Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in Florida" awards
       
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - June 07, 2011 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in Florida, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in Florida" award.

Background
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 356 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 27.

"We have been tracking fast companies for our customers for the past 10 years," said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411, "and we felt it was important to recognize these growing brands publicly."

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 Florida. 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.



INTELLIREX LLC
Intellirex LLC is a professional Internet solutions provider with an enormous customer base on a true global scale. As one of the worlds leaders in software design and database implementation, Intellirex supplies services to fortune 500 companies and governments alike. The company has increased its revenues by 3,900% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $1M in 2009.

LOC-AID Technologies Inc
LOC-AID operates the world's largest and most secure Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) and allows mobile developers to locate over 350 million devices for enterprise authentication, fraud management, and hyper-local marketing, all through a single, privacy protected API. The company received $13M in financing from H I G Ventures in February of 2011.

Intcomex
Intcomex is a United States-based value-added distributor of information technology products to Latin America and the Caribbean. Intcomex distributes computer components, peripherals, software, computer systems, accessories, networking products and digital consumer electronics to more than 44,000 customers in 41 countries. Intcomex has raised $15M in financing in April of 2011.

Accesso LLC
accesso delivers powerful ticketing and commerce solutions that help customers increase sales without adding expensive infrastructure costs. accesso products and services currently support some of the top attractions in the country including a wide variety of paid admission operations ranging from theme parks and water parks to concerts, live events and sporting events. accesso has increased revenues by 329,999,900% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $3.3M in 2009.

Workstream
Workstream provides enterprise and mid-market talent management solutions and services that help companies manage the entire employee lifecycle - from recruitment to retirement. Our solutions are offered on a monthly subscription basis, under a Software as a Service (SaaS) model that help companies cost-effectively maximize workforce productivity, engagement, and satisfaction by applying business discipline to key people processes. Workstream received $1.25M in financing in August of 2010.

Prolexic Technologies
Founded in 2003, Prolexic is an IT security provider of Cloud-based cyber defense solutions, such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) detection and mitigation, for the Federal Government and Global 2000 customers. The company has raised $13.9M in venture financing from Kennet Partners in March of 2011.

ASG Software Solutions
ASG provides software solutions to more than 85 percent of the world's largest companies. Through its comprehensive Business Service Management (BSM) solution, Enterprise Automation Management Suite, ASG is an established BSM provider with a strong heritage in information management, applications management, infrastructure and operations management, and service and support technologies. ASG enables clients to reduce costs, improve business-service delivery, and reduce risks. The company received $355M in funding from BofA Merrill Lynch in October of 2009.

CallMiner Inc
CallMiner is the leader in enterprise speech analytics. CallMiner Eureka enables organizations to hear and act on the true voice of their customers as captured in contact center conversations. Eureka speech analytics automates the overwhelming process of extracting information from customer calls uncovering consistent and reliable information about customer demands, market trends, how well agents are meeting their service needs and more. CallMiner landed $3M in venture funding from The Florida Growth Fund in September of 2010.

OpenPeak Inc
OpenPeak designs and develops end-to-end managed platforms and devices that enable service providers, utilities, applications developers and content owners to interact with customers in homes, offices, and while mobile. OpenPeak’s Device Management Services allow providers to provision and manage customer devices remotely. OpenShop, a fully partitioned white label app marketplace, offers revenue sharing opportunities and individual content management controls. OpenPeak has raised $27.4M in venture money from RRE Ventures in April of 2011.

Pentaho Corp
Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI). Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration, data mining and a BI platform that have made it the world's leading and most widely deployed open source BI suite. Pentaho's commercial open source business model eliminates software license fees, providing support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription. The company landed $7M in funding in March of 2010.

eLandia Group
eLandia assists its customers in implementing world-class integrated infrastructure solutions and cutting-edge networking technologies, as well as building highly-qualified local workforces to enable their businesses to transform and integrate into the global economy. eLandia got a hold of $4M in venture funding from Stanford International Bank Ltd February of 2009.

Solstice Enterprise Sortware
Solstice Enterprise Software is a software solution provider and systems integrator with locations in Florida, North Carolina and Utah. Using a Lean software methodology, Solstice software engineers develop custom enterprise web and mobile solutions for commercial and military clients in supply chain, travel, healthcare, and related industries. Solstice has increased revenues by 150% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $2.6M in 2009.

Open English
Open English is an online school created to reinvent the English language learning experience. The company serves a large and rapidly growing global market, initially targeting Spanish speakers in the Americas. The company collected $4.25M in venture funding from Flybridge Capital Partners in May 2011.

Hiconversion, Inc.
Hiconversion is an innovative technology company founded in 2006 with the mission to develop a next generation of Conversion Rate Optimization technology. The company’s patent-pending technology provides solutions that are dramatically faster, easier to use, and less expensive than available alternatives. The company is lead by a team of serial entrepreneurs with a history of building successful software companies. Hiconversion got a hold of $1.5M in financing from LB Merchant LLP in November of 2010.

