Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in San Francisco" awards
       
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - February 21, 2012 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in San Francisco and the East Bay, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in San Francisco" 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 2600 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 80.

"This is our 3rd Annual San Francisco award. We are pleased with the recognition the Award has received over the past few years," said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411, "and we are very proud of the respected list of companies for the 2012 winners."

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 San Francisco. From there, each company must meet one or more of the following requirements;

  • ** 100% increase in revenues over the past 2 years; OR
  • ** Over $5M 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.



Metacafe, Inc
Metacafe is the first entertainment destination solely dedicated to showcasing the best videos from the world of Movies, Video Games, Sports, Music and TV. Metacafe is the trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day. The company connects marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the Web. Metacafe attracts more than 15 million unique monthly U.S. viewers. Metacafe collected $5M in funding in June of 2010.

mobeam inc
Founded in 2010, mobeam inc. is transforming mobile commerce and retail point of sale interaction with its unique and patented light based communications technology. Today, the ubiquitous red laser scanner present at nearly every retail point of sale (POS) cannot see information displayed on mobile phone screens, creating a failure rate of 99 percent when consumers try to scan coupons, tickets, gift cards, loyalty cards and other barcode content using their phones. Mobeam got a hold of $6.4M in financing in the past two years led by DFJ Athena.

Bricsnet US, LLC
Founded in 1986, Bricsnet is a leading provider of software and services for the management of corporate real estate (CRE), with a client base representing over a hundred thousand users around the world. Our company has a rich history of technology innovation for the CRE industry, pioneering the use of Web-based solutions for the management of properties and projects of every size. Bricsnet landed $10M in financing from Enhance Product Development/Services in January of 2011.

3VR Security, Inc
3VR, the video intelligence company, enables organizations to search, mine and leverage video to bolster security, identify and mitigate fraud and better serve customers. 3VR's Video Intelligence Platform (VIP) allows video surveillance systems to reach their true potential and deliver a measurable and sustainable return on investment. 3VR got a hold of $17M in financing from Menlo Ventures in December of 2011.

BrightRoll
With reach to 160 million monthly unique viewers globally, BrightRoll is the world’s largest and most trusted video ad network and the leading provider of digital video advertising services. The BrightRoll Network has access to billions of video impressions per month enabling advertisers to execute smart digital video campaigns across a massive pool of web and mobile video inventory. BrightRoll received $30M in financing in November of 2011, led by new investor Trident Capital. Existing investors True Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and Adams Street Partners also participated, as did Comerica Bank.

Anaplan Inc
Anaplan is the next generation cloud-based modeling platform for integrated analytics, forecasting, planning. For the first time Analysts, Managers and Executives can analyze, model, forecast and plan all their critical business data in a single environment. Founded in 2008 by Guy and Sue Haddleton (former co-founders of Adaytum) and Michael Gould (one of Adaytum’s original architects), the company is headquartered in San Francisco California, with development offices in the UK and NZ. Anaplan landed $11.4M in funding led by Granite Ventures in January of 2012.

Jaspersoft
Jaspersoft provides the most flexible, cost effective and widely deployed Business Intelligence (BI) suite in the world, enabling better decision-making through highly interactive reports, dashboards and analytics. By leading in support for cloud, big data, and mobile deployments, Jaspersoft helps its customers deliver on the promise of self-service BI at scale. The company has raised $11M in venture money led by Red Hat in July of 2011.

Evolv On-Demand
Evolv is the leader in Data-Driven Workforce Selection, enabling employers to improve productivity, retention, and customer satisfaction. It is the only solution that ties employee productivity data to hiring decisions, and uses this to improve the entire recruiting process. With the insight gained from on the job employee data used to calibrate workforce selection, companies can measurably improve their operations, brands and bottom lines. Evolv got a hold of $15.75M in funding from GGV Capital in April of 2011.

Twitter
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. Simply find the accounts you find most compelling and follow the conversations. The company received $400M in financing in September of 2011.

CrowdFlower
CrowdFlower is the leading enterprise crowdsourcing platform, offering quality-ensured crowdsourcing at unprecedented scale. The company solves problems ranging from product categorization to business lead verification to content creation. Our world-class client roster enjoys increased flexibility, faster turnaround time, and cost savings. CrowdFlower landed $7M in funding from Harmony Partners in March of 2011 and has increased its revenues by 1900% from 2008 to 2010.

