Horizontal classifieds website Quikr has been selected as one of the 2010 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies. The list also includes AskLaila, InMobi and mChek. The winners were selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
According to AlwaysOn, the Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2010 list.
â€œAfter examining the companies that are on the AO Global 250 list, itâ€™s obvious that innovation is not only alive and well in the Global Silicon Valley, itâ€™s accelerating in economic power and scope,â€ Tony Perkins, founder and editor, AlwaysOn, has said. â€œThe companies certainly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.â€
Pranay Chulet, chief executive officer, Quikr, has said, â€œBeing shortlisted as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner is a result of our relentless commitment to Quikrâ€™s users. It has always been our endeavour to make Quikr a place where people can â€˜buy, sell, rent or findâ€™ things in the shortest time and the easiest way possible.â€