Lead411 launches "Hottest Pennsylvania Companies" awards
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - July 27, 2010 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in Pennsylvania, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Pennsylvania Companies" 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 900 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 43.

"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 states of Pennsylvania. 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.



80sTees.com
80sTees is an online retailer of licensed t-shirts from your favorite movies, TV shows, cartoons, videogames, comic books, and musicians. We are privately owned company that has been in business since January of 2000. The company has more than doubled yearly revenues and now has over $10M in sales a year.

Airclic
Airclic Inc. is a Web-based software and services platform company providing the mobile information market with an end-to-end content-aware infrastructure to more easily and economically transact with their global users. Airclic's revenues have quadrupled in the past 3 years.

Amtech
Amtech Software provides mobile software for sales and delivery. Amtech's yearly revenues have grown to be over $8M.

Aria Systems LLC
Aria Systems, Inc. provides customized billing and customer management solutions for individuals, small businesses, and enterprise organizations. Our service works with your business and current systems to ensure your end-users are satisfied and your business increases in value and profitability. Aria Systems got a hold of $10M in venture money in December of 2008 from Venrock.

Avere Systems Inc
Avere Systems was founded in 2008 by a team of seasoned storage visionaries and experts in order to develop NAS solutions that would allow enterprises to scale storage network performance independently of capacity - driving up performance while driving down cost. Avere Systems received $15M in venture financing in September of 2009 from Menlo Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners.

Boomi
Boomi offers complete solutions tailored to any size integration requirement with complete support for all eCommerce standards including EDI, XML and AS2 and a complete suite of adapters and functions for application integration and middleware requirements. Click here to learn more about Boomi’s products and solutions. Boomi landed $4M in venture funding in July of 2008 from FirstMark Capital.

Carnegie Speech Co
Carnegie Speech Company is the premier developer of software for assessing and teaching spoken language skills. Using state-of-the-art speech recognition and artificial intelligence technologies licensed from Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Speech enables cost-effective, scalable and personalized spoken language instruction that maximizes training effectiveness and minimizes training time. The company got a hold of $2.2M in venture money in October of 2009 from In-Q-Tel.

ClickEquations
ClickEquations is an advanced paid search management platform that offers search professionals rich reporting, flexible campaign editing, and advanced bid management capabilities. ClickEquations picked up $3M in new money in August of 2009.

CoffeeForLess.com
CoffeeForLess.com is an Internet coffee shop for your home, office or restaurant. For the past 25 years Coffee Serv Inc. of Philadelphia has established the reputation of being the preeminent office and restaurant coffee provider in the Greater Delaware Valley. The company has doubled its revenues in the past 2 years.

Collages.net, Inc
Since 1999, Collages.net has been a leading provider of workflow solutions for professional photographers. Collages.net offers professional photographers customized e-commerce websites, as well as a variety of products and services. The company's yearly revenues are now over $5M.

Document Solutions Group Inc
Founded in 1992, DSG is a privately held company that specializes in clinical trial solutions for pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology and contract research organizations. Our more than 200 clients across the globe count on us to efficiently capture and manage their clinical trial data, thus reducing the overall study time. DSG's revenues have drastically increased in the past 3 years and now has over $32M in yearly revenues.

FlyCast Inc
FlyCast is an independent company, not affiliated with Apple, RIM or any other media, technology or music company. FlyCast delivers music, talk, weather, and traffic to portable devices. Introduced in January 2008, the network has grown very rapidly from 80 channels to well over 1000 in a nine month period, and more channels are added weekly. FlyCast got a hold of $2.1M in venture money in July of 2009.

FreedomPay, Inc
FreedomPay, headquartered in Wayne, PA, is the leading provider of a cashless payment network for ubiquitous, micro-payments utilizing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. The FreedomPay system offers a reliable low-cost platform through which retailers can provide customers the quickest and most convenient way to pay and reach their customers with highly targeted promotions and rewards at the point-of-purchase. FreedomPay picked up $2.16M in new money in December of 2008.

