Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in the Midwest" awards
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - July 21, 2010 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in the Midwest" 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 2400 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 91.

"We have been tracking fast companies for our customers for the past 10 years," said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411, "and we felt it was important to recognize these growing brands publicly."

How the Winners were Chosen
First, all companies must by in either the Software, Wireless, Internet, or Media industry and be a privately held organization, and be within the districts/states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin. From there, each company must meet one or more of the following requirements;

  • ** 100% increase in revenues over the past 3 years; OR
  • ** Over $1M in funding in the past 2 years; OR
  • ** 2X traffic gains to their website in the past 12 months AND over 1M unique visitors a month.

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.



4CS
4CS is the leading provider of warranty software solutions. 4CS iWarranty software helps reduce the warranty cost of the products significantly by improving the quality and reliability of the products, sharing the cost and information with suppliers and business partners along with automating the warranty management processes. 4CS has doubled its revenues in the past 3 years.

Accertify
Accertify Inc. is the first company to focus on developing fraud prevention tools and strategies from the perspective of merchants that accept 'card not present' transactions. That focus led to the development of Interceptas which applies state of the art automation to every step in the merchant's process of managing credit card fraud exposure. Accerify received $4M in 06/08.

ACTIV Financial Systems, Inc.
ACTIV Financial Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of market data content and technologies to market makers, hedge funds, brokers and trading systems. The company provides managed low-latency and high-volume market data services to more than 300 customers worldwide. As vendor of record, ACTIV also delivers consolidated, hosted and on-site ticker plant services for exchanges around the globe. ACTIV is privately owned with offices in Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London. ACTIV Financial Systems got a hold of $23.5M in venture money in January of 2010 from Bessemer Venture Partners.

Alice.com
Let’s face it; you can probably think of a thousand things you’d rather do than drive to the store again and again for toilet paper, toothpaste, trash bags and the dozens of other home essentials that keep your home running. We can too. That’s why we started Alice. Alice landed $4.3M in venture funding in September of 2009 from Kegonsa Capital Partners and DaneVest Tech Fund.

Angie's List
Angie's List is a word-of-mouth network for consumers. It's a growing collection of homeowners' real-life experiences with local service companies. The people who join Angie's List are like you — looking for a way to find trustworthy companies that perform high-quality work. Angie's List just landed $15M in venture financing this year.

Anthem Media Group
Anthem Media Group is a rapidly-growing, full-service agency that creates engaging on and off line experiences for the world's leading companies. AMG has played key roles in the branding and lead-generation activities of thousands of recognizable companies. The company now has over $10M in yearly revenues.

Apparatus, Inc
Apparatus' function is to simplify information technology, a service we perform for businesses ranging from emerging startups to Fortune 500 heavyweights. We do that by understanding each client's unique needs, and then dedicating ourselves to exceeding them. The company has doubled recently and now does over $8M in yearly sales.

Archer Technologies LLC
Archer Technologies was founded in October of 2000 to deliver Enterprise Security Management software solutions that enable organizations to automate, integrate and manage internal and external security services, products and support processes. Archer now have over $30M in yearly revenues.

ArrowStream Inc
Arrowstream is driven by innovation, integrity and the desire to ‘do the right thing' in reshaping the foodservice supply chain. We use a collaborative approach to deliver sustainable strategies and solutions that add value for the entire trading network. The company has ballooned lately and now has over $90M in yearly revenues.

Arsalon Technologies, LLC
Arsalon Technologies provides high value Internet infrastructure technology and services to organizations emerging in the new e-economy enabling them to focus on their core business and increasing their profitability. This service is provided by a local community-based Internet infrastructure center supporting the needs of technologly community. The company has increased its revenues by 4X in the past few years.

Bell Aquaculture
Bell Aquaculture is a yellow perch farm located in Albany, Indiana. Sitting adjacent to land that has been family owned for more than 100 years, the farm is the largest of its kind in the United States and is a leading aquaculture facility. The vision for the farm began when Chairman Michael Miller became interested in the subject of aquaculture in 1994; he dreamed of bringing the personal and local favorite yellow perch back to prominence. Bell Perch is indoor farm-raised in purified well-water, and unlike some wild-caught fish, is free of toxins and mercury. In business since 2005, Bell recently surpassed the milestone of selling 10,000 lbs of Bell Perch. Bell Aquaculture picked up $15M in new money in January of 2009.

BigMachines
BigMachines, the definitive provider of software solutions designed specifically for engineered products, helps companies improve sales and service processes to drive substantial cost reduction. BigMachines' yearly revenues has jumped to over $14M.

BirdDog Solutions Inc
BirdDog Solutions is the leading provider of Parcel Shipping and Logistics Optimization services. We are the first in the industry to integrate carrier contract optimization with comprehensive invoice auditing, payment processing, and information management - collectively reducing clients' shipping expenses by an average of at least 10 to 20 percent. The company has increased revenues by 5X in the past few years.

BuyOnlineNow.com
Buyonlinenow.com's goal is to be the best online store for office supplies and office furniture. Their efforts have been focused on making your shopping experience fast and easy and on providing you with the best possible service. The company has exploded recently has over $30M in yearly revenues.

Centro
Launched in 2001, Centro was created to make the buying and selling of online media easy. Now Centro services hundreds of national and regional agencies offering thousands of online publishers an opportunity to showcase their sites to our agency partners. The company has recently exploded going from $5M to over $90M in yearly revenues.

ChaCha Search, Inc
ChaCha has emerged as the #1 way for advertisers and marketers to engage teens and young adults. Through its unique “smart friend” platform, ChaCha has answered over 400 million questions since launch from over 12 million unique users per month via SMS text, online, Twitter, Facebook app, iPhone app, and voice. ChaCha picked up $12M in new money in March of 2009.

Classified Ventures
Classified Ventures manages the Internet's leading destinations in three classified advertising categories: automotive, homes for sale and apartment rentals. The company now has over $300M in yearly revenues.

ClearSaleing, Inc
ClearSaleing, Inc. is an advertising technology company that enables Internet retailers and direct marketers to generate more profit (ROI) from their online marketing investments. Our technology tracks and values clicks and impressions throughout the entire purchase path for a specific sale or conversion. The company collected $1.7M in funds in January of 2010 from NCT Ventures Fund I LP.

Compendium Software, LLC
Compendium Blogware, you get software designed for the business world, not freebie blogging software geared toward do-it-yourselfers. You also get a partner familiar with the challenges of marketing in a Web 2.0 world. That’s why we stand by you during implementation, but afterwards too, with blogging best practices, guides and webinars. Compendium got a hold of $1.6M in venture money in June of 2008.

Compliance11, Inc
Compliance11, Inc. is a leading provider of regulatory compliance management solutions. The Company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application, the Compliance11 Supervisory Suite, addresses a critical need for compliance officers to meet current regulatory and supervisory guidelines by automating and effectively managing four areas of compliance, personal trading, affirmations & disclosures, gift management and case management. Compliance11 collected $6M in funds in February of 2010 from Talon Capital Partners LP and KVG Partners.

Consona Corporation
Consona Corporation is a business software and service provider dedicated to becoming your valued business partner by helping your company continuously improve business processes over time. Consona now has over $130M in yearly revenues.

CotterWeb Enterprises Inc
CotterWeb Enterprises is a leading online loyalty marketing services company connecting motivated customers with targeted advertising offers through its Web properties InboxDollars.com and SendEarnings.com. Since its inception in 2000, the St. Paul, MN-based CotterWeb has provided more than ten million members a compelling way to be rewarded while engaging in various online activities, from shopping to participating in marketing research studies. Because advertisers only pay CotterWeb for quantifiable results (action taken by its members), it offers a very scalable, low-risk value proposition. CotterWeb revenues have risen 4x in the past 3 years.

