Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in Georgia" awards
       
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - May 28, 2013 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in Georgia, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in Georgia" 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 348 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 23.

"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 Georgia 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 Georgia. 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.



Cloud Sherpas
Cloud Sherpas is the two-time Google Enterprise Partner of the Year for Google Apps, a Platinum salesforce.com partner and the first ServiceNow partner to reach Preferred partner status globally. As one of the world’s leading cloud services brokerages we’ve helped over 5,000 customers adopt, manage and enhance cloud solutions from Google, salesforce.com, ServiceNow and other leading cloud vendors. The company received $40M in funding in December of 2012.

Damballa, Inc
As the experts in advanced threat protection, Damballa discovers active threats that bypass all security prevention layers. Damballa identifies evidence of malicious network traffic in real time, rapidly pinpointing the compromised devices that represent the highest risk. The company got a hold of $15M in funding from Adams Street Partners in September of 2012.

RentWiki.com
RentWiki.com is the first rental website to utilize social media to help renters answer the important question: “What are the local residents saying about the neighborhood?” The website couples a rental search with user-generated content, neighborhood reviews, and the ability for renters and locals to talk to each other. With the vision that finding a place to live should be more social than just surfing Craigslist.com, RentWiki.com aims to turn the rental search into an interactive and community driven process. The company received $3.6M in financing in February of 2012.

AirWatch, LLC
AirWatch is the world’s largest mobile security and enterprise mobility management provider with more than 6,500 customers and more than 1,200 global associates. The largest customer base, combined with the largest research and development team in the industry, allows AirWatch to provide the broadest functionality at the lowest cost. The company received $25M in financing from Accel Partners in May of 2013.

LSN Mobile
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, LSN Mobile is a mobile media and advertising company that connects local mobile media with consumers and advertisers in uniquely valuable ways. Representing leading affiliates from networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and Univision, LSN Mobile has the nation's largest network of local media content and currently offers news, weather, sports and more to over 30 million mobile users in both English and Spanish. The company got a hold of $5M in funding from Fulcrum Equity Partners in April of 2013.

Bitpay
BitPay is an electronic payment processing system for the bitcoin currency. We enable online merchants to accept bitcoins, as a form of payment, just as they accept payments from Visa, Mastercard, or Paypal. The company has raised $2M in financing from Founders Fund in May of 2013.

Reflex Systems, Inc
Reflex Systems helps organizations accelerate adoption of next generation virtualized data centers by addressing potential challenges, such as monitoring the dynamic environment, maintaining secure configuration, cross-functional management, and regulatory compliance while capitalizing on the virtualization investment; thus enhancing overall data center security. Reflex Systems got a hold of $10M in financing from RFA Management Company in May 2011.

F3 Technologies
Fargotube is a multimedia broadcast center. It’s your social hub, movie theater, app, television channel, radio station, retail store, mall, rental store, billboard, meeting place, juke box, superhighway, theatre, studio, place, and way to hang out, to meet, greet, present, and accomplish whatever it is you want to do or be. Fargotube activities takes place in real time and Fargotube content is always fresh and up to date. The company has raised $2M in venture money in February of 2012.

FiberLight® LLC
FiberLight is a premier provider of mission-critical, high performance networking services including Ethernet, Wavelengths, and IP, SONET, and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions. Solutions are provided to telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses. Izenda has increased its revenues by 182% from 2009 to 2011 ending with $44.9M in 2011.

Proximus Mobility, LLC
Based in Atlanta, Proximus Mobility is location-based proximity marketing software company that provides a turnkey, end-to-end solution to retailers, hotels and casinos, venues, advertising agencies and small to medium sized businesses. This solution offers relevant, high value digital content to consumers’ mobile phones near the point of influence or point of sale regardless of the phone type or carrier, with no app needed on the phone. Proximus Mobility received $2M in funding in December of 2011.

The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC
Rainmaker is the market leader in profit optimization solutions for the Gaming & Hospitality and Multifamily Housing industries. Rainmaker leverages cutting-edge research in order to bring customers the most sophisticated solutions to their revenue management challenges. Adopted by industry leaders and niche players alike, Rainmaker's GuestREV™ and LRO™ software products provide clients a strategic advantage in achieving the highest profitability from their assets. The company received of $9M in funding from Silicon Valley Bank in September of 2011.

simplifyMD
simplifyMD eases the workload of both physicians and administrators by combining fully certified EHR functionality with powerful document management and leading-edge technology. The company specializes in offering web-based solutions to streamline operational workflow, lower operating costs and increase revenue without disruption to medical practices. simplifyMD enables physicians to practice their way by delivering a simple experience to patient health record management. simplifyMD collected $4.5M in venture money from Intersouth Partners in January of 2012.