Extole
Extole was founded in 2009 with a simple mission: to enable brands to harness the power of word-of-mouth recommendations and emerging social networking platforms. Consistent with this mission, we created “Refer-A-Friend” — a solution that became the industry’s leading referral marketing solution. Extole collected $10M in financing from Shasta Ventures in February of 2012.

Formspring
Formspring is a global social network, where members ask each other questions and learn more about one other through interesting, funny and personal responses. People use Formspring to get to know friends (and friends of friends), have conversations with favorite celebrities, and connect with others around common interests. One of the fastest growing social networks ever, Formspring has more than 4 billion responses posted. Formspring received $11.5M in financing from Redpoint Ventures in January of 2011.

BrightTALK Inc
BrightTALK provides webinars and videos for professionals and their communities. Every day thousands of thought leaders are actively sharing their insights, their ideas and their most up-to-date knowledge with professionals all over the globe through the webinar and video technologies that BrightTALK has created. BrightTALK received $20.5M in financing from North Bridge Growth Equity in September of 2011.

Idle Games
Idle Games® has built the Idle Engine, a massively distributed simulation platform designed to provide an unsharded game world with patent-pending synchronous and asynchronous social game mechanics. We’ve also created the worlds’ first polytheistic god game with exploding bunnies. The company received $10M in funding in October of 2011.

KXEN Inc
KXEN is revolutionizing the way companies use predictive analytics to make better decisions. Based on patented innovations, the company's flagship product, InfiniteInsight™, delivers orders of magnitude improvements in speed and agility to optimize every step in the customer lifecycle - including acquisition, cross-sell, up-sell, retention and next best activity. KXEN got a hold of $7M in financing from NextStage in June of 2010.

Jawbone
Jawbone® has created products and services for the mobile lifestyle unparalleled in their innovation, ease-of-use and sophistication of design. The Company is the creator of an award-winning line of intelligent Bluetooth headsets, the inventor of NoiseAssassin® technology, the world's first and only military-grade noise-eliminating technology, of JAMBOX, the first intelligent wireless speaker and speakerphone, as well as THOUGHTS, a free mobile service that allows users to utilize their voice in a new way. Jawbone® landed $70M in financing from JP Morgan Asset Management in July of 2011.

Xoom Corporation
Xoom.com was founded in 2001 and is now one of the biggest and most trusted online money transfer companies in the US. Xoom offers safe and secure sending options from the convenience of your laptop, tablet PC or smart phone. Customers can access Xoom.com 24/7 and send money using their bank account, debit or credit card. The company received $25M in financing from Sequoia Capital in November of 2011.

Lumosity
At Lumosity, we believe in improving brains — and lives. That’s why we created the most effective online tool for cognitive enhancement. Drawing on the newest developments in neuroscience, Lumosity.com offers brain training exercises that work. Regardless of your age, Lumosity can make you smarter and more mentally fit. If you want a brighter brain, join Lumosity.com today. The company has raised $32.5M in venture money from Menlo Ventures in June of 2011.

PowerReviews Inc
PowerReviews is the world's largest social commerce network, with more than 35 million products and services across more than 5,500 websites. PowerReviews helps manufacturers, brands and retailers organize and manage consumer insights to drive sales, increase traffic, shape R&D and build brand loyalty. The company's open network of more than 23 million consumer insights serves as the underlying engine for a new generation of commerce. PowerReviews has raised $6.1M in venture money led by Menlo Ventures in March of 2010.

The GigaOM Network
GigaOM has grown into the leading provider of online media, events and research for global technology innovators. The company is one of the most credible and insightful voices at the intersection of business and technology, with an online audience of more than 4.5 million monthly unique visitors; industry-leading events, including Structure, Mobilize, GigaOM RoadMap, and Structure:Data; and a pioneering market research service and digital community, GigaOM Pro, which provides expert analysis and research on emerging technology markets. GigaOM landed $8M in financing in May of 2011.

Martini Media
Martini Media is the digital media and content platform for engaging the audience with the most money and influence online. With more than 1,000 publishers organized across multiple lifestyle and business verticals, Martini Media has helped the world's leading brands reach over 90 million consumers across the globe that invest in their passions at work and play. Martini Media's full-service marketing capabilities encompass display, video, mobile, social, and audience targeting to effectively engage the most valuable audience online at scale. Martini Media received $13M in venture funding from Granite Venturesin December of 2011.

Yammer Inc
Yammer (www.yammer.com) is the leader in enterprise social networking, providing a secure way for employees to communicate, collaborate, and share information. The basic version of Yammer is free, and customers can pay to upgrade their network to receive additional administrative and security controls, priority customer service and a designated customer success manager. Yammer received $17M in financing from Social Capital Partnership in September of 2011.

Huddle US
Established in 2006, with offices in London and San Francisco, Huddle is the leader in cloud collaboration and content management for the enterprise. Huddle is used by more than 100,000 organizations worldwide, including Disney, AKQA, HTC and Kia Motors, to securely manage projects, share files and collaborate with people inside and outside of their business. Huddle has raised $10.2M in funding led by Matrix Partners in May of 2010.

Scality
Scality is the developer of RING, a software platform enabling cloud storage to easily scale up to exabytes using commodity server hardware with direct attached storage. Scality delivers the performance and reliability of a SAN- or NAS-based architecture without the hassles of volume management at one third to half of the cost. Scality received $7M in financing from IdInvest Partners in March of 2011.

Zimride, Inc
Zimride is a simple way to find friends, classmates and coworkers going the same way you are. Combining social networks and our proprietary route-matching algorithm, we’ve made it easy to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. Zimride empowers you to create social, sustainable and convenient transportation. Zimride got a hold of $6M in funding in September of 2011.

KIXEYE
Founded in 2007, KIXEYE is an online gaming company that plays to win. Responsible for popular titles like Backyard Monsters, Battle Pirates and War Commander, KIXEYE is the first developer to deliver proper game play experiences on social networks. The company is based in San Francisco and backed by Trinity Ventures, JAFCO and Lightspeed Venture Partners. KIXEYE received $18M in financing from Jafco Ventures in August of 2011.

Hotel Tonight Inc.
HotelTonight was founded in December 2010 to provide easy mobile booking of same-day distressed hotel inventory. For consumers, we offer incredible convenience and amazing value at quality hotels. For hotels, we are a marketplace to fill last-minute rooms that would otherwise remain empty. HotelTonight was founded by an experienced team and is backed by some of the top venture firms and travel-industry pioneers in the world. HotelTonight got a hold of $8.6M in funding in November of 2011.

Rocket Ninja Inc
Rocket Ninja is a leading developer of social 3D entertainment apps for PCs and connected devices. Leveraging its proprietary Shr3D(TM) technology, Rocket Ninja creates applications that live inside web browsers, mobile devices and social networks. Rocket Ninja creates fun interactive experiences for the social web that encourage people to play, connect and express themselves in three dimensions, no matter where they are. Rocket Ninja has raised $7.5M in venture money from Marcel Boekhoorn in November of 2011.

Framehawk
Framehawk delivers the fastest and most cost-effective way to use your critical enterprise applications from mobile devices like your iPad. Get real-time performance over any network, while maintaining enterprise-level security. The company has raised $11M in venture money from Matrix Partners in December of 2011.

Flingo
Flingo is a small, nimble team of entreprenuers, architects, engineers and designers, building the next generation of smart TV experiences. Flingo received $7M in venture financing from August Capital in February of 2012.

CollabNet Inc
CollabNet is the recognized leader in enterprise cloud development and Agile ALM, with more than 7,000 global customers that range from single workgroups to large enterprises. Its deep open source roots include the creation of Subversion, the industry leading version control system with millions of users. CollabNet helps enterprise customers build and deploy better software through its focus on collaboration, enterprise Agile methods and cloud development and computing. The company got a hold of $5M in financing in March of 2010.

PlayFirst Inc
PlayFirst is dedicated to creating and publishing popular games that appeal to the mass market through multiple consumer platforms. PlayFirst is focused on a game portfolio that is accessible and entertaining for both new and seasoned online game players. PlayFirst received $9.2M in funding in October of 2010.

