Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in Silicon Valley" awards
       
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - March 29, 2011 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in the Silicon Valley area, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in Silicon Valley" 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 4000 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 102.

"This year, the Silicon Valley List was exceptionally difficult," said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411, "so many companies received large amounts of funding which led to a much larger list than normal"

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;

  • ** 150% increase in revenues over the past 2 years with over $3M in revenues; OR
  • ** $11M+ 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.



Tilera Corporation
Tilera Corporation is the industry leader in highly scalable general purpose multicore processors for networking, wireless, and multimedia infrastructure applications. Tilera's processors are based on its breakthrough iMesh™ architecture that scales to hundreds of RISC-based cores on a single chip. The company got a hold of $25M in venture funding in April of 2010.

IronKey Inc
IronKey, Inc., founded in 2005, is the global leader in providing secure managed portable storage, authentication, and trusted virtual computing. Its best-of-breed product portfolio meets the highest security, performance, and privacy standards of the most demanding Fortune 500, enterprise, government, and military customers. IronKey received $22M in venture financing from Bridgescale Partners in May of 2010.

Digital Chocolate
Digital Chocolate has rapidly emerged as a leader in new digital media and social games. Best known for Millionaire City, MMA Pro Fighter, Rollercoaster Rush and Tower Bloxx, Digital Chocolate led all software companies in App Store downloads in 2009 and in 2010 has been the fastest-growing maker of Facebook social games with virtual goods. Digital Chocolate got a hold of $12M in venture funding led by Intel Capital in February of 2011.

RedSeal Systems, Inc
RedSeal Systems is a leading developer of security assurance software for medium to large sized organizations. RedSeal software enables organizations to continuously, comprehensively and automatically assess and strengthen their cyber-defenses before they are attacked. The company received $12.0M in venture funding in October of 2009.

Accept Software
Accept Corporation provides companies in highly competitive industries with a powerful end-to-end product innovation management software suite, Accept360™, enabling them to redefine product innovation. Accept360 is proven to help companies create profitable, winning products, faster. It is built on product innovation processes and practices which are effective at managing short lifecycle, complex product portfolios and delivering them at market speed. The company landed $17M in funding from StarVest Partners L P in September of 2009.

Link_A_Media Devices
Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD) is the new leader in developing and manufacturing custom System-on-Chip (SOC) solutions for peripheral data storage devices, which include hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state-drives (SSDs). The SoC solution integrates the Read/Write Channel, disk controller functions, microprocessor(s) and memories, and servo processing for HDD application on a single chip. The company received $18M in venture money from Lightspeed Venture Partners in December of 2009.

Chelsio Communications
Chelsio Communications is a privately-held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with a design center located in Bangalore, India. Chelsio is the market and technology leader enabling the convergence of networking, storage and clustering traffic over 10Gb Ethernet. The company got a hold of $17M in venture financing led by New Enterprise Associates in November of 2009.

SiBEAM Inc
SiBEAM is a privately-held fabless semiconductor company and founding member of the WirelessHD™ Consortium. A pioneer in developing intelligent millimeter wave technologies for wireless communications, SiBEAM is the first to build 60GHz chipsets using standard CMOS technology. The company has raised $36.5M in financing from Foundation Capital in March of 2010.

Auditude
Auditude is a video management and monetization technology provider that partners with content owners and websites to monetize their video assets. Auditude works with some of the largest names in online video including Comcast, Dailymotion, Dick Clark Productions, Fox News, Lionsgate, Major League Baseball, UK’s Channel Five, Sony Music Group, Starz Media,Universal Music Group and Yahoo!,among others. The company received $11M in venture funding in January of 2011.

Turn Inc
Turn is a software and services company with the industry's only end-to-end platform for managing data-driven digital advertising with an infrastructure to support it. Turn received $20M in Series D funding early this year.

OCZ Technology
Founded in 2002, San Jose, California-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. has built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a dominant player in the manufacturing and distribution of solid state drives (SSDs), a disruptive, game-changing technology that is replacing traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). The company got a hold of $15.4M in funding in March of 2010.

Vindicia
Vindicia offers an on-demand strategic billing solution for marketing and sales that manages subscriptions and one-time payments for online merchants. We work with some of the best-known brands on the Internet, including Symantec, Activision Blizzard, Intuit, and Atari/Cryptic. As an externally audited PCI Service Provider and a SAS 70 Type II company, Vindicia securely handles online revenue of over a billion dollars annually. The company received $20M in funding from FTV Capital in November of 2010.

