PopCatcher – one of the world’s 100 most promising technology companies

Pressmeddelande   •   Jan 18, 2010 15:24 CET

Each year Red Herring appoints a prestigious list of the world’s 100 most promising private technology ventures. Companies like Google, Skype, YouTube and Yahoo! has been on the previous lists. This year the Swedish company PopCatcher is appointed.

PopCatcher is a music technology company that through a unique solution can save music from the radio, without saving any DJ-talk or commercials, directly into your mobile phone. With PopCatcher new music is totally free and completely legal.

“I am really proud to be on Red Herring's top 100 list. This is proof that we deliver a valuable solution for mobile operators and manufacturers," says Jakob Berg, CEO and founder of PopCatcher.

According to Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring, it was especially difficult to select the winners of this year.

“Despite the global economic situation, there were many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products that we had a difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists.  Now we’re faced with the arduous task of selecting the final 100 winners of the award. We know that this year’s crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to go far," says Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring.

Red Herring has selected the most innovative companies from a pool of 1,200 companies worldwide. 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. It gives a unique assessment of the 100 technology companies that are most promising and make the list an invaluable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

For more information about PopCatcher contact Jakob Berg, CEO: jakob.berg @ popcatcher.com or +46 70-755 16 83

For more information about Red Herring contact Anam Alpenia for: aalpenia@redherring.com

About PopCatcher

PopCatcher is a Swedish high-tech development company that has created a world unique technology that can save music from the radio, without saving any DJ-talk or commercials. PopCatcher is developing its technology for various platforms such as mobile phones, enabling the phone to save commercial free and DJ talk-free songs from any FM radio station. New music will be completely free and legal! PopCatcher has just been nominated as a Global Top 100 Finalist by Red Herring.

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company uniting 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 view of the global innovation ecosystem, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy.