Lead411 launches "Hottest Companies in San Francisco" awards
LOS ANGELES, Calif., - May 18, 2010 - In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in San Francisco, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest Companies in San Francisco" awards.

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 122.

"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... specifically in the Bay Area"

How the Winners were Chosen
First, all companies must by in either the Software, Wireless, Internet, or Media industry, have less than $100M in yearly revenues, and be within San Francisco or the East Bay metropolitan area. From there, each company must meet one or more of the following requirements;

  • ** 100% increase in revenues over the past 3 years; OR
  • ** $5M+ 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. The company just launched a marketing blog that focuses on sales & marketing news and tips.

3VR Security, Inc
3VR Security, Inc. has developed the world's first third generation video recorder; a turnkey appliance that not only performs the functionality of a high-end Digital Video Recorder (DVR), but also enables security professionals to find, sort and respond to data. 3VR brings advanced technology previously available only to government or military operations to corporate security buyers.3VR collected $12M in funds in August of 2009.

5th Finger
5th Finger is the global authority on mobile marketing, offering a highly evolved, strategic approach and an advanced technology platform that delivers measurable results to marketers and brands. The company received $7M in funding from Starfish Ventures in 2008.

Accept Software
Accept Software provides the leading solution for enterprise product planning. Leading product and service companies throughout the world use the award-winning Accept 360 application suite to deliver market-leading products. Regardless of the size of an organization or the complexity of its products or markets, Accept Software helps customers bring better products to market faster and with long-term commercial success.The Company received $17M in venture financing in September of 2009.

AdBrite, Inc
AdBrite, "The Internet's Ad Marketplace", is an e-commerce site. Rather than selling books, CDs, or rare antiques, we sell ad space on thousands of websites. The company has increased yearly revenues by 4X in the past 3 years.

AdGent 007
AdGent 007 Inc. is a global advertising services company for premium publishers focused on monetizing the international traffic on premium publisher websites at premium CPMs. The company offers three solutions to publishers (1) Regional sales (2) An online Marketplace (in beta), and (3) The Optimizer tool. AdGent 007 landed $5.3M in venture funding in April of 2008.

Adura Technologies
Adura Technologies™ is a clean energy technology company, applying low-power wireless mesh networking to the lighting controls and energy management markets. The company designs, manufactures and commissions energy management solutions for its customers. Adura Technologies received $5M in venture financing in October of 2008.

AlertEnterprise Inc
AlertEnterprise, the technology leader in access controls and security, and the proud winner of SAP 2008 Demo Jam, provides the only complete solution for role-based, rules-driven access enforcement. AlertEnterprise addresses blended risk assessment and security across all logical systems, IT applications, databases, and physical systems from a single analytic dashboard, complete with auto-remediation capabilities. AlertEnterprise landed $8M in venture funding in February of 2009.

Allvoices, Inc
allvoices is a global community that shares news, videos, images and opinions tied to news events and people. It is the first true people’s media. The company received $3M in financing in early 2010 and appears to have more than doubled its traffic in the past 12 months.

AlterG Inc® produces the only unweighting and rehabilitation and physical therapy equipment built on patented anti-gravity technologies developed by NASA. Leading hospitals and medical clinics use its products, as do numerous professional sports and fitness programs. Patients begin therapy sooner, and athletes and fitness buffs continue training following surgery or injury. Alter-G landed $8M in January 2009 from Versant Ventures.

Aravo Solutions Inc
Aravo Solutions develops supplier activation and management applications for Fortune 1000 enterprises deploying eprocurement and supply chain optimization platforms. The company is led by executives from the nation's leading firms, including Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, PriceWaterhouse, IBM and Sun. Aravo was founded in March 2000 and is based in San Francisco, CA. For additional information please contact info@aravo.com. The company collected $19M in funds in November of 2009.

BitTorrent, Inc
BitTorrent is a peer-assisted, digital content delivery platform that provides the fastest, most efficient means of distributing, discovering, and consuming large, high-quality files on the Web. Our mission is simple: to deliver the content that entertains and informs the digital world. At the foundation of the BitTorrent experience is the software client, which has become the industry standard for the distribution of large files. BitTorrent picked up $17M in new money in September of 2008.

Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report is the world's largest sports network that is powered entirely by fan-generated content. Their community of fan-experts creates hundreds of original stories each day, and we publish their work to the millions of people who visit Bleacher Report on a monthly basis. The website's traffic has tripled in the past year.

Blurb Inc
Blurb is a company and a community that believes passionately in the joy of books – reading them, making them, sharing them, and selling them. They have developed a populist publishing service simple and smart enough to make anyone an author – every blogger, cook, photographer, parent, traveler, poet, pet owner, marketer, everyone. The company received $5M in financing in October of 2008.

BrightRoll helps publishers monetize their video traffic and helps advertisers connect with consumers in the rapidly growing online video market. Today, BrightRoll is one of the largest online video advertising networks reaching millions of consumers across and broad network of sites. BrightRoll landed $10M in venture funding earlier this year from Scale Venture Partners.

CallTower Inc
CallTower, Inc. is the leading provider of hosted enterprise-class communications and collaboration applications and services for growing businesses nationwide. CallTower's solutions enable companies to conduct process transformation and to leverage their voice and data communications into a strategic competitive advantage in today's market. The company has doubled its revenue in the past 3 years.

Clickability Inc
As a fully integrated solution, all Clickability components work together seamlessly to give the web publisher ultimate control over site publication and measurement; as individual modules, each piece can be integrated into an existing infrastructure, giving our customers powerful choices about how Clickability's solutions fit best. The company's traffic has doubled in the past 6 months and received $3.5M in funding in 2008.

Cloudmark Inc
Cloudmark is a company that stops spam before it costs you money. Cloudmark's groundbreaking, peer-to-peer (P2P) solution (initially Vipul's Razor,) proven effective at fighting spam since 1998 and now called SpamNet delivers immediate spam relief to more than half a million people and thousands of businesses around the world. Cloudmark pocketed $23M in a venture round in March of 2010.

Coverity, Inc. is a software engineering company focused on developing a better way to build software. While hardware design has always been considered a difficult task that merits significant investments in automation and verification, the notion that building software is just as difficult has only recently gained credibility in the marketplace. The company received $22M in financing in 2008 and is already averaging over $20M in yearly revenues.

CrowdFlower provides Labor-On-Demand by letting customers access an always-on, scalable workforce. Unlike traditional methods of outsourcing and hiring which require major lead time and lots of wasteful overhead, CrowdFlower's web offering allows businesses to instantly access thousands of workers without even picking up the phone. CrowdFlower got a hold of $5M in venture money in January of 2010.

Curse Inc
zvurse is a single, comprehensive and accessible resource that enhances users’ gaming experiences. Curse supports the MMO community by providing the tools gamers need to succeed. The company received $6M in late 2009.

Delivery Agent, Inc
Delivery Agent, Inc., (www.deliveryagent.com) is the leader in shopping enabled entertainment and measurement for television shows, movies, sports, and music videos. Delivery Agent created the market for shopping enabled entertainment by redefining how products Just Seen On™, or related to entertainment content are catalogued, sold and measured. Delivery Agent picked up $25M in new money in October of 2009.

Demandbase, Inc
Demandbase is a technology company transforming the way B2B companies reach new customers. The company's lead quality platform, Demandbase Central™, powers a new breed of demand generation solutions that offer measurably better results than online advertising, search, email and traditional marketing programs. The company collected $8M in funds in August of 2008.

Ecast is the leader in place-based interactive media. Our hospitality network delivers digital music, games, entertainment, information and interactive advertising to more than 10,000 bars and nightclubs across the United States. The company has received multiple rounds of funding including a $17M round in October of 2009.

Elastra Corporation
ELASTRA’s mission is to provide companies building applications a way to radically innovate the way they develop their products and deliver them on IT infrastructure. Our customers shorten their application life-cycles, and bring better products to market more quickly and efficiently, while gaining better utilization of both infrastructure software and hardware. Elastra collected $12M in funds in August of 2008.

EmSense Corporation
EmSense is dedicated to providing accessible, actionable knowledge to communicators committed to creating the strongest possible engagement with their audiences. EmSense pocketed $9M in a venture round in November of 2009.

Engine Yard
Engine Yard came about in early 2006 because we saw a genuine need: customers were developing business-critical Rails apps, but they didn't want to worry about deployment issues, nor did they want to hire IT staff to manage servers. Engine Yard got a hold of $19M in venture money in October of 2009.

Eightfold Logic
Eightfold Logic, an inbound marketing innovator, empowers businesses to attract and engage the highest possible volume of qualified website visitors.. The company received $8M in financing in 2009.

Federated Media Publishing
FM believes great voices attract great audiences. We're in the business of supporting those voices by connecting them to great marketers, as well as providing a suite of services that let authors focus on what they do best: make compelling media. In so doing, we are creating federations of respected voices that prosper on their own terms. The company received $50M in venture financing in April 2008 from Oak Investment Partners.