SkyCross USA
SkyCross, Inc. provides the 4G MIMO antenna solutions that are powering the emergence of multiband, LTE, and HSPA+ wireless devices in the smartphone, home entertainment, and computing industries. SkyCross offers unique, high-performance antenna technology bundled with RF system-level expertise and responsive regional support from its full-service facilities in the United States, South Korea, China, and Taiwan. SkyCross has raised $11M in venture money led by DoCoMo Capital in May of 2011.

Solicore Inc
Solicore is a worldwide leader in embedded power solutions, offering its Flexion product portfolio of advanced, ultra-thin flexible lithium power batteries for powered cards, RFID tags and micro-medical devices. Solicore’s advanced battery technology is paper-thin, flexible, safe and environmentally friendly and significantly enhances the capabilities of lithium-based batteries. The company received $13.3M in financing from Rogers Corp. in July of 2009.

Voxeo
Since 1999, Voxeo has continuously unlocked communications in all its forms - voice, SMS, instant messaging, Twitter and more - and we do so for more than 200,000 developers, 45,000 companies and half of the Fortune 100. Headquartered in Orlando with offices in Beijing, Cologne and London, we've torn down barriers to entry using open standards, disruptive innovation and a passion for problem solving that's fueled by a company-wide obsession with customer success. Voxeo got a hold of $9M in financing led by North Atlantic Capital in November of 2009.

Persystent Technology Corporation
Since 2002 Persystent Software has developed PC recovery and imaging solutions that help organizations automate and simplify the way they image, deploy and recover PCs. Our solutions deliver better control for help desk management, rapid incident resolution to the majority of desktop support issues, and more reliable deployments of Windows operating system images. Persystent Software has raised $2.86M in financing in December of 2009.

Acclaris
Acclaris simplifies the administration of consumer-driven healthcare for HR outsourcers, benefits administrators, financial institutions and health plans. The company offers financial technology and services to more than 2.6 million employees, retirees and individuals for better management of HSA, HRA, FSA and other accounts. Acclaris offers clients an innovative approach to faster, more profitable growth, greater agility and higher member satisfaction. Acclaris collected $5M in venture funding from Escalate Capital Partners in March of 2009.

Medical Connections Inc.
Medical Connections is a fast-growing national provider of medical recruitment and staffing services. Established in 2002 to satisfy the increasing need for highly qualified healthcare professionals, the Company’s business is to identify, select and place the best allied health specialists, executive nurses, pharmacists, physicians and hospital management executives. The company got a hold of $2.5M in funding from Medical Connections-Japan in October of 2010.

Spectrum Bridge Inc
Spectrum Bridge, Inc. (SBI) delivers software and services to wireless service providers and equipment manufacturers. SBI enables wireless networks to access and use all types of spectrum at any place or time via a database driven cognitive network architecture. The Company’s products are embedded in subscriber devices and network equipment to more efficiently allocate bandwidth throughout the entire wireless network. SBI’s got a hold of $3M in funding in April of 2010.

M3X Media Inc
M3XMedia is a cutting edge digital entertainment & multimedia company with its core focus on portable multimedia solutions. Our world class team of hardware and software developers is at the forefront of the next generation in software, multimedia portals and media security solutions. M3XMedia landed $10.5M in venture funding in February of 2009.

Tower Cloud
Tower Cloud provides telecom backhaul services to wireless carriers. The company builds and operates fiber optic and wireless networks to connect cellular towers to the wireless carriers’ mobile switching centers. Wireless carriers utilize Ethernet and Sonet T-1 broadband capacity provided by Tower Cloud to manage the exploding volume of voice and data traffic on their cellular networks. Tower Cloud has raised $20M in financing led by Sutter Hill Ventures in October of 2009.

7 Star Entertainment Inc
7 Star Entertainment established in 2004, oversees numerous online business ventures. Its subsidiaries include: Online Marketing, Online Video, Online Dating, Custom Acquisitions, Networking, Social Networking and more. 7 Star is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale Florida. The company received $7M in venture funding from Kodiak Capital Group in July of 2010.

SproutLoud Media Networks LLC
SproutLoud is a Marketing Resource Management company devoted to the local marketers of distributed marketing organizations and their respective channel programs. We develop technology and service offerings designed to make our clients' local marketers successful within their respective business communities by enabling integrated local marketing management. SproutLoud has increased revenues by 563% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $14.6M in 2009.

Super Technologies Inc
Super Technologies, Inc. is a privately held corporation incorporated in Delaware, USA with corporate headquarters in Beautiful Northwest Florida area of Pensacola, FL. Started in 1999 with one product Super Phone, Super Technologies now has multiple IP telecommunication products that empower end users, SMB and wholesale IP communications companies. The company received $4M in venture funding from DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures in September of 2010.

Highwinds Capital, Inc.
Highwinds Capital, Inc., and its subsidiaries, offer content delivery, network and IP services and a comprehensive suite of solutions, including CDN, IP transit, transport, peering, colocation, content storage and IP software. The companies deliver content and rich media over the high-performance RollingThunder® network to millions of global users every day. Highwinds received $50M in venture funding led by Silicon Valley Bank in May of 2011.
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