Every year the Red Herring magazine awards the Top 100 startup companies in Asia, Europe and America. In April 2015 WordDive made it to the European Top 100 list.
”It feels great to have succeeded in this competition. Study material will become electronic as surely as photography became digital and phones became mobile”, says Timo-Pekka Leinonen, the CEO of WordDive.
An essential factor that affected WordDive’s awarding was WordDive’s English prep course for the high school final exam. In Finland and Germany 94% of the students who completed the course in spring 2015 recommended it, and 96% considered it better than textbooks.
”Our service is based on voice, images and the possibility to serve every student individually around the world. In May WordDive’s prep course will be published in Japan, and in the fall in China”, Leinonen adds.
The selection of the Top 100 companies is based on several criteria, such as economic development, innovation, management, business strategy and market coverage. Companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, YouTube, eBay and Supercell have been awarded in the past years.
“Selecting startups that show the most potential for disruption and growth is never easy,” says Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “We looked at hundreds and hundreds of candidates from all across the continent, and after much thought and debate, narrowed the list down to the Top 100 Winners. Each year, the competition gets tougher but we believe WordDive demonstrates the vision, drive and innovation that define a Red Herring Top 100.”
A mighty mix of language learning professionals, engineers, designers, user interface developers, gamers and psychologists.