Cantaloupe Systems
Cantaloupe Systems is the pioneer and market leader in Cloud-based technologies for the $55 billion global vending industry. Cantaloupe Systems’ Seed Platform enables vending operators to deliver better customer service, reduce costs and generate larger margins. This solution provides an automated retail platform for scheduling, pre-kitting, merchandising, and cashless using hosted systems and wireless technologies. Cantaloupe Systems has raised $12.4M in financing from Foundation Capital in April of 2010.

mFoundry
Trusted by more than 500 banks and credit unions, mFoundry is a leading provider of mobile solutions for financial institutions and retailers. Our mobile banking and mobile payments solutions are based upon a market-proven platform that was designed to help our clients create deeper, more valuable relationships with their customers. mFoundry has raised $18M in venture money from MasterCard Incorporated in December of 2011.

Prosper Marketplace, Inc
Prosper Marketplace Inc., a peer-to-peer lending marketplace that brings together creditworthy borrowers with individual and institutional investors, allows people to invest in each other in a way that is financially and socially rewarding. Individual and institutional investors invest in minimum increments of $25 on loan listings they select. The company received $17.2M in financing led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson in June of 2011.

InsideView
InsideView, the leading provider of sales intelligence, increases productivity and revenue by delivering relevant business and social insights to the point of need. Our award-winning technology gathers and analyzes information from the most relevant social media, user-contributed and traditional/proprietary editorial sources to provide compelling insights about companies and contacts directly within your CRM, browser, or mobile device. InsideView got a hold of $12M in financing from Foundation Capital in March of 2011.

Twelvefold Media
Twelvefold Media is the only emotive-based media company that helps brands target, reach and persuade engaged audiences by delivering the right ad, in the right place at the right time to the most motivated customers in the right mindset. Twelvefold creates customized digital media packages with proprietary technology that utilizes emotive-based targeting at the page level and real-time bidding—at scale and without cookies—to achieve superior results and insights for brands and advertisers. Twelvefold Media got a hold of $7.8M in financing from Bridgescale Partners in May of 2011.

Mashery, Inc
Mashery, the world’s leading provider of API technology and services, helps more than 100 top brands—including USA TODAY, Hoover’s, Klout, Associated Press, RDIO and Expedia—build digital distribution platforms that open new distribution channels, speed time-to-market, and spur innovation. Mashery takes a holistic approach to APIs—from crafting platform strategy and setting business objectives, to managing API delivery and facilitating relationships with a network of 130,000 developers. Mashery landed $11M in financing from OpenView Venture Partners in May of 2011.

Sugar Inc
At Sugar, our mission is to entertain and delight our audience with insanely addictive content and shopping experiences. That’s why we’ve created an online global network that’s personally relevant to modern women everywhere – whether it’s a red carpet moment, an inspiring fitness tip, or an exclusive shopping event. We are conversation starters with a pulse on everything entertainment, style and living-related and we believe every woman deserves to be an insider. The company received $15M in funding led by Institutional Venture Partners in April of 2011.

Marin Software
Marin Software provides the world’s leading online advertising management platform for advertisers and agencies to manage their paid search, social media, display advertising, and mobile campaigns. Marin Software’s powerful bid management and ppc optimization tools will help you generate more conversions and save you time. Marin Software got a hold of $30M in financing from Temasek in February of 2012.

TokBox Inc
TokBox is a first-of-its-kind consumer video communication service that helps people talk face-to-face with a single click. Offering both a web-based and a downloadable version, TokBox requires no registration, no configuration or any other hassle. TokBox got a hold of $12M in financing from DAG Ventures in November of 2010.

Scribd
Scribd began with a simple observation – that there's a writer in all of us. And that even more fundamental than our desire for self-expression is our need to learn and be inspired. Today, Scribd is the place where you publish, discover and discuss original writings and documents. Scribd got a hold of $13M in financing led by MLC Investments in January of 2011.

Xobni Corporation
Xobni is a San Francisco-based startup, created in 2006. We offer a unique and intelligent way to manage and search your contacts and email through Outlook and on the BlackBerry - because we believe that people spend too much time searching unsuccessfully for conversations, attachments, and other important information in their inboxes. Xobni got a hold of $16.2M in financing from Khosla Ventures in April of 2010.

New Relic
New Relic, Inc. is the all-in-one web application performance management provider for the cloud and the datacenter. Its SaaS solution, which combines real user monitoring, application monitoring, and availability monitoring in a single solution built from the ground up, changes the way developers and operations teams manage web application performance in real-time. New Relic collected $15M in financing led by DAG Ventures in November of 2011.

