Affle grabs ‘2012 Red Herring Top 100 Global’ after winning the Top 100 Asia this year

Singapore, December 27, 2012: Affle Group, international smart media company, today announced that it has won the prestigious ‘2012 Red Herring Top 100 Global’ award. After announcing the Top 100 region-wise two months back in September, Red Herring announced its Top 100 Global award in recognition of the leading technology companies across the globe, celebrating the pinnacle these entrepreneurial ventures have reached in their respective fields.

Speaking on the achievement, Anuj Khanna Sohum, Founder and Chairman, Affle Group, said, “Winning the ‘Top 100 Global’ is both humbling and inspiring. I’d like to thank and congratulate the Affle and ad2c teams for their passion and commitment towards building technology innovations and enabling our exponential growth that deserves this recognition.”

A mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs, the award highlights some of the most innovative and transformative companies on the globe, companies that revolutionize their respective ecosystems and further evolve our technological world. Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list was among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Global to the Top 100 Winners. We believe The Affle Group embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Affle should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the strongest it has ever been.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of start-ups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models globally.

Chairman and Founder of the Affle Group, Anuj Khanna Sohum and CEO of ad2c, Madan Sanglikar were also recently recognized as the Impact Digital Power 100 Icons of the India digital industry. The consistent achievements and industry recognition reinforces the significant impact and the tremendous growth potential of the Affle Group in the digital advertising industry regionally and globally.

About Affle Group: A Singapore headquartered ‘Smart Media’ company. Affle Group has expertise in all key areas of the digital media eco-system. Affle Group’s businesses include Affle Rich Media Business, Affle Media Lab and ad2c (a JV between Affle and D2C Inc). Affle Group operates across multiple Asian markets where it has successfully built its digital media business. Affle’s investors include D2C Inc (JV between Dentsu & NTT DoCoMo), Microsoft Corporation, Itochu Corporation of Japan, Bennett Coleman Company Limited (BCCL) & Centurion Private Equity. For more information visit

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