Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in Silicon Valley" awards
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - March 20, 2012 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in Silicon Valley area, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in the Silicon Valley" 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 3190 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 80.

"This is our 3rd Annual Silicon Valley 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 Silicon Valley. From there, each company must meet one or more of the following requirements;

  • ** 100% increase in revenues over the past 2 years; OR
  • ** Over $5M 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.

For millions of people around the world, Vuclip is an essential part of their daily lives. Vuclip serves video on-the-fly, on any device, and in any country, providing unparalleled reach for its partners. Every day Vuclip delivers more than 25 million videos to consumers in over 200 countries. Vuclip is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices in Los Angeles, Mumbai, Singapore, Shenzhen and Beijing. The company got a hold of $8M in financing led by New Enterprise Associates in May of 2011.

CiiNOW is a white label cloud platform that enables game publishers, retailers and carriers to tap into the lucrative $60 billion gaming market as it rapidly transitions from physical media formats to digital distribution. The company’s HybridGFX technology makes use of the capabilities of the client devices (PC, STB and tablets/phones) and transmits compressed graphics commands with overlaid video thereby reducing required bandwidth while increasing image fidelity and minimizing datacenter costs. CiiNOW landed $13M in funding led by Foundation Capital in December of 2011.

Vyatta Inc.
Vyatta is disrupting the networking industry by delivering a software-based network operating system that leverages cost-effective x86 servers as well as common virtualization and cloud computing platforms. Vyatta software provides a complete enterprise-class routing and security suite capable of uniquely addressing the next-generation infrastructure requirements of flexibility, on-demand delivery and platform independence. The company received $12M in financing from HighBAR Partners in November of 2011.

Jobvite, Inc
Jobvite is the leading recruiting platform for the social web. Today's fastest-growing companies use applicant tracking, recruiter CRM and social recruiting software solutions from Jobvite to target the right talent and build the best teams. Jobvite is a complete, modular Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform which can optimize the speed, cost-effectiveness and ease of recruiting for any company. Jobvite has raised $15M in venture money from Trident Capital in May of 2011.

TellApart is a technology company that helps online retailers advertise to potential and existing customers. Our mission is to enable e-commerce companies to develop deeper relationships with their best customers through more relevant marketing communications. One of TellApart’s most widely used marketing services is a display ads application for retailers called remarketing. TellApart collected $13M in financing from Bain Capital Ventures in June of 2011.

Couchbase is the NoSQL database market share leader, with production deployments at AOL,Deutsche Post, NTT Docomo, Salesforce.com, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Vimeo, Zynga and hundreds of other organizations worldwide. Couchbase products enable a more flexible, scalable, high-performance, and cost-effective approach to data management than relational database solutions and are particularly well suited for web applications deployed on virtualized or cloud infrastructures. Couchbase got a hold of $14M in funding led by Accel Partners in August of 2011.

ArcSoft, Inc
ArcSoft, Inc. is an industry leading software developer of multimedia technologies and applications across desktop, mobile and embedded platforms. Working closely with major OEM manufacturers, ArcSoft offers a full line of imaging and video solutions that enhance the features, performance, and user experience of mobile phones, digital cameras, tablets, personal computers, and consumer electronics devices. ArcSoft has raised $20M in venture money led by Intel Capital in September of 2011.

Cloud9 Analytics Corporation
Cloud9 is the leader in sales forecasting and pipeline management. The company gives users the power to actively manage sales performance with intelligence – going beyond CRM applications. With Cloud9, users dramatically improve the predictability of their sales forecasts, get visibility into exceptions and changes, and identify risks and opportunities. The company received $8M in funding from Mayfield Fund in May of 2010.

mig33 is the world’s leading mobile and web community, deeply committed to bringing fast, fun and social entertainment services to developing parts of Asia. Till date, over 50 million registered users all over the world use mig33’s services, including integrated instant messaging, chatting, miniblogging, games, virtual gifting and picture sharing. mig33 got a hold of $8.9M in funding led by Accel Partners in November of 2010.

AlertEnterprise Inc
AlertEnterprise leverages Security Convergence technology to deliver Enterprise Identity and Access Governance and enable active policy enforcement for true prevention of insider threat, fraud, theft, sabotage and acts of terrorism. AlertEnterprise uniquely eliminates silos and uncovers blended threats across IT security, Physical Access Controls and Industrial Control Systems. AlertEnterprise received $19M in financing from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in September of 2011.