Coulomb Technologies Inc
Coulomb Technologies is the leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure with networked charging stations installed in municipalities and organizations worldwide. Coulomb provides a vehicle-charging infrastructure, with an open system driver network: the ChargePoint Network provides multiple web-based portals for Owners/Hosts, Fleet managers, Drivers, and Utilities, and ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120 Volt to 240 Volt AC charging and up to 500 Volt DC charging. The company got a hold of $15M in funding in September of 2010.

Nimble Storage, Inc.
Nimble Storage has developed the first converged storage and backup solution that significantly reduces the cost and complexity of storing, accessing, and protecting data for enterprises. The company received $16M in financing led by Accel Partners in December of 2010.

AeroScout
AeroScout is the Industry's Leading Provider of Unified Asset Visibility Solutions for Healthcare, Manufacturing, Logistics and Other Industries. AeroScout solutions use Wi-Fi-based Active RFID, sensors, RTLS and other technologies to provide complete wireless asset tracking and monitoring. The company got a hold of $16M in venture money from Evergreen Venture Partners in November of 2010.

Aria Systems, Inc.
Aria Systems is the leading provider of on-demand billing solutions and offers the only monetization platform encompassing the full spectrum of Billing and Subscription Management services. The company received $20M in venture from InterWest Partners in February of 2011.

Jive Software
Jive is the largest and fastest growing independent Social Business Software company in the world. The first company to bring the innovation of the consumer web to the enterprise. Jive got a hold of $30M in venture funding in July of 2010.

Host Analytics, Inc
Host Analytics is the leading provider of on-demand corporate performance management. Host Analytics’ solutions help financial and departmental executives improve their budgeting, forecasting, financial consolidations, dashboarding, scorecarding, reporting and analysis. The company has raised $15M in funding led by Next World Capital in June of 2010.

RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a multi-screen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. The company’s success is based on core strengths in transcoding, advertising and overlay insertion, ultra-dense modulation and statistical multiplexing. RGB Networks landed $20M in venture money in October of 2010.

Facebook, Inc
Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. Facebook has raised money $1500M in venture funding from Goldman Sachs in January of 2011.

iControl Networks
iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing interactive solutions defining the broadband home management market. The iControl OpenHome™ Software Platform, an award-winning software solution that has made the Connected Home a reality, enables home security companies, broadband service providers and utilities to offer the next generation of home management, security and connectivity to their customers. The company received $23M in financing in July of 2009.

MyBuys, Inc
MyBuys is the leading provider of multi-channel personalization for retailers, direct brands, and digital agencies. The company builds deep profiles based on each individual shopper's behavior, then uses a patented portfolio of algorithms and real-time optimization to deliver the most relevant recommendations. MyBuys has raised $20M in venture funding from Rho Ventures in March of 2011.

Box.net
Box.net was founded on a simple, powerful idea: people should be able to access and share their content from anywhere. Since 2005, Box.net has helped more than 3 million individuals, small businesses and Fortune 1000 companies do just that. We want to reinvent what businesses can do with their content through Box's cloud content management platform, made for a new kind of worker, a new kind of workplace and a new kind of IT. The company has raised $48M in venture money from Meritech Capital in February of 2011 and has increased revenues by 466% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $5.3M in 2009.

EchoSign Inc
EchoSign is the leader in on-demand, 100% web-based, fully digital electronic signature solutions that don’t require scanning software, signature pads or digital certificates. With EchoSign, there’s nothing to learn or install. No hardware or IT department is required. Simply click “Send”. EchoSign grew revenues by 414% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $3.6M in 2009.

ReputationDefender Inc
Reputation.com’s mission is to empower individuals and businesses to control their privacy and reputation online. Formerly ReputationDefender, Reputation.com was founded in 2006 and is the pioneer of online reputation management solutions. The company received $15M in financing from JAFCO Ventures in June of 2010.

Cloudera Inc
Cloudera offers enterprises a powerful new data platform built on the popular Apache Hadoop open-source software package. We enhance the storage and processing technologies originally developed by the world’s biggest Web companies, allowing our growing list of global customers to use Hadoop to solve problems and achieve their particular business goals. Cloudera got a hold of $25M in venture funding from Meritech Capital Partners in March 2011.

Ning Inc
Ning is the world's largest platform for creating social websites. Top organizers, marketers, influencers, and activists use Ning to create an online destination that weaves social conversations in content and inspire action. Based in Palo Alto, California, Ning makes it easy for brands of all shapes and sizes to build custom and powerful social websites. The company has raised $15M in financing in July of 2009.

