Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in Georgia" awards
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - May 15, 2012 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in Georgia, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in Georgia" 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 540 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 25.

"This is our 3rd Georgia 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 Georgia. 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.

WorthPoint Corporation
WorthPoint has organized the world’s information on collectibles into a central library or “worth” database – the Worthopedia. You have access to this wealth of data on prices, descriptions, pictures and sale dates, compiled from hundreds of auction houses. It’s easy to find and compare items to determine the value of your collectibles. WorthPoint received $3.6M in funding from Cheviot in December of 2010.

PlayOn! Sports
PlayOn! Sports is the nation’s premier high school sports media company. We are the largest rights holder, producer, and aggregator of high school sports events distributed across television, the Internet, and mobile devices. By combining State Athletic Association postseason content with the regular season events of member schools, PlayON! landed $2.8M in financing from Hamilton Ventures in August of 2010.

Clearleap is a privately held company focused on building solutions that are driving the evolution of video content management, distribution, and monetization. The organization has demonstrated expertise architecting and delivering solutions that solve the most complex media management and monetization issues, from the ingest of content through robust VOD and EST delivery platforms through to the most reliable delivery of streams to the video consumer. Clearleap received $4.5M in funding led by Noro-Mosely Partners in November of 2010.

Quofore Americas
Quofore is a global provider of mobile software solutions for Consumer Products companies’ field representatives. Quofore solutions reflect the experience and domain expertise gained from over a decade of specialized industry focus, working with customers in more than 35 countries in both modern-trade and emerging markets. Quofore has raised $5.25M in venture funding from ABS Capital Partners in February of 2011.

Cloud Sherpas
Cloud Sherpas, recently named both the Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of the Year and a Platinum salesforce.com Partner, is a leading enterprise-focused Cloud Service Provider, helping organisations leverage the cloud to rapidly innovate while also dramatically reducing IT expenses. Cloud Sherpas has migrated over 1.5 million users across a variety of industries from legacy, on-premise systems to the cloud. The company received $1.6M in funding led by Syncarpha Capital in November of 2010.

eVestment Alliance
eVestment Alliance is a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions. eVestment delivers extensive separate account, hedge fund and commingled fund data through robust, user-friendly products, with an unparalleled commitment to client service. The company received $19M in funding led by Silicon Valley Bank in November of 2010.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Ftrans is an innovative provider of technology enabled business process outsourcing services to small and medium businesses which sell to other businesses. We combine a business line of credit with advanced receivables management providing businesses with the credit they deserve. Ftrans received $4M in financing led by Greenhill SAVP in May of 2010.

Damballa, Inc
Damballa is a pioneer in the fight against cybercrime. Damballa provides the only network security solution that detects the remote control communication that criminals use to breach networks to steal personal and intellectual information, and conduct espionage or other fraudulent transactions. Patent-pending solutions from Damballa are platform and system-agnostic, protecting networks with any type of device including PCs, Macs, smart phones, as well as mobile and embedded systems. Damballa received $12M in financing from Paladin Capital Group in February of 2011.

Izenda, L.L.C., is a privately held, Atlanta-based software company. It has been serving medium-sized enterprises in the Atlanta area and the global developer community since 2002. The company uses an Agile software methodology and iterative evolutionary design to deliver high-quality software to customers in financial services, media, biotech, real estate and non-profit sectors. Izenda has increased its revenues by 238% from 2008 to 2010 ending with $1.3M in 2010.

RentWiki.com is the first rental website to utilize social media to help renters answer the important question: “What are the local residents saying about the neighborhood?” The website couples a rental search with user-generated content, neighborhood reviews, and the ability for renters and locals to talk to each other. With the vision that finding a place to live should be more social than just surfing Craigslist.com, RentWiki.com aims to turn the rental search into an interactive and community driven process. The company received $3.6M in funding in February of 2012.

JouleX is the leading innovator in sustainable energy management systems for the enterprise. Its flagship solution, the JouleX Energy Manager (JEM), provides the Global 2000 and government agencies with the ability to monitor, analyze and control energy usage for all network-connected devices and systems across the enterprise, including in distributed offices, data centers and facilities. JouleX landed $17M in financing led by Sigma Partners in June of 2011.

Proximus Mobility, LLC
Based in Atlanta, Proximus Mobility is location-based proximity marketing software company that provides a turnkey, end-to-end solution to retailers, hotels and casinos, venues, advertising agencies and small to medium sized businesses. This solution offers relevant, high value digital content to consumers’ mobile phones near the point of influence or point of sale regardless of the phone type or carrier, with no app needed on the phone. Proximus Mobility got a hold of $2M in funding in December of 2011.

REACH Health Inc
REACH Health is a technology company specialized in developing and providing interactive physician-to-patient access. Our telemedicine system makes it possible for physicians to assess and provide treatment options using live video and on-demand patient medical data. The company received $4M in financing from Council Capital in April of 2012.

