Mistral Mobile (www.mistralmobile.com) today announced that it has been selected as a candidate for Red Herring’s 2015 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far-­reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating the most 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 award winners, 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.

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.

“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. “2015 has demonstrated the sector’s vibrant activity and its contribution to the global economic recovery. An unprecedented number of entrepreneurs are jumping ahead of the competition and making a difference. Constant breakthroughs make recent developments obsolete faster than ever before. Mistral Mobile is performing exceptionally well in its field and strongly deserves to be singled out as one of the Red Herring Global finalists. At this stage, we are left with the daunting task to select the best qualified companies for the 2015 Top 100 Global Award.”

The finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles, November 17 to 19. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on November 19.

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company that unites the world’s best high-­‐technology innovators, venture investors and business decision-­‐makers in a variety of forums, including print, online and exclusive events worldwide. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs. Its Red Herring 100 awards for North America, Europe, Asia and Global have recognized more than 5,000 companies in their early stages, including Baidu, Google, eBay and Skype. For more information, please go to: http://www.redherring.com/events/

About Mistral Mobile (www.mistralmobile.com)

Mistral Mobile solutions unleash mobile devices for secure use in banking, payments and commerce. Mistral Mobile’s market-proven mobile front-end solutions are used by retail, issuing and acquiring banks and other financial service providers to offer secure and flexible solutions to rapidly introduce mobile payments, mobile banking and mobile authentication services independent of mobile operators and for all mobile phones, from smart to simple phones. Mistral has two solution lines:
1) Money Mobility Suite™: The only bank-centric, telco & data independent, white-label mobile platform to reach the next billion consumers in the growth markets.
2) m-Aegis™: The only comprehensive, multi-factor, telco-independent authentication and security solution for mobile applications and OTP replacement.
Founded by former Nokia Money leaders who believe in both the commercial and socio-economic benefits of mobile financial services globally. Mistral Mobile is privately held with offices in New York City, USA, Finland and India.

For further information please contact:
Peter Ollikainen, Product Marketing, Tel +358-50-5872668, peter.ollikainen@mistralmobile.com

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