DataSync
DataSync is a leading web software development and integration company because of people. DataSync is based out of Sioux Falls, SD and boasts a customer base around the globe. We live in the middle of the great plains, and love life here. It is a great place to live and work, and our talented staff thrives here. DataSync has grown tremendously, and we are excited about the positive direction of our products. We will continue the endless pursuit of great software, and want your input on how we are doing. DataSync collected $1.2M in funds in October of 2009 from Rain Source Capital.

Deemsys Inc
Deemsys Inc gives you access to over 5,00 online courses. No commuting to educational institutions or taking time off from work. Your computer is your classroom. New to online learning? Try one of our Demo classes and start your online learning experience today. The company has increased revenues by 8X in the past few years and now has over $4M in yearly revenues.

Discount Office Items
Discount Office Items was founded in 2003 by Tim & Jim Horton with the goal of offering our customers a large selection, low prices, and top notch customer service. We strive everyday to make sure we consistently hit these goals for you our customers. The company has really boomed in the past 3 years and now has over $10M in yearly revenues.

DyKnow company
DyKnow is committed to providing the best teaching tools and approach to learning. The DyKnow Team is what makes this possible. Each individual fulfills a critical role within a collaborative team environment. DyKnow now has over $2M in yearly revenues.

eBureau
eBureau helps companies improve decision-making and results by bringing their customers and prospects into greater focus. With its next generation predictive scoring system, eBureau delivers instant insights to multichannel marketers, financial services companies and agencies. The company’s suite of marketing & lead generation, credit risk management, fraud prevention, collections & recovery solutions provide outstanding results to clients seeking to optimize performance throughout their customer life cycle. eBureau received $10M in venture financing in September of 2009 form Tenaya Capital.

Electronic Commerce, Inc
Electronic Commerce, Inc. (ECI) is committed to fostering a workplace environment of personal and professional growth where we strive to simplify our client's business processes by offering state-of-the-art human resource information system (HRIS) technology developed and implemented by the ECI team. The company's revenues have tripled in the past 3 years.

ExactTarget
ExactTarget provides powerful web-based email marketing software for organizations of all sizes. ExactTarget's patent-pending solutions include point-and-click tools for quickly designing graphically rich HTML emails, customizing content to match the audience, and segmenting mailing lists to reach highly targeted groups of recipients. ExactTarget got a hold of $70M in venture money in November of 2009 from Technology Crossover Ventures.

Expressume Inc
Expressume is a leading provider of enterprise Video Talent Acquisition solutions. We are a pioneer in the utilization of video technology to dramatically improve and optimize the hiring process for the Global 5000. Expressume increases the quality of hires and reduces cost, travel and time by driving faster decisions and engaging candidates and hiring managers throughout the hiring process. Expressume picked up $1M in new money in June of 2010 from Gary Comer Investments .

FastDue.com
Fastdue.com (http://www.fastdue.com) offers free, easy to use online and mobile business applications that simplify invoicing, bookkeeping, collection, and legal/compliance processes. Fastdue forms help reduce overhead and allow professionals and business to migrate their core business and back office functions online. The company plans to launch advanced mobile applications for the Apple iPhone and Palm Treo phones in the near future. Fastdue.com received $5M in venture financing in February of 2009.

Firm58
Firm58 provides web-based financial management software to manage the processes associated with fees, commissions and payouts. The company's Software as a Service (SaaS) platform automates middle- and back-office processes across asset classes to provide insight into daily profitability, increase operational efficiency, and protect revenue. Firm58 picked up $8.5M in new money in June of 2008 from North Bridge Venture Partners.

Geonetric
Geonetric's core focus is constructing enterprise class web applications that make the business of health care and utilities more cost effective. Geonetric has almost quadrupled its yearly revenues in the past 3 years.

gloStream, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based gloStream provides Doctors with electronic medical record software and practice management solutions delivered and supported through a nationwide network of local Technology Partners. gloStream develops the only EMR and PM software built on the Microsoft Office platform and is the only EMR company with a 100% implementation success rate. The company got a hold of $7.5M in venture money in May of 2009 from Beringea.

