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Accion Systems builds propulsion systems for satellites based on a proprietary ion beam technology. Their revolutionary new approach to in-space electric propulsion uses simple, modular thruster chips that can go anywhere on a satellite, in any number.
Adometry redefines marketing analytics by combining and interpreting previously siloed sources of big data to generate actions that improve return on advertising spend and increase sales. Through its SaaS-based attribution platform, Adometry processes tens-of-billions of marketing touch points from online and offline media channels for some of the world’s largest advertisers to identify the true consumer purchase journey.
Acquired by Google in May 2014.
Airspace delivers the only drone security solution capable of identifying, tracking, and autonomously removing rogue drones from the sky.
Airware develops an operating system for commercial drones, allowing enterprises to take full advantage of aerial data for any commercial application. Airware’s Aerial Information Platform combines hardware, software, and cloud services to enable companies to quickly customize, efficiently manage, and safely and reliably operate commercial drones at scale.
Akoonu is the first buyer-aware platform for Account-Based Selling on salesforce.com that integrates and analyzes buyer signals in your opportunities to provide Sales Executives, Managers and Account Executives instant deal context and workflows that turn Sales Pipeline and Deal Review meetings from frustrating to fantastic.
ALOHA is a mission-driven health and wellness brand that combines rigorous scientific research with ancient traditional wisdom. Fueled by passion and committed to excellence, we develop innovative, premium products and create inspiring content that informs and motivates individuals to live healthier, happier lives.
Anaplan brings together an unrivaled planning and modeling engine, collaboration in the cloud, and a simple interface for business users. Anaplan customers can choose from over 100 pre-built planning apps from the Anaplan App Hub, or easily build their own apps.
Apptio is the leading provider of cloud-based Technology Business Management (TBM) software that helps CIOs manage the business of IT. Apptio’s suite of applications use business analytics to provide facts and insights about technology cost, value, and quality, so IT leaders can make faster, data-driven decisions.
Apteligent is the world’s first mobile application performance management (APM) solution, offering both error monitoring and service monitoring solutions. Apteligent products monitor every aspect of mobile app performance, allowing Developers and IT Operations to deliver high performing, highly reliable, highly available mobile apps.
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Aquera is making real-time business a reality with its “instant-on” integration platform. The Aquera platform requires zero programming and instantly integrates any application, database, directory or device to the application platform of choice including identity management, business process management and business analytics platforms.
Arch Rock developed products to support wireless sensors and control networks. The company was acquired by Cicso Systems in 2010.
Aviso provides the leading predictive insights software designed to help sales teams optimize their performance and exceed their revenue goals. Aviso transforms and automates tedious sales forecasting processes with an easy-to-use, secure cloud application using a unique combination of machine learning algorithms and portfolio management techniques
Software that understands the rules of great design and allows anyone to build stunningly beautiful visual documents with ease.
Bloc is an online education company with intensive mentor-led programs for aspiring developers and designers. Bloc relies on the time-tested apprenticeship model, combining experienced mentors and industry-vetted curriculum to offer students around the world a more accessible and effective alternative to an offline coding bootcamp or traditional computer science degree.
Boomerang applies machine learning and big data analytics across digital and brick-and-mortar channels to enable pricing and assortment optimization.
Putting websites back in the hands of designers and marketers so they can easily deliver rich digital experiences.
Helping digital marketers create new worlds that customers love to explore, at the intersection of experience design and spatial analytics.
Canva is an amazingly simple online design tool to create beautiful designs and documents. Canva’s drag and drop feature and professional layouts makes it easy to consistently design stunning graphics.
Caring.com is the leading online destination for family caregivers seeking information, support, in-home care and senior living options for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. Acquired by Bankrate in 2014.
Chartcube is a boldly re-imagined new way to review, share and discuss data on a mobile device.
ClassDojo’s mission is to give teachers, parents, and students the power to transform education from the ground-up, in every classroom in the world. The company does this by making it easy to share moments from the classroom openly and positively — including classroom activities and skills students are building — through photos, videos, and messaging.
CloudPassage Halo is the world’s leading agile security platform that provides instant visibility and continuous protection for servers in any combination of data centers, private clouds and public clouds. The Halo platform is delivered as a service, so it deploys in minutes and scales on-demand.
