Kolibri Games Selected as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner

Kolibri Games Selected as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner

The developer of Idle Miner Tycoon is one of only three German companies to secure a spot on the 2018 list of game-changing enterprises across the globe

Pasadena, California/US | The Berlin-based mobile games company Kolibri Games has been announced as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Global winner, joining the list that has in previous years featured global pioneers such as Google and Facebook.

At a conference in California, Red Herring announced its selection in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.


Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Supercell, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.


Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” says Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring.

After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Kolibri Games embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Kolibri Games should be proud of its accomplishment.”


Janosch Sadowski, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Kolibri Games, says:

We have worked exceptionally hard the past two years, and are extremely happy to gain also international recognition with this award. To now stand, where our personal and professional idols have once stood, is extremely encouraging.


Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.


About Kolibri Games

Founded in a student flat in 2016 as Fluffy Fairy Games by a group of IT and Business students, Kolibri Games is a young games company based in Berlin, Germany. The team developed their first title Idle Miner Tycoon in just eight weeks, following their signature lean approach. In February 2020, Kolibri Games joined the Ubisoft family, an exciting evolution in the company’s growth as they continue to pursue their goal to become the most player-centric games company in the world.

Idle Miner Tycoon and Idle Factory Tycoon have cumulatively reached over 160 Million downloads, enabling the company to grow to more than 100 dedicated engineers, artists and game designers.

Kolibri Games’ exceptional growth story has been recognized several times: LinkedIn added the company to the 2018 and 2019 list of Top 25 startups in Germany; Red Herring placed Kolibri Games among the 2018 Top 100 Global and Deloitte awarded the company with a first place in the 2020 Deloitte Technology Fast 50

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