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Vera Selected as a 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

Vera Selected as a 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

Vera Honored As One Of the Year’s Top Private Technology Companies In North America For Its Innovative Data Security and IRM-as-a-Service Platform

PALO ALTO, Calif. June 09, 2016 — Red Herring today announced its Top 100 North America award winners in recognition of the leading private companies from the region, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

Through its innovative security solution, Vera is changing the way businesses around the world protect enterprise data. Vera secures and tracks any type of digital information wherever it travels – across all users, devices, applications, and platforms in real-time. With more than a quarter of a million users at Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, media and entertainment, manufacturing, and healthcare sectors, Vera is positioned to become the trusted standard for securing and sharing business information.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be selected as a Winner of the North America Top 100, and I’d like to personally thank the Red Herring editorial staff for recognizing Vera’s innovation amongst thousands of candidates,” said Ajay Arora, CEO and co-founder of Vera. “Securing information in this age where there are no more digital borders and where company’s perimeters continue to crumble, is one of the biggest challenges of our time. We’re in the middle of a tectonic shift where a new breed of innovation is changing everything we once held true about cybersecurity. At Vera, we’re excited to be one of the companies leading the charge and Red Herring’s recognition validates that.”

Red Herring Top 100 America enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the US and Canada. Since 1996, Red Herring has kept tabs on these up-and-comers. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, Palo Alto Networks and eBay would change the way we live and work.

“In 2016, selecting the top achievers was extremely difficult,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “The variety, depth, disruption and traction we saw from the early stage companies to those with significant scale made it one of the toughest vintages to judge. The North America winners are representative of the amazing ecosystem that never ceases to astound, with new and experienced entrepreneurs continuing to push the barriers of innovation. As one of the winners, Vera should be proud of its accomplishment under such strong competition.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation and intellectual property, DNA of the founders, business model, customer footprint and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector 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 in North America.


About Vera

Vera delivers a first-of-its-kind zero-touch, zero-friction data protection and encryption solution that secures and tracks any digital information across all users, devices, applications, and platforms in real-time. For more information, visit

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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