dacadoo is selected as a Finalist for the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award
Finalist for the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award
31 MARCH 2014
Zurich – 24 t h March 2014 – dacadoo ag announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The nominees are evaluated on 20 main quantitative and qualitative criterion: they include disruptive impact, market footprint, proof of concept, financial performance, technology innovation, social value, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.
This 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 a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry. “ We ’ re very excited to be nominated for the prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award. This is a big recognition of the dacadoo Health Score and the dacadoo online lifestyle navigation platform ” said Peter Ohnemus, President and CEO of dacadoo AG . "This year was rewarding, beyond all expectations" said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "The global economic situation has abated and there are many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products. W e had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. dacadoo shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the Finalists. Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Europe. We know that the 2014 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact."
Finalists for the 2014 edition of the Red Herring 100 Europe award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries completed their submissions to qualify for the award.
The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Europe Forum in Amsterdam, April 7 - 9, 2014. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of Apr il 9 at the event.
About dacadoo ag
The dacadoo Health Score Web Platform and the dacadoo mobile application s enable people to track, document and benchmark their health and wellbeing in real - time in an easy and fun way. dacadoo gives users a personal Health Score from 1 (low) to 1000 (high), which moves up or down depending on how the body, emotional wellbeing, and activities (exercise, nutrition, stress and sleep) change. The Health Score is based on “big data” with several tens of millions of person - years of clinical data and incorporates many of the well - known cardio cerebrovascular risk studies and quality of life assessment tools. dacadoo systematically applies techniques from the gaming industry, group dynamics from social networks and provides relevant lifestyle feedback to users to engage and motivate them to use the Health Score Platform regularly and the re by adopt a healthier lifestyle. The company is working with strategic partners to make business and private customers healthier and happier. dacadoo ag has offices in Zurich, Switzerland and San Francisco, USA. More information can be found on : www.dacadoo.com
About Red Herring and the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award
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 f or 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. The Top 100 Europe forum (April 7 - 9 in Amsterdam) celebrates the top private companies in the European region. Red Herring’s editorial team analyze s hundreds of cutting edge companies and technologies and select those who are positioned to grow at an explosive rate. This is a rare opportunit y to meet the founders, investors, and CEOs of these disruptive companies all under one roof.
More information can be found on: www.dacadoo.com
Manuel Heuer , COO dacadoo ag
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dacadoo has developed an easy-to-use, wireless, secure and fun way to manage your personal health & fitness from a lifestyle, wellness and chronic disease perspective called the dacadoo health platform.
The platform calculates your personal dacadoo Health Score, a number from 1 (poor) to 1’000 (excellent). It is a directional relative indicator of your current health and fitness status in real-time. By integrating gaming and social networking principles, dacadoo motivates you to be active in an easy way by automatically tracking and comparing your personal health, fitness and lifestyle.
The dacadoo health platform enables the tracking of over 100 fitness activities (outdoor and indoor sports) either over the mobile dacadoo tracker app or via manual entry. The dacadoo energy models are based on MET (metabolic equivalent of Task)* which measures the intensity of a physical activity. *Compendium of Physical Activity, Stanford University