Color analyzes 30 genes, including BRCA1 and BRCA2, to help women and men understand their risk for the most common hereditary cancers, including breast, ovarian, colon, and pancreatic cancer. Complimentary genetic counseling is included.
Simply take a picture of what you want to insure, whether auto, travel, home, boat motorcycle, pets, jewelry or phones and we will get you the lowest rates for coverage with any insurance company.
The most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource in the world. The data.world platform helps people who work with data solve problems faster by creating new ways to discover, prep, and collaborate.
Deep Sentinel is re-inventing home protection to predict and stop crime in real time through a powerful combination of AI, computer vision and next-generation camera hardware.
Demdex developed market-leading audience management services for powering dynamic, multichannel data strategies online through a single point of integration.
Acquired by Adobe 2011.
Digital Air Strike provides a cutting-edge automotive digital marketing solution.
Doctor On Demand is a healthcare service that provides video visits with Board Certified Physicians, Psychologists, and other providers. Doctor On Demand delivers services through employers, health systems, health plans, and directly to consumers. Patients simply download the Doctor On Demand app, provide a list of their symptoms, and are instantly connected for a video visit.
Dollar Shave Club sends awesome razors right to your door for a few bucks a month. No more over-paying for brand name razors. No more forgetting to buy them at the store. Their other products include Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter, Boogie’s hair products, and One Wipe Charlie Flushable Moist Wipes. Acquired by Unilever in 2016.
Eero is the world’s first WiFi system. Its mesh technology blankets your home in hyper-fast, super-stable WiFi. No more dead zones. No more buffering.
Enables recruiters to find, qualify, and engage with in-demand talent.
Extole enables brands to acquire new, high value customers at scale with its referral marketing platform. With Extole’s simple, turnkey SaaS platform, marketers create a complete, efficient, and reliable acquisition channel by encouraging their customers to refer new customers.
Emmy-award winning pioneers in virtual and augmented reality.
Fetch Robotics develops robotics for logistical markets, as well as for other human-robot collaboration opportunities.
frame.io enables any team creating video to collaborate. Users can privately upload video files, invite their team to review, communicate inline on the video itself, compare and manage versions of files, and much more. A single, powerful platform to make sure videos get created with speed and quality.
Glint helps you see into your organization in revolutionary ways, giving you the power to create real impact on employee engagement, retention and performance. Glint leverages real-time people data to give you and your managers a holistic view of your organization’s health, the insight to predict problems, and direction to take action.
A mobile gaming studio specializing in social games.
iConclude developed enterprise software to automate operations in corporate datacenters.
Acquired by Opsware in 2007.
1 in 5 fruits and veggies grown in the U.S. don’t meet cosmetic standards – the crooked carrot, the curvy cucumber, the undersized apple. Imperfect fights food waste by finding a home for healthy, delicious, ‘ugly’ produce. We source it directly from farms and deliver it to customers’ doors for 30-50% less than grocery store prices.
Well-crafted, honestly priced men’s dress shoes. Jack Erwin was started to create truly timeless men’s shoes. We’ve partnered with the finest factories and artisans in the world, created custom styles available only here, and eliminated costly markups and middlemen that drive up the costs of other quality dress shoes. The result is a better choice in men’s footwear.
LeanData’s lead management software is specifically built to address account-based marketing and target account selling initiatives. LeanData’s customers include Marketo, DoubleDutch, Cloudera, and other market leaders.
Leanplum is mobile marketing automation that lets you shape meaningful experiences for your users at scale, driving engagement and results. Its integrated platform ties together Personalized Messaging, UI Optimization and Mobile A/B Testing with Analytics — all in one SDK.
Lightbend is dedicated to helping developers build Reactive applications on the JVM. With the Lightbend Reactive Platform, developers can create message-driven applications that scale on multicore and cloud computing architectures by using projects like Play Framework, Akka, Scala, Java, and Apache Spark
LiquidSpace is the largest network for startups to instantly find and book better places to meet and work. No leases or hassles.
Lithium helps companies grow brand advocacy, drive sales, reduce costs and accelerate innovation to create social communities that redefine the customer experience.
LiveIntent is an Email Advertising and Trading Desk company with the first technology for email and display designed to support brand and direct response advertisers and agencies.
Logoworks developed a distributed web-based graphic design service provider for small businesses.
Acquired by HP April 2007.
Makara provided solutions to enable organizations to deploy, manage, monitor and scale their applications on both private or public clouds.
