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Privaris Selected as Finalist in the Red Herring North America Top 100 Tech Companies Award
  • Recognized as one of the Top 200 Companies Driving the Future of Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA & CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - April 10, 2008:  Red Herring today announced that Privaris, a leading provider of personal, wireless identity verification solutions, is a finalist for the Red Herring 100 Award, a selection of the 100 most innovative private technology companies based in North America.

The Red Herring editorial board diligently surveyed the entrepreneurial scene throughout the North American region and identified the top 200, out of more than 800 closely evaluated companies that are leading the next wave of innovation. 

“We can see the exciting evolution of the technology sector reflected in the quality and variety of exceptional companies that we had to choose from in putting our list together," said Joel Dreyfuss, editor-in-chief of Red Herring." It was tough to choose just 200 finalists from such a large list of excellent contenders.  We are very happy with the quality of the companies we selected."

“We are proud to be recognized by Red Herring for our innovative contributions to the future of technology,” said John Petze, Privaris President and CEO.  “We are committed to helping our customers overcome the limitations of traditional access security solutions, by arming them with a new multi-function approach to biometric identity verification that is convenient, cost-effective and non-disruptive.  This recognition by Red Herring is a testament to the impact we are having on the security market and the value we are bringing to our customers.”

The 100 winning companies will be announced at the Red Herring North America event.  The CEOs of the winning startups will present their innovative ideas and technologies to an audience of leading entrepreneurs, financiers, and corporate strategists at the event in San Jose, California, on May 12-14 at the Fairmont.  This year’s Red Herring 100 North America event marks the 11th anniversary of the Red Herring 100 Awards. In celebration, the event will feature keynote addresses from legendary VC investors and CEOs of leading Internet, information, and communications companies. Register online at: 

About Privaris

Privaris Inc. focuses its technology expertise on the intersection of high security biometric applications and an individual's right to personal privacy.  Privaris’ wireless, personal biometric products work with existing physical and logical (IT) security infrastructure to authenticate the identity of an individual prior to that individual being granted access to facilities, IT resources, services and transactions.  Privaris’ plusID line is the 2007 Access Control and Security Systems Product of the Year.  Privaris Inc. is a privately-held Delaware corporation with its headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

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 about Red Herring is available on the Internet at

Privaris Media Contact:

Megan Prosser
Marketing Project Manager

Red Herring Media Contact:

Anam Alpenia

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