GreenLink Networks Inc
GreenLink is a provider of digital marketing technology and services. The world’s leading media networks use GreenLink’s software and services to turn their viewer databases into powerful performance marketing / social commerce platforms. Local and national advertisers use GreenLink’s marketing services to achieve their revenue, lead generation, customer acquisition and branding goals. GreenLink got a hold of $3.5M in venture money in August of 2009.

iLabor Network
iLabor™ is a network of thousands of temporary staffing suppliers who are all contracted with iLabor™ to provide the highest quality temporary staff at the most competitive rate. The company collected $12M in funds in June of 2008 from ComVest Capital LLC.

imwave, inc
imwave, inc. is one of the leading performance search marketing agencies in the industry, focusing primarily on building and launching effective pay-per-click search engine keyword marketing campaigns for companies paying commissions on sales and leads generated. imwave's revenues have doubled in the past 3 years.

Innova Dynamics
Innova Dynamics is an innovator in advanced materials technology and cleantech that is inventing and commercializing disruptive advanced materials technologies for a sustainable future. Our technologies impact a broad range of fields including electronics, optics, energy, water treatment, coatings, biology, chemistry, and more. Innova Dynamics landed $5.5M in venture funding in May of 2010 from Rho Ventures.

Instem-LSS
Instem is a global organization, providing world-class information solutions for drug and chemical development. Established in 1969, Instem’s continued success is based on technological expertise, a thorough understanding of our market’s business and regulatory requirements combined with our long-term commitment to the success of our customers. The company collected $2.6M in funds in February of 2009.

iPipeline
iPipeline is an independently owned and operated insurance technology company providing significant returns for our customers who include over 475 distributors, 100 carriers, and 120,000 producers. Since 1995, we have been aggregating information such as rates, forms and product from insurance companies for distributors to offer on their own web sites through our proprietary technologies. iPipeline received $15M in venture financing in November of 2009 from NewSpring Capital of Radnor and Fidelity Ventures of Boston.

Landslide Technologies Inc
Landslide Technologies, Inc. (formerly SalesGene) is a pioneer in Sales Workstyle Management. The company is the first to directly address the software, collaboration and support needs of individual salespeople. Built for salespeople by salespeople, Landslide maximizes a salesperson's time, drives them to action and delivers results. The company is privately held with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. The company collected $8M in funds in January of 2010.

Lightning Gaming™, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Lightning Gaming™ designs, develops and markets gaming equipment to the casino industry under the division of Lightning Poker™ and Lightning Slots™. Lightning Gaming, Inc. is a holding company for Lightning Poker™ and Lightning Slots™. The company holds several licenses throughout the gaming industry. Lightning Gaming™ received $4M in venture financing in June of 2008.

MobileMD
As a fully managed service HIE, MobileMDTM combines state-of-the-art technology with skilled operations and support staff trained to provide all levels of support (I - III). MobileMD handles operational issues, workflow issues, and procedural issues as well as technical issues. We act as a services buffer between the physician community, health system, and EMR system vendors. The company picked up $4.75M in new money in November of 2009 from Health Enterprise Partners.

myYearbook.com
myYearbook.com is an online yearbook for the digital age where more than 1,700,000 young people around the world--from teens to college students to young professionals--gather to socialize. The youngest internet site for social networking, myYearbook.com was founded by Catherine Cook, a high school senior, and her older brother Dave Cook, who graduated from high school in June 2006 and is now a freshman at the University of Colorado, Boulder. myYearbook.com picked up $13M in new money in July of 2008 from Norwest Venture Partners.

Nxtbook Media
Nxtbook Media, LLC transforms the way people read on the Internet. Working with magazine publishers, catalog publishers and corporate marketers, we find ways to leverage traditional print material for optimized use online. Nxtbook Media's yearly revenues have increased to over $8M recently.

Online Stores, Inc
Online Stores, Inc. is a privately held American e-commerce business headquartered in New Stanton, Pennsylvania. We started in January 2001 when owners Lisa and Kevin Hickey began selling and manufacturing American flags from their basement and have since grown into a formidable force in the e-commerce market. The company has doubled its revenues recently and now has over $20M in yearly sales.

Plextronics Inc
Plextronics™ is the leader in inherently conductive polymers. Based on over a decade of research at Carnegie Mellon University, the superior physical properties of the company's core technology, Plexcore™ has made it the material of choice in the coatings, bulk plastics and advanced electronics industries. Plextronics received $14M in venture financing in August of 2009 from Solvay North American Investments LLC.

ProtonMedia
ProtonMedia has been in the business of producing 3D virtual worlds, corporate training and developing software for over 10 years and has built a solid reputation for delivering projects on-time and on-budget. Our clients include some of the biggest names in business and education; Merck Inc., BP, Chevron, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, TIAA, Cisco, and others. ProtonMedia landed $2.5M in venture funding in September of 2009.

