celebrating these startups' innovations and technologies across their respective industries.
Red Herring's Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work. "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 globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Trilliant embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Trilliant should be proud of its accomplishment." "With Trilliant representing the energy industry's only enterprise-wide communications platform, energy providers around the world seek our expertise to help them meet their smart grid challenges and optimize their smart grid investments," said Trilliant CEO Andy White. Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their 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 from around the world. The innovative Trilliant Platform has helped utilities transform their communications networks by improving energy efficiency, enhancing reliability, lowering operating costs, increasing customer satisfaction and integrating renewable and distributed energy resources. Trilliant's platform flexibly serves diverse industrial requirements providing internet of things (IoT) connectivity for AMI, DA, demand side management (DSM), smart grid and smart city applications.