Palantir Technologies
We were founded in 2004 by a handful of PayPal alumni and Stanford computer scientists. Since then we’ve doubled in size every year while retaining our early-stage values: a startup culture, strong work ethic, and rigorous hiring standards. We currently offer two products: Palantir Government and Palantir Finance. Both are platforms for integrating, visualizing, and analyzing the world’s information. The company landed $90M in financing from The Founders Fund in June of 2010.

Inflection
Inflection is a data and e-commerce company headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley. The company owns and operates Archives.com and PeopleSmart.com, emerging leaders in the family history and people search markets. Inflection was founded in 2006, and is funded by tier one venture capitalists Matrix Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. The company landed $30M in funding led by Matrix Partners in September of 2010.

Verismo Networks
Verismo Networks is privately held Internet TV platform company headquartered in Mountain View, CA and with a research and design center located in Bangalore, India. The founders of Verismo Networks envisioned the use of the internet to cost effectively deliver high quality video to users and this increase in viewing videos on the PC would lead to increased demand for viewing internet videos on big screen TVs. The company received $17M in venture money from Intel Capital in January of 2011.

BlueArc Corporation
BlueArc develops and sells clustered NAS systems for storing and managing digital content and unstructured (file-based) data. The company’s products use a scalable file system that allows for multiple storage appliances (nodes) to be managed as a single pool. BlueArc received $20M in funding from Investor Growth Capital in July of 2010.

Aoptix Technologies
AOptix Technologies is the world leader in the commercial development of Adaptive Optics (AO) technology. With roots in astronomical imaging, AOptix is creating new performance standards in commercial and defense wireless communications, and advanced iris recognition biometrics. AOptix Technologies landed $12.9M in financing from Northgate Capital of Danville CA in March of 2009.

Force10 Networks, Inc
Force10 Networks is the global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business. The company’s high-performance solutions are designed to deliver new economics by virtualizing and automating Ethernet networks. Force10 Networks got a hold of $30M in venture money in August of 2009.

Discera Inc
Discera, Inc is timing and clock oscillator company utilizing a proprietary MEMS (micro-electrical mechanical system) resonator enabling lower cost, enhanced ruggedness, smaller size and wider temperature range than historical quartz based solutions. Using our ultra miniature PureSilicon™ resonator technology, Discera has developed a wide range of oscillator solutions that address the performance, size, power and cost requirements for the consumer, enterprise, industrial and communication markets. Discera received $11.0M in funding led by Scale Venture Partners in January of 2010.

Mark Logic Corporation
MarkLogic Corporation is revolutionizing the way organizations leverage information. Our flagship product is a purpose-built database for unstructured information. Based on patented innovations, MarkLogic Server enables customers in industries including media, government and financial services to develop and deploy information applications at a fraction of the time and cost it takes with conventional approaches. The company got a hold of $12.5M in venture funding from Sequoia Capital in May of 2009.

Transera Communications Inc
Transera provides software that greatly simplifies the operation and management of a call center, especially one that is distributed across multiple locations and uses multiple outsourcers to take calls. We deliver real business value to any enterprise, not just by increasing revenue, lowering costs, and improving customer service, but also by turning customer service into a strategic business asset. Transera collected $17M in venture funding in March of 2009.

Xactly Corporation
The core purpose of Xactly is to empower companies of all sizes to incent right. For years great business leaders have recognized that sales compensation is one of the prime motivators for a company's success. The right plans can increase profits, control expenses and drive consistent quarter-over-quarter result. Xactly has raised $19.5M in funding led by Bridgescale Partners in year of 2010.

Ruckus Wireless
At Ruckus Wireless, we've been designing, manufacturing, and marketing Smart Wi-Fi products and Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) systems ever since we first opened our doors back in June of 2004. Our patented, universe-leading Wi-Fi technology was just one reason we were named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Ruckus Wireless received $10.7M in funding in September of 2009 and has increased revenues by 146% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $44.3M in 2009.

Stoke, Inc
Stoke helps mobile network operators break free from the self-imposed limitations of legacy-thinking and planning. Instead, Stoke employs Business-Crossovertm Thinking, finding new ways to solve the new problems now emerging as a result of the unprecedented adoption of mobile broadband and the always-connected lifestyle. Stoke has raised $17M in funding from Focus Ventures in January of 2011.

Validity Inc
Validity's commitment to innovation is reflected in its ability to provide the most durable, flexible, high performing, and cost effective products in the biometric fingerprint sensor market. Founded in 2000, and headquartered in San Jose, California, Validity delivers proven, proprietary biometric fingerprint sensor technology for PC products, mobile devices, portable media products, and access control solutions. Validity got a hold of $12.6M in venture funding from Panorama Capital in July of 2010.

Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring connects utilities with their customers and transforms the delivery of smart grid services while improving energy efficiency, empowering customers and ensuring reliable delivery of low-cost services. We provide the hardware, software and services that connect every device on the smart grid, creating a unified Smart Energy Platform. Silver Spring Networks got a hold of $100M in funding in December of 2009.

Aerohive Networks
Aerohive Networks reduces the cost and complexity of today's networks with cloud-enabled, distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions for enterprises and medium sized companies including branch offices and teleworkers. Aerohive’s award-winning cooperative control Wi-Fi architecture, public or private cloud-enabled network management, routing and VPN solutions eliminate costly controllers and single points of failure. The company landed $23.5M in venture money in March of 2010.

YuMe
YuMe is one of the most innovative leaders in the burgeoning field of video advertising. We design and produce proprietary technology that makes professional video more profitable for publishers and more effective for advertisers. In addition, our award-winning ACE™ enterprise software and premium video advertising network offer an integrated media solution to publishers, advertisers, and agencies that is unmatched in the industry. YuMe received $25M in venture money from Menlo Ventures in February of 2010.

Clickatell
Clickatell: the world's number one global mobile messaging company. Clickatell has been around for more than a decade and is the largest Online SMS mobile messaging gateway provider covering 871 networks in 221 countries and territories, with the potential to reach 5 billion mobile phone users, or more than 70 percent of the world’s population. The company got a hold of $12M in venture funding in March of 2011 led by Sequoia Capital.

Jasper Wireless, Inc
The Jasper Wireless platform enables network operators to quickly and efficiently service the M2M market, and for their M2M customers to optimally run their connected device businesses. The company partners with network operators around the world. Jasper Wireless has raised $21M in venture money in April of 2010.

Pano Logic
Pano Logic was created to address the growing costs and complexity of the PC-based desktop computing paradigm. We've brought together a team who have had many decades of cumulative experience working on different approaches to this problem – both from thin-client hardware companies and from virtualization software vendors. Pano Logic received $20M in funding from Mayfield Fund in February of 2010.

Zuora Inc
Zuora’s subscription billing and commerce platform changes the way subscription businesses manage and sell to customers, allowing them to bring new products to market in less time, with more flexibility and less hassle. Zuora customers are up and running within 90 days and often recognize 200% ROI within weeks. Zuora has raised $20M in venture funding from Redpoint Ventures in November of 2010.

Caring.com
Caring.com is the leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Caring.com offers helpful content, advice from leading experts, a supportive community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of eldercare services. Based in San Mateo, California, Caring.com is a private company with $20M in venture funding from DCM, Intel Capital, Shasta Ventures, and Split Rock Partners.

MokaFive
MokaFive has developed an end-to-end desktop management solution that harnesses the power of virtualization to fundamentally change the way enterprises control and manage mobile endpoints to achieve cost reduction, risk mitigation and business alignment. The company got a hold of $21M in venture money from NGEN Partners in April of 2010.

Aster Data Systems Inc
Aster Data is a market leader in data management and advanced analytics for diverse and big data, enabling the powerful combination of cost-effective storage and ultra-fast analysis of relational and non-relational data. Aster Data nCluster is an analytic platform that incorporates a massively parallel processing (MPP) hybrid row and column database with an integrated analytics engine, allowing application logic to execute with data to deliver breakthrough performance and scalability. Aster Data received $30M in venture money led by Sequoia Capital in September of 2010.

Trilliant Incorporated
Trilliant is a Smart Grid communications company. We supply utilities with wireless mesh equipment to enable two-way communication networks throughout the electric grid. However, unlike typical Smart Grid vendors, we provide solutions much broader than simply reading electric meters. The company received $106M led by Investor Growth Capital in July of 2010.

Brand.net
Brand.net provides the first and only futures buying platform for digital media. Leading agencies and brand advertisers use the company’s Media Futures PlatformTM (MFP) to accurately forecast and secure guaranteed media delivery, reach, audience composition, quality and pricing up to a year in advance. MFP optimizes campaigns for brand metrics and total sales, including the 95% of sales that occur offline. The company got a hold of $14M in funding from Focus Ventures in June of 2010.

Pricelock, Inc
Pricelock is the first company bringing internet-integrated commodity price protection products to businesses and consumers. Pricelock is the world's first company to offer online fuel price protection to businesses of all sizes from increasingly volatile fuel prices. The company got a hold of $12M in financing led by Barclays in March of 2011.

