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Guardsquare wins the 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Europe award

Guardsquare wins the 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Europe award

Leuven (Belgium), April 14, 2016 - Guardsquare, the world's leading provider of security software for mobile applications, has won the prestigious 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Europe award.

Red Herring's Top 100 Europe celebrates the current 100 most promising technology startups in Europe, from a wide range of industries. It is a platform that provides young companies an excellent opportunity to showcase their innovative products and services. Last night, at the grand award ceremony, this year's winners were announced, including Guardsquare.

Red Herring praised the 100 winners for their technological innovation, management strength, growth rate and branding. "This year was rewarding beyond all expectations," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "There are many great companies producing really inventive and amazing products in Europe. We know that 2016's selection will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact!"

Heidi Rakels, CEO of Guardsquare, is very delighted to be a part of such an esteemed pool of Red Herring award winners: "We are thrilled to be chosen from a pool of more than 1200 candidates! We see this award as an appreciation of our continuous effort to develop the best possible software for the protection of mobile applications. Red Herring has a wonderful eye for the most excellent companies in the industry!"   

The event also featured expert speakers and thought-provoking round table discussions. Heidi Rakels notes: "It was a truly interesting experience. I saw some fascinating company presentations, even from sectors that aren't usually associated with innovation. Moreover, I met a number of inspiring entrepeneurs and potential business contacts."

About Guardsquare

Guardsquare protects apps while making them faster and smaller. Guardsquare's open source solution ProGuard is included in software development kits by Oracle, Intel and Google. It has been downloaded tens of millions of times since its release in 2002 and has a user community of over one million developers. Building on the success of ProGuard, Guardsquare offers DexGuard, a state-of-the-art solution for the protection of Android applications against reverse engineering and hacking attacks. Guardsquare is based in Leuven (Belgium) and is currently setting up offices in Asia, the Middle East and North-America. Its client base spans a broad range of industries, from telecommunication, e-commerce and financial services to gaming and new media.

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About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company which unites 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 access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy.

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