NomaDesk, a document collaboration solutions provider, was awarded the “Most Promising Startup” honors at the 2009 Innovate! Europe Master Class. Organized by the Guidewire Group, and Innovate Ventures, the Innovate!Europe program identifies the top technology start-ups in Europe and Israel and helps them accelerate their business internationally while providing them with valuable exposure.
Among the 168 promising start-ups that competed, NomaDesk stood out due to its potential – excellent technology, strong management team and already successful business model. As the “Most Promising Startup,” NomaDesk will spend three months in the Guidewire STUDIO, an in-residence business accelerator in the heart of Silicon Valley, where NomaDesk executives will have the opportunity to benefit from high-tech, business and investment expert mentors, to reach new investors and to form strategic partnerships.
“NomaDesk grabbed the winning nomination from our mentors because the company is already making substantial progress in its efforts to take its business into new markets,” said Chris Shipley, Chairman of Guidewire Group. “From its current revenue-generating business, we expect NomaDesk to become a brand name in the global market for virtual document sharing and storage.”
“NomaDesk is honored to have won this competition, which rewards over 5 years of hard work and innovation, and we are looking forward to further benefiting from Guidewire Group’s strategic advice and guidance.”
The prize was awarded to NomaDesk for its file sharing software solution, which enables geographically dispersed professionals to store files, synchronize, secure, access, transfer, and eventually securely share them from any location, whether on- or off-line.
NomaDesk was founded in 2004 by Filip Tack, its current CEO, along with CTO Miguel De Buf and COO Peter Geldhof. Based in Gent, Belgium, the company is supported by Gimv, a European independent investment company. NomaDesk employs 17 employees with offices and servers in Gent and Atlanta, Georgia.