2014 Hottest Silicon Valley Companies
       

LOS ANGELES, Calif., - July 01, 2014 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in Silicon Valley area, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in Silicon Valley" award.
 

Background

For over 13 years, Lead411’s technology and research team scours the web daily to find information about fast growing companies.  Each day they are looking at press releases and news stories like venture financings, company launches, hiring plans, etc. This has given Lead411 insight on the hottest companies in the US, hence the awards. 


This particular list originally started with over 1816 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 87.


 “Our 2014 award winners might be our best selection ever,” said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411. “It seems like there is no better time to be a tech entrepreneur. There are so many startups succeeding right now and it is reflected in these awards.”
 

 

About the Awardees

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 Region. 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.


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Adallom
Headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, Adallom is a SaaS security company. Founded in 2012 by alumni of the Israeli Intelligence Corps, focused on evolving the way enterprises secure information in SaaS by monitoring all activity, detecting unauthorized access, and protecting users in real time. Adallom received $15M in funding led by Index Ventures in January of 2014.
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AgilOne Inc
AgilOne is a cloud-based predictive marketing platform. It is used by brands including Shazam, Sports Authority, Moosejaw and shopPBS.org. AgilOne helps marketers connect with the individual in every customer. AgilOne prescribes exactly the right marketing offer, makes each relationship more profitable, and simplifies the science of marketing. The company received $25M in funding led by Tenaya Capital in April of 2014.
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Appcelerator Inc
Appcelerator's solutions help enterprises deliver native cross-platform apps, mobilize any data source, and drive success with real-time analytics. Appcelerator® helps companies solve for this new mobile reality: delivering native cross-platform apps at the speed of web, mobilizing any data source, and driving success with real-time analytics – all from an open, cloud-based platform. The company landed $12.1M in funding led by EDB Investments in July of 2013.
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Apprity
Apprity is designed with one goal in mind: Breaking down the Enterprise barriers to Cloud and SaaS adoption. We are a team of professionals with decades of deep experience in data-science, perimeter, application and data security, innovating at light speed and committed to changing the world, as we know it. The company received $8M in financing led by Norwest Venture Partners in February of 2014.
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Aquantia Corp
Aquantia’s 10Gigabit Ethernet ICs are at the heart of cloud computing and large-scale data center deployments taking place today. This market segment is going through a very fast transition, with astounding growth in the total amount of compute power and the move to faster connectivity. The company has raised $16M in funding led by Xilinx Inc in March of 2014.
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Arrayent, Inc.
Arrayent enables the Internet of things revolution by selling a turnky communication system that connects products to smartphones, browsers and web applications at very low cost, with high reliability. Arrayent secured $11.9M in financing led by Doll Capital Management in November of 2013.
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Attensity Corporation
Attensity is a leading provider of corporate insight solutions based on proprietary data contextualization for Global 1000 companies. As a pioneer in natural language processing and sentiment analysis, Attensity’s solutions identify relevant and accurate information from multi-channel data sources using highly sophisticated and patented semantic technologies, analytics and context based discovery. Attensity got a hold of $90M in financing in May of 2014.
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AutoGrid Systems
AutoGrid organizes the world's energy data using Internet scale, secure cloud-computing to process the petabytes of information produced from an increasingly networked and automated grid. AutoGrid employs Big Data analytics to generate real-time predictions and implement programs for electricity generators, providers, grid operators, and their customers to optimize utilization of assets across the grid and manage costs through a comprehensive Energy Data Platform (EDP). AutoGrid got a hold of $12.7M in funding led by E.ON in January of 2014.
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Banjo
Banjo is real time discovery across social networks. Banjo brings the experience of being anywhere in the world through the eyes of the people who are actually there. The company received $16M in funding led by Balderton Capital in March of 2014.
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Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the Bare Metal SDN company. The company's SDN Fabric solutions embrace industry standards, open APIs, open source and vendor-neutral support for both physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Big Switch Networks' SDN Fabric solutions support a broad range of networking applications, including Unified Physical + Virtual (P+V) Cloud Switching and Monitoring. Big Switch Networks got a hold of $25M in funding led by Redpoint Ventures in November of 2012.
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Bill.com Inc
Bill.com serves customers through its direct, accountant & bank channels, bringing together people, systems, & documents to redefine business payments. The company received $38M in funding led by Scale Venture Partners in November of 2013.
