Ribbon, a real estate solution designed for home buyers and real estate agents, announced it has been selected as a winner of Red Herring’s Top 100 North America 2020 award, recognizing the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.
The winners were chosen from thousands of entrants, whittled down to hundreds presenting their companies at the virtual conference on November 17th and 18th. The event, led by Red Herring chairman Alex Vieux, included two days of keynote speakers, discussions and finalist presentations. Judges consisted of Industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy, and market penetration. Winners ran the gamut of verticals, from FinTech and Artificial Intelligence to Security, IoT, and many more industries.
“The Red Herring award is a huge nod to our team for their dedication and innovation to our industry and customers,” said Shaival Shah, CEO and Co-Founder of Ribbon. “We’ve accomplished a lot in our three years as a business, but we’re just getting started. It’s our mission to make homeownership achievable for everyone — no matter their income, race or socioeconomic status. This award points to our team’s efforts in making this possible.”
Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating the world’s startups and tech companies for over two decades. It gives them the ability to see through the industry’s hype to pick firms that will continue on a trajectory to success. Brands such as Alibaba, Kakao, Skype, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube have all been singled out in Red Herring’s storied history.
“2020’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet,” said Vieux. “North America has led the way in tech for so many years, and to see such unique, pioneering entrepreneurs and companies here, which is in many ways the heartland of the industry, has been a thrilling experience.”
Following Ribbon’s Top 100 win, the team is invited to the next step, which is to present at the Top 100 Global event next year that will encompass the best-in-show from the Top 100 Europe, North America, and Asia. Red Herring is dedicated to support Ribbon’s continued path to success and innovation.
Ribbon was born in 2017 with the mission of creating a level playing field and improving the experience for consumers and real estate agents in the home buying process. We are a group of passionate technologists, financial innovators and real estate experts. Our team has built market leading companies and overseen the purchase and sale of over 20,000 homes throughout our careers. We come from companies such as LendingClub, Zillow, Twitter, Kickstarter, Toast, Spotify, Invitation Homes, and American Homes for Rent.
Ribbon raised financing from top tier venture capitalist firms including Greylock, NFX, Bain Capital Ventures, NYCA and Thomvest, and debt financing through Goldman Sachs. The company is currently operating in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, with plans for rapid expansion. For more information, please visit www.ribbonhome.com.