TellmeTwin victorious at Red Herring 100 Europe awards 2009, the website for user compatibility pairing and idea sharing, announced this week that it has been honoured as a winner in the Red Herring 100 Europe awards: an prestigious award given to the hundred top private tech companies based in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region every year.

“Even during this particularly tough year, Red Herring took delivery of a long list of applications from businesses across the EMEA region, clearly demonstrating Europe’s role as a major centre of innovation in the global technology sector,” said Red Herring Managing Director, Farley Duvall. “The exceptional accomplishments of European technology start-ups and entrepreneurs are a testament to the rapid advancements being made in building the European innovation ecosystem.”

The Red Herring rankings of their choice of best private enterprises have become an indispensable part of the publication’s tradition of identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs. Companies like Google, eBay, and Skype were spotted in their early days by Red Herring editors, and touted as leaders that would change the way we live and work.

Einar Sigvaldason, CEO of Tell me Twin said: “A recognition such as the Red Herring 100 is very important to TellmeTwin and confirms our commitment to really make a difference in the world of social networks and recommendations solutions. TellmeTwin is a qualitative recommendation network where users discover content based on how well they match with other people. You can also think of it as a hybrid that utilizes data mining and human interaction.”

Red Herring staff carefully analysed hundreds of private companies using rigorous evaluation of financial data and subjective criteria, including quality of management, execution of strategy, and dedication to research and development.

The Red Herring 100 Europe Finalist companies were awarded at Red Herring Europe’s 2009 Conference, held March 31- April 2, at the Berlin Radisson Hotel.

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TellmeTwin is a recommendations and user matching internet site. People use it to chart their character to find their people who think like them and use their profile to discover: paintings, movies, music, books, hotels, restaurants, travel spots… the list goes on.

TellmeTwin’s character mapping happens through the rating of likes and dislikes, interests and experiences and personality tests. Users can rate literally anything they love or hate. The data is user generated; if it doesn’t already exist in our database they create it wiki-style. Through data mining we match users with their Good or Evil twins. Good twins are those who are most similar to the user and Evil twins are people with polar opposite characteristics and preferences.

TellmeTwin is both dedicated to content discovery and the matching of people.

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Einar Sigvaldason CEO