(Press release), NEW YORK, May 30, 2013 — ShopKeep POS, the leader in iPad point of sale to brick and mortar merchants nationwide, today announced it has been named to the Red Herring Top 100 leading private companies in the U.S. and Canada.
"We are extremely proud to be named among this list of outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies," said Jason Richelson , CEO and Founder of ShopKeep POS. "We came from humble beginnings, first out of the back of my wine store in Brooklyn and then a city-funded co-working space, and today have more than 6,500 customers across the country. We've more than doubled revenues since January."
Each year, Red Herring scours thousands of aspiring companies to select the 100 fastest growing and most innovative startups.
"We believe ShopKeep embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture," said Alex Vieux , publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "ShopKeep should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong."
Richelson founded ShopKeep POS based on his own experience as a retailer in Brooklyn, New York, after becoming frustrated by his expensive, overly-complicated and unreliable POS system. ShopKeep POS offers a cloud-based POS system that is simple, affordable, and backed by award-winning customer support.
"What sets us apart is that we really understand what retailers need, and everyone from our engineers and designers to our award winning customer service team work together to meet their needs," said Richelson. "Many POS providers have never worked behind the counter. They don't understand the challenges retailers face every day. We do. That's what we think about every day. Our focus is on empowering merchants to make smarter business decisions."
ShopKeep POS joins a raft of previous Red Herring winners that have changed the way we live and work, including companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, Marin Software, Palo Alto Networks, and eBay.
About ShopKeep POS
The simplest way to make smarter business decisions, ShopKeep POS is the affordable, complete platform for running a shop from an iPad with real-time reporting on the web or from your smartphone. Backed by award-winning customer care, the ShopKeep POS iPad App rings sales, processes credit cards and mobile payments, prints and emails receipts, and can prints orders remotely to the kitchen. At only $49/month merchants can manage inventory, employees, and customers and view ClearInsight® Reports from any web browser. Plus, access real-time sales remotely via a smartphone.
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. More information on Red Herring is available on the Internet at www.redherring.com.
About the Awards
Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation and intellectual property, management quality, business model, customer footprint, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in North America.
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