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BlueStacks
BlueStacks was founded in 2009 to bring the energy and creativity of the mobile app world to every type of device. The first ever software that lets you run mobile apps fullscreen on PC, and windowed on Mac. BlueStacks has raised $8.3M in funding in May of 2014.
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BrightEdge
BrightEdge is the essential content marketing platform for modern business. It transforms online content into tangible business results such as traffic, revenue and engagement. BrightEdge's S3 platform is powered by a sophisticated big data analysis engine and is the only company capable of web-wide, real-time measurement of content engagement across all digital channels, including search, social and mobile. The company landed $42.8M in funding led by Insight Venture Partners in June of 2013.
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Bromium
Bromium is re-inventing enterprise security with its powerful new technology, micro-virtualization, which was designed to protect businesses from advanced malware, while simultaneously empowering users and delivering unmatched threat intelligence to IT. Unlike traditional security methods, which rely on complex and ineffective detection techniques, Bromium protects against malware from the Web, email or USB devices, by automatically isolating each user-task at the endpoint in a hardware-isolated micro-VM, preventing theft or damage to any enterprise resource. The company got a hold of $40M in funding led by Meritech Capital Partners in October of 2013.
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Capillary Technologies Inc
Capillary Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions that helps retailers to engage intelligently with customers through in-store, mobile, social media and e-mail channels. Capillary Technologies has raised $15.5M in funding led by Sequoia Capital in October of 2012.
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ClearStory Data
ClearStory Data is bringing next-generation Data Intelligence to everyone in order to accelerate the way businesses get answers across any number of data sources. By dramatically simplifying data access to internal and external sources, harmonizing disparate data on-the-fly, and enabling fast, collaborative exploration, ClearStory Data’s end-to-end solution includes an integrated platform and incredibly simple user application. The company received $21M in funding led by DAG Ventures in April of 2014.
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Cloudera Inc
Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified Platform for Big Data, an enterprise data hub built on Apache Hadoop™. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, process and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. The company has raised $740M in financing led by Intel in April of 2014.
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CloudGenix
CloudGenix is a new breed of networking company that is redefining and simplifying how companies connect people anywhere in the enterprise with applications across public, private and hybrid clouds. CloudGenix SDEwan virtualizes enterprise networks and securely brings together users and high performance cloud and data center applications, while radically reducing remote office infrastructure requirements. CloudGenix has raised $9M in financing led by Charles River Ventures in May of 2014.
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CloudVelox
CloudVelox, formerly known as CloudVelocity, is the first company to deliver an automated cloud migration and disaster recovery platform specifically developed for the unique operating demands of existing, multi-tier apps. Led by a deeply experienced team of system software and networking executives, CloudVelox gives data center teams the ability to easily protect, scale and mobilize their distributed apps and services into and between clouds, eliminating many of the major barriers to the enterprise adoption of cloud. The company received $13M in financing led by Third Point Ventures in July of 2013.
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Compass-EOS
Compass EOS is a next generation networking company. Its photonic backplane technology, icPhotonicsTM, powers ultra-bandwidth dense routers that bring networking into the age of modularity and virtualization. The Compass-EOS icPhotonicsTM technology is the world’s first commercial silicon for inter-chip optical interconnect. The company has raised $42M in funding in November of 2013.
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Couchbase Inc
Couchbase is a leading provider of NoSQL database technology and the company behind the Couchbase open source project. Couchbase Server, the company’s flagship product, is a NoSQL document-oriented database with production deployments at AOL, Cisco, Concur, LinkedIn, Orbitz, Salesforce.com, Shuffle Master, Zynga and hundreds of other household names worldwide. The company received $60M in financing led by WestSummit in June of 2014.
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Coupa
Founded in 2006, Coupa Software is the leading provider of cloud applications for finance. More than 400 customers headquartered in over 40 countries use the Coupa suite of financial applications to support business agility and reduce costs. The company received $40M in funding led by Meritech Capital in March of 2014.
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Crocus Technology
Crocus Technology is a leading developer of magnetically enhanced semiconductor technologies for mobile security, embedded microcontrollers, harsh environment electronics and magnetic sensors. Crocus has pioneered Magnetic Logic Unit(TM) (MLU), a disruptive CMOS-based rugged magnetic technology. The company got a hold of $45M in financing led by Idinvest Partners in July of 2013.
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DataGuise Inc