Cotendo
An innovator of software-based website acceleration technologies, Cotendo delivers CDN and Site Acceleration through a services suite integrating dynamic and static content acceleration, SSL, load balancing, performance monitoring, real-time reporting, and more. Unified on a single platform, the superior performance and functionality of the Cotendo services suite enables clients to maximize monetization and productivity of their Web assets. Cotendo landed $12M in venture money from Tenaya Capital in May of 2010 and grew revenues by 69,999,900% from 2007 to 2009.

Kabam
Kabam is an interactive entertainment company that creates free-to-play games for social networks. But our games are different from the “mass market/casual games” that have dominated news to-date. Our games are designed to appeal to the growing number of serious gamers and game enthusiasts who are also engaged in social networks. Kabam got a hold of $30M in venture money led by Canaan Partners in January of 2011.

SySDSoft Inc
SySDSoft, Inc. designs state-of-the-art baseband and RF/analog circuits for the growing wireless broadband market. SySDSoft’s solutions are designed to meet the substantial growth in wireless device deployments. The company’s products portfolio covers a variety of technologies such as WiMAX, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wireless USB, and LTE. SySDSoft grew revenues by 277% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $3.4M in 2009.

Infineta Systems
Infineta Systems is leading the charge to revolutionize the way enterprises leverage network resources by delivering a highly accelerated inter-data center fabric. Infineta’s solutions bring unprecedented levels of throughput, scalability, and bandwidth capacity to data center interconnects, fueling a radical transformation to a more flexible, scalable and powerful infrastructure. The company collected $15M in venture funding led by Alloy Ventures in May of 2010.

BookRenter.com
BookRenter launched in 2008 and is dedicated to making education more affordable by allowing students to rent textbooks for up to 75% off the retail price. BookRenter's innovative pricing and operating systems provide students with the best price, highest quality books, and most flexible rental experience available today. The company has raised $10M in funding from Norwest Venture Partners in June of 2010 and grew revenues by 9,900% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $5M in 2009.

Mirics Inc
Mirics® is a system solutions company developing silicon and software platforms. Leveraging the innovation and commercial skills of a world-class team, Mirics has combined reconfigurable silicon techniques with proprietary algorithmic IP to realise the dream of converged connectivity. The company got a hold of $13M in venture money led by Acacia Capital Partners in July of 2010.

Cirtas Systems
Cirtas systems was founded by serial entrepreneurs with a simple vision — make cloud storage work like on–site storage arrays. Cloud storage is attractive because it is a limitless, inexpensive, on–demand resource. But it is not yet viewed by most IT managers as a viable alternative to on–site storage arrays. Concerns about security, performance, application compatibility, and data management must still be addressed. The company landed $22.5M in financing led by Shasta Ventures in January of 2011.

SurveyMonkey
Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey is the world's leading provider of web-based survey solutions. Powerful, yet easy-to-use, SurveyMonkey helps millions of people gain the insights they need to make more informed decisions. Customers include 100% of the Fortune 100, as well as other businesses, academic institutions, and organizations of all shapes and sizes. The company received $100M in venture funding led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch in November of 2010.

Panzura
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Panzura is the leading provider of products that enable cloud storage to be faster, cheaper and more secure than Tier 1 storage. Our breakthrough approach combines application logic with the best and latest in data storage technology. We call this next step: Application Network Storage (ANS). Panzura has raised $12M in venture money from Khosla Ventures in December of 2010.

Santur Corporation
Headquartered in Fremont, Santur provides high-performance tunable lasers. These devices are used to transmit data over fiber-optics networks, the infrastructure of the Internet. Santur's initial product provides the benefit of a tunable laser for the cost of a single-frequency laser, improving the economics of delivering high bandwidth for telecommunications companies. Santur received $13M in venture funding from Menlo Ventures in July of 2009.

Rearden Commerce, Inc
The Rearden Commerce Platform is the industry's first Web Services-based technology architecture for delivering Services On-Demand™, and more specifically, the procurement of employee business services. For the first time, companies can manage, and employees can consume, all business services from a single application via a simple, consistent user interface. The company has raised $40M in venture money in September of 2009 from JPMorgan Chase.

Kineto Wireless
Kineto is a privately held, venture-backed company committed to enabling mobile operators to fully embrace the cost and performance advantages of IP-based broadband access networks. Kineto provides standards-based products and services to major wireless infrastructure and device vendors in order to develop products compatible with the latest 3GPP standards for Smart Offload and Voice over LTE. Kineto Wireless received $15M in venture money in March of 2010.

