BOSTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Abine, Inc., the online privacy company and makers of the popular Do Not Track Plus (DNT+) privacy tool, announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Americas award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.
Abine was selected as a finalist because of its commitment to improving consumers' control over their personal information on the Internet. To provide this control, the company offers downloadable tools and services at Abine.com. Abine believes that people need solutions that span the full spectrum of their online lives. The company's two primary products are DNT+, a free tool that stops covert web tracking by hundreds of advertising companies and social networks, and DeleteMe, a subscription service that finds and removes personal data such as addresses, emails, and home values from people search sites and other data brokers.
The Red Herring editorial team selected North America's most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds of candidates. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.
"We're honored to be included among the most innovative and cutting edge companies, and we appreciate the opportunity to share our vision on consumer privacy," said William Kerrigan, Abine CEO. "Red Herring's unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the 'buzz' and make the list an valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry."
"This year was very rewarding," said Alex Vieux, publisher and Chairman of Red Herring. "There are so many great companies producing truly innovative and amazing products and technologies. We had a very difficult time narrowing the field and selecting the Finalists from such a group of future stars. Abine shows great promise and therefore deserves to be on the short list. Now we are faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners."
The Finalists are presenting their winning strategies at the Red Herring Americas Forum in Santa Monica, California, May 21-23, 2012. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of May 23 at the event.
Abine provides consumers with online privacy solutions that are innovative, easy to use, and work for everyday web users. With proven tools, Abine enables people to both benefit from the Web and retain control over their personal information. Abine is backed by premier venture capital firms Atlas Venture and General Catalyst Partners. Abine: The Online Privacy Company ™. Abine.com.
Gerald Kimber White