GovDelivery
GovDocs mission is to help public sector organizations communicate with citizens more effectively and at a lower cost. The company has more than doubled its yearly revenue in the past 2 years.

Groupon Inc
Launched in November 2008, Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in a variety of cities across the United States. We have 1000 employees (400 working in our Chicago office), in 20 months we have grown to 11M subscribers worldwide and we currently serve 22 countries and 160+ cities. Groupon has raised $135M to date.

GrubHub
Who Delivers? GrubHub.com answers this question with a unique restaurant delivery search. Users simply enter their location through an intuitive online interface and Grubhub.com displays all of the menus, coupons, and delivery information for every restaurant that delivers to that address. Using Grubhub.com is free and orders may be placed over the phone or through GrubHub's online ordering system at no charge. The company collected $2M in funds in March of 2009.

Handmark Inc
Handmark has grown from a start-up to one of the world's leading developers and distributors of mobile applications. Founded in 2000 by a team of software industry veterans, Handmark quickly changed the way consumers stayed informed and entertained on their mobile device through the use of mobile applications. Handmark has tripled its revenue in the past 3 years.

HarQen
HarQen (pronounced HAR-ken) is a leading platform developer powering smart, easy-to-use voice applications that solve real world problems. HarQen's VoiceScreener is a game-changing way to interview candidates that is easily deployed and optimized for small businesses, yet scalable for large enterprises. HarQen landed $2.7M in venture funding in January of 2010.

HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst’s experience in providing solutions for over 350 Home Health and Hospice agencies resulted in the creation of web-based software and service to maximize operational efficiencies. HEALTHCAREfirst has recently doubled its revenues.

Iasta
Iasta is a leader of Enterprise Spend Management through SRM Best Practices. Founded in 2000, Iasta helps organizations solve traditional problems by providing advanced tools for strategic decisions on how to save and spend resources. The company has increased revenues by 4X as of late.

Ifbyphone Inc
Ifbyphone, Inc. is a hosted voice infrastructure and application development company with a sophisticated new approach to the deployment of automated voice-based systems accessible from any telephone (PSTN, mobile, or VOIP). Unlike text and video-based cell phone and PDA applications, Ifbyphone solutions are accessible by anyone with a telephone. Ifbyphone picked up $4.6M in new money in November of 2008 from Apex Venture Partners and Origin Ventures.

ImageTrend, Inc
ImageTrend started in 1998 with two employees in a 320 square foot room. Today ImageTrend has grown to over 100 employees who work in a 33,000 square foot building that occupies 5.02 acres. The company now has over $12M in yearly revenues.

InsuranceAgents.com
InsuranceAgents.com was created by an insurance agent for all insurance agents. We wanted a company that from the ground up was built to serve the marketing needs of agents coast to coast. The company has exploded in the past few years growing from $500K to over $12M in yearly revenues.

Intelligent InSites Inc
Intelligent InSites is a leading provider of enterprise visibility solutions for the healthcare market. The InSites Enterprise Visibility Platform™ improves operational performance by providing healthcare organizations with a single system capable of locating patients, staff, equipment, and inventory via information derived through a variety of wireless locating technologies. Intelligent InSites received $11.3M in venture financing in October of 2008 from Arthur Ventures.

Interactions Inc
Provide a service that revolutionizes the way businesses interact with customers. This was the goal when Interactions was first founded and today it is becoming a reality, one client and one customer at a time. The company collected $12M in funds September of 2008 from Cross Atlantic Capital Partners.

InXpo, Inc.
InXpo is the leading provider of privately-branded virtual events, including Virtual Trade Shows, Virtual Career Fairs and Virtual Corporate Events, as well as Audio and Video Webcasts. These virtual solutions dramatically reduce travel time and related costs, in addition to making the world a greener place to live. InXpo got a hold of $9M in venture money in September of 2009.