VirtuOz Inc
VirtuOz is the leader in Digital Customer Relationships, enabling large and mid-market enterprises to use Intelligent Virtual Agents to provide world-class online marketing, sales, and support channels, ensuring a high quality user experience while improving operational performance. VirtuOz landed $7M in funding led by Mohr Davidow in June of 2011.

Eventbrite, Inc.
Eventbrite is an online events marketplace where tens of thousands of individuals, businesses and organizations of all sizes manage, promote and sell out their events. With over five million registrations to date and over ten thousand new events published every month, Eventbrite is bringing explosive growth to the events industry by making it easy for anyone to host a successful event. The company got a hold of $50M in funding from Tiger Technology Global Management in May of 2011.

Expensify Inc
Expensify imports expenses and receipts straight from your credit card or bank account, submits PDF expense reports by email, and reimburses reports up to $10,000 entirely online. With the 1.0 launch, Expensify bolstered its QuickBooks export features, helping bookkeepers, accountants, and finance departments nationwide to integrate their expense reports with ease. The company received $5.75M in financing from Redpoint Ventures in September of 2010.

Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system to physicians. With medical charting, scheduling, e-prescribing (eRx), lab integrations, referral letters, Meaningful Use certification, unlimited support and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion's EMR addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. The company received $31M in financing in the past two years.

Kontagent
Kontagent is the leading user analytics platform for developers, marketers, product managers and strategic partners. Our proprietary platform kSuite has been built from the ground up to provide deep social data pattern visualization and analysis that delivers actionable insights via an on-demand service. Kontagent tracks more than 1,000 social applications, over 150 million monthly active users, and in excess of 15,000 messages every second. Kontagent got a hold of $12M in financing from Battery Ventures in November of 2011.

Servicemax Inc
ServiceMax delivers the future of field service, today. The first and only complete suite of cloud-based, collaborative and mobile field service applications, ServiceMax gives companies unprecedented capabilities in field service management to optimize operations and delight customers. Companies use the ServiceMax suite to handle everything from contract entitlements to scheduling & workforce optimization, to inventory & parts logistics and real-time customer and partner portal access. ServiceMax collected $14M in funding from Mayfield Fund in June of 2011.

AppDynamics
AppDynamics is a new kind of application performance management solution. It’s specifically designed for the new environments of today, which have more moving parts and a higher rate-of-change. We can help application support teams manage these challenges, while still being incredibly easy to use. AppDynamics received $20M in financing from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in January of 2012.

RadiumOne
RadiumOne is the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web. Through our unique ShareGraphTM process, we enable brands to identify users who are most likely to interact with their ads. Based in San Francisco with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London, our company is comprised of entrepreneurs from leading technology, venture capital, online advertising, and social gaming companies. RadiumOne got a hold of $21M in funding from Crosslink Capital in March of 2011.

Crowd Factory
Crowd Factory is a complete Social Campaign Management Platform that helps marketers accelerate word-of-mouth marketing, grow their marketing database with unique social profiles and attract new customers. Hundreds of companies, including HP, Molson Coors, Sony Music, Jive Software, Marketo, Quickoffice and British Telecom use Crowd Factory's social marketing software to drive real business results every day. Crowd Factory landed $6.5M in funding from Storm Ventures in January of 2011.

Affine Systems
Affine delivers the first and only contextual targeting platform for video advertising. Affine’s technology provides unparalleled, in-stream visibility, giving brands, agencies, publishers and networks “TV-like” clarity and control over where ads appear. The company’s broad partner network provides access to more than 85 percent of online video impressions. Affine received $5M in funding from Crosslink Capital in April of 2011.

Ticketfly
Ticketfly is the fastest-growing, independent ticketing and social marketing platform. Ticketfly offers event promoters and venues next-generation ticketing and powerful website and social marketing tools, saving them time and money. There’s a reason (several actually) why hundreds of the leading events, festivals, music venues and promoters have chosen Ticketfly to help them tap the power of the social web to sell tickets. Ticketfly received $12.0M in funding from Mohr Davidow Ventures in April of 2011.

99designs
99designs, the largest online marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design services, enables businesses to source custom logo design, web design, t-shirt design, print design and other graphic design work quickly and affordably by launching design projects to a global community of more than 140,000 designers in 192 countries. 99designs has raised $35M in venture money from Accel Partners in May of 2011.

