2014 Hottest Colorado Companies

LOS ANGELES, Calif., - September 17, 2014 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in Colorado area, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in Colorado" award.


For over 13 years, Lead411’s technology and research team scours the web daily to find information about fast growing companies.  Each day they are looking at press releases and news stories like venture financings, company launches, hiring plans, etc. This has given Lead411 insight on the hottest companies in the US, hence the awards. 

This particular list originally started with over 1159 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 37.

 “Our 2014 award winners might be our best selection ever,” said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411. “It seems like there is no better time to be a tech entrepreneur. There are so many startups succeeding right now and it is reflected in these awards.”


About the Awardees

First, all companies must be in either the Software, Wireless, Internet, Hardware, or Media industry and be a privately held organization, and be within Colorado Region. 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.

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Altitude Digital Partners
Altitude Digital delivers technology that streamlines the connection between buyers and sellers in online advertising. The company has built one of the fastest growing online display, video and mobile advertising marketplaces and was named No.54 on the Inc. 500 2 years in a row. Altitude Digital got a hold of $7M in funding led by Silicon Valley Bank in August of 2014.
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A revolutionary financial management solution built for small business owners. BodeTree is Insight, Funding and Know-How for informed decision-making.
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Based in Louisville, Co, bounce.io was founded in 2013 by a group of old school email guys. All together we have founded 6 companies, have 20+ email patents, and have built anti-spam protection for commercial mailers. We live and breathe email and have used our previous learning to create the Bounce Intelligence™ technology that powers bounce.io today. The company secured $8M in financing led by Foundry Group in February of 2014.

Checkmarx is a leading developer of software solutions used to identify security vulnerabilities in web and mobile applications. It provides an easy and effective way for organizations to introduce security into their Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) which systematically eliminates software risk. Checkmarx received $8M in funding led by XT Investments in November of 2013.

Cherwell Software Inc
Cherwell Software is the developer of Cherwell Service Management® (CSM), an award-winning business technology and IT service management (ITSM) platform recognized by leading industry analysts worldwide. Cherwell Software customers are part of a fast-growing, caring community using Cherwell Service Management to implement both ITSM solutions and business technology that goes beyond ITSM. The company has raised $25M in venture money led by Insight Venture Partners in November of 2012.
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Clip Interactive LLC
Clip Interactive is a Boulder, Colorado, technology company founded in 2012. The company's mission is to give interactive radio to the masses in order to bring more listeners to stations and to provide new services to listeners, advertisers, labels and station owners through both stand-alone apps for individual stations as well as the Clip Radio app, which aggregates all Clip Interactive stations. Clip Interactive got a hold of $2.15M in funding in February of 2014.

Cloud Elements is a cloud API integration and aggregation service that developers use to integrate, monitor and maintain leading cloud services at a fraction of the cost and time. With their unique ‘one-to-many’ approach, a developer can integrate a single API to connect all the leading services in categories such as Documents, CRM, Finance and more. Cloud Elements received $3.1M in funding led by Grotech Ventures in June of 2014.
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Coalfire System
Coalfire is a leading, independent information technology Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm that provides IT audit, risk assessment and compliance management solutions. Founded in 2001, Coalfire has offices in Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C. and England and completes thousands of projects annually in retail, financial services, healthcare, government and utilities. The company has raised $3.6M in funding led by Baird Capital in February of 2013.

CommercialTribe is built By Reps For Reps to change the way sales teaches and learns. Using video and associated content, reps can view peer best practices, practice by recording themselves, submit their scenario for manager and peer feedback, and refine until they've got it right. Reps actually teach and learn from one another. The company got a hold of $3.2M in financing in May of 2014.