Acquired by RedHat in 2010.
Mint offers personal finance management software to consumers. Mint’s simple and intuitive interface enables customers to easily track spending, prepare budgets, track investments and save money.
Acquired by Intuit in September 2009.
Mocana secures data, connections and communications between mobile and other smart connected devices. The company’s deep security expertise enables organizations to transform delivery of new connected services and applications across the extended enterprise.
Acuired by Shanda Games in January 2010.
Needle strives to make online shopping more personal and trusted. They provide a marketing platform that enables online retailers to leverage their most passionate fans and connect them with their customers. The result is a truly awesome customer experience that builds trust and increases satisfaction with customers while delivering high-quality traffic, net new sales, and better online experiences.
Nest reinvents unloved but important home products, like the thermostat and smoke alarm. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple, beautiful and thoughtful hardware, software and services.
Acquired by Google Jan. 2014.
Neumob is a network and SDK for mobile developers that easily improves the speed and performance of their mobile applications.
Nextdoor is the free and private social network for neighborhoods. Using Nextdoor’s platform, available on the Web and mobile devices, neighbors create private neighborhood websites where they get to know one another, ask questions, exchange local advice and recommendations, and organize virtual neighborhood watches to reduce crime. More than 82,000 neighborhoods across the country are using Nextdoor to build happier and safer places to call home.
NodeFly developed a real-time monitoring service for Node.js to give web and mobile application developers vital insights that are affecting their users.
Acquired by Strongloop in 2013.
Smart dimmer switch from the founding member of the Nest team.
A brand new adventure in augmented space.
Outright is a simple online bookkeeping service for small businesses to track expenses and income, invoices and payments. Acquired by GoDaddy in July 2012.
Path developed a mobile social network that facilitated sharing among close friends and family.
Acquired by Daum Kakao in May 2015.
Plays.tv makes it easy to create quality, short-form video content with auto-edit, auto-tag, and auto-detect features from key PC games like League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League and Dota 2. Plays.tv is the ultimate platform for gamers and quickly becoming the number one destination for PC game video content.
Poppin is a transformative work-lifestyle brand disrupting the stagnant office products and furniture industry through modern design, vibrant color, and an exceptional customer experience. Their mission is to provide individuals and businesses with the tools they need to be productive, inspired, and happy at work. Poppin’s vast product offering ranges from basic office essentials, to school supplies, to key business solutions for creating happy workspaces and thriving companies.
Resilinc is the leading cloud provider of supply chain resilience and risk management intelligence and analytics.
SayNow developed a free service that let fans and celebrities connect with one another via voice and text messaging. Acquired by Google in January 2011.
Scalyr aggregates all your server logs and metrics into a centralized system in real time.
Second Measure analyzes billions of consumer purchases to deliver unprecedented insight into public and private companies.
Simple is reinventing personal banking with a new standard for customer experience and a people-first approach. Simple combines innovative technology, impeccable user experience, and expertise in behavioral economics to help its customers spend smarter and save more.
Skycure Mobile Security solutions provide proactive protection and predictive intelligence to help organizations and their mobile users stay ahead of attackers anywhere in the world. Skycure secures BYO and corporate-owned mobile devices against known and unknown threats. Organizations can close all of their mobile vulnerability gaps with Skycure including network-based threats, malware and other targeted attacks.
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SlamData is the leading analytics company for modern, unstructured data. The open source solution allows users to explore, refine, and quickly derive value from their ever-increasing NoSQL data sources.
Smule’s mission is to connect the world through music. In 2008, the company set out to create apps that enabled anyone to create, discover, love and enjoy music. Today, 125 million people and counting have used Smule’s apps and they are creating communities, meeting new like-minded friends, and having fun making music together on Smule.
Socratic is a Q&A community that creates the best answers to students’ questions. Their mission is to become the free and open resource for the world that makes learning easier.
Spiceworks is the online destination that connects the $3 trillion IT industry. Millions of IT professionals use Spiceworks to learn about the latest technologies, connect with peers and vendors, manage their technology environment, and research the solutions needed to drive today’s businesses. Spiceworks unique insight into the IT market and ability to reach and engage millions of IT buyers is empowering technology brands with better, more timely information and the opportunity to build meaningful relationships that drive long-term business outcomes.
