Social search firm, Wajam, is a winner of Red Herring's Top 100 Global award, a prestigious list of the year's most promising private technology companies and entrepreneurs worldwide.

From a pool of more than 1,000 companies across 40 countries, the Red Herring editorial team selects the best based on technology innovation, financial performance, growth criterion, management's execution standards, potential globalization of the strategy and market share improvement.

Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring said: "After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Global to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Wajam embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Wajam should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the strongest it has ever been."

Wajam, headquartered in Montreal, was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012. In addition, the company has been recognized by the International Stevies, Deloitte Technology's Fast 50, the CIX Top 20 and the C2MTL Emerging Entrepreneurs.

Martin-Luc Archambault, founder of Wajam, notes: "We are grateful for all of the awards we have received this year, which validate the need and relevance social search brings to Internet navigation. We have big plans in 2013 to continue our quest to seamlessly bring friend recommendations to all places where people search the internet!"

The Wajam Search engine, launched in January 2011, provides users with the ability to search their network of trusted friends and followers across multiple social networks in one place.

Please discuss this further in our World Wide Web forum.