Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in Pennsylvania" awards
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - July 06, 2011 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in Pennsylvania, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in Pennsylvania" award.

Each day, the Lead411 research team scours through 600+ press releases and business articles including venture capital fundings, company launches, new office openings, customer press releases, etc. This information has given insight to which are the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Their "Hottest Companies" awards have been created to recognize these fast growing companies in different geographic regions. This particular list originally started with over 740 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 34.

"We have been tracking fast companies for our customers for the past 10 years," said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411, "and we felt it was important to recognize these growing brands publicly."

How the Winners were Chosen
First, all companies must be in either the Software, Wireless, Internet, Hardware, or Media industry and be a privately held organization, and be within Pennsylvania. From there, each company must meet one or more of the following requirements;

  • ** 100% increase in revenues over the past 2 years; OR
  • ** Over $2M in funding in the past 2 years;

About Lead411

Lead411 provides information, news, and research about U.S. companies and their executives. Founded in 2001, its goal has been to focus on quality corporate data that is valid and useful rather than producing as many company records as possible. In addition, Lead411 tracks company news in order to alert its customers about venture financing, new hires, hiring plans, etc. Customers include Gartner, Administaff and ADP.

Netronome Systems, Inc
Netronome is a leading supplier of highly programmable semiconductor products that are used for intelligent flow processing in network and communications devices. Netronome’s solutions include tightly integrated network flow processors and acceleration cards that scale to more than 20 Gbps. Netronome landed $23M in funding from DFJ Esprit in May of 2010.

ProtonMedia is the developer of ProtoSphere, the market-leading virtual collaboration environment for the high-performance workplace, and the #1 virtual environment for collaborative PLM in life sciences. ProtoSphere’s virtual environment provides an arsenal of business-focused collaboration and communication tools that help companies accelerate decision-making and raise productivity, improving workplace performance overall. The company landed $4.5M in funding from Kaplan Ventures in June of 2011.

Carnegie Speech Co
Carnegie Speech Company is the premier developer of software for assessing and teaching spoken language skills. Using state-of-the-art speech recognition and artificial intelligence technologies licensed from Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Speech enables cost-effective, scalable and personalized spoken language instruction that maximizes training effectiveness and minimizes training time. Carnegie Speech Company received $2.2M in financing from In-Q-Tel in October of 2009.

Oberon Inc
Since 1999, Oberon, Inc. has been providing products and services to integrators and end users of wireless LAN,Wi-Fi network products. Oberon's wireless enclosures and antenna products are used where the RF coverage,infrastructure security,environmental robustness and aesthetics. Oberon offers ceiling-mounted telecommunications enclosures for Ethernet switches,patch panels,wireless controllers,and other networking and A/V components - ideal for structured cabling and Fiber-to-the-Enclosure deployments. Oberon landed $16M in funding in December of 2010.

Transcend United Technologies
Transcend United Technologies LLC, a member of the 2011 VAR 500, combines cost effective technology, experienced people, and world-class service to help organizations optimize their IT and communications infrastructure. Transcend United delivers products and expertise in key technologies including unified communications, data infrastructure, data center management, and backup/recovery/availability. With these offerings, Transcend United helps organizations solve real business problems, such as improving application performance for branch offices, reducing voice, data, and video communications costs, ensuring business continuity in case of a disaster, and reducing staffing and operations costs in the data center. The company has increased revenues by 513% from 2008 to 2010 ending with $26.4M in 2010.

ModCloth.com is an online clothing, accessories, and decor retailer that aims to provide a fun and engaging shopping atmosphere for you, our customer. They've attracted a large, devoted following through their unique selection of indie clothing and engaging promotions on the ModCloth Blog and social networks. The company is founded by husband and wife team Eric Koger and Susan Gregg Koger. ModCloth.com got a hold of $19M in funding July of 2010 and has increased revenues by 2,946% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $15.5M in 2009.

Movitas Mobile
Movitas is a leading mobile communication, marketing and commerce platform for location-centric businesses such as hotels, resorts and conferences. It provides a suite of solutions designed to drive revenue, improve the customer experience, manage mobile marketing campaigns, and deliver mobile business processes. The company received $3M in financing in July of 2010.

Monetate, Inc.
Monetate is the leading provider of testing, targeting, and content optimization solutions for websites. The company’s Software as a Service platform empowers marketers to test and target product offers and site features and convert successful tests into personalized messaging and promotional campaigns, instantly, anywhere on the website. Monetate has raised $5.1M in venture money led by First Round Capital in December of 2010.

iPipeline leads its industry in providing the next-generation suite of software to the insurance and financial services markets through its on-demand service. iPipeline collected $15M in funding led by NewSpring Capital of Radnor in November of 2009.

