dacadoo is nominated as one of the 100 Finalists for the 2014 Red Herring Global Top 100 Award

After being awarded as one of the winners of the Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award 2014 in Amsterdam in April

After being awarded as one of the winners of the Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award 2014 in Amsterdam in April 2014, the mobile health and lifestyle company dacadoo announces today that it is also selected as one of the 100 Finalists for the Red Herring Global Top 100 Award, which will be decided in Los Angeles November 20th, 2014.

The mobile health and lifestyle company dacadoo offers a comprehensive health promotion and lifestyle navigation solution that enables people to track and benchmark health and well-being in an easy and fun way. It uses a Health Score from 1 to 1,000 to visualize health and well-being of a person in real- time. The scientifically calculated number works as an indicator and moves up or down, depending on how body values, emotional wellbeing, and activities (exercise, nutrition, stress and sleep) change. To keep people engaged, dacadoo uses gamification, social & collaborative techniques as well as personalized feedback.

After having been selected as one of the winners of the European contest of the Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award 2014 in Amsterdam in April 2014, dacadoo today announced that it has now also been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's 2014 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition on a global scale. The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating innovative technologies and business models originating from over 1,000 companies from more than 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.

“Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments,” stated Alex Vieux, Red Herring chairman. Peter Ohnemus, founder and CEO of dacadoo commented: “We’re honored and proud to be selected among the top 100 companies from around the world for this prestigious Global Red Herring Award.”

The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony in Los Angeles on November 20th, 2014.

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About dacadoo
The dacadoo mobile health engagement solution enables consumers to track, manage and benchmark their health and well-being in an easy and fun way on their smartphones. Based on the principle of “what you can measure, you can manage”, dacadoo visualizes the current health and well-being of an individual with a personal Health Score, a scientifically calculated number from 1 (low) to 1,000 (high). The score works as an indicator and moves up or down in real-time, depending on how the body values, emotional wellbeing, and activities (exercise, nutrition, stress and sleep) change. To be active and help individuals remain engaged, dacadoo applies motivation techniques from behavioral science and gaming, uses social dynamics from groups and social networks, and provides personalized feedback through its Health Navigator analytics engine. dacadoo works as a mobile health & lifestyle navigator in your pocket, motivates to stay active and keep going, rewards for success and helps to achieve goals. The award-winning company is working with strategic partners from the insurance, mobile telecommunications, health & wellness, and media industry sectors to bring this solution to the global mobile health market. dacadoo has offices in Zurich, Switzerland and in the Silicon Valley, USA.

More information can be found on: www.dacadoo.com

Press contact:
Manuel Heuer, COO
dacadoo ag - Othmarstrasse 8 - 8008 Zürich
Tel.: +41 44 251 23 23 - Fax: +41 44 251 00 72 - manuel.heuer@dacadoo.com


About dacadoo

dacadoo, named a 2021 “Cool Vendor in Insurance” by Gartner, licenses its Digital Health Engagement Platform, including its Health Score and Risk Engine to Life & Health insurance operators (B2B), supplying Insurtech and health-tech solutions to over 35 of the top 100 Life & Health insurance operators globally. Available in over 18 languages, dacadoo’s technology is provided as a fully branded, white label solution or it can be integrated into customers’ products through its API. Through its ‘Connect, Score, Engage’ offering, dacadoo supports Life & Health operators to motivate their clients to lead healthier lifestyles through its SaaS-based Digital Health Engagement Platform. dacadoo also provides its Risk Engine, which calculates relative risk on mortality and morbidity in real-time. dacadoo has over 120 employees across locations in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific and over 100 filed patents around their digital Life & Health solutions. dacadoo is entirely committed to privacy and security, hence why it designs and operates its solutions in line with industry standards, laws and regulations such as the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection, GDPR, and HIPAA. Its Information Security and Privacy Management System is certified according to world-renowned ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 standards.