As the leader in full-service, plug-and-play video solutions, Fliqz is committed to providing powerful yet intuitive video solutions that can be easily customized, effortlessly deployed, and seamlessly integrated. Our end-to-end solutions allow sites and blogs of any size to offer crisp, dazzling video in an environment that is uniquely their own. There’s no code to develop, no infrastructure to own, and no software to maintain.The company collected $6M in funds in January of 2009.

Flurry, Inc.
flurry, inc., a Delaware corporation, is a leader in developing next-generation mobile applications. flurry is an easy-to-use mobile email and RSS solution that works on hundreds of different cell phone models and thousands of email providers and carriers worldwide. It is the first service to be introduced by flurry based on our Mobile Services Platform, a platform designed to provide high-performance, consumer friendly applications. Flurry picked up $7M in new money in January of 2010.

Glassdoor.com is a career and workplace community where anyone can find and anonymously share real-time reviews, ratings and salary details about specific jobs for specific employers — all for free. Glassdoor.com received $6.5M in venture financing in October of 2008.

GoGrid is a leading Cloud Infrastructure Hosting provider with extensive expertise and experience running complex, on-demand cloud, dedicated and mixed server infrastructures. With over 10 years of dedicated hosting experience, our team wanted to develop a new kind of hosting solution to address the scaling needs of today's businesses.. The company has increased revenues by 3X in the past three years.

GoodGuide, Inc.
GoodGuide strives to provide the world's largest and most reliable source of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of products and companies. GoodGuide's mission is to help consumers find safe, healthy, and green products. GoodGuide currently offers detailed product information for more than 65,000 personal care, household chemical and toy products. GoodGuide received $5.5M in venture financing in November of 2009.

Granicus Inc
Granicus, Inc. is a privately held corporation in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1999, the company has established a new vision for local government and municipalities to provide public information through the Internet. The company has increased its revenues by over 6 times in 36 months.

Grockit Inc
Grockit is about questioning together. To this end, we are developing an online learning game where people can teach each other. Our organization is about the space where learning and technology meet. By combining our years of experience as teachers and developers, we are creating a place where learners can meet other learners. You can read more about our thoughts on learning and technology in our blog. Grokit pocketed $8M in a venture round in June of 2008.

Groundwork Open Source Solutions, Inc
Founded in 2003, GroundWork Open Source Solutions, Inc. provides turn-key, open source-based IT infrastructure management solutions to medium and large corporations. GroundWork enables information technology management to leverage the flexibility and low cost of open source tools to achieve enterprise-level availability, performance and operational efficiency at 20 percent of the cost of commercial software. The company collected $5M in funds in October of 2009.

Halogen Network
Halogen Network is a distributed media company that connects affluent consumers with the world's leading luxury brands. We reach wealthy households that are willing to spend, and we do it with greater efficiency, better accuracy and stronger results than anyone else. Halogen Network pocketed $5M in a venture round in February of 2009.

HipLogic Inc
HipLogic has developed a next generation mobile application platform that redefines the way people consume content on their mobile phones. The platform improves content and application discoverability, provides a consistent user experience across all handset models, and optimizes data traffic on cellular networks. HipLogic received $7M in venture financing in December of 2009.

Innotas provides the only enterprise-class, on-demand Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution specifically designed to meet the needs of IT organizations. With Innotas, PPM isn’t just for the large enterprise any more. A fully integrated solution, Innotas gives IT organizations everything they need to: Capture all the demands facing IT Select the right mix of projects Manage resources, projects and applications more efficiently. The company collected $6M in funds in June of 2008.

Sales professionals spend hours researching target customers. Much of that effort, however, is inefficient -- time-consuming, yet unproductive in generating new prospects and sales. We started InsideView because we understand the edge that superior knowledge provides. As successful salespeople ourselves, we knew that the research and connections made before a call are a big part in making the sale. The company collected $6.5M in funds in January of 2009.

IPWireless, Inc., the leading next-generation broadband wireless company enabling broadband everywhere, offers a groundbreaking, advanced 3G standards-based broadband wireless technology solution that enables service providers to offer true high-speed mobile wireless Internet access to worldwide consumer and business markets. IPWireless picked up $15.5M in new money in November of 2009.

iSkoot Inc
Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., iSkoot is a leader in enabling mobile Internet telephony. iSkoot extends the reach of Internet telephony by allowing users to make and receive PC calls using their mobile phones. With iSkoot, Voice over Internet users are no longer bound to their PCs to make and receive PC calls. iSkoot pocked $19M in a venture round in November of 2008.