concept3D, Inc
concept3D is a software studio and media services company offering: professional media and web services, a map management platform including CampusBird, the leading interactive maps platform for the education market, and a suite of mobile energy analysis tools under its simuwatt brand. concept3D received $1.25M in funding led by SketchUp in May of 2014.
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Conspire tells you exactly how to get the best introduction to whoever you want to meet—a customer, employer or investor. By analyzing email data, we understand who knows each other and how well. We score each relationship to recognize the difference between a close colleague and someone you met at a conference for five minutes. Conspire has raised $2.5M in financing in August of 2014.
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Covalent Data
Collective IP, Inc., the global leader in innovation intelligence, features the world’s most comprehensive and accurate organization of technologies residing in universities, companies and research institutes. The Collective IP marketplace provides technology transfer and corporate licensing professionals with a unique asset marketing platform, and a novel search solution for business development professionals who focus on asset identification within companies and technology transfer organizations. The Collective IP secured $2.4M in financing in November of 2013.
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DataLogix, Inc.
Datalogix provides marketing infrastructure for the data-driven era by connecting digital advertising to offline sales. We help leading brands reach audiences of buyers across display, video, mobile and social. DLX ROI® is the industry standard for measuring the offline sales lift resulting from digital marketing campaigns. The company got a hold of $45M in funding led by Wellington Management Company, LLP in May of 2014.
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Datavail Corporation is the largest pure-play provider of remote database administration (DBA) services in North America, offering 24×7 managed database services, database design, architecture and staffing. The company specializes in Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, DB2 and SharePoint, and provides flexible onsite/offsite, onshore/offshore service delivery options to meet each customer’s unique business needs. Datavail received $4.25M in financing in September of 2012.

Field Squared
Field Squared is a mobile platform for running the field operations of a small to medium sized business directly on an iPad / Android tablet without PC’s or servers. Field Squared combines: • team location tracking • mobile workforce management, including scheduling routing and job management • intelligent mobile documentation • and the ability to manage sub-contractors and hand and track work between companies. The company received $1M in financing in March of 2014.
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GridCraft, Inc.
GridCraft empowers business users to aggregate, analyze and visualize their data so they can make better, data-driven decisions. With GridCraft, everyone – not just those with analytics expertise – can conduct robust data analysis on all kinds of data, including live data, using a familiar spreadsheet-like interface. GridCraft received $2.2M in funding led by Techstars Bullet Time Ventures in August of 2014.
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GutCheck (located at 535 16th St, Suite 700 in Denver, CO) is an on-demand market research solution that delivers real-time insights from specific customers with quality that is equivalent to traditional on-line vehicles. GutCheck’s laser-focused services and advanced tools provide the required knowledge in days instead of weeks and offer the best value for the research dollar. The company received $4M in funding led by Icon Venture Partners in January of 2014.

BEW Global is an internationally recognized leader in data and critical asset protection. With a focus on data loss prevention (DLP), the company provides global 24/7 managed security services for organizations looking to protect business-critical information. BEW also provides consulting and technical services in addition to incident response, global data privacy and workplace monitoring, and policy development and translation services in more than 100 countries. The company received $14M in financing led by Frontier Capital in July of 2014.
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InteliVideo is in the business of helping people monetize their training & how-to videos online, go to our website to see how you can sell more videos now. The future of DVDs is online purchasing for streaming and downloading. InteliVideo collected $2.6M in financing in June of 2014.
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JumpCloud Inc
JumpCloud automates manual, tedious server management tasks from the cloud for DevOps and IT pros. A SaaS-based offering, admins can execute any task across their server infrastructure anytime automating complex workflows in minutes. JumpCloud leverages existing scripts and enables admins to write in their language of choice. In addition, JumpCloud secured $3M in funding led by Foundry Group in January of 2014.

Kapost is the world’s leading provider of content marketing software, enabling brands to produce the content they need to generate and nurture leads. The Kapost system organizes content marketing into a structured business process--including planning, production, distribution and analysis--for the full range of content types--blogs, white papers, video, social media, landing pages, emails Kapost also integrates with leading marketing automation systems). Kapost has raised $5.6M in financing led by Lead Edge Capital in July of 2014.
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Liquid Compass
Liquid Compass, a premier Streaming Delivery Network to the streaming radio industry, was founded in 2001 as one of the first “creative media” companies. The company, known as an industry pioneer provided a combination of interactive marketing, media, design, and streaming media services to clients in a variety of vertical industries, which included 9news.com, the DenverPost.com, FrontierAirlines.com, Colorado.com, and Clear Channel Communications. Liquid Compass received $1.4M in funding in July of 2014.

LogRhythm is the largest and fastest growing independent security intelligence company in the world. The company’s patented and award-winning Security Intelligence Platform, unifying SIEM, log management, network forensics, host forensics and advanced security analytics, empowers organizations around the globe to detect and respond to breaches and the most sophisticated cyber threats of today, faster and with greater accuracy than ever before.