Dataguise helps organizations safely leverage enterprise data with a comprehensive risk-based data protection solution that improves risk management, operational efficiencies and regulatory compliance costs. Dataguise has raised $13M in funding led by Toba Capital in September of 2013.
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Declara
Declara transforms learning. Its technology platform uses machine learning, search, algorithms and recommendations to develop specific learning paths for individuals in education, government and enterprises. Declara secured $9M in funding led by EDBI in June of 2014.
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Delphix
Delphix is the market leader in Agile Data, which helps industry leading companies around the world deliver critical application projects on time and on quality. The Delphix Agile Data Platform delivers the right data to the right team at the right time. Today’s businesses rely on applications for core processes and to streamline operations. Delphix received $25M in financing led by Jafco Ventures in June of 2012.
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Druva Software
Druva provides integrated data protection and governance solutions for enterprise laptops, PCs, smartphones and tablets. Its flagship product, inSync, empowers an enterprise's mobile workforce and IT teams with backup, IT-managed file sharing, data loss prevention, and rich analytics. Druva collected $25M in funding in October of 2013.
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DudaMobile
Founded in 2009, Duda makes it easy to convert an existing website into a fully responsive or mobile-friendly site in mere minutes. Beautiful and effective templates are also available for customers who wish to build their site from scratch from one-click. The company has raised $10.3M in funding led by Pitango Venture Capital in April of 2013.
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eASIC
eASIC® has developed a breakthrough technology that allows electronic designers to significantly cut cost, shorten turnaround time and achieve high performance while using conventional design flow and standard manufacturing process. The company received $23.5M in financing in September of 2013.
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Egnyte, Inc
Egnyte, founded in 2006 is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA. Egnyte is run by a team of seasoned executives with a strong track record of building companies in the Hi technology sector. Drawn from companies such as Oracle, Cisco and others, the Egnyte team has been responsible for building and marketing some of the most widely used products in the market. Egnyte delivers infrastructure on-demand services to small businesses looking to outsource their IT infrastructure. Egnyte has raised $29.5M in financing led by Northgate Capital Group in December of 2013.
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Embrane Inc
Embrane's mission is to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing and IT-as-a-service by delivering the most dynamic platform for virtual network services. Based in Silicon Valley, Embrane delivers the first distributed software platform that powers high-performance, elastic, virtual network services on-demand. The company has raised $14M in funding led by Cisco in March of 2014.
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EverNote Corporation
EverNote Corporation's mission is to give users the ability to instantly create, organize and find any notes or content - and to make this information accessible at any time, in any place. Built on a new metaphor for note management, our flagship product, EverNote 1.1, provides a single place where users can easily record, categorize and instantly find any type of content, including Web clips, images, emails, text and handwritten notes. The company secured $85M in funding led by AGC Equity Partners in December of 2012.
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Gridstore
Gridstore is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. The company got a hold of $11M in funding in December of 2013.
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GuideSpark, Inc
GuideSpark, the leader in employee communications and engagement, offers a robust employee communications platform, featuring HR-related multimedia content including a library of customized, engaging, and cost-effective videos. The platform is accessible from any device, including mobile, and provides an interactive user experience and deep analytics on user engagement. GuideSpark got a hold of $15M in funding led by New Enterprise Associates in March of 2014.
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Highfive Inc.
Highfive, formerly Parlay Labs, is a B2B technology company which is reimagining the way people communicate at work. We’re a team of entrepreneurs that apply design and engineering to solve problems others ignore. Highfive received $13.5M in financing led by General Catalyst Partners in October of 2013.
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Hightail Inc
Hightail was working in the cloud before the term was even coined. Hightail helps 45 million professionals around the world securely share and control files from anywhere. The company received $34M in funding led by Western Digital Capital in November of 2013.
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HyTrust
HyTrust(R), is the Cloud Security Automation (CSA) company. HyTrust delivers the essential real-time control, security, administrative account monitoring, logging and compliance assurance necessary to enable the benefits of cloud adoption and virtualization of critical workloads. HyTrust got a hold of $18.5M in funding led by Intel Capital in August of 2013.
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Infer Inc
Founded in 2010, Infer delivers data-powered business applications that help companies win more customers. Its cloud-based solutions leverage proven data science to rapidly model the untapped data sitting in enterprises, along with hundreds of external signals from the web. The company got a hold of $10M in funding in April of 2013.
