Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in DC Area" awards
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - May 1, 2012 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in DC Area" 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 485 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 26.

"This is our 3rd Annual DC Aread award. We are pleased with the recognition the Award has received over the past few years," said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411, "and we are very proud of the respected list of companies for the 2012 winners."

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 DC Area. From there, each company must meet one or more of the following requirements;

  • ** 100% increase in revenues over the past 2 years; OR
  • ** Over $1M 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.

Clarabridge's sentiment and text analytics software enables companies to achieve an universal view of their customer feedback by transforming text-based customer feedback into valuable insight. When analysis includes as many listening posts as possible, companies gain a more universal view of the customer with qualitative analytics that can be utilized across the spectrum of departments in your organization. Clarabridge has raised $4.33M in funding in May of 2010.

Razorsight, Corp
Razorsight delivers cloud-based business intelligence and profit analytics for the communications industry. It delivers value across multiple departments (Finance, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and Procurement), and provides consistently actionable web-based automation and Business Intelligence that has a profound impact on Operating Margins. Razorsight delivers optimal scalability while ensuring immediate ROI. Razorsight has raised $12M in venture money led by Square 1 Bank in July of 2011.

Founded in 2000, LogiXML provides businesses the fastest and easiest way to deliver business analytics, dashboards, and reports to a broad range of users, as well as to embed them into existing applications – all for a fraction of the cost of other solutions. LogiXML’s agile technology allows organizations to rapidly develop, deploy, and adapt BI applications that serve any number of users on any platform ─ all without extensive development or professional services. LogiXML received $10M in funding led by Summit Partners in November of 2011.

OPOWER is an energy efficiency and Smart Grid software company that helps utilities meet their efficiency goals through effective customer engagement. Using cutting edge behavioral science and patent-pending data analytics, the OPOWER platform enables utilities to connect with their customers in a highly targeted fashion, motivating reductions in energy use, increased program participation and overall customer satisfaction. OPOWER received $50M in financing led by Accel Partners in November of 2010.

Convoke Systems Inc
Convoke Systems, is the leading provider of media (document) mobility and chain of title tracking solutions for the financial services and accounts receivable management (ARM) industries. Convoke’s media mobility software solutions provide on-demand and automated access and delivery of business information necessary to recover debt and promote conformity with federal and state regulations. Convoke Systems has raised $5.5M in funding led by Flybridge Capital Partners in July of 2010.

SnagFilms, LLC
SnagFilms.com offers the broadest collection of great independent movies you can watch right now, on demand, for free, and share with others – films that entertain and inform, engage and inspire, satisfy every taste, encourage discovery and create community. SnagFilms.com collected $7M in funding in January of 2012.

Netuitive Inc
Netuitive provides predictive analytics software for IT. Netuitive replaces human guesswork with automated mathematics and analysis to forecast, identify and resolve IT performance issues before they impact quality of service. Hundreds of customers, including eight of the 10 largest banks, rely on Netuitive to proactively manage the performance and capacity of their their IT infrastructures -- physical, virtual and cloud. Netuitive got a hold $10M in venture funding led by MK Capital in June of 2010.

Fidelis Security Systems
Since 2002, Fidelis Security Systems has been providing organizations with the network visibility, analysis and control necessary to manage advanced threats and prevent data breaches. Built on a patented Deep Session Inspection®, platform, Fidelis XPS™ is the industry's only network security solution capable of seeing, studying, and stopping advanced threats in real-time by uniquely working at the session-level where today’s threats occur. Fidelis got a hold of $2.32M in funding in April of 2010.

Harmony Information Systems,
Harmony Information Systems Inc., (Harmony), the leader in integrated health and human services management, provides comprehensive solutions that enable organizations to manage growing consumer caseloads with existing resources. The company’s end-to-end solutions manage the delivery of care for elders and intellectually disabled persons, enabling organizations to maximize outcomes while increasing service delivery efficiency, ensuring compliance with funding requirements, and automating Medicaid waiver processes. The company landed $4M in funding from Wellington Financial in December of 2011.

GeoIQ enables enterprises, marketers, retailers and public sector organizations to fuse together massive amounts of information from numerous data sources, analyze it using location as the common pivot point and clearly identify trends and opportunities to drive better business decisions. Organizations across all market sectors have leveraged GeoIQ’s innovative location-based solutions to better deliver actionable information for dynamic decision making. The company got a hold of $5.5M in August of 2010.

Canvas Solutions, Inc.
Canvas makes it easy to publish data collection apps on wireless Smartphones and other mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, bar code scanning devices, and Netbooks. Canvas reduces paper consumption, redundant data entry, and excess processes for businesses and mobile professionals. The Canvas software service enables mobile professionals to collect information using their mobile devices, analyze that data on the Canvas web site, and share information across their business community. The company received $1.2M in funding from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital in July of 2011.

Fixmo Inc. is the mobile risk management (MRM) company that helps organizations identify, mitigate and manage the risks associated with mobile devices in the workplace. The company’s MRM solutions enable protected and compliant mobile computing, helping organizations embrace a wide range of mobile devices and applications while maintaining system integrity, protecting confidential data and proving regulatory compliance. Fixmo got a hold of $23M in financing from Paladin Capital Group in November of 2011.