Jaspersoft’s open source business intelligence is the world’s most widely used BI software, with nearly 11 million product downloads worldwide and more than 12,000 commercial customers in 100 countries. Jaspersoft provides a web-based, open and modular approach to the evolving business intelligence needs of the enterprise and is the only BI vendor enabling true multi-tenancy while providing a common platform for on-premise, virtualized, SaaS and cloud deployments. The Company pocked $12.5M in a venture round in December of 2008.

JiWire, Inc
JIWIRE provides mobile professionals and technology enthusiasts with comprehensive, practical information on leveraging Wi-Fi both at work and at play. Built around the largest multi-national hotspot directory encompassing 11,000 locations, JIWIRE provides its users with authoritative how-to guides, product reviews, and industry news that demystify the hype and enable them to leverage the Web without wires. The company collected $11.1M in funds in December of 2008.

Kontera Technologies, Inc
Kontera is a leading provider of In-Text Advertising Solutions, based on patent-pending contextual analysis technology that increases revenue and ROI for Web publishers and advertisers. Kontera landed $15.5M in venture funding in july of 2009.

Lithium Technologies
Lithium's Community Management Tool Set comprises an extensive suite of tightly integrated technologies that deliver a seamless experience to users. These technologies are the fruit of years of online community building experience based on customer feedback. Our tool design is focused on incredible ease of use, limitless scalability, and on absolute power in management capabilities. Lithium Technologies got a hold of $12M in venture money in July of 2008.

liveBooks Inc
liveBooks, Inc. provides award-winning websites that serve as a business hub to help professionals in creative industries like photography, graphic design and interior design save time, promote their businesses and make more money. The company works with an extensive ecosystem of advisors, partners and consultants to deliver unrivalled products, services, partner applications and customer experiences. Livebook pocketed $5M in a venture round in November of 2009.

LiveRail delivers technology solutions that enable and enhance the monetization of internet-distributed video. By focussing specifically on challenges and opportunities created by online video, our tools are designed to be easier, more efficient and more effective that traditional display ad servers to deliver and track advertising into this exciting new medium. The company has doubled traffic in the past twelve months and received a small amount of funding in 2008.

Livescribe Inc
Livescribe incorporated in January 2007 to develop & launch a new low-cost, mobile computing platform that connects the paper and digital worlds. Founded by Jim Marggraff, the inventor of paper-based computing (including the LeapPad & FLY Pentop), the company is designing innovative solutions that enhance personal productivity, learning, communication & creative expression for anyone that writes with pen & paper. Livescribe got a hold of $7.5M in venture money in March of 2009.

LiveVox Inc
LiveVox is the leading provider of hosted dialer solutions for the credit and collections industry. Breakthrough, patented technology and deep industry knowledge allow LiveVox to assist clients with optimizing their operations and collection strategies. LiveVox received $10M in venture financing in February of 2010

Loomia Inc.
Loomia is an emerging leader in the recommendations and personalization space, a rapidly growing area within Internet search. Loomia Recommendations is a hosted web service that provides all sizes of retail and media sites with easy-to-use recommendations solutions to help site visitors find things they like, increase site activity, and improve merchandising. In the past 2 years, Loomia has raised $6.5M in two different rounds.

LoopNet Inc
LoopNet, a commercial real estate information services company, offers the largest commercial real estate listing, marketing and search service online, and attracts the largest community of commercial real estate professionals. LoopNet tackled $50M in financing in early 2009 and revenues have skyrocketed to over $90M.

Marin Software
Founded in April 2006 by experienced search marketers and software experts, Marin Software provides an enterprise-class paid search management application for advertisers and agencies. Combining power and ease-of-use, Marin Search Marketer™ addresses the workflow, analysis and optimization needs of professional search marketers, saving time and improving financial performance. Marin Software pocketed $13M in a venture round in April of 2009.

MarketLive, Inc
MarketLive, Inc. is the leading provider of e-commerce retail technology and services for selling online. Our MarketLive® platform is an enterprise-class retail e-commerce solution specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of catalogers, retailers, direct marketers, and brand manufacturers. MarketLive picked up $20M in new money in 2008 from JAFCO and Northgate.

MarketTools Inc
MarketTools was founded in 1997. It is headquartered in Mill Valley, California, just north of San Francisco and the world famous, high tech Silicon Valley.Our Company is focused on Internet based, technology enabled, full service marketing research. We specialize in standardized primary marketing research—concept testing, product testing, sorