Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in DC Area " awards
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - May 14, 2013 - 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 389 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 24.

"We are very proud of the momentum and recognition our Hot Awards have gained in the past 4 years," said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411. "The 2013 list showcases companies with outstanding performance in their fields, who have all earned the right to be called a DC Area Hot Company."

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.

Razorsight Corp
Razorsight’s cloud-based analytics software is used by the world’s largest communications providers to improve profits. Razorsight’s predictive analytics deliver answers on operators’ most pressing questions relative to subscriber usage, churn, propensity for upsell, network capacity forecasts, cost controls, M2M and OTT traffic trending, and insights into profitability by customer, service type, or location. The company received $3M in funding from Horizon Technology Finance Corporation in April of 2013.

Carpathia Hosting Inc
Carpathia Hosting is a leading provider of managed hosting services, providing secure, reliable and compliant IT infrastructure and management for some of the world’s most demanding enterprises and federal agencies. Founded in 2003, Carpathia is a growing, profitable business run by a seasoned management team with deep experience in delivering enterprise hosting solutions including colocation, managed services and cloud computing. The company received $71M in funding from Madison Capital in June of 2012.

Digital Intelligence Systems Corporation
DISYS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified IT staffing and consulting company with core services in IT Staffing and Consulting, Finance and Professional Services, ERP Services, and Infrastructure Support Services. Our vision is to be a global business partner, delivering highest quality and most consistent services at the best value to clients worldwide. DISYS received $20M in funding from Weston Presidio in September of 2012.

ScienceLogic is the award-winning developer of Smart IT™ software. Our mission is to empower companies to visualize, automate, and modernize their IT operations, maximizing efficiency and effectiveness with the operational intelligence needed to run the business smarter. The company received $15M in financing from Intel Capital in April of 2012.

TRX Systems Inc
TRX Systems develops algorithms and products that deliver location indoors and underground, in areas where GPS is not reliable or available. The TRX NEON Navigation Engine is unique in implementing sensor fusion and dynamic mapping to deliver accurate location indoors. TRX products are the first to deliver the precision required to improve situational awareness and safety for first responders, dismounted soldiers, and security personnel, and to effectively support urban training applications. TRX Systems collected $2M in financing from Motorola Solutions Inc in November of 2012.

LearnZillion is a web-based application that helps teachers and parents meet the educational needs of every student. LearnZillion offers 2000 Common Core lessons created by some of the country’s best public and private school teachers. Each lesson includes a short video lesson, downloadable resources, and a coach’s commentary to help with teacher development. The company received $7M in funding from DCM in April of 2013.

Xceedium Inc
Xceedium, Inc., is a network security software company and the leading provider of privileged identity management solutions for hybrid cloud enterprises. Large companies and global government agencies use Xceedium’s products to reduce the risks privileged users and unprotected credentials pose to systems and data. Xceedium got a hold of $12M in funding from ArrowPath Venture Partners in June of 2012.

Logi Analytics
Logi Analytics enables organizations to put information to work by allowing them to create web-based BI and analytic applications that can be integrated directly within the applications, systems, and processes that support their business – all at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. The company got a hold of $10M in funding led by Summit Partners in November of 2011.

Portal Solutions, LLC
Portal Solutions help organizations share what they know and find what they need by connecting people, data, and content. The company focuses on what drives user adoption to create solutions that people love to use. For nearly 10 years, Portal Solutions has implemented SharePoint-based solutions across a wide variety of industries and user environments. The company has increased its revenues by 116% from 2009 to 2011 ending with $4.5M in 2011.

AppTap is a contextual app recommendations and advertising platform for iOS and Android. The company helps consumers find apps relevant to their interests through contextual app recommendations within content on leading media sites. App developers promote their apps on the AppTap Network through targeted sponsored placements. Media companies, carriers and other partners use AppTap to boost user engagement and mobile revenue. AppTap received $4M in funding from Syncom Venture Partners in January of 2012.

SnagFilms, LLC
SnagFilms is committed to finding the world‘s most compelling independent films, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers, and making them available to the wide audience these titles deserve. SnagFilms.com is a website where you can watch full-length documentary and narrative films for free, but we’re also a platform that lets you “snag” a film and put it anywhere on the web. The company has raised $6.0M in financing in January of 2013.

Innolog Holdings Corporation
Innolog Holdings Corporation is a holding company designed to acquire companies within the government services industry. Our primary subsidiary, Innovative Logistics Techniques, Inc. (INNOLOG), is a solutions oriented organization providing preeminent supply chain logistics and information technology solutions to clients in the public and private sectors. The company has raised $6M in funding from Glen Hill Investments LLC in May of 2012.

PhishMe, Inc
PhishMe, Inc. is based in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC, with additional offices in New York City. Our support, operations and sales teams are headquartered in the Virginia office, and our development hub is located in New York. We are a self-funded software firm that focuses on educating individuals in how to avoid the ever-increasing threat from phishing attacks. PhishMe received $2.5M in funding from Paladin Capital Group in July of 2012.

VideoBlocks.com is the first subscription-based resource for stock footage, looping motion backgrounds, production music, sound fx, special effects and more. Instead of paying high fees per clip or collection, a Video Blocks subscription allows you to download an unlimited number of multimedia clips for one low monthly fee. VideoBlocks.com got a hold of $10.5M in funding from Updata Partners in September of 2012.

For more than 25 years, iMapData has helped government and commercial organizations quickly make intelligent, data-driven decisions. Using iMapData’s web-based applications, clients easily correlate their information with the company’s vast library of cleaned and regularly updated data to clarify complex scenarios and reach actionable conclusions. The company got a hold of $15M in funding from Frontier Capital in July of 2012.

Koolspan Inc
KoolSpan is the leading global provider of encrypted solutions for connected devices. The foundation for all KoolSpan solutions is the TrustChip®, a microSD‐based hardware token for mobile devices, laptops, tablets, and servers. Supported by a strong patent portfolio, KoolSpan offers a robust API for application developers and system integrators, as well as encrypted voice and text applications for wireless carriers, enterprise, and government deployments. KoolSpan received $5M in funding led by TWJ Capital in November of 2011.

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 received $1.6M in financing from Advantage Capital Partners in September of 2011.

Harmony Information Systems,
Harmony Information Systems Inc., 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 got a hold $4M in funding from Wellington Financial in December of 2011.

Mobile Posse Inc
Mobile Posse, Inc. is the leading provider of next-generation mobile marketing, CRM and research solutions for the home screen. Mobile Posse enables advertisers, content providers, research organizations and wireless carriers to proactively reach consumers through the prime real-estate on the mobile phone. Mobile Posse has raised $5M in financing from Harbert Venture Partners in June of 2012.

Motionsoft is a provider of facility management software in the health and wellness industry. Motionsoft provides a robust and expansive software system that is utilized by gyms, hospitals/rehab centers and spas in their day to day operations. We cultivate relationships with businesses of all sizes with a focus on multi-site enterprises and high-end single site facilities. The company has raised $2M in funding from Edison Ventures in July of 2011.

Resonate Networks
Resonate enables advertisers to reach audiences based on consumers' belief systems and values that drive product decisions and support for a cause or candidate. Our proprietary platform allows marketers to build rich consumer profiles to power online advertising campaigns, and gain actionable consumer insights before, during, and after execution. Resonate got a hold of $20M in venture money from Revolution Growth in February of 2012.

Canvas Solutions, Inc.
Canvas is an easy, fast and economical way for businesses to find, customize and create mobile apps to replace paper forms. Canvas is a cloud-based software service that enables users to collect information using mobile devices, share that information and integrate with existing backend systems. Canvas also offers the first mobile business application store of its kind, allowing businesses from diverse industries to find mobile apps specific to their needs. The company received $3M in funding from Melanie Perkins in March of 2013.

Federated It Inc
Founded in 2002 by a retired US Army Special Operations Communications Officer and a retired US Marine Corps Officer, Federated IT is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, 100% Native American-Owned and 8(a)Certified Small Disadvantaged Business. Federated IT provides innovative Information Technology engineering services and Information Assurance support to the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and civil government customers. The company has increased its revenues by 206% from 2009 to 2011 ending with $8.3M in 2011.

Fixmo Inc. is the mobile risk management 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 received $23M in financing from Paladin Capital Group in November of 2011.
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