Amalfi Semiconductor
Amalfi Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in cost effective, low power mixed-signal RF solutions for wireless applications. The company has raised $24M in venture money from Battery Ventures in August of 2009.

Retail Solutions Inc
Retail Solutions develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of award-winning software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that turn downstream data, such as point-of-sale (POS), supply chain, merchandiser feedback and category data, into actionable visibility into the store and onto the shelf. Retail Solutions, the largest and fastest-growing company in the Retail Execution Management field, has more experience with processing customer-specific retailer data than any other company. The company got a hold of $15.2M in financing from Investor Growth Capital in September of 2010.

Kovio, Inc
Kovio Inc., a privately held Silicon Valley company, is developing a new category of semiconductor products using printed silicon electronics and thin film technology. This new manufacturing technology combines the low cost of graphics printing with the power and functionality of silicon-based semiconductors. The company has raised $20M in venture funding in July of 2009.

EverNote Corporation
Our goal at Evernote is to give everyone the ability to easily capture any moment, idea, inspiration, or experience whenever they want using whichever device or platform they find most convenient, and then to make all of that information easy to find. From creating text and ink notes, to snapshots of whiteboards and wine labels, to clips of webpages, Evernote users can capture anything from their real and digital lives and find it all anytime. The company has raised $20M in financing from Sequoia Capital in October of 2010.

Apigee Corp
Apigee is for a new internet of APIs - where billions of mobile, tablets, and set-top apps connect in a web that has moved beyond the browser. Over 150 enterprises and thousands of developers use Apigee technology to make their APIs better. Apigee has raised $14.1M in venture funding led by Bay Partners in February of 2010.

YouSendIt
Ranjith Kumaran began thinking about the difficulties people face when sending large files via email and FTP, he concentrated on the solution for transforming large file transfer from a business barrier into a business building opportunity and founded YouSendIt: The most widely used solution for sending, receiving and tracking large files. YouSendIt grew revenues by 366% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $15.4M in 2009 and collected $15M in financing led by Emergence Capital in August of 2010.

Chegg Inc
Chegg, the number one online textbook rental company, is helping students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide save time, save money and get smarter. Students can save hundreds by renting in a variety of ways: online at Chegg.com and Borders.com, from the Chegg iPhone app and on select campus bookstores. Chegg landed $75M in venture funding from Ace Limited in September of 2010.

Carrier IQ
Carrier IQ is the market leader in Mobile Service Intelligence solutions that have revolutionized the way mobile operators and device vendors gather and manage information from end users. With Carrier IQ’s unique ability to provide detailed insight into service delivery and user experience, you can achieve your strategic goals more efficiently and effectively, based on data drawn directly from your subscribers’ devices – the place where your customer actually experiences the service. The company received $12M in funding from Bridgescale Partners in June of 2010.

Coupa Software Inc
Coupa is the leading provider of cloud spend management (CSM) solutions that help companies control their indirect spending and generate savings that go direct to the bottom line. Coupa combines the best e-procurement and expense management capabilities in a single solution that is easier to use, faster to configure and deploy, and more cost-effective than anything available today. The company has raised $12M in funding from Mohr Davidow Ventures in February of 2011.

eMeter Inc
eMeter provides essential software that enables electric, gas and water utilities to realize the full benefits of Smart Grid. Leading utilities worldwide depend on eMeter Smart Grid Management software to reduce operational costs, improve customer service, and drive energy efficiency. eMeter received $12.5M in venture funding led by Sequoia Capital in July of 2010.

Tumri Inc
Tumri was founded in 2004 with a vision to re-imagine online advertising for the interactive, user-driven Web. Founded by a team of technologists with deep experience in advertising, knowledge representation, genetic algorithms, scalable e-commerce, search engines and catalog/content management, Tumri’s mission is to enhance the power of online advertising and maximize revenue for publishers and advertisers everywhere. Tumri received $15M in venture money in June of 2009.

Talend Inc
Talend is one of the largest pure play vendors of open source software, offering a breadth of middleware solutions that address both data management and application integration needs. The company shatters the traditional proprietary model by supplying open, innovative and powerful software solutions with the flexibility to meet the data management and application integration needs of all types of organizations. Talend got a hold of $34M in venture money from Silver Lake Sumeru in November of 2010.

