Global Transport Marketplace Selected from Pool of Hundreds Across the Continent
June 17, 2010 — uShip, the global online transport marketplace, announced today it has been named a Finalist for Red Herring’s North America 100 award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the world North American business region.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across North America. Finalists for the 2010 edition of the Red Herring 100 North America award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health.
This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list an invaluable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.
The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring North America Conference in San Diego, June 22-24, 2010. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on June 24 at the event.
uShip helps relieve the stress and high cost of moving hard-to-ship items, such as cars, furniture, pianos, boats, haulage, heavy equipment, pets and more. As the first and largest online transport marketplace, uShip connects people and businesses with feedback-rated transporters. Carriers place competitive bids to win business, often filling extra space in their trucks and saving customers an average of 50 percent. During its first five years, the uShip marketplace attracted $150 million in business transactions, one million listings and 170,000 service providers. Launched in 2004, uShip operates globally with localized service in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, European Union and Australia.