QlikTech
QlikTech creates Business Intelligence software solutions that are deployed in a quarter of the time, at half the cost, and delivers twice the value compared with traditional BI and OLAP solutions. The company has exploded in the past few years and now has over $125M in yearly revenues.

Redlasso Inc
Redlasso is the only site on the internet that enables users to search nearly-live TV and Radio. Our site allows users to Find It by searching Radio and TV news / entertainment / infotainment broadcasts and browse other users’ clips; to Clip It by creating clips of the stories that interest them most; and to Share It by posting their clip on their blog or website or by sending a link to a friend. Redlasso received $1.25M in venture financing in June of 2009.

RES Software
RES Software is driving a transformation in the way today’s organizations manage and reduce the cost of their PC populations. This global shift is defined by the ability to cost-effectively manage an increasingly complex desktop ecosystem while meeting the essential needs of a dynamic workforce requiring on-demand access to their personalized workspaces. RES Software landed $6.3M in venture funding in April of 2010 from Gimv.

Sanovia Corporation
A national company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sanovia integrates smart business practices with automated decision-making technology and evidence-based clinical guidelines delivering proven savings in pharmaceutical spending for managed care companies and their customers. The company got a hold of $8M in venture money in May of 2009 from Chrysalis Ventures.

Schoolwires, Inc.
Schoolwires provides strategic online communication, community-management and productivity solutions that result in stronger school communities, more effective schools and greater student success. Schoolwires' revenues have increased 5X in the past 3 years.

ShowClix Inc
ShowClix is a Pittsburgh-based, full-service ticketing company that provides web-based solutions to event organizers, promoters and venue managers across the United States. The company collected $1M in funds in August 2009 from Pittsburgh Equity Partners.

SoftWriters , Inc.
SoftWriters, Inc. has been delivering custom software solutions since 1990. We are a member of the American Society of Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) as well as a Microsoft Certified Partner. SoftWriters revenues have tripled in the past 3 years.

Stroll, LLC
Stroll is a company with a singular mission: To bring our customers products containing powerful ideas capable of transforming their life … letting people who share our passion for learning and personal growth achieve extraordinary things. Stroll's yearly revenues have increased to over $12M.

TagSys USA Inc
TAGSYS has been designing and manufacturing innovative, high-performance and cost-effective RFID systems (chips, tags, antennas and reading stations) for over fifteen years. TAGSYS has today the longest experience in implementing field-proven passive RFID systems operating at 13.56 MHz and UHF frequencies. TagSys picked up $12M in new money in March of 2010.

TalkShoe
TalkShoe community calling integrates the power of group voice into your online networks to establish a deeper connection. Community calling uses the phone, cell phone or VoIP to enable group conversations between anyone, anywhere, anytime, allowing people to host and record interactive community calls on any topic. TalkShoe community calling integrates seamlessly with your already established social networks including Facebook, Meebo, and Ning. TalkShoe landed $5M in venture funding in May of 2008 from Third Security.

TargetX.com LLC
TargetX was started by Brian Niles and Mike Crusi in 1998. As was often the case in the pre-bubble-bursting days, these two former college buddies met at a bar one night after work. One told the other of something he was trying to do at work. TargetX's revenues have doubled in the past 3 years.

The Neat Company
Founded in 2002, The Neat Company is dedicated to providing user-friendly scanning solutions that reduce paper clutter and simplify paperwork for individuals and businesses. The patented NeatReceipts Scanalizer is a multi-purpose scanning solution that scans, analyzes and organizes paper receipts and business cards into easy-to-read digital spreadsheets. The company collected $2.75M in funds in June of 2010 from Edison Venture Fund and MentorTech Ventures.

Ticketleap, Inc
The TicketLeap Vision: Sell more tickets and make life easier. Even though organizing an event can be a lot of fun, it can also be a ton of work. We've created TicketLeap to make your life easier so you can focus on what really matters. The TicketLeap platform is filled with simple self-service tools which enable you to sell tickets and promote your event. The Company received $2M in venture financing in July of 2008.

Touchtown Inc
Touchtown is the senior living industry’s leading provider of products to keep communities in touch with their residents, families and prospects. Touchtown has grown very quickly lately and yearly revenues have almost increased by 4X in the past few years.
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