LucidMedia Networks Inc
LucidMedia is the most comprehensive and transparent digital advertising management platform for targeting and optimizing display campaigns. The LucidMedia demand-side platform (DSP) with ClickSense® page-level contextual analysis and intelligent real-time bidding (RTB) is available as both self-service and managed service to interactive agencies and brand advertisers. LucidMedia landed $4.5M in venture money from MMV Financial (MMV) in June of 2010.

Koolspan Inc
KoolSpan is a leading innovator of data encryption and security products optimized for the mobile market. Its microSD-based TrustChip® mobile encryption engine is a critical component to mobile security solutions and has been tested and deployed in 40 countries worldwide. TrustChip secured solutions enable the protection of applications, operating systems and mobile devices; are FIPS 140-2 Validated, and deployed by government, enterprise and offered by leading wireless operators to protect sensitive communications. KoolSpan got a hold of $5M in funding led by TWJ Capital in November of 2011.

Telarix, Inc
Telarix is the leading provider of Interconnect Business Optimization solutions to global wireline, wireless, broadband and VoIP communications service providers. Telarix allows service providers to leverage operational intelligence within their networks to enable real-time business decisions impacting operational efficiency, margin optimization, vendor agreement management and other mission-critical interconnect business processes. The company received $20M in venture funding from Brown Brothers Harriman in April of 2010.

Agency Q
Founded in 1999, agencyQ delivers award winning social, mobile and interactive solutions that transform the way organizations reach, engage and inspire their key audiences. With a unique ability to align our creative, technology and marketing acumen with clients’ strategic goals, agencyQ has generated measurable results for a global base of corporations, governments and associations over the past three decades. agencyQ got a hold of $1.6M in financing from Advantage Capital Partners in September of 2011.

Motionsoft is a leading provider of of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and financial solutions to the health and wellness industries. The company serves nearly 2000 clients in the USA, Mexico, Canada, and Europe, including commercial gyms, family activity facilities, schools, universities and hospitals/corporate-based wellness facilities. The company got a hold of $2M in funding from Edison Ventures in July of 2011.

SB Nation
Vox (formerly known as SB Nation) is one of the country's largest and fastest growing online publishers. Based in Washington DC, Vox owns and operates sites in distinct vertical categories, consumer technology and sports. The Verge is focused on consumer technology, and marries the industry's leading editorial team with the most advanced publishing platform to create the premier destination for consumer technology audiences and marketers. The company received $10.5M in funding from Khosla Ventures in November of 2010.

ZoomSafer Inc
ZoomSafer is a leading provider of software for mobile phones to prevent distracted driving. Designed specifically for corporate customers, FleetSafer enables employers to proactively enforce cell phone usage policies to reduce crashes, risk and liability. The company received 1.1M in financing led by White Birch Capital in March of 2011.

Emergent, LLC
Emergent is an IT solution provider focused on solving complex business and mission challenges on behalf of government, commercial, education and healthcare organizations. The Emergent team combines unmatched IT technical expertise and an extensive knowledge of the government procurement process. We work hand-in-hand with a variety of complementary IT vendors to ensure our customers receive world class IT solutions, enabling them to achieve their objectives on time and on budget. The company has increased its revenues by 243% from 2008 to 2010 ending with $24.1M in 2010.

WealthEngine, Inc.TM is a leading provider of sophisticated wealth identification and prospect research services to providers of luxury organizations including luxury goods, retail, jewelry, private aviation, automobile, travel, real estate, hotels & resort and art and antiques. WealthEngine clients also include many financial services firms and philanthropic organizations that target high net worth individuals. The company received $5M in financing from Novak Biddle Venture Partners in March of 2010.

Resonate Networks
Resonate is the first online ad company to connect advertisers with audiences by understanding why people engage with a brand, campaign or issue. Its unique approach asks people about the values that drive their decisions allowing Resonate to deliver the right audience in the most optimal locations online. The company has raised $20M in venture money from Revolution Growth in February of 2012.

Koofers, Inc. is a social learning company transforming higher education through student-driven, intercollegiate collaboration. Founded in 2008, Koofers empowers students to help each other learn by providing open and free access to: course materials, class and professor ratings, study aids and more. By leveraging Facebook and the social graph, Koofers can use its university data to create a more personalized and relevant student experience and foster collaboration in a way that's never been done before. Koofers received $5M in funding led by Revolution LLC in September 2010.

Openwire Solutions
Openwire Solutions focus is delivering a comprehensive platform to develop custom product cost solutions for process and complex manufacturers. Openwire Solutions is a Next Generation IT Consulting Firm specializing in cutting edge business solutions utilizing Enterprise Business Solutions, BI, Web 2.0, SOA, Open Source, Mobile application development and many more. The company has increased its revenues by 180% from 2008 to 2010 ending with $5.2M in 2010.

AppTap is an app recommendations platform and advertising network, helping web publishers, carriers, consumers and app developers cut through the clutter of the app stores. Over 20 leading web publishers, and top carriers such as Sprint, use AppTap to boost user engagement and monetization. AppTap collected $4M in funding from Syncom Venture Partners in January of 2012.

ScienceLogic facilitates centralized IT operations and dynamic cloud management by uniting and correlating critical IT functions such as performance, fault, availability, asset, service desk, automation, and event management, all in a single product. The cohesive ScienceLogic platform provides an accurate, actionable view of business service delivery across any mix of physical, virtual and cloud environments. ScienceLogic has raised $15M in venture money from Intel Capital in April of 2012.
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