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Instart Logic
Instart Logic accelerates cloud application delivery for the world’s most performance-obsessed organizations. Its unique software-defined application delivery technology solves performance challenges inherent in wireless connections and makes content delivery networks (CDNs) obsolete. Instart Logic received $26M in financing in May of 2014.
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Intacct
Intacct is the cloud financial management company. Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Intacct’s award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. Intacct has raised $45M in funding led by Battery Ventures
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IntelePeer
IntelePeer is a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications services that deliver high-quality HD voice, HD video and unified communications for businesses and contact centers. IntelePeer enables unified communication and collaboration (UCC) solutions from every major vendor with its SIP services and Fluent Federation-as-a-Service, providing enterprises with a ubiquitous user experience and seamless transition to the clarity, reliability and unmatched quality of IP communications served from IntelePeer’s Cloud platform. The company received $15M in funding in June of 2013.
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ItsOn, Inc
ItsOn was formed by world-leading pioneers in the wireless field to fundamentally change how mobile services are delivered and consumed. ItsOn began leading the Smart Services™ revolution five years ago. The company launched its services platform for mobile operators in the U.S. and globally last year. ItsOn got a hold of $12.5M in venture funding led by Tenaya Capital in April of 2014.
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Jasper, Inc.
Jasper is the pioneer in cloud-based platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the defining player in the Service IT category. The Jasper Platform empowers enterprises and mobile operators of all sizes to deploy successful IoT service businesses on a global scale. Jasper Technologies has raised $50M in financing led by Temasek in April of 2014.
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jibe mobile
Jibe – the global communications cloud company – provides an open technology platform for the new age of telephony. Bridging the worlds of traditional standards-based telecommunications and Silicon Valley-style rapid app development. The company received $8.3M in funding led by Vodafone Ventures in December of 2012.
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Kaazing Corporation
KAAZING, an IDG InfoWorld 2014 Technology of the Year Award-winner, is helping define the future of the event-driven enterprise by accelerating the Web for the Internet of Things. KAAZING Gateway is a software-based Enterprise Web Communications platform that enables mobile users, marketplaces and machines to connect and communicate — in real-time, more reliably and at unprecedented scale. The company got a hold of $15M in financing led by New Enterprise Associates Inc in April of 2013.
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Lecorpio, LLC
Lecorpio, the leader in IP management and analytics solutions, helps innovative companies quickly turn ideas into assets. The enterprise-class suite of applications spans the entire IP supply chain, including invention disclosure management, patent and trademark management, e-billing, licensing management and general matters management. The company has raised $10M in financing led by M2O in May of 2014.
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Maginatics Inc
Maginatics is an emerging leader in distributed enterprise storage solutions. The company’s mission is to revolutionize enterprise storage by providing customers with the most elastic and adaptive cloud storage platform on the market. Maginatics delivers a new breed of storage technology natively designed for software-defined data centers and the cloud – the Maginatics Cloud Storage Platform (MCSP). Maginatics got a hold of $17M in funding led by Intel Capital in August of 2013.
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MatterPort, Inc.
Matterport is a Silicon Valley technology company that makes it easy for anyone to create immersive cloud-based 3D models of real-world spaces that can be experienced, changed, and shared online. Matterport received $8.4M in financing led by Lux Capital in the past two years.
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Maxta
Maxta is redefining enterprise storage by delivering a storage platform that is simple, agile and cost efficient for virtualized environments as well as supporting a wide spectrum of enterprise-class data services and capacity optimizations. The company has raised $25M in financing led by Intel in May of 2014.
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Medallia, Inc
Medallia was started in Silicon Valley in 2001 on a simple premise: companies could leverage the power of the internet to improve the experience they deliver to their customers. Today, we are the fastest growing company in our space — over 50% in each of the past two years alone — and we’re working with the most revered companies in the world to redefine what great customer experience means. The company received $35M in funding led by Sequoia Capital in September of 2012.
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MediaSpike
MediaSpike has created a revolutionary new advertising platform. Using MediaSpike, brands can place highly relevant, targeted product placement in any social or mobile game. It is the first and only native monetization platform - built by a game development team that understands how in-game advertising works. The company landed $5.2M in funding led by CMEA Capital in November of 2013.
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Moxtra