Liquid Web Inc
Formed in August of 1997, Liquid Web Inc. has distinguished itself as a leader in the web hosting market with an unwavering dedication to providing the best hosting products available. The company has quadrupled yearly revenues and is now at over $20M.

Men's Red Tag
Mensredtag.com is the premier source online for Big Men's Clothing. We carry an extensive selection of designer Men Clothes for men of all sizes and King Size Clothes. Our shirt selection includes Mens Polo Shirts, Tall & Big Men's Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve Shirts. The company has increased revenues by 10X in the past 3 years.

Model Metrics, Inc
At Model, we pride ourselves on our ability to make our clients successful with both their CRM projects and their business as a whole. From our leadership team down to our most junior employees, the focus has always been on providing value with our expertise and letting our work speak for itself. Model Metrics recieved $2.5M in 10/08.

mPay Gateway Inc
mPay Gateway is a PCI certified acquiring card processor, delivering bankcard solutions with integrated web based management software to Providers that addresses the increased cost of collecting from consumers enrolled in consumer directed health care plans. mPay Gateway picked up $6.75M in new money in September of 2008 from GRP Partners.

My1Stop.com
My1Stop.com is a online printing superstore - offering you every type of printed product there is. They combine the breadth and depth of our robust offering with options for the highest quality printing in the world. The company has increased yearly revenues by over 4X recently.

Myriant Technologies LLC
Myriant is a science and technology driven company creating a new paradigm in specialty chemicals manufacturing. Focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary biocatalyst technology for conversion of renewable feedstocks into high value biobased chemicals, Myriant is a leader in the implementation of an integrated biorefinery approach for production of chemicals. Myriant got a hold of $6.4M in venture money in March of 2010.

Networked Insights Inc
Networked Insights represents the shift from market research to customer generated insights. We enable companies to engage with their customers on a continual basis to deliver relevant insights on the market, customer and company in real-time. Networked Insights received $5M in venture financing in April of 2010 from Kegonsa Capital Partners.

Newser LLC
Newser is an online news service that adds human intelligence to machine-driven aggregation. We search for the best stories all over the web, read them, and deliver succinct, sharply written summaries in a grid format that features photos, video and audio, and links to the original source. Newser received $2.5M in venture financing in June of 2009.

Newsy.com
Newsy is a multi-platform, multi-source video news service that monitors, analyzes and presents the world’s news coverage. Through short video segments available on the web and mobile devices, Newsy accelerates the understanding of how a news story is being covered differently by media outlets from around the world. Newsy landed $2M in venture funding in May of 2010.

Omnicity Corp
Omnicity, Inc. is an Indiana-based, wireless broadband services utility providing affordable, high-speed internet access and advanced communications solutions to communities, businesses and residential users. Omnicity landed $1M in venture funding in March of 2009.

OpticsPlanet, Inc
OpticsPlanet, Inc. is one of the world's leading online retailers, operating targeted stores specializing in sport optics, tactical and military gear, binoculars, scientific products, microscopes, telescopes, rifle scopes and eyewear. We are continuously expanding our brand and product offerings to better serve our customers. OpticsPlanet has really grown recently and now has over $50M in yearly revenues.

Orbis Education
Orbis Education creates, manages, and markets collaborative nursing education solutions that alleviate nursing shortages for hospitals and healthcare systems. Orbis leverages alliances with leading nursing schools and healthcare networks to provide flexible and customized nursing programs. The company collected $8M in funds in January of 2010 from Lightspeed Venture Partners .

Palisade Systems, Inc.
Palisade Systems was founded in 1996 by Iowa State University professor of computer engineering Dr. Doug Jacobson. A successful product of technology transfer and entrepreneurial incubator efforts at ISU, Palisade leverages exclusive commercial development rights to patented technology developed by Dr. Jacobson as part of his ongoing efforts in computer security research and education. Palisade Systems got a hold of $2.6M in venture money in December of 2009 from DeWaay Investment Partners, Cedar Valley Venture Fund and Principal Life Insurance Company.