Spire is a satellite-powered data company that tackles the world’s most unpredictable business challenges with truly global data solutions. By providing unique data from any point on Earth, every hour, Spire offers a competitive advantage for organizations that require insight into areas such as global trade, weather, shipping and supply chain, illegal fishing, and maritime domain awareness.
Embracing “The Uncommon Thread” as its mantra, Stance turned socks into one of the world’s most exciting categories in less than five years. Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. Their relentless focus on technical innovation and creativity has breathed new life into the category and ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the brand.
Fundamentally reshaping how goods are shipped, delivered, and make local deliveries.
SteelBrick’s Next Generation Quote-to-Cash suite includes Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) and Billing apps that are fast and easy to deploy. The company’s SaaS applications are built native on the Salesforce App Cloud and enable sales teams to create accurate sales quotes quickly and submit orders from any desktop or mobile device, as well as seamlessly generate proposals, contracts and invoices, collect cash, and manage revenue recognition. Acquired by Salesforce, December 2015.
StrongLoop developed enterprise-grade solutions for organizations designing, deploying and scaling APIs developed in Node.js. Acquired by IBM September 2015.
Survios is creating immersive environments unlike anything experienced before. The gaming experiences and software applications that emerge from this are lifelike and visceral. Move freely throughout digital space in three dimensions. Peek around corners, dodge oncoming fire, and put your whole body into the game. Be physically free to explore your imagination.
Tally is the first app to unbundle the credit card, putting power back into the hands of consumers. With Tally, consumers can use their credit cards without the unfair APRs, costly fees, and hassle of managing multiple cards.
TaskRabbit allows you to live smarter by connecting you with safe and reliable help in your neighborhood. Outsource your household errands and skilled tasks to trusted people in your community. It’s an old school concept – neighbors helping neighbors – reimagined for today.
Acquired by Ikea.
The Farmer’s Dog is the leading direct-to-consumer, fresh pet food company offering customers and their pets the highest quality and convenience without retail markups. All meal plans are made-to-order, designed by veterinarians, and customized using smart technology to meet the ideal nutritional needs of every dog. By shipping freshly made meals in recurring deliveries, customers will never run out of food or feed their pets products that have spent years sitting on a shelf.
TigerText provides secure, real-time mobile messaging for the health care industry. TigerText’s encrypted messaging platform keeps communications safe, improves workflows, and complies with industry regulations. Customers rely on TigerText to comply with HIPAA and replace unsecured SMS text messaging that leaves protected health and other confidential information at risk.
Timehop aggregates life’s best memories and delivers it to users on a daily basis. It is the best way to reminisce and share favorite moments from the past with the people that matter.
Tumri provided dynamic creative optimization and personalization solutions to advertisers and agencies. Acquired by Collective in June 2011.
Turn delivers real-time insights that transform the way leading advertising agencies and marketers make decisions.
Turo connects people who need a car with vehicle owners whose rides would otherwise just be sitting idle.
Umuse is a stealth mode startup that try to bring order to the chaos that has become workplace communication.
Upserve is the smart management assistant serving up clear guidance to make restaurants thrive. Offering pointed and timely guidance, Upserve makes it easier to manage guests, staff, marketing, finances, and even the menu.
A modern cloud service to control email and block phishing attacks. The groundbreaking ValiMail Pro service automates email authentication, protecting brands, their employees, and consumers – all while improving email effectiveness.
Vector plans to reshape the multi-billion launch market with affordable and reliable space vehicles. Their launch system is dedicated to the needs of microsatellites and allows for maximum operational flexibility at low cost.
VoloMetrix is a people analytics technology company that uses big data to optimize organizational performance, providing executives visibility into the daily activities and relationships that propel business forward. VoloMetrix’s technology helps improve companies’ organizational alignment, drive sales, and promote employee engagement. Acquired by Microsoft Sept. 2015.
WatchDox is the leading secure enterprise file-sync-and-share solution, enabling users to share, work with and control their files on every device. Acquired by Blackberry May 2015.
Whisper is the largest online community where people share real thoughts and feelings, without identities. Whisper offers a genuine, engaged experience where millions of people around the world share confessions, trade advice, document personal journeys, make global friendships, and even fall in love.
ZEFR is the leading technology company that empowers brands to discover and target their most important influencers and topics in video. With more data than any other YouTube partner, ZEFR’s BrandID platform provides a lens into the YouTube culture and the tools to turn its insights into more impactful media for brands.