NextDocs Corporation
NextDocs is the global leader in providing Microsoft SharePoint-based compliance solutions to life sciences organizations. It enables businesses in regulated industries to achieve compliance with FDA and other agencies while automating processes, improving efficiency and dramatically reducing costs. NextDocs has increased revenues by 1,920% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $5.9M in 2009.

TagSys USA Inc
TAGSYS Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) systems are currently being used to track and trace millions of individual items — from drugs to library books to fashion apparel and luxury goods. Our integrated systems automate business processes, enable real-time supply chain strategies, and safeguard goods. The company got a hold of $12M in financing in March of 2010.

Avere Systems Inc
Avere Systems delivers breakthrough results for accelerating scale-out NAS performance, reducing infrastructure costs, minimizing remote-office latency and lowering overall data center operating expense. The company was founded in 2008 by a team of seasoned storage visionaries and experts to develop solutions that allow enterprises to scale storage network performance and deliver NAS services independently of capacity – driving up performance, scalability and agility ¬– while driving down cost. Avere Systems landed $17M in financing from Tenaya Capital in August of 2010.

LifeShield Security™
LifeShield Security™ is the first national, professional grade and professionally monitored wireless security system that provides superior protection and the best value in total home security. Originally established in 2002 as InGrid Home Security, founder and proven technology innovator Louis Stilp started the company after reviewing home security options for his own home. The company raised $11M in funding in June of 2010.

ThingWorx™ is a privately held company that develops and markets the first application platform for the Connected World. ThingWorx combines the key functionality of real-time data, mashups, search, social media and the semantic web, and applies it to any process that involves people, systems, devices and other real world "things." ThingWorx received $5M in venture funding from Safeguard Scientifics in February of 2011.

Since our beginning in 1997, we have been a company dedicated to providing pet parents & owners convenient online access to the widest variety of pet supplies possible delivered conveniently to your door. We are a group of pet loving individuals that simply enjoy making our customers and thus their pets happy. Hopefully our ecommerce website helps you find what you need quickly and efficiently and thus you can spend more time with your beloved pets. PetFoodDirect.com got a hold of $18M in financing from Updata Partners in June of 2011.

appMobi® provides highly integrated cloud-based tools and services for supporting large-scale developer communities and creating and operating complete mobile application ecosystems. By leveraging the commonly used Web programming languages HTML5, CSS and JavaScript, and the open Web, appMobi’s development tools allow app developers to “write once” and publish anywhere, either in native app stores or via the Web. appMobi received $6M in financing in January of 2011.

FlyCast Inc
FlyCast is the mobile broadcast network that gives you what you really want – choice. Choose what you want from the best music in all genres, talk radio, sports, and even hundreds the best terrestrial radio stations from around the country, delivered to the smartphone that's already in your pocket. FlyCast raised $2.1M in venture in July of 2009.

The Neat Company
Founded in 2002, The Neat Company (formerly NeatReceipts) is creating a new way for small businesses and consumers at home to transform paper into information that works. We free the information that’s trapped in printed documents so you can organize, store, secure and activate it. Our brand promise is simple – we want to help our customers organize their paper and simplify their lives. The Neat Company got a hold of $2.75M in financing led by Edison Venture Fund in June of 2010.

Sanovia Corporation
Sanovia Corporation is the premier provider of leading solutions that fully integrate and automate the pharmaceutical prior authorization process. Sanovia enables healthcare plans and Pharmacy Benefit Managers to make clinically appropriate PA certification decisions based on real-time information from patients and providers, up-to-the-minute claims data, and clinical best practices. Sanovia got a hold of $8M in funding from Chrysalis Ventures in May of 2009.

Stroll is a company with a singular mission: To bring our customers products containing powerful ideas capable of transforming their life … letting people who share our passion for learning and personal growth achieve extraordinary things. Stroll has increased revenues by 180% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $16.7M in 2009.

Evolve IP
Evolve IP is a Communications as a Service (CaaS) provider that has created a new way for businesses to buy, manage, and secure the technologies that they use to communicate. Our unique approach represents an unequaled option in the market for companies to turn their vital communications technologies into a competitive advantage. Evolve IP raised $8.7M in financing in September of 2010.

SevOne, Inc
SevOne, Inc. provides an application-aware, network performance management solution that enables enterprises, cloud and service providers, and government organizations to keep increasingly complex networks, servers and applications functioning at peak performance levels. SevOne delivers the industry’s fastest, most scalable, and comprehensive real-time monitoring, troubleshooting and performance reporting solution to ensure application performance and reliability. SevOne got a hold of $2M in financing from Osage Partners in April of 2009.