Passageways
Established in 2003, Passageways is an industry leading provider of Collaborative Portal Solutions, including Employee Intranet Portals, Board Portals, and Community Portals. The company has doubled its yearly revenues as of late.

Personalization Mall
PersonalizationMall.com was founded in 1998 with headquarters located in Woodridge, Illinois. Our goal is to serve our customers by making personalized gift buying quick and easy. Our revolutionary preview technology takes the guess work out of personalization by allowing you to see what many gifts will look like before you buy them! The company has really exploded in the past few years, increasing revenues by 10X to be over $35M.

Plex Systems Inc
Plex Systems provides software to manufacturing companies which allows them to access to all critical information real-time. Over 300 integrated modules of software range in use from a total ERP system to niche applications such as warranty traceability, problem control, or an automated EDI release system. The software replaces multiple applications currently in use and integrates into any larger ERP system. The company collected $6M in funds in November of 2009 from Apax Partners.

Quality Logo Products, Inc
Quality Logo Products, Inc. is a member of the Advertising Specialty Institute, a network of more than 20,000 suppliers (manufacturers) offering over 650,000 different products which can be imprinted with a client’s logo or slogan and given away to promote a company, organization, product, service, achievement, or event. Quality Logo Products has grown its revenues by 6X in the past 3 years.

Quantum Retail Technology Inc
Quantum Retail Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of software solutions that enable demand driven supply networks. Quantum’s flagship solution, Q, helps retailers continually achieve the merchandise and financial goal for every item in every location. The company has boomed since its founding and now has over $4.5M in yearly revenues.

Reliance Software Systems Inc
Reliance Software Systems, Inc. (RelWare)'s business is developing software - Web-based software. In 1998, recognizing that a unified, truly Web-based EMR continued to remain elusive, the RelWare founders envisioned an innovative approach to the enterprise EMR. We incorporated in 1999 to bring our Web-based portal/EMR to healthcare. The company has boosted its revenues lately to now more than $6M a year.

Scale Computing
we had a breakthrough. The development of our clustered technology enables us to build storage solutions using a cloud computing model – storage clusters that are simply and seamlessly scalable from just a few Terabytes into the Petabytes and beyond, adding only what you need, when you need it. The company received $9M in venture financing in March of 2010 form Benchmark Capital.

Sittercity
Introducing Sittercity®, America's largest and most frequently updated database of college babysitters. Sittercity offers a patent-pending process and user-friendly tools that make it the best way for parents and sitters to connect with on another. Sittercity landed $7.5M in early 09'

Sojern
Sojern, Inc. is an Omaha-based organization that is partnering with the airline and advertising industries to enhance the travel experience by providing destination specific information and offers via the boarding passes that travelers obtain through the airline's web check-in process. Since its founding in September 2007, Sojern has secured partnerships with leading U.S. airlines including American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways. Sojern landed $16M in venture funding in July of 2008 from Norwest Venture and Trident Capital.

Solid Signal Inc
SolidSignal Inc specializes in distributing the latest high-tech equipment and product research to professional media installers and the tech-savvy consumer. SolidSignal has more than tripled its yearly revenues as of late.

StartSampling
StartSampling, Inc is a digital marketing services company that facilitates the creation of a direct link between brand owners and interested, engaged consumers. StartSampling works with brands from the consumer packaged goods and other industries to reach consumers who are eager to 'Try Something New' across a broad spectrum of on-line and off-line venues. The company has boomed recently and they now receive over $30M in yearly sales.

T2 Systems Inc
At T2 Systems, our single focus is the business of parking. We provide enterprise software, hardware, services, and consulting to the professionals responsible for making parking a well-oiled machine that runs smoothly and meets everyone’s needs — quite a tall order! T2 Systems' yearly revenues have doubled to over $16M now.