Pindrop Security
Pindrop Security provides enterprise solutions that help prevent phone-based fraud. Its acoustical fingerprinting technology detects fraudulent calls and authenticates legitimate callers, helping customers eliminate financial losses and reduce operational costs. Pindrop’s breakthrough technology is the first of its kind to fingerprint individual phone calls, providing verification of caller provenance. The company received $1M in funding in May of 2012.

NeoMedia Technologies, Inc
NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. is the global market leader in 2D mobile barcode technology and infrastructure solutions that enable the mobile barcode ecosystem world-wide. Its technology platform transforms mobile devices with cameras into barcode scanners, enabling a range of practical and engaging applications including consumer oriented advertising, mobile ticketing and couponing, and business-to-business commercial track and trace solutions. The company landed $11.3M in financing in the past two years.

Reflex Systems, Inc
Reflex Systems helps organizations accelerate adoption of next generation virtualized data centers by addressing potential challenges, such as monitoring the dynamic environment, maintaining secure configuration, cross-functional management, and regulatory compliance while capitalizing on the virtualization investment; thus enhancing overall data center security. Reflex Systems received $10M in financing from RFA Management Company in May 2011.

Nexidia provides customer interaction analytics solutions with patented technologies and breakthrough applications that enable companies to drive business transformation by capturing, making sense of, and using the full range of communications they have with customers. Nexidia provides software and service expertise to help companies synthesize this data into both a tactical tool for operational improvements and a catalyst for strategic business transformation. Nexidia received $23M in funding led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners in October of 2010.

ClickFox, the leader in a new breed of experience analytics, maps the complex maze of customer experience successes and failures formed by interactions at every touch point. The company translates terabytes of transactional experiences into a picture of humanity for customers: who, what and why they experienced what they did. ClickFox received $17.9M in financing led by Ascent Venture Partners in November of 2010.

Vitrue, Inc
Vitrue offers the industry’s most scalable and secure cloud-based social marketing solution, enabling brands to harness the full marketing potential of social on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and emerging platforms. The award-winning Vitrue SRM platform collectively manages more than one billion social relationships in over 100 countries across more than 4,500 social accounts for its clients. Vitrue has raised $17M in venture money led by Scale Venture Partners in February of 2011.

Ingenious Med
Founded in 1999 by a group of practicing physicians, Ingenious Med is an award-winning mobile platform that automates the activities of physicians when they are away from their office, whether they are rounding at a hospital, an outpatient clinic, a nursing home or even at home. Ingenious Med automates the revenue and charge capture processes for over 6,000 users in more than 500 healthcare facilities across the United States. Ingenious Med landed $3.25M in financing from Council Ventures in March of 2011.

Kudzu Interactive
Kudzu Interactive developed the proprietary web-based remote ordering platform that has become the restaurant industry’s de-facto standard for POS integrated online ordering, text messaging and call center remote ordering applications. Today Kudzu Interactive has activated more restaurant sites into more POS platforms then all of our competitors combined serving over 28,000 restaurant sites from major chains such as Outback, Subway, California Pizza Kitchen, Baja Fresh and others. The company has raised $7M in venture funding from Norwest Venture Partners in June of 2010.

Precyse Technologies Inc
Precyse Technologies, the industry leader in real-time asset and supply chain visibility solutions, offers last-mile communication platforms that connect assets, machines, and IT platforms on a unified information network at one-mile range. The network automates data collection, enables managerial intelligence, and facilitates savings through inventory reduction, process automation and human error elimination, improved quality and supply chain agility. Precyse received $11M in financing in August of 2010.

The Brainy Brands Company, Inc
Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, Brainy Brands is a leading designer, developer and marketer of tried and true, technology-based early education tools. These tools include DVDs, CDs, books, games, puzzles and toys for children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years. Our products are sold both domestically and internationally. Brainy Brands collected $2.4M financing in August of 2011.

Rainmaker Group
Rainmaker is the market leader in profit optimization solutions for the Gaming & Hospitality and Multifamily Housing industries. Rainmaker leverages cutting-edge research in order to bring customers the most sophisticated solutions to their revenue management challenges. Adopted by industry leaders and niche players alike, Rainmaker's GuestREV™ and LRO™ software products provide clients a strategic advantage in achieving the highest profitability from their assets. The company got a hold of #9M in funding from Silicon Valley Bank in September of 2011.

simplifyMD eases the workload of both physicians and administrators by combining fully certified EHR functionality with powerful document management and leading-edge technology. The company specializes in offering web-based solutions to streamline operational workflow, lower operating costs and increase revenue without disruption to medical practices. simplifyMD enables physicians to practice their way by delivering a simple experience to patient health record management. simplifyMD has raised $4.5M in venture money from Intersouth Partners in January of 2012.
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