Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, 27 June 2016 – Quid, headquartered in San Francisco, was today awarded as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. Quid is software that searches, analyzes and visualizes the world’s collective intelligence to help answer strategic questions.
Quid was chosen by a professional jury among hundreds of candidates as one of the 30 selected companies. Bob Goodson, Quid’s founder, is participating in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
“We welcome Quid in this group of extraordinary pioneers,” said Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “Quid is among those companies that help shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work and relate to one another. Through the platform of the World Economic Forum, it will be able to scale and share its technology and achieve a larger impact.”
“The whole team at Quid is honored to be granted this prestigious award by the World Economic Forum,” said Goodson. “It acknowledges the unique technical breakthroughs that we have been able to achieve, and their potential to improve the state of the world.”
The Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Jeffrey M. Drazen (Editor-in-Chief, The New England Journal of Medicine) and Sang Yup Lee (Distinguished Professor and Director, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact, working prototype, viability and leadership. Past recipients include Google (2001), Wikimedia (2007), Mozilla (2007), Kickstarter (2011) and Airbnb (2013). More information on past winners can be found here.
All information on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers
About Quid: Quid analyzes the world’s content. Its software can read millions of news articles, blog posts, company profiles, and patents, and it offers immediate insight by organizing that content visually. Quid has offices in San Francisco, New York and London, and is active in 11 countries. Quid website.
About the World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. World Economic Forum website.