TEL AVIV, Israel, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Windward, a maritime data and analytics company, was named a Red Herring Top 100 Europe company for 2015. This prestigious annual award recognizes innovative technologies making an impact across industries.
"The recognition by Red Herring is a testament to the power of bringing data sciences to the maritime domain," said Ami Daniel, Windward's co-Founder and CEO. "Ship activity across the oceans impacts nearly every industry, but stakeholders have very limited visibility on what's happening at sea. We have built the world's first maritime data platform, the Windward Mind, which is making the data accessible and actionable, for the first time, for anyone with stakes at sea."
Windward's technology is in wide use by Security, Intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies worldwide, who are using insights from Windward's data platform to identify suspicious ships before they reach their shores. Leveraging the same data platform, the only place in the world that aggregates, vets and analyzes all maritime data in real time, Windward is now providing financial markets with a completely new source of unmined data and insights, with huge value across asset classes.
"Selecting startups that show the most potential for disruption and growth is never easy," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "We looked at hundreds and hundreds of candidates from all across the continent, and after much thought and debate, narrowed the list down to the Top 100 Winners. Each year, the competition gets tougher but we believe Windward demonstrates the vision, drive and innovation that define a Red Herring Top 100."
Windward is a maritime data and analytics company, analyzing and organizing the world's maritime data. Ships transport over 90% of trade worldwide, but despite the massive stakes at sea, the data on ship activity is largely unusable: it is vast, fragmented and often intentionally manipulated. The oceans are the last analog market and the world's missing data link.
Windward is bridging that information gap. We have built the Windward Mind, the world's first maritime data platform, making the data accessible and actionable across verticals, from flagging criminal threats at sea to identifying new market trading opportunities. Our solution is in wide use among Intelligence and Governmental clients worldwide, and we are now bringing the same unprecedented visibility to additional markets. FORESEA, our new Finance solution, is giving traders, investors and analysts access to a gold mine of untapped market opportunities.
For more information, go to http://www.windward.eu/