Allocade Inc
Allocade, Inc., headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., is transforming the hospital experience for caregivers and patients with its innovative On-Cue ® A.I. Command and Control System, which enables Radiology and Cardiology departments to deliver better patient care as on-time performance improves, departmental capacity increases, patient satisfaction scores rise, and costs are reduced. Allocade landed $5M in funding from Vantage Point Venture Partners in March of 2010.

BlueStacks enables Android applications to run on Windows machines. BlueStacks’ technology can be integrated into offerings for both the consumer and commercial (enterprise) market segments. Incorporated in March 2008 by leaders in Microsoft Windows, mobility and Android development, BlueStacks is privately held and headquartered in Silicon Valley with global offices in India, Japan and Taiwan. The company received $6.4M in financing led by AMD in October of 2011.

Mintigo is the intelligent lead-generation service. Mintigo delivers a reliable flow of accurate leads — precisely matched to your company's offering. Mintigo's customers from around the world have demanded more than a million trusted Mintigo-verified leads. Mintigo's process is easy, scalable, and reliable — offering a constant flow of high-quality leads in three simple steps: define the campaign, provide customer examples, and automatically find the best matching new leads. The company has raised $9M in funding led by Sequoia Capital in September of 2011.

Amplidata provides Optimized Object Storage systems for Big Data. It enables customers to deploy turnkey large-storage infrastructures that meet the highest reliability and availability requirements at the lowest possible cost. Amplidata got a hold of $8M in venture funding led by Big Bang Ventures in March of 2012.

Elance Inc
Elance, the world’s leading platform for online employment, helps businesses hire and manage in the cloud. For businesses looking to staff-up a team on an hourly or project basis, Elance offers instant access to talent and the ability to build and manage entire teams online. For independent professionals who want to work online, Elance offers access to qualified clients, a virtual workplace and guaranteed pay for great work. Elance got a hold of $16M in funding from Stripes Group in January of 2012.

Appcelerator Inc
Appcelerator’s Titanium is the leading mobile platform of choice for thousands of companies who are seizing the mobile opportunity. With more than 35,000 applications deployed on 40 million devices, Appcelerator’s Titanium Platform leverages over 5,000 mobile device and operating system APIs to create native iOS and Android apps as well as HTML5 mobile web apps. The company landed $15M in funding led by Mayfield Fund in November of 2011.

Nexenta Systems
Nexenta Systems is the world’s leading provider of enterprise-class OpenStorage solutions. The company’s flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage management. Privately held, Nexenta is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company has raised $21M in funding from Menlo Ventures in January of 2012.

Axcient Inc
Axcient delivers a unified platform for backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery that offers unprecedented ease of use and uptime to the SMB market. Built from the ground up as an all-in-one solution, Axcient combines the best elements of an on-premise solution with the cost savings of a cloud-based service. Axcient got a hold of $15.M in funding led by Scale Venture Partners in October of 2011.

Egnyte, Inc
Over 1 billion files have been shared by businesses using Egnyte HybridCloud file server. Egnyte’s unique technology provides the speed and security of local storage with the accessibility of the cloud. Users can easily store, share, access and backup files, while IT has the centralized administration and control to enforce business policies. Egnyte received $10M in financing from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers in March of 2011.

Panaya Inc
Panaya is a new Software as a Service solution that reduces the cost and risk of making changes to ERP systems. Designed for business users, from CIOs to business analysts, Panaya automatically analyzes the impact of pending business process changes, and informs all stakeholders on a need to know basis. Panaya received $6M in funding from Hasso Plattner Ventures in September of 2010.

Avalanche Technology
Founded in 2006, Avalanche Technology set out to fundamentally change the $53B memory industry with a disruptive low power non-volatile magnetic memory. Not only solving the technology scaling challenges faced by existing charge based memories, Avalanche is also enabling radical leaps in memory and storage system architectures. Our technology is ideal for applications in nearly every industry, from consumer electronics and mobile phones to satellites and engine control. The company received $11.5M in financing from Paul Allen s Vulcan Capital in January of 2012.

ConnectAndSell delivers live conversations on demand, using a combination of proprietary switching technology and our virtual sales agents. A minimum of five conversations per hour is guaranteed or our customers do not pay for the online session. This allows ConnectAndSell customers to increase sales without increasing sales headcount. The company landed $7.5M in financing from Institutional Venture Partners in February of 2011.

Atlantis Computing
Atlantis Computing is transforming enterprise desktop computing by making virtual desktops more affordable, reducing implementation risks and addressing key barriers to market adoption: storage costs and user acceptance. Atlantis Computing software complements Citrix and VMware solutions by reducing the amount of storage needed, enabling the use of less expensive storage, and boosting performances of desktop and mobile devices. The company received $10M in funding led by Partech International in August of 2010.

Virident Systems
Founded in 2006, Virident Systems helps enterprises solve the challenge of poor application performance with flash storage solutions that speed application performance, ensure predictable performance under various workloads, and are compatible with all servers. The company was founded by a visionary management team from Google, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, SGI, and Intel. Virident Systems received $21M in financing from Globespan Capital Partners in November of 2011.

Encore Career Institute
Encore Career Institute will offer students professional certificates and career counseling designed specifically for those transitioning to new careers or seeking to remain viable in today’s job market. Encore is poised to revolutionize the higher-education world, not just by harnessing the best technology into higher-education but by truly elevating the experience to a not-seen-before level. The company received $15M in funding led by Granite Ventures in June of 2011.

Druva Software
Druva provides advanced enterprise data protection solutions for data at the edge of corporate networks. Its unique application-aware deduplication technology delivers 10-times-faster backups and 90-percent reduction in storage requirements. The company’s flagship product, inSync, is a highly scalable, WAN-optimized solution designed from the ground up for laptop computers. Druva has raised $12M in financing led by Sequoia Capital in August of 2011.

MATRIXX Software
MATRIXX Software enables NOW. We give Communications Service Providers instant visibility, intelligence and control of services across your network. Our patent-pending, smart charging technology ensures a seamless, intuitive service experience that empowers your subscribers – in the moment, every moment. Delivering a 50 to 100 times increase in efficiency and scalability, we equip you with the only solution designed specifically for the data generation. The company received $12M in financing from Innovacom in October of 2011.

ScaleArc Inc
ScaleArc is the pioneer in a new category of database infrastructure software that simplifies the way database environments are deployed and managed, and lowers costs without any changes to applications or databases. ScaleArc landed $5.33M in funding led by Trinity Ventures in December of 2011.

Kiwi Crate, Inc
Founded in 2011 by executives from eBay, PayPal, YouTube, and BabyCenter, Kiwi Crate sparks creativity in kids and saves time for busy parents by providing all of the inspiration and materials necessary for a variety of hands-on activities ranging from art, science, crafts, and imaginative play. With monthly deliveries of activities designed to help kids discover, explore, and create things in the world around them, Kiwi Crate brings hands-on fun right to your door. The company landed $5M in funding led by First Round Capital in January of 2012.

Adara Media Inc
Adara Media offers a loyalty audience platform that enables top brands to monetize and nurture their loyalty program customers online and helps advertisers reach exclusive, qualified audiences. Using proprietary loyalty data, Adara Media enables advertisers to reach real individuals, ensuring authenticity while maintaining complete anonymity. The company got a hold of $12.4 M in financing led by August Capital in January of 2012.

Intacct is the cloud financial management company. Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Intacct’s award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. Intacct applications, in use by more than 5,000 organizations from startups to public companies, are designed to improve company performance and make finance more productive. Intacct got a hold of $12.3M in financing from Split Rock Partners in June of 2011.

Kontiki Inc
Kontiki enables your entire global workforce to communicate using the most personal and engaging method possible — high quality enterprise video to every employee’s computer across your global company. Video communication is the next best thing to being there and has a bigger impact than other forms of communication, and consequently video traffic on enterprise networks is growing faster than IT organizations can upgrade their bandwidth and streaming infrastructure. Kontiki landed $5.1M in funding led by MK Capital in January of 2012.

Accellion, Inc. provides enterprise-class mobile file sharing solutions that enable secure anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. The world's leading corporations and government agencies use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensure compliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. Accellion received $12M in funding from Riverwood Capital in January of 2012.

Mobixell Networks
Mobixell provides intelligent mobile Internet solutions that optimize Operator’s data network and maximize data profitability. Mobixell solutions enable operators to provide superior broadband and Internet services to their subscribers, with excellent rich media user experience and enhanced value added services. The company received $10M in venture funding from Azini Capital in December of 2010.

Centrify Corporation
Centrify delivers integrated software and cloud-based solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own — Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud, more than 4,000 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50, rely on Centrify's identity consolidation and privilege management solutions to reduce IT expenses, strengthen security and meet compliance requirements. Centrify received $16M in financing from Index Ventures in August of 2011.

SugarSync, Inc.
SugarSync is a free service that helps you sync your life. With a simple download on your computers and mobile devices, you have access to all the Cloud has to offer. Using SugarSync's powerful Cloud technology, you can easily access, sync and share all of your documents, photos, music and movies across all of your computers and mobile devices. The company got a hold of $15M in funding from Coral Group in March of 2012.

Ozmo, Inc
Founded in 2004 as H-Stream Wireless, Ozmo Devices develops innovative Wi-Fi compatible communication technologies that deliver cost-effective wireless personal area network (WPAN) connectivity for battery-operated devices. The Ozmo solution is ultra-low power and highly integrated, making it ideal for wireless peripheral applications that require a small form factor and long battery life. The company received $10.8M in financing from Atlantic Bridge Ventures in June of 2010.

Rhythm NewMedia Inc
Rhythm connects brand advertisers with highly engaged mobile audiences by selling and serving video, rich media and other immersive advertising formats. Rhythm has partnered with more than 50 premium media companies, typically on an exclusive basis, across an unparalleled portfolio of 200+ properties to deliver meaningful brand advertising within the highest quality content for targeted, relevant audiences. The company received $10M in funding from QuestMark Partners in November of 2010.

Soasta Inc
SOASTA is the leader in cloud testing. The company’s CloudTest products and services leverage the power of cloud computing to quickly and affordably test consumer-facing Web and mobile apps at scale, providing customers with the confidence that their business-critical Web apps will be reliable and scalable, even under extreme loads. SOASTA collected $12M in financing from The Entrepreneurs Fund in December of 2011.

PubMatic gives premium publishers a real-time media selling platform for managing revenue and brand strategy. PubMatic’s platform combines real-time bidding (RTB), the most comprehensive brand protection tools, extensive audience insights and hands-on support to serve the world’s leading publishers. The company collected $7.5M in financing from Helion Venture Partners in April of 2010.

Splashtop Inc
Splashtop Inc. (formerly known as DeviceVM, Inc.) was founded in 2006 with the goal of optimizing the computing experience so that people everywhere can quickly access content and applications. Splashtop Remote, recognized by Apple as one of the top sellers on the App Store, allows users to enjoy their full computer experience from a smartphone or a tablet, while away from their PC. Splashtop landed $10M in funding from SAP Ventures in June of 2010.

DisplayLink Corp
DisplayLink Corp. is a hardware and software company that enables easy virtual graphics connectivity between computers and displays over standard interfaces such as USB, wireless USB and Ethernet. Bringing more cost effectiveness, optimized energy and increased productivity to the multi-display workspace, DisplayLink technology is used in dozens of globally branded PC accessories including monitors, universal docking stations, and display adapters. The company received $15M in financing from Cipio Partners in September of 2011.

Pageonce is dedicated to simplifying everyday finances. The Pageonce Money & Bills service offers clarity and control over all accounts in one single place, automatically organizing bank and credit card accounts, tracking transactions, paying bills, and sending real-time alerts. With more than 5.5 million users in the U.S. and Canada, Pageonce is available free on iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone 7 and the Web. Pageonce has raised $15M in venture money from Morgenthaler Ventures in May of 2011.

TrialPay's transactional advertising platform boosts revenue and converts more customers for online merchants by placing targeted promotions around transactions. TrialPay presents customers with compelling incentives and payment options from name-brand advertisers, increasing sales for online merchants while driving traffic and customer acquisitions for premier advertisers. The company landed $40M in financing led by Greylock Partners in February of 2012.

Founded in August 2005, WSO2 is a global enterprise middleware corporation with offices in USA, UK and Sri Lanka. Providing the only complete open source middleware platform, WSO2 is revolutionizing the industry by putting traditional middleware on a diet and introducing lean, powerful and flexible solutions to address the 21st century enterprise challenges. The company got a hold of $6.5M in financing from Quest Software Inc in May of 2011.

Skyfire Labs, Inc
Skyfire is dedicated to leveraging the power of cloud computing to radically improve the mobile Internet experience for both Operators and consumers. Skyfire's solutions provide game-changing cost savings, better end-user experiences and compelling incremental revenue opportunities. The company got a hold of $8M in financing led by Verizon Investments in January of 2012.

REvolution Analytics
Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services based on the open source R project for statistical computing. The company brings high performance, productivity and enterprise readiness to R, the most powerful statistics language in the world. Revolution Analytics got a hold of $8.6M in funding in October of 2010.

Polyvore, Inc.
Polyvore is the web's largest fashion community site, where users are empowered to discover their style and set trends around the world. With over 13 million monthly unique visitors, Polyvore's global community has created over 42 million sets that are shared across the web. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Polyvore is funded by Benchmark Capital, Matrix Partners, DAG Ventures, Goldman Sachs, and Vivi Nevo (NV Investments). Polyvore got a hold of $14M in funding from DAG Ventures in January of 2012.

AccelOps virtualized, cloud generation software monitors security (SIEM), performance, and configurations of IT infrastructure and applications in highly dynamic and scalable data centers. Anchored by patent-pending technology for distributed real-time analytics, AccelOps software works across private clouds, public clouds and traditional data center environments, to bring proactive and comprehensive service health visibility. AccelOps collected $11M in funding in July of 2010.

Smule, Inc
Smule’s mission is to connect the world through music. With the premise that everyone is creative, Smule uses the magic of technology to liberate the expressive musician in everyone. Smule’s award-winning applications include Magic Piano™, I Am™ T-Pain, and Ocarina. The company was co-founded in 2008 by Stanford PhD student and entrepreneur Jeff Smith and Stanford assistant professor Dr. Ge Wang. Smule landed $12M in funding from Shasta Ventures in November of 2011.

Cooliris turns digital content into immersive visual experiences that increase user engagement and discoverability. With over 40 million downloads of the Cooliris 3D Wall and over 100,000 daily activations of the Android Gallery application, Cooliris is a leader in creating awesome user experiences. The company got a hold of $9.6M in funding in February of 2011.

Criteo expands the search budgets of the largest ecommerce advertisers across 30 countries. Every day Criteo generates millions of high-quality leads by serving relevant ads to people who have left clients’ websites without completing transactions. Criteo is measured purely on its post-click performance. Criteo got a hold of $7M in financing from Bessemer Venture Partners in May of 2010.

Payvment Inc
Payvment is the #1 social commerce platform on Facebook. Our goal is simple: to connect people, products, and conversations in new ways to reinvent online shopping. Payvment's shopping cart was developed from the ground up as a Web Service. This means it requires no programming or purchasing of shopping cart software, and is easy to add to any website. Payvment got a hold of $6M in funding led by Sierra Ventures in December of 2010.

Buysight, Inc
Buysight is building the world’s first automated marketplace for performance display advertising. Through its Buyer Intent Map and Buyer Targeting, Buysight knows what over 100 million individual shoppers want to buy and connects them to companies that best meet their needs with instantly personalized, relevant offers for products they are interested in. Buysight has raised $10M in venture money led by ONSET Ventures in September of 2010.

Pelican Imaging Corporation
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, and founded in 2008, Pelican Imaging Corporation is a venture-backed software and IP start-up in the business of commercializing computational array cameras for the mobile market. Pelican’s array camera directly addresses the challenges posed by conventional camera design and small pixels. The company received $10M in funding from Globespan Capital Partners in October of 2010.

Tintri Inc
Tintri's vision is simple: everything in the data center should be virtualized. Tintri VMstore, the first VM-aware storage appliance designed from the ground up for virtual machines, eliminates complexity, troubleshooting and performance challenges associated with traditional shared storage and virtualization. VMstore delivers 99% of I/O from Flash and provides provide a cost-effective storage solution for VDI, databases, development and test servers and other VMware vSphere workloads. Tintri received $18M in financing from from NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners in June of 2011.

Flipboard is the world’s first social magazine. Inspired by the beauty and ease of print media, Flipboard’s mission is to fundamentally improve how people discover, view and share content across their social networks. The company is based in Palo Alto, California and backed by legendary investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer, Index Ventures and Insight Venture Partners. Flipboard collected $50M in financing in April of 2011.

Magnet Systems
Created in 2008 by Alfred Chuang, co-founder and former CEO of BEA Systems, Magnet’s goal is to deliver a new breed of cloud-based enterprise software that incorporates social applications by leveraging and extending the value of employee connections and relationships. The first Magnet application is Sales WIN, a productivity solution that unleashes the power of social networking for enterprise sales. The company received $12.6M in financing from Andreessen Horowitz in April of 2011.

Pure Storage, Inc
Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, enables the broad deployment of flash in the data center. When compared to traditional disk-centric arrays, Pure Storage all-flash enterprise arrays are 10x faster and 10x more space and power efficient at a price point that is less than performance disk per gigabyte stored. Pure Storage received $30M in financing from Samsung Venture Investment in August of 2011.

Red Robot Labs
Red Robot Labs was founded in January 2011 by a team of industry veterans who are passionate about creating innovative, highly-polished social, mobile, location based games. Red Robot received $8.5M in financing from Benchmark Capital in September of 2011.

Qwilt Inc
Qwilt develops pioneering video technology that helps carriers identify, monitor, store and deliver high-quality, Internet video through one cost-effective platform. Qwilt’s solutions enable carriers to better monetize Internet video and let consumers see the online entertainment they want in the highest possible quality. Qwilt received $24M in venture funding led by Accel Partners in October of 2011.

Sumo Logic
Sumo Logic is the next generation log management and analytics company that leverages Big Data for real-time IT insights. The company’s cloud-based service provides customers with real-time interactive analytics at unprecedented petabyte scale. The Sumo Logic service is powered by patent-pending Elastic Log Processing™ and LogReduce™ technologies, and transforms log data into actionable insights for IT operations, application management, and security and compliance teams. The company has raised $15M in funding from Sutter Hill Ventures in February of 2012.

Centric Software Inc
Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for apparel, luxury goods and consumer goods companies. Centric 8 delivers easy-to-use functionality to manage critical, inseparable business processes, including product development, sourcing, line planning and profitability management, through a modularized system that implements and delivers value rapidly. The company landed $7.5M in funding from Oak Investment Partners in February of 2011.

FirstRain is a pioneer and leader in Enterprise Customer Intelligence delivery. FirstRain's flexible solution provides Sales, Marketing and Finance professionals the industry's most relevant customer and industry information to increase revenue and strengthen relationships. The patented technology in FirstRain's Business Monitoring Engine™ instantly cuts through the clutter of consumer-Web content, delivering only highly relevant intelligence from the business Web. The company landed $6.4M in financing from Oak Investment Partners in August of 2011.

BridgeWave Communications
BridgeWave Communications is the leading supplier of high capacity 4G backhaul and gigabit wireless connectivity solutions. BridgeWave's carrier-grade, point-to-point wireless FlexPort® links provide a future-proof mobile backhaul solution for carriers and mobile operators looking to support 4G/LTE/WiMAX adoption. The company has raised $10.3M in funding led by Intel Capital in January of 2012.

Zend Technologies Inc
Zend is a partner to business for the rapid delivery of modern apps across mobile and cloud. We are the leading provider of software and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical applications in PHP, which runs more than one-third of the world’s Web sites. Zend’s industry-leading PHP solutions, including Zend Server and Zend Studio, are deployed at more than 40,000 companies worldwide, providing a comprehensive solution for the entire application lifecycle. Zend received $7M in financing in January of 2011.

GoldSpot Media
GoldSpot Media is the leader in scalable mobile rich media advertising solutions for all smartphones and tablets. miSpot, our award-winning, cloud-based mobile rich media advertising platform, is the only open and universal mobile ad platform that delivers a self-serve environment to create, distribute and measure rich media campaigns across any publisher or ad network. The company received $12.05M in financing led by Exa Ventures in April of 2011.

Adchemy Inc
Adchemy® produces advertising technology that helps advertisers leverage consumer intent to create more effective digital advertising experiences. Adchemy IntentMap™ technology radically simplifies advertisers’ paid search campaigns and makes them more scalable, relevant, and profitable. Listed by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 50 venture-backed companies in the U.S. in 2010, Adchemy, Inc. is a rapidly growing Silicon Valley company backed by Accenture, August Capital, Mayfield Fund, and Microsoft. Adchemy® got a hold of $61M in funding led by Microsoft Corp. in September of 2011.

Sentilla Corporation
Sentilla maximizes data center efficiency through physical, virtual, and cloud IT infrastructure optimization. With analytics software that discovers, monitors, analyzes, plans and automates data center workloads, Sentilla connects performance with spending to accelerate business agility at the lowest possible cost. Sentilla has raised $15M in financing from SingTel Innov8 Ventures in August of 2011.

Karmasphere provides software products for data analysts and data professionals so that they can unlock the power of Big Data in Hadoop, opening up a whole new world of possibilities to add value to the business. Karmasphere equips analysts with the ability to discover new patterns, relationships, and drivers in any kind of data – unstructured, semi-structured or structured - that were not possible to find before. The company has raised $6M in venture money from Presidio Ventures in September of 2011.

Zetta, Inc
Zetta Inc. is an award-winning provider of enterprise cloud storage services for data protection. With headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., Zetta was established in 2008 by successful serial entrepreneurs and technology executives from companies such as Netscape, VeriSign, Symantec, EMC, and Shutterfly. The company has raised $9M in venture money led by Foundation Capital in September of 2011.

WebFilings LLC
WebFilings is a privately-held Los Altos, California and Ames, Iowa-based company that offers the first and only end-to-end solution for external financial reporting. The company develops and markets a fully-integrated, cloud-based solution dedicated to meeting SEC reporting requirements. With WebFilings, reporting teams collaborate in real-time on their financial reports from accounting close through SEC acceptance – including integrated EDGAR HTML conversion and XBRL mapping and tagging. WebFilings landed $5.1M in funding in July of 2010.

CloudMade enables you to build dramatically different Location Enabled Applications and Services. CloudMade provides application developers with a range of innovative tools and APIs that let you create unique location based applications across all major web and mobile platforms. Today there are 23,787 developers using CloudMade's tools to create applications that delight and amaze mobile and web consumers. The company has raised $12.3M in venture money from Greylock Partners in July of 2010.

Ifeelgoods' unique approach to marketing empowers brands to leverage Facebook Credits to tap into an audience of 300 million people who play games on Facebook as well as an equally large audience of people who enjoy digital goods such as electronic gift cards for iTunes, Starbucks, Amazon and Skype. Our technology is used by marketers to influence a wide variety of consumer behaviors including Facebook app installations, mobile check-ins, loyalty rewards, social media engagement, acquisitions and purchases. The company got a hold of $6.5M in funding from Idinvest Partners in June of 2011.

Kaggle Inc
Kaggle is an innovative solution for statistical/analytics outsourcing. We are the leading platform for predictive modeling competitions. Companies, governments and researchers present datasets and problems - the world's best data scientists then compete to produce the best solutions. Kaggle has raised $11M in venture money led by Index Ventures in November of 2011.

Catalog Spree
Catalog Spree is your mobile catalog shopping app – browse, shop, subscribe and share all your favorite catalogs – and discover new ones right on your iPad. The company received $6.1M in financing from Comcast Ventures in November of 2011.

Impermium Corporation
Impermium provides a subscription-based service that protects against the biggest threats today, allowing social application developers to remain focused on their core business. Built by the former leaders of the Yahoo! anti-spam and security teams, the company's RESTful Web Services-based solution enables site operators to prevent and mitigate most types of suspicious and abusive transactions, with real-time and batch monitoring of Web transactions, and hosted mitigation solutions to manage suspicious users. Impermium received $8M in funding from Highland Capital Partners in November of 2011.

Tactus Technology, Inc
Tactus Technology is a venture-backed company headquartered in Fremont, California. Tactus was founded in 2008 to develop the next generation of touch interface. Tactus' patent- pending Tactile Layer™ technology has been experienced and demonstrated by some of the biggest names in the industry. From smartphone manufacturers to automotive companies, dynamic, tactile buttons provide a compelling solution to today's human-machine interface (HMI) challenges. Tactus landed $6M in venture funding in December of 2011.

Trapit is great content for you. Trapit scours the web for you 24/7 to discover up-to-the-minute, personalized content on your favorite topics and interests. The company received $6.2M in funding from Horizon Ventures of Hong Kong in January of 2012.

Jemstep Inc
Jemstep is a free online investment guidance and management service that helps individual investors make better investment decisions and achieve their financial goals faster. The service is based on patented investment evaluation technology that uses proprietary algorithms to analyze the universe of 20,000-plus mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Jemstep got a hold of $6M in funding in February of 2012.

CX is a cloud technology company dedicated to simplifying how people interact with media and making it easier than ever to access and share content wherever you go. We’re not like most cloud providers who just store and sync your stuff. Instead, we’ve set out to change the whole nature of what content in the cloud can be by creating unique new ways to find it, organize it, share it and work on it, alone or in teams. The company has raised $5M in financing led by TomorrowVentures in July of 2011.
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