Aquantia Corp
Aquantia meets business needs for efficiency, lower Total Cost of Ownership,productivity and easy-to-use network infrastructure. The company’s versatile technology platform is based on advanced signal processing, while fully leveraging the maturity of Ethernet and offering the universal appeal of the RJ45. Aquantia ICs connect multi-core data centers, applications-optimized workgroup computing and virtual server networks with one flexible low-cost and standards based architecture. Aquantia collected $44M in venture money from New Enterprise Associates in December of 2009.

Guardian Analytics
Guardian Analytics is the leader in online banking security solutions that detect and prevent Internet banking fraud. The company was founded in 2005 and emerged in 2010 as the standard for anomaly detection and transaction monitoring, providing real-time risk-based authentication solutions that protect online banking channels. Guardian Analytics collected $11M in venture funding recently led by Split Rock Partners.

Schooner Information Technology, Inc
Schooner MySQL and Schooner Membrain are software products that turn standard x86 servers and flash memory into MySQL database or NoSQL data store super-servers. Schooner brings the datacenter scaling without the sprawl, minimal downtime and optimal performance. The company collected $20M in financing from Menlo Ventures in July of 2009.

Quantenna Communications Inc
Quantenna Communications, Inc. is a leading developer of Full-11n semiconductor solutions for the next generation of ultra-reliable, 802.11n Wi-Fi networks. The company’s chipsets offer carrier-grade, industry-standard 802.11n features which are essential for distributing multiple HD video streams throughout the home at full, 1080p resolution. Quantenna Communications got a hold of $21M in financing from DAG Ventures in September of 2010.

Ooyala Inc
Ooyala is the leader in online video technology, analytics and monetization. Its integrated suite of video technology and services gives content owners the deep insights that drive increased viewer engagement and revenue from video. Ooyala serves hundreds of global media companies and marketers including Endemol, Fremantle Media, Telegraph Media Group, Vans, and Vice Magazine. The company has raised $22M in venture funding led by The CID Group in September of 2010.

Meebo Inc
Meebo provides the easiest, most open and most “right there where you want it” way to share on the web. Integrating all social networks and communications channels into a single, simple-to-use solution, Meebo enables people to easily share content and communicate in real time with those who matter to them, and connects them to others on the numerous websites that have installed the Meebo Bar. Meebo reach 165 million unique users worldwide according to comScore and featured on more than 8,000 websites today. The company collected $27.5M in funding led by Khosla Ventures in November of 2010.

Pliant Technology, Inc
Pliant Technology designs and develops Enterprise Flash Drives (EFDs). EFDs are a brand new class of ultra-high performance, solid state data storage devices that meet the needs of data centers and other high-performance computing environments. Pliant Technology landed $27.3M in financing led by Arcturus Capital in January of 2010 and grew revenues by 299,999,900% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $3M in 2009.

Audience
Audience is the only company that has reverse-engineered the human hearing system to develop intelligent voice processing technology called earSmart™, that can distinguish and interpret sounds in the same way people hear. Audience’s earSmart voice processors imitate the complex processes of human hearing to enhance voice quality and suppress noise. Audience got a hold of $15M in financing led by New Enterprise Associates in March of 2010.

Marketo
Marketo is the revenue performance management company, transforming how marketing and sales teams of all sizes work — and work together — to accelerate predictable revenue. Marketo’s solutions are both powerful and easy to use, providing explosive revenue growth throughout the revenue cycle from the earliest stages of demand generation and lead management to deal close and continued customer loyalty. The company has raised $25.0M in funding from Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in November of 2010.

Pixazza, Inc
Founded in 2008, Pixazza, Inc. is changing the way consumers interact with images on the web. By enabling consumers to simply mouse over images to learn more and see related products, Pixazza has pioneered the use of images as real estate for brand advertising and ecommerce. Through its network of leading publishers, Pixazza currently serves more than 70 million unique visitors per month at a rate of 20 billion image views per year. Pixazza landed $12M in funding from Shasta Ventures in July of 2010.

MobileIron Inc
MobileIron was founded to bring simplicity to the chaos of smart devices in the enterprise. Intelligent tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the primary personal communications and computing platform for business. However, they introduce cost, risk, and usability challenges that traditional mobile device management strategies cannot address. MobileIron received $16M in financing in July 2010.

ThreatMetrix Inc
ThreatMetrix is a fast-growing provider of cloud-based fraud detection solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII). The company’s ThreatMetrix Cloud-Based Fraud Prevention Platform helps online businesses verify new accounts, authorize payments and transactions and authenticate user logins in real-time without relying on PII. ThreatMetrix has raised $12.1M in financing in October of 2010.