Catavolt
Catavolt delivers an enterprise-grade cloud service that provides mobile knowledge workers with instant and secure access to enterprise data on mobile devices. Catavolt Extender provides an alternative to complex, time-consuming and costly mobile development platforms. The solution empowers organizations to leverage existing IT system assets in developing mobile applications. The company received $1.5M in funding from FCA Venture Partners in September of 2012.

PowerbyProxi Inc
PowerbyProxi is a leader in advanced, safe wireless power solutions for consumer electronics (CE) and industrial markets. We deliver a better consumer experience with full spatial freedom and multi-device charging and solve mission-critical problems in demanding, hostile industrial environments. PowerbyProxi got a hold of $5M in financing led by TE Connectivity in April of 2013.

SilverPop Systems
Silverpop is the only digital marketing technology provider that unifies marketing automation, email, mobile, and social. Its customers achieve superior Return on Relationship by uniquely engaging each individual based on their behaviors and then automating personalized experiences that increase revenue, improve ROI, and deepen brand loyalty. Silverpop received $25M in funding led by Escalate Capital Partners in April of 2013.

Parkmobile USA
Parkmobile, headquartered in Atlanta, is the leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for mobile payments, parking guidance using business analytics and parking. Its offerings include mobile payments for on- and off-street parking, digital parking permits, real-time enforcement and a seamless transit parking experience. Parkmobile landed $6.3M in financing in February of 2012.

JouleX
JouleX is the leading innovator in sustainable energy management systems for the enterprise. Its flagship solution, the JouleX Energy Manager (JEM), provides the Global 2000 and government agencies with the ability to monitor, analyze and control energy usage for all network-connected devices and systems across the enterprise, including in distributed offices, data centers and facilities. JouleX has raised $17M in venture money led by Sigma Partners in June of 2011.

REACH Health Inc
REACH Health is a technology company specialized in developing and providing interactive physician-to-patient access. Our telemedicine system makes it possible for physicians to assess and provide treatment options using live video and on-demand patient medical data. REACH Health received $4M in financing from Council Capital in April of 2012.

Pindrop Security
Pindrop Security provides enterprise solutions that help prevent phone-based fraud. Its acoustical fingerprinting technology detects fraudulent calls and authenticates legitimate callers, helping customers eliminate financial losses and reduce operational costs. Pindrop’s breakthrough technology is the first of its kind to fingerprint individual phone calls, providing verification of caller provenance. Pindrop Security received $1M in funding in May of 2012.

BrightWhistle
Established in 2010, BrightWhistle delivers a complete Social Patient Acquisition solution to health care providers, insurance companies, and other health care institutions. The Company’s proprietary solution applies advanced technology designed to enhance a provider’s online profile while targeting high value patients and procedures through search and social media. The company landed $2M in funding from Eastside Partners in August 2012.

SalesFUSION
SalesFUSION 360 provides software that accelerates revenue by connecting sales and marketing with prospects at the moment they are ready to buy. This is made possible through the SalesFusion 360™ suite, which complements Sales Teams and their CRM applications by adding an on-demand enterprise lead management service. SalesFUSION 360 received $1M in financing from Hallett Capital in March of 2013.

Ionic Security, Inc
Ionic Security takes a comprehensive approach to securing data in today’s borderless enterprise by providing access control, intellectual property monitoring, data encryption and policy management, without proxies or gateways or changes in user behavior. Ionic Security has raised $9.4M in financing led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in April of 2013.

Mobile Labs
Mobile Labs is a leading provider of end-to-end mobile application testing solutions for the enterprise. Its private, internal device cloud, deviceConnect™, delivers comprehensive management capabilities for mobile devices in corporate test labs. The patent-pending technology is internal to a company’s worldwide infrastructure, providing highly secure access to and management of the entire inventory of test devices across major mobile platforms. Mobile Labs received $2.9M in funding in May of 2013.
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