TEAM Companies
TEAM Companies, a leading data services provider in the Upper Midwest, specializes in world-class data center development. With nearly 20 years of industry expertise, TEAM Companies has a proven record of security and reliability, and is uniquely positioned as a developer, operator and design builder of facilities. TEAM Companies now has over $8M in yearly revenues.

The Higher Gear Group Inc
The goal of The Higher Gear Group is to deliver an easy-to-use software solution which will revolutionize retailer sales efficiency, customer prospecting, customer retention, customer relationship marketing and trade cycle management, while increasing profitability. The company collected $7.5M in funds in June of 2010 from H.I.G. Capital.

ThinkVine
ThinkVine helps some of the world's most respected companies better align marketing & advertising with consumer insight. Our market simulation technology, The Emerging MarketplaceTM, lets marketers run "what if" scenarios and turn market planning into an iterative process. ThinkVine landed $1.85M in venture funding in April of 2009 from Draper Triangle and DFJ Portage.

TMW Systems
TMW Systems' leadership in operations and dispatch software for the trucking industry is a result of our solutions' unmatched ability to meet the planning and management needs of trucking companies. We help carriers to examine and act upon information with greater speed, accuracy and confidence, thereby maximizing operations and dispatch efficiency. The company has doubled revenues recently and is now getting around $60M in yearly sales.

ubid.com
uBid, a majority-owned operating company of CMGI, Inc., is a leading retail auction and e-commerce marketplace that offers consumers and businesses three ways to buy and sell. The company's Internet auctions feature a rotating selection of more than 12,000 products daily in 16 different product categories, providing consumers and small to mid-sized businesses with the opportunity to purchase a wide range of brand name merchandise, often at greatly reduced prices, through live-action bidding. The company collected $10M in funds in July of 2008 from Fusion Capital Fund II LLC.

UnitedLex Corporation
UnitedLex is the global leader in legal consulting, technology and outsourcing. We empower our clients by delivering rapid and scalable results with measurable returns in the fields of litigation, contracts and sourcing, intellectual property, immigration and law firm support. With offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and India, we offer clients the optimal blend of consulting and technology driven outsourcing solutions. UnitedLex got a hold of $6M in venture money in October of 2008 from Canaan Partners and Helion Venture Partners.

vAuto
vAuto was founded in 2005 by industry veterans who recognized a need to improve financial performance in pre-owned automotive departments throughout the United States. The result is the introduction of the industry's first and only vehicle scoring system. The company has exploded in the past few years going from $1M to over $15M.

Vibes Media
Vibes Media, of Chicago, has been creating mobile marketing programs since 1998. The company has developed proprietary interactive software and promotional programs that enable marketers to communicate with, motivate and retain their customers in ways they never could before. Vibes is uniquely positioned in the industry to provide marketing and promotional programs including end-to-end services, strategy development, communications, execution and post-program ROI analysis. Vibes Media picked up $15M in new money in September of 2008 from Fidelity Ventures.

Vontoo, LLC
Vontoo is the first permission-based, on-demand voice messaging system ever created, allowing you to send audio messages to any cell or home phone in the United States. While email is useful for delivering information, its text and images simply cannot convey energy, emotion or enthusiasm. The human voice carries a more meaningful, compelling message. And not every person has ready access to email, but everyone has a phone that Vontoo can call. Vontoo landed $2M in venture funding in February of 2009 from EDF Ventures.

WorkForce Software
WorkForce Software focuses exclusively on web-based time sheet systems for mid-sized and large enterprises. With our complete focus on this environment we have been able to create the most flexible and adaptable system. The company has doubled its revenues lately and now has over $15M.

XIOtech Corporation
Xiotech Corporation delivers the highest storage value available today based on its Intelligent Storage Element (ISET) technology. With ISE, XiotechR products deliver 100 percent usable storage capacity with no drop in performance. Drives are fully utilized, provide more performance with less hardware because of their efficiency and enable organizations to scale their storage infrastructures up and out with unmatched flexibility. Xiotech Corporation collected $10M in funds in September of 2009.
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