Mikojo
Mikojo is a leading provider of search services and technology. Mikojo improves the search experience for consumers by providing mechanisms for users to specify search queries that integrate multiple data sources on the Internet. Based in Foster City, Calif., with offices also located in Australia, Mikojo has a rich history of technology innovation in data integration and Internet search, embodied in a growing IP portfolio. Mikojo got a hold of $23M in venture funding in January of 2010.

SpiderCloud
SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc. is a privately funded company comprised of executives with proven successes at companies such as Cisco Systems (Aironet Wireless), Flarion Technologies, Juniper Networks, Qualcomm, Shasta Networks, Stoke, and Trapeze Networks. The company got a hold of $25M in funding from Opus Capital in February of 2010.

Gigamon™
Gigamon provides purpose-built appliances to enable visibility and deliver critical packet-flow information across data networking infrastructures. As creator and leader of the Intelligent Data Access Networking® architecture, Gigamon's patented technology provides secure access and enhanced visibility for traditional and cloud-based data networks. Gigamon has raised $22.8M in financing from Highland Capital Partners in February of 2010.

LensVector Inc
LensVector is leading a revolution in solid-state optics with solutions that replace moving parts of tiny cameras found in mobile phones, laptops and other consumer electronics with solid-state optical components. LensVector delivers the smallest autofocus products in the industry, making high-quality photography, m-commerce and video practical for everyone. The company got a hold of $30M in venture funding from Institutional Venture Partners in April of 2010.

Zenverge Inc
Zenverge is a fabless semiconductor company delivering advanced, cost-effective solutions for content storage, playback, interoperability, mobility and networking in the next generation of digital media products. The company's founders and executive staff are seasoned industry veterans with decades of experience in bringing ideas to fruition having shipped ICs in millions of digital media products to date. Zenverge got a hold of $30M in venture funding from Battery Ventures in April of 2010.

FreeWheel
FreeWheel gives the largest producers and distributors of TV, movies, music, and sports the infrastructure they need to manage the end-to-end economics of their professional content. Founded and led by a team of executives from the world’s leading technology companies, FreeWheel’s solution arms content owners and distributors with the tools and services necessary to make the most money possible from video content. FreeWheel landed $16.8M in venture money led by Steamboat Ventures in April of 2010.

Nimbula, Inc,
Founded by the team that developed the industry-leading Amazon EC2, Nimbula delivers a comprehensive cloud operating system that uniquely combines the scalability and operational efficiencies of the public cloud with the control, security and trust of today's most advanced data centers. The company got a hold of $15M in venture money from Accel Partners in August of 2010.

Aryaka Networks Inc.
Founded in November 2008, Aryaka Networks, Inc. delivers cloud-based WAN optimization and application acceleration with true business results. Key advantages of the Aryaka solution include a secure, scalable and reliable WAN optimization and application acceleration platform as a service, rapid deployment, ease of integration, complete visibility and a significantly lower total cost of ownership. The company got a hold of $14M in venture money in September of 2010.

InfoStretch Corporation
InfoStretch is a leader in services and solutions for Mobile Application Development and Testing, Quality Assurance Testing and Automation, SaaS solutions and ERP Testing solutions. InfoStretch delivers high-quality, reliable and cost effective services to clients. The company has increased revenues by 152% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $3.8M in 2009.

nlyte Software, Ltd
nlyte Software (formerly Global DataCenter Management) is a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions. We offer the most complete, performance-based solution for DCIM, combining next generation software, proven best practices, and unsurpassed expertise in data center management. The company received $12M in financing from NGEN Partners in November of 2010.

Kony Solutions
Kony was founded in 2007 by successful entrepreneur Raj Koneru, who recognized that mobile devices and their capabilities would continue to grow exponentially and be a key driver in the next customer interaction revolution. Kony’s mission is to develop the technologies and applications that facilitate and accelerate customer engagement over any mobile operating system, device and channel. Kony Solutions got a hold of $19.1M in venture money from Insight Venture Partners in January of 2011.

Violin Memory Inc
Violin Memory is the ultimate solution for the company who is looking to accelerate their business critical applications and virtualize their Data Center storage with a scalable flash memory array that delivers unprecedented sustainability and spike-free latency at price points challenging HDD performance storage. Violin Memory has raised $35M in funding led by Toshiba in February of 2011.

Raptr Inc
Raptr is a social utility for gaming made by people who love games. We allow you to connect with your gaming friends and see what the world is playing. Raptr allows you to chat in-game with all of your friends from the top IM services (AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Facebook, Google Talk, Xfire, and ICQ) in one friends list. The company has raised $15M in funding from DAG Ventures in February of 2011.
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