Guildford, UK – 12th April 2005: Volantis, the world’s leading supplier of Intelligent Content Adaptation solutions and services for the next generation Internet, today announced that it has been selected as a Red Herring 100 Europe company from more than 600 candidates.

This list represents the 100 private companies in Europe and Israel that Red Herring believe play a leading role in innovation and technology. Red Herring editors spotted companies like Google and eBay in their early days as those that would change the way people live and work and this is the first time that Red Herring magazine has compiled a list focused exclusively on the most promising startups in Europe.

The 100 winners were selected by the Red Herring editorial team and rigorously evaluated under the categories of innovation, research and development, quality of management, marketing, sales, service, leadership, technology and business strategy.

Matt Harris, CEO Volantis, commented, “It’s a real honour to be included in the Red Herring 100 Europe because it is seen as a benchmark for innovation and quality within the technology industry. It’s been a fantastic year for Volantis: as well as leading mobile network operators, we have recently won as customers the top global brands in media, entertainment, online marketplace, IT and news agency categories. I think our partners and customers speak for themselves and it’s a tremendous achievement to have our company recognised by Red Herring.”

The Red Herring announcement comes hot on the heels of The Revolution Awards 2005 (in Association with Cheetahmail) where Volantis was a finalist, commended for its eBay Anywhere service in the category of ‘The Reuters Award for Best Interactive Service on Wireless Networks’. Other Volantis award highlights from the last six months include a silver award for eBay Anywhere, and a finalist short listing for DisneyTown, in the Mobile Information Management category of the Information Management 2004 Awards. Volantis was also a commended finalist for eBay Anywhere in the Netimperative 2005 ‘Best Use of Mobile’ award.

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About Volantis

Volantis ( is the world’s leading supplier of Intelligent Content Adaptation solutions and services for the next generation Internet. It has leading content provider, mobile network operator and enterprise brands as customers, its technology is used in solutions from some of the world’s biggest IT suppliers, and it leads key industry standards bodies.

With Volantis, intelligence about thousands of access devices, operator networks, aggregator/operator portals, content/database management systems, billing systems and location-based services, is used to adapt content in real-time for optimal user experience. Intelligent Content Adaptation reduces the cost and complexity of delivering Internet content and services to any access device, and increases user satisfaction.

Volantis is used around the world by leading brands such as 3, Accenture, Centertel, Cingular, CSC, Discovery,, EMAP,, HP, IBM,, M1, Reuters, Telefonica Moviles, Telecom Italia Mobile, Telenor Mobil and William Hill. Volantis also Chairs the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Device Independence Working Group.

About Red Herring

Red Herring, Inc., founded in 1993, is a media company whose mission is to cover innovation, technology, financing and entrepreneurial activity. Its staff of award-winning journalists tell readers what's first, what matters and most importantly, why.

Red Herring is dedicated to thorough research, relevant metrics deep financial analysis, in-depth reporting, crisp writing and thoughtful debate. We are a skeptical, intelligent and trustworthy source of information in technology business. Our primary obligation is to provide the most relevant, honest and independent information and analysis to our audience, with the conviction that an exceptional editorial product is the best catalyst for success and the best way to serve our advertisers and investors. Our content is original, compelling and actionable for industry executives and entrepreneurs.

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Published on: 12:00AM on 12th April 2005