StackMob
StackMob is a complete backend technology stack for mobile applications. Think of us as a smarter layer on top of today’s cloud hosting. We start with a platform built from the ground up with mobile scalability in mind. Using some of the most powerful cloud computing hardware; failover, hardware security and load balancing are easily managed. The company landed $7.5M in financing from Trinity Ventures in May of 2011.

CloudFlare
CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The company got a hold of $20M in financing from New Enterprise Associates in July of 2011.

Quid Inc
Quid software is used by decision-makers running companies, NGOs, banks, and funds. It captures data, structures it, and enables people to visualize and interact with the information, to understand the global technology landscape. Teams can immerse themselves in and play with the data, optimizing decision-making about what to build and where to invest or partner. Quid software augments your ability to perceive this complex world. Quid landed $10M in funding in July of 2011.

ClearSlide
ClearSlide provides the leading cloud-based sales communication platform designed specifically to meet the communication needs of enterprise sales professionals to help them close more business. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., ClearSlide is funded by top Silicon Valley investors including Greylock Partners and Felicis Ventures. Expedia, Rackspace and Dow Jones count among ClearSlide's customers. ClearSlide landed $11M in funding from Greylock Partners in September of 2011.

Dropbox
The mission of Dropbox is to simplify life for people around the world. Dropbox lets people bring their docs, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily. The service has more than 45 million users in 175 countries saving one billion files every three days. Dropbox was founded in San Francisco in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. The company received $250M in funding led by Index Ventures in October of 2011.

Stripe
Stripe is a simple, developer-friendly way to accept payments online. We believe that enabling transactions on the web is a problem rooted in code, not finance, and we want to help put more websites in business. Stripe got a hold of $18M in financing from Sequoia Capital in February of 2012.

Zinio LLC
Zinio is where the world reads, explores and interacts with the largest selection of magazines across today’s most popular devices. The company is the leader in digital and mobile content consumption, connection, and distribution. Zinio users can easily search stories and topics that they are passionate about, share with friends, save and curate content, shop for products, and store all of their favorite magazines in Zinio across all of their favorite devices. Zinio received $20M in funding in November of 2011.

Steelwedge Inc.
A pioneer in Integrated Business Planning, Steelwedge www.steelwedge.com, delivers Sales and Operations Planning solutions to global enterprises for a single line of sight from plan to performance to profit. Nobody knows when the next news headline or changing customer demand will throw their business off balance. The company received $16M in financing from Mainsail Partners in September of 2011.

Flurry, Inc.
Flurry increases the size and value of mobile application audiences, already helping more than 60,000 companies in over 150,000 applications across iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, JavaME and HTML5 platforms. Flurry has built the world's leading mobile application analytics and data-powered advertising platform, with more ground breaking services in development. The company landed $15M in funding from Menlo Ventures in December of 2010.

Spigit
Spigit, the crowd innovation company, creates a new paradigm for realizing untapped business value, connecting employees, customers and business partners for innovation and insight discovery. Using social technology and the power of crowds, Spigit’s solutions tap into the collective intelligence of an organization and transform it into actionable, predictive information. Spigit got a hold of $10M in financing from Warburg Pincus in March of 2011.

Flite, Inc
Flite is a cloud-based ad platform that enables marketers to improve brand recall and purchase intent. Today’s best company websites include live content, social media connectors, mobile delivery, and rich engagement metrics, however, the functionality of their ads pales in comparison. Unlike rich media vendors, the Flite platform allows marketers to produce ads that express the power of their brand as effectively as the brand’s website. The company landed $12M in funding from General Catalyst Partners in March of 2011.

Grockit Inc
Most people know Grockit as the most fun, social and engaging way to learn new things. Smart business types know Grockit is a global leader in the huge market for learning platforms and services. Over 1M people worldwide have used Grockit to successfully prepare for tests. Grockit gives you social, collaborative and personal learning, fueled by adaptive learning algorithms and up-front analysis that identifies and compensates for your learning strengths and weaknesses. The company received $7M in funding from Atlas Venture in October of 2011.