Moxtra is a power messaging app that enables users to make their projects happen while on the go and beat deadlines. The application facilitates productive group conversations through an easy to use messaging interface. Moxtra lets you pull your files into your conversations from your desktop, Dropbox, Google Drive, or any other repository. The company secured $10M in funding led by Cisco in September of 2013.
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MUBI
MUBI is a curated online cinema bringing you cult, classic, independent, and award-winning movies. Available in over 200 countries around the globe and on multiple devices, a subscription to MUBI is a passport to the world of cinema. Mubi has raised $7.5M in financing led by Floreat in March of 2014.
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Nebula Inc
Nebula is dedicated to enabling all businesses to easily, securely and inexpensively deploy large private cloud computing infrastructures. The company has developed a hardware appliance that allows any business to easily build a massive private computing cloud from hundreds or thousands of inexpensive computers. Nebula received $28.5M in venture funding led by Comcast Ventures in the past two years.
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Netskope
Netskope™ is the leader in cloud app analytics and policy enforcement. Only Netskope eliminates the catch-22 between being agile and being secure and compliant by providing complete visibility, enforcing sophisticated policies, and protecting data in cloud apps. The Netskope Active Platform™ performs deep analytics and lets decision-makers create policies in a few clicks that prevent the loss of sensitive data and optimize cloud app usage in real-time and at scale, whether IT manages the app or not. The company has raised $35M in financing led by Accel Partners in May of 2014.
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Nutanix Inc
Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. Nutanix got a hold of $101M in financing led by Riverwood Capital in January of 2014.
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Ooyala Inc
Ooyala delivers personalized video experiences across all screens and is a leader in online video management, publishing, analytics and monetization. Ooyala’s integrated suite of technologies and services gives content owners the power to expand audiences through deep insights that drive increased viewer engagement and revenue from video. The company received $43M in funding led by Telstra in December of 2013.
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OpenGov
Based in Silicon Valley and backed by leading venture firms, entrepreneurs, and computer scientists, OpenGov offers a cloud-hosted, software-as-a-service platform that enables governments to access, analyze, and share their financial data. The company has raised $15M in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz in May of 2014.
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Paxata
Paxata is the only self-service Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform focused exclusively on improving the lives of business analysts around the world. While most of the Business Intelligence innovations to date have centered on making it easier to analyze data, the reality is that most analysts still spend 80% or more of their time trying to get the right data to begin with. The company landed $8M in funding led by Accel Partners in October of 2013.
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Platfora
Platfora is the #1 native Big Data Analytics platform for Hadoop. Platfora puts big data directly into the hands of line-of-business people through self-service analytics that help them uncover new opportunities that were once impossible or impractical across transaction, customer interaction and machine data. The company secured $38M in funding led by Tenaya Capital in March of 2014.
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Pluribus Networks Inc
Pluribus Networks is a leader in performance-oriented network virtualization for private and public cloud datacenters. Our systems transform how IT administrators deploy applications so they can realize productivity gains and enable new business models. Pluribus Networks received $23M in funding led by Menlo Ventures in December of 2012.
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Polaris Wireless
Polaris Wireless is a privately held wireless location technology company. Polaris provides network-based software products for accurately determining the location of mobile phones. The company received $10M in funding led by Industry Ventures in May of 2013.
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Relayware
Relayware offers companies the ability to recruit the right indirect channels, to communicate with them, to enable and to motivate them, collaborate with them, to support them and to optimize their performance – ultimately increasing sales, driving down costs and improving efficiency. Relayware secured $5.5M funding led by Albion Ventures in October of 2013.
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Retailigence Inc
Retailigence is the leading online-to-offline (O2O) marketing platform for driving product sales in-store. The Company’s products improve path-to-purchase marketing metrics and user experiences by leveraging information about the availability of products and brands inside more than 100,000 brick-and-mortar stores. Retailigence’s proprietary adPOP™ Engine enables path-to-purchase store guidance for any product or brand to use within customized programmatic advertising creative. The compare received $6.3M in financing in March of 2013.
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RethinkDB
RethinkDB is an open-source, distributed database built to store JSON documents and scale to multiple machines with very little effort. It's easy to set up and learn, and it has a pleasant query language that supports really useful queries like table joins, groupings, and aggregations. RethinkDB got a hold of $8M in funding led by Highland Capital Partners in December of 2013.