Collections Marketing Center (CMC)
Collections Marketing Center, Inc. (CMC) offers a pioneering adaptive collections service that enables lenders to deploy completely synchronized collections offers, contacts, and treatments across credit card, real estate, student, and installment loan products. FlexCollect has increased revenues by 4,900,000% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $489M in 2009.

6fusion USA Inc.
6fusion provides an end-to-end cloud management platform that enables global workload distribution by turning the public and private cloud into a pay-per-use billable utility. The unique metering algorithm, Workload Allocation Cube (WAC), creates a commercial standard to quantify supply and demand for compute resources. 6fusion received $3M in funding from in August of 2010.

VideoMining Corporation
VideoMining Corporation is the leading provider of in-store intelligence for consumer product manufacturers and retailers. VideoMining’s breakthrough measurement and analytics platform is based on patented, proprietary software for converting in-store video into rich statistical data on shopper behavior and demographics. VideoMining has increased revenues by 429% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $2.5M in 2009.

Schoolwires, Inc.
Schoolwires is a leading provider of community-based solutions that accelerate K-12 district and student success. Through its revolutionary Schoolwires Centricity2 platform, Schoolwires brings together the industry-leading website and community management solution, a powerful and unprecedented community engagement engine, along with a technology ecosystem that allows a district’s critical technologies and resources to be integrated within the Centricity platform for ease of access and accelerated adoption. Schoolwires raised $12M in venture money from Kennet Partners in January of 2009.

RES Software
RES Software dynamic desktop solutions simplify desktops into centrally managed, secure, personalized, context-aware and less complex desktops for your users. You want total control of your desktops including user virtualization, profile management, persistent personalization, user environment management, IT task automation, user state virtualization, desktop security, user workspace management, getting rid of roaming profiles issues, and reducing desktop costs – you need RES Software. RES Software landed $6.3M in funding in April of 2010.

Instem is a world-leading information solutions provider for Life Sciences R&D. Our software applications accelerate drug and chemical development by increasing client productivity and enhancing the processes that lead to safer, more effective products. Instem got a hold of $2.6M in venture funding in February of 2009.

MobileMD offers the HIT industry’s only 4D HIE™, focusing on all aspects of progressive healthcare delivery: 100% service, technology, economics, and care. We use a secure, scalable and flexible infrastructure to provide technologies and applications designed to integrate patient health information with disparate HIT systems and application software designed to provide access, communications, and interoperability capabilities, bringing the healthcare community together in support of enhanced patient care. MobileMD landed $4.75M in funding from Health Enterprise Partners in November of 2009.

SnapRetail LLC
SnapRetail solves the challenge of slowing sales among small retailers in the gift, home and collegiate industries. With the largest online MarketPlace, we make it easy for you to research and buy leading products. And by leveraging the best of email and social media marketing with the content of leading vendors, TrafficBuilder allows you to easily and compellingly communicate with your consumers to bring them into your stores. SnapRetail collected $6M in financing from Adams Capital Management in February of 2011.

GreenLink Networks Inc
GreenLink is a provider of digital marketing technology and services. The world’s leading media networks use GreenLink’s software and services to turn their viewer databases into powerful performance marketing / social commerce platforms. Local and national advertisers use GreenLink’s marketing services to achieve their revenue, lead generation, customer acquisition and branding goals. GreenLink received $3.5M in funding from Guggenheim Venture Partners in August of 2009.

BPL Global
BPL Global, Ltd. (BPLG) is a smart grid technology company dedicated to leading the transformation of energy and information delivery. The company provides software solutions and services to electric utilities enabling an intelligent grid to more efficiently manage demand, integrate distributed energy resources, improve service reliability, and optimize cost and capital productivity. BPL Global raised $22M in venture funding led by SAIC in October of 2009.

Ticketleap, Inc
TicketLeap is an online ticketing platform designed to make creating events and selling tickets easier than it's ever been. Using TicketLeap, event organizers can sell tickets quickly, track sales in real-time, and get people talking about events from one unified system. TicketLeap raised $2.53M in venture money in February of 2010.

Landslide Technologies Inc
Landslide Technologies is the provider of Landslide CRM, the next generation in customer relationship management solutions. Landslide incorporates a process-driven approach that allows sales professionals not simply to track sales, but actually close business faster and more effectively. Landslide CRM is the first system to combine sales process consistency with sales performance technology and live, personal assistant services to transform individual performers into a world-class team of consistent producers. Landslide landed $8M in funding led by Adams Capital Management in January of 2010.
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