GoodData
GoodData is a disruptive, cloud-based enterprise platform for business intelligence. The GoodData technology is intuitive, secure and fast. It helps convert big data into profitable insights and strategies for business executives. GoodData is trusted by companies like Enterasys, Capgemini, and Software AG, and embedded into offerings from cloud innovators like Zendesk, Get Satisfaction and Pardot. Headquartered in San Francisco, GoodData collected $15M in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz in August of 2011.

Demandbase, Inc
Demandbase is a company that provides a real-time identification platform that enables B2B marketers to improve conversions through real-time targeting, personalization, and measurement. Demandbase’s solutions leverage its proprietary Business Resolution Platform, including real-time identification of the formerly anonymous companies visiting a web site, and unique analytics to make customer or prospect interactions more effective, resulting in increased conversion rates and lower cost of sales. Demandbase has raised $10M in venture led by Sutter Hill Ventures in May of 2011.

Socialcast
Socialcast is a powerful activity stream engine for the Enterprise, with a focus on helping medium and large companies socialize and centralize their communications between people, applications and data. Socialcast leads the industry in humanizing collaboration inside a company. Socialcast has raised $8M in venture led by Menlo Ventures in January of 2011.

StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon is the easiest way to discover new and interesting things from across the Web. More than 20 million users turn to StumbleUpon to be informed, entertained and surprised by content and information recommended just for them. In addition, more than 60,000 brands, publishers and other marketers have used StumbleUpon’s Paid Discovery platform to promote their products and services. StumbleUpon received $17M in funding in March of 2011.

Get Satisfaction, Inc.
Get Satisfaction is a direct connection between people and companies that fosters problem-solving, promotes sharing, and builds up relationships. Thousands of companies use this neutral space to support customers, exchange ideas, and get feedback about their products and services. The company received $10M in funding from InterWest in August of 2011.

Joyent Inc
Joyent is a global cloud computing software and service provider that offers an integrated technology suite designed for service providers, enterprises, and developers. JoyentCloud.com delivers public cloud services to some of the most innovative companies in the world, including LinkedIn, Gilt Groupe and Kabam. The company received $85M in funding led by Weather Investment II Group in January of 2012.

Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report delivers digital media's most engaging content experience to sports fans all over the world. As we build on a growing audience of 25 million monthly visitors, you'll see us continue to combine vision with innovation in evolving a next-generation publishing brand. Bleacher Report got a hold of $22M in financing from Oak Investment Partners in August of 2011

Stitcher
Stitcher is the leader in Internet Radio for the world beyond music. We deliver the latest news, politics, sports, business and entertainment on-demand to listeners on their mobile phones. The Stitcher app has been downloaded over 5 million times and offers the best programming from thousands of content providers including NPR, Fox and CNN. Stitcher is available for iPhone, Android and iPad and is being integrated directly into new Ford and GM vehicles. The company got a hold of $10M in financing from New Enterprise Associates in September of 2011.

Crowdcast
Crowdcast is the leader in Enterprise Collective Intelligence. Our solution aggregates your team’s intelligence to deliver insight and unbiased forecasts related to your projects and initiatives. We use a combination of prediction markets and discussion forums to highlight risks and opportunities earlier, enabling a more agile, efficient organization. Crowdcast received $6M in financing from Menlo Ventures in June of 2010.

eCert Inc.
eCert is an email trust authority that ensures trust in, and reduces fraud against, critical email traffic for financial institutions, major brands, and government agencies. eCert works as a trusted intermediary between senders and receivers to accredit domains that send email, certify their traffic to defend against email fraud ("phishing") and provide critical insight, monitoring, and enforcement tools. eCert received $8M in financing from Warburg Pincus in October of 2010.

Taulia Inc.
The Taulia Invoicement® Suite includes a Dynamic Discounting module and self-service vendor portal. Together, these tools reduce Accounts Payable support overhead, improve supplier relations and generate significant cash savings for corporations. Taulia is the only SAP-certified partner that offers a web-based Dynamic Discounting solution. Our minimally invasive SaaS solution is easy to install and maintain because our value is delivered on top of our customers' data. The company received $8.5M in funding from Matrix Partners in July of 2011.

Tapjoy
Tapjoy is the success engine for mobile application distribution, engagement and revenue. The company's turnkey in-app advertising platform helps developers acquire cost-effective, high-value new users, drive engagement within their applications, and create incremental income by providing an ad-funded payment method. The company has increased its revenues by 362% from 2008 to 2010 ending with $77.4M in 2010.
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