Managed Methods Inc
Managed Methods mission is to simplify and secure the task of conducting business in the Cloud. The ease of publishing and consuming Cloud based services means that IT and security teams must facilitate these agile business processes while ensuring security and compliance. In particular, the rise in the use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) promotes the rapid and uncontrolled exchange of critical business data between enterprises. Managed Methods collected $2M in funding in November of 2013.

Mersive Technologies
Mersive is a leading provider of display management and collaboration software. By transforming hardware challenges into software solutions, Mersive has helped to create a new class of displays, enabling visual collaboration to go mainstream. Mersive Solstice software enables multiple users with a diversity of devices, using a range of applications, to access any display at the same time. The company received $2.1M in funding in December of 2013.

Pax8, Inc
Pax8 is a cloud commerce marketplace focused on the delivery of cloud-based solutions to a global network of channel partners and their customers. Pax8 is leading the transformation of its partners’ businesses to becoming cloud-centric by efficiently delivering aggregated cloud services through its proprietary cloud marketplace technology platform, the Pax8 Command Console, and accelerating new client growth through its proven, collaborative customer acquisition programs. Pax8 got a hold of $5.05M in funding in March of 2014.
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Peak, formerly PeakColo, is an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider to channel partners. White-labeling Peak’s cloud services as their own, resellers and agents rapidly enter the cloud marketplace under their own brand without capital expenditure, enjoying a faster route to profitability. Peak received $2M in financing in July of 2014.
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Photobucket provides a simple, fast, and reliable service that enables efficient sharing and publishing of visual digital content online. Images and videos can be directly linked from Photobucket to any site, including popular sites like MySpace, eBay, LiveJournal, Xanga, Friendster, and Neopets. Photobucket received $3.2M in funding in August of 2014.

Ping Identity Corporation
Ping Identity is the pioneer and largest independent provider of next generation identity security solutions. With more than 1,200 customers worldwide including half of the Fortune 100, Ping Identity is transforming the way hundreds of millions of people live and work every day by making their favorite apps more convenient and secure to access from any device, anywhere. The company landed $1.1M in financing in June of 2014.

PivotDesk has helped hundreds of businesses find the space they need with the flexibility of month-to-month contracts. The easy to use platform – online in 29 cities – includes powerful search features, beautiful postings, centralized communications, and financial management tools. PivotDesk has raised $3.6M in financing in April of 2014.

ProtectWise, Inc
ProtectWise is a venture-backed company poised to disrupt network security with a breakthrough cloud platform. Our team has deep expertise in the enterprise security, software as a service, and cloud industries. The company received $14.1M in funding in June of 2014.
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Rapt Media, Inc.
Rapt Media is the fastest and easiest way to create world-class Interactive Videos (IV) and is fundamentally changing how companies engage their customers online. Rapt Media’s suite of powerful browser-based solutions and team of digital media experts make it possible to create highly engaging, Interactive Video experiences at scale that deliver a better return on investment than standard video. Rapt Media got a hold of $3.1M in funding led by Boulder Ventures in August of 2014.
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SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center. Leveraging SolidFire’s all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. The company got a hold of $31M in financing July of 2013.

SpotRight’s platform and solutions help you make the connection between your house file and the rich customer conversations on social networks. Using deep audience data, you can create a stronger marketing program that returns more value, reduces churn, and improves the overall relationship you have with your customers. SpotRight has raised $2.8M in financing in May of 2013.
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Based in Lakewood, Colo., Tonzof is an industry leader in e-commerce. Tonzof partners with hundreds of product suppliers to facilitate business on its new Super Marketplace and on other online marketplaces. The company’s proprietary platform, unique business model, exclusive pricing algorithm and digital marketing services offer suppliers increased sales while reducing the costs and challenges associated with e-commerce. Tonzof received $4.7M in financing in February of 2014.

Wayin, based in Denver, is a leading mobile and web engagement platform that enables conversations between individuals, brands, enterprises, schools and government agencies with their fans, customers, employees, communities and citizens. Waying secured $13.1M in financing led by U.S. Venture Partners in July of 2014.

Zen Planner
Zen Planner provides management solutions to all areas of your fitness business. Our services include marketing campaigns, customer relationship management, automated online payments, class and appointment scheduling, event registration, expense tracking, and detailed financial reporting across multiple studios or locations. Zen Planner got a hold of $10M in funding led by Mainsail Partners in October of 2013.
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