Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in Florida" awards
       
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - June 11, 2013 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara, 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 329 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 19.

"We are very proud of the momentum and recognition our Hot Awards have gained in the past 4 years," said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411. "The 2013 list showcases companies with outstanding performance in their fields, who have all earned the right to be called a Florida Hot Company."

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.



Treehouse Island Inc
Treehouse teaches web design, development, how to start a business, and more. Our mission is to bring affordable Technology education to people everywhere, in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world. The company received $7M in financing from Kaplan Ventures in April of 2013.

Voalte Inc.
Voalte is the only company to provide a fully integrated and dependable clinical communications system that health care professionals want, enjoy and effectively use. Voalte products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones. Voalte has raised $6M in financing in October of 2012.

VirtualWorks Group
VirtualWorks is pioneering a new software category called content virtualization that breaks down the walls between application silos to ease data sprawl and deliver a more productive end-user computing experience. The company’s technology is currently used by more 300 private and public sector organizations in Norway, Sweden and the United States to unleash the power of information no matter where it resides within the organization. VirtualWorks got a hold of $8.5M in financing in June of 2011.

Domain Holdings Group, Inc
Domain Holdings Group, Inc.is the world's foremost domain development, marketing, and technology company. Based in Delray Beach, Florida, Domain Holdings Group, Inc. was founded by a group of leading internet marketing experts whose domain industry experience dates back to 1996. The company's award-winning, distinguished management team retains over 50 years of combined experience working with a multitude of industry-defining organizations, including Advertising.com, Google, America Online, and others. The company got a hold of $2.9M in financing led by Valhalla Partners in July of 2011.

VectorLearning
VectorLearning sets the standard for excellence in online continuing education and training for licensed and certified professionals in the engineering, architectural, construction (AEC) and post-acute healthcare industries. With an online library exceeding 1,400 courses authored by more than 200 subject matter experts and spanning all 50 states, VectorLearning serves more than 300,000 working professionals. VectorLearning landed $24M in financing from LLR Partners in August of 2011.

Easy Solutions
Easy Solutions delivers Total Fraud Protection® to over 100 clients, with over 32 million end users. The company’s products protect against phishing, pharming, malware, Man-in-the-Middle and Man-in-the-Browser attacks, and deliver multifactor authentication and transaction anomaly detection. Easy Solutions got a hold of $11M in funding from Medina Capital in May of 2013.

PowerVision Corporation
PowerVision is a team of visionary engineers and instructional designers offering complete solutions for your information and instructional technology needs. Through our Information Solutions and Human Performance groups, your company can benefit from our services, from analysis to design to maintenance to training. PowerVision has raised $12.5M in funding from Johnson & Johnson Development Corp in January of 2012.

isgn
ISGN is a leading provider of mortgage technology and services. A fast-growing company with more than 1,000 customers, including large global banks and a majority of the top 10 lenders in the country, ISGN’s product line includes a complete range of solutions for lenders and services. ISGN got a hold of $30M in financing lead by Enterprise Associates in August of 2011.

PlanSource
PlanSource is a Software as a Service Provider (SaaS) that simplifies back office HR for employers with an array of integrated services including payroll, benefits administration, decision support, and HRMS technology. Our solutions are delivered through strategic broker partners who partner with PlanSource in order to increase their retention rates, revenue, and the overall value they bring to their customers. PlanSource received $12M in funding from Lemhi Ventures in February of 2012.

Axiologix Inc.
Axiologix is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States, and to other operators globally by acquiring strategic technology assets and existing turnkey VoIP and independent operators. This approach avoids the higher risk and more costly model of relying on exclusively organic growth. Axiologix collected $7.5M in funding in May of 2013.

Dignitas Technologies LLC
Dignitas Technologies, LLC is a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) that provides support for Live, Virtual, Constructive, and Gaming domains. Dignitas was formed in 2004 to provide high quality engineering services to the modeling and simulation community. The company’s senior staff consists of developers and technologists ranging between 10 to 30 years of experience in the Modeling and Simulation industry. The company has increased its revenues by 170% from 2009 to 2011 ending with $166M in 2011.

BlueKite
BlueKite offers a unique, state of the art, web-based platform that allows consumers to make real-time cross border bill payments around the world. Payments are safe, accurate, reliable and guaranteed. BlueKite makes bill pay transactions possible through the integration of a proprietary payments platform with the accounting system of relevant service providers worldwide, allowing customers to view up to the minute balance information and pay bills immediately. The company landed $1.5M in funding from PeopleFund in January of 2013.

EarlyShares
EarlyShares.com is a Crowdfunding platform based in Miami, FL. The company is creating the funding platform of the future, where small investments fund big ideas. EarlyShares connects individuals, investors and communities enabling them to invest in companies, support projects, and earn rewards in an efficient, trusted and secure environment. During development, EarlyShares.com got a hold of $1.15M in funding in August of 2012.

Discount Park and Ride
Discount Park and Ride is an online travel website that allows customers to research, plan and reserve parking and travel services for airports and seaports across the United States. The company received $1.02M in financing in March of 2013.

Avisena
Avisena is a revenue-cycle management company that provides fully-integrated software and comprehensive support services to help physician practices increase collections, reduce costs, and improve operating efficiency. Based in Miami, the Company delivers on-demand insight into practice productivity and results that optimize workflow and improve financial performance. Avisena received $2.5M in funding from Square 1 Bank in July of 2011.

Spectrum Bridge Inc
Spectrum Bridge, Inc. (SBI) develops technology solutions that virtualize spectrum by giving wireless devices access to available bandwidth more efficiently. SBI’s spectrum sharing platform provides customers with greater network capacity, coverage and utilization through efficient allocation of spectrum resources. The company’s platform also enhances service providers and radio manufacturer’s solutions by utilizing a database-driven cognitive networking technology designed to promote co-existence. Spectrum Bridge got a hold of $8.8M in funding led by True Ventures in September of 2011.

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. Open English has raised $65M in venture money from Technology Crossover Ventures in April of 2013.

Guide
Guide, based in Miami, is a software company focused on turning online news and blogs into video for anyone wanting to curate and consume content when reading isn’t an option, such as when on the treadmill, making dinner, multitasking at work or getting ready in the morning. The company received $1M in funding led by Sapient in February of 2013.

DoYouRemember
DoYouRemember is the first social website ( www.DoYouRemember.com ) and series of mobile apps created to bring together people who are passionate about nostalgia. We do this by connecting them through their memories. DYR helps users create and share memories with a nostalgic community, along with their friends, family and the world. The company received $1M in financing in May of 2013.
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