Lead411′s List of Hottest Companies in Silicon Valley Rolled Out

The Silicon Valley region is abuzz with activity this April, and the excitement escalates as Lead411 announces the list of Hottest Companies in the area.

On a daily basis, the industrious team at Lead411 checks more than 600 business articles, press launches, new office openings, and venture capital funding news among many others in order to  come up with a region’s best technology companies. Silicon Valley was a tough call, with the list starting at 3479 companies. It was later trimmed down to the area’s top 72.

In order to qualify, a company must be a private company in the Silicon Valley region, and must also be part of the Software, Wireless, Internet, Hardware, or Media industries. In addition, the company must also either post 100% increase in revenues over the past 2 years or marked more than $5M in funding in the same timeframe.

Among those included in the Hottest Companies in Silicon Valley awardees are CiiNOW, Inc., Elance Inc., Delphix, and Kaazing.

Want to know the rest of the companies that made it to the list? You can see the rest of the awardees here.

About Christine Guinto

Christine Guinto is our part-time writer for the Lead411 Blog. She specializes in our funding news. You can contact her at christine [at] lead411.net. Christine Amos on Google+!