Every year Red Herring selects the 100 most promising technology companies in Europe. As companies need to apply for being considered, it may not be a completely relevant list but anyway it’s a pretty good source of what’s considered to be interesting start-ups. It is also a good opportunity to see how for example Nordic companies compare to the rest of Europe.

UPDATED: The process is such that Red Herring first selects 200 finalists and then 100 winners. The complete list is now published. The Nordic region is represented by 28 companies which is pretty impressive and Sweden together with Germany has most companies.

The Nordic distribution:

Sweden: 13 companies
Norway: 6 companies
Denmark: 5 companies
Finland: 3 companies
Iceland: 1 company