ShopKeep POS, an iPad point-of-sale system for brick-and-mortar merchants nationwide, announced it has been named to the Red Herring Top 100 leading private companies in the U.S. and Canada.
"We are extremely proud to be named among this list of outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies," says Jason Richelson, CEO and founder of ShopKeep POS. "We came from humble beginnings, first out of the back of my wine store in Brooklyn and then a city-funded coworking space, and today have more than 6,500 customers across the country. We've more than doubled revenues since January."
Each year, Red Herring scours thousands of aspiring companies to select the 100 fastest growing and most innovative startups.
"We believe ShopKeep embodies the vision, drive, and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture," says Alex Vieux , publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "ShopKeep should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”
Richelson founded ShopKeep POS based on his own experience as a retailer in Brooklyn, New York, after becoming frustrated by his unreliable POS system. ShopKeep POS offers a simpler, cloud-based POS system.
"What sets us apart is that we really understand what retailers need, and everyone from our engineers and designers to our award-winning customer service team work together to meet their needs," Richelson says. "Many POS providers have never worked behind the counter. They don't understand the challenges retailers face every day. We do. That's what we think about every day. Our focus is on empowering merchants to make smarter business decisions."
Past Red Herring winners have included innovative companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, Marin Software, Palo Alto Networks, and eBay.