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Urgentem selected as a Red Herring 2021 Top 100 Europe winner


Urgentem has been chosen as a Red Herring 2021 Top 100 Europe Winner. Red Herring’s editorial team analyses hundreds of cutting-edge companies and technologies and select those who are positioned to grow at an explosive rate.

16 December 2021

Award - Press Release

EUROPE - After much consideration, the Red Herring judging panel has announced its Top 100 Europe winners this evening, recognising Europe’s leading private companies and celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.


Urgentem is proud to have been selected as a winner and recognised as a leading company in the climate finance space. 

Red Herring Top 100 Europe enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the European Region. Since 1996, Red Herring has kept tabs on these up-and-comers. Red Herring’s Top 100 list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring’s editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Alibaba, Facebook, Google,, Skype, SuperCell, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube would change the way we live and work. 

In 2021, selecting the top achievers was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs had crossed significant milestones so early in the European tech ecosystem. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Europe to the Top 100 Winners. 

We believe Urgentem embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Urgentem should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation, management quality, overall business strategy and market penetration. This assessment was complemented by a review of the track records and standings of similar startups in the same verticals, allowing Red Herring to see past the “hype” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Europe.

Urgentem have also been invited to showcase the company to the US market at the Top 100 North America event and compete internationally for the Top 100 Global event in October. 



Urgentem's mission is to empower the financial sector to play a leadership role in the transition to a sustainable low carbon economy by providing climate risk data, analytical tools, investment services and products that are science aligned, transparent and collaborative.

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