Miss Group chosen as a 2021 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winner
After much consideration, the Red Herring judging panel has announced its Top 100 Europe winners, recognizing Europe’s leading private companies and celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.
Red Herring’s 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, SalesForce.com, Skype, SuperCell, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube would change the way we live and work. Thousands of the most interesting and innovative companies have graced the Top 100 list over the years.
“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 Miss Group embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Miss Group should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”
Mattias Kaneteg, founder and CEO of Miss Group, added: “It’s an honor to be recognized by Red Herring as one of its Top 100 leading European businesses. Miss Group has had another successful year of growth, completing a further four acquisitions across mainland Europe including ADW Europe, Seravo, MMD Networks and Pickaweb, as part of our ambitious buy-and-build strategy. We intend to continue to strengthen our position in 2022 as one of the fastest growing shared web hosting companies in the world, offering best-in-class hosting, domain and other web services to our international customer base.”
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.
Following Miss Group’s well-deserved win, they are then invited to showcase their company to the US market at the Top 100 North America event and compete internationally for the Top 100 Global in October. Red Herring is dedicated to following Miss Group’s path to further success and innovation.
About Miss Group
Founded in 2014, Miss Group is an international web hosting group that offers a range of hosting related services at competitive prices including web hosting, domain registration, VPS, dedicated servers, website builder, SSL-Certificate, SEO Tools, web security and domain management. Miss Group is also an ICANN-accredited Domain Name registrar via Name ISP. Miss Group is a well-established operator in its core markets, with a customer service-oriented model driving industry-leading performance metrics for its >200,000 customers. The majority of Miss Group is owned by Perwyn, an international private equity and growth equity investor.
In December 2020 Miss Group announced its partnership with SiteLock a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions for businesses. Through this partnership, SiteLock is the preferred website security provider for Miss Group, offering industry-leading scanning and remediation solutions, as well as vulnerability patching and database remediation to its customer base.
Founded in 2013, Perwyn is a family backed, international private and growth equity investor. Perwyn works closely with investee companies applying strategic and operational expertise in addition to providing capital. Perwyn is free from the usual private equity funding cycles, focusing above all on our investments rather than fund raising. We approach investment with an evergreen model and believe in genuine partnership with management teams, seeking to facilitate long term growth and development.
There are two main focuses of our business. Perwyn Private Equity is an active lead investor, seeking buyout opportunities in established, growing, cash generative market leaders headquartered in the UK or Western Europe where it can make a material impact on growth and profitability. We invest in businesses with an EV of £/€50-300m, seeking partnership investment support for growth initiatives or transition. Perwyn Growth Capital invests in growing businesses across the same markets, with a passion for backing entrepreneurs and founders on their winning strategy. We seek primarily minority equity investments of £/€5m-50m to help accelerate growth.