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80 Acres Farms Finalist At 2020 Red Herring Top 100 North America

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Vertical farming company 80 Acres Farms has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award, one of the technology industry’s most prestigious prizes.

Finalists for the awards are among the continent’s brightest and most innovative private ventures. Red Herring’s editorial team has chosen their place among North America’s tech elite, during a months-long process that takes into account criteria including disruptive impact, proof of concept, financial performance, market footprint and quality of management.

For over two decades Red Herring’s team has seen through the tech sector’s hype to select brands that have become industry benchmarks. Previous Top 100 finalists have included Alibaba, Facebook, Google, Skype, SuperCell, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube.

The Top 100 North America has become not only a springboard for some of tech’s biggest names, but a valued and trusted tool for venture capitalists, experts and analysts predicting trends at the industry’s sharpest edge.

“Selecting finalists for this year’s Top 100 has proved more difficult than ever,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and chairman of Red Herring. “North America has been tech’s beating heart for years–but never have I seen such an exciting, disruptive and innovative generation as we have in 2020. 80 Acres Farms fully deserves its place among our finalists, and I’ve every confidence it will make a significant impact in the tech world.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Red Herring for our world-class technology that grows the cleanest and most nutritious fruits and vegetables in our vertical farms for customers in our local communities,” said Mike Zelkind, CEO and co-founder of 80 Acres Farms.

Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy.

80 Acres Farms is a Granite Falls, North Carolina-based vertical farming leader providing customers with the freshest and most nutritious fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. Utilizing world-class technology and analytics, the company offers customers a wide variety of pesticide-free food with a longer shelf-life that exceeds the highest standards in food safety.

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