Kinnek Selected as 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Winner

Award recognizes most promising private technology companies

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Kinnek, the leading B2B marketplace for small business, today announced it has been selected as a 2017 Red Herring Top 100 North America winner, one of the technology industry’s most prestigious prizes.

Kinnek’s place among North America’s tech elite has been determined by Red Herring’s editorial team, during a months-long process that takes into account criteria including disruptive impact, proof of concept, financial performance, market footprint and quality of management.

"Selecting winners for this year’s Top 100 has proved more difficult than ever," said Alex Vieux, publisher and chairman of Red Herring. "North America has been tech’s beating heart for years — but never have I seen such an exciting, disruptive and innovative generation as we have in 2017," added Vieux.

"We are super excited to be chosen as a Red Herring Top 100 Company," said Karthik Sridharan, CEO of Kinnek. "Receiving this award reflects Kinnek’s growing impact on empowering small businesses to discover, transact, communicate and save money with suppliers. Kinnek’s B2B marketplace has become a game changer in creating more powerful and trustworthy business-to-business interactions. We look forward to continuing our work as a champion for small business.”

For over two decades, Red Herring's team has seen through the tech sector's hype to select brands that have become industry benchmarks. Previous Top 100 finalists have included Alibaba, Facebook, Google, Skype, SuperCell, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube. The Top 100 North America has become not only a springboard for some of tech's biggest names, but a valued and trusted tool for venture capitalists, experts and analysts predicting trends at the industry's sharpest edge.

This year's finalists presented their winning strategies at the Red Herring Top 100 North America conference in Los Angeles, June 12-14 2017. The Top 100 winners were announced at a special awards ceremony on the evening of June 14 at the event.

About Kinnek

Kinnek is the marketplace for small businesses to find and engage with suppliers, and manage their purchasing. Launched in 2012, Kinnek was built by a team that believes in leveraging technology to help small businesses succeed. The company is backed by Thrive Capital and Matrix Partners. Kinnek is also a proud graduate of the AngelPad incubator. To find out more about how Kinnek is transforming small business purchasing, visit www.kinnek.com.

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Categories: e-Commerce, Emerging Businesses, Small Business


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Kinnek is the marketplace for small businesses to find and engage with suppliers, and manage their purchasing. Launched in 2012, Kinnek was built by a team that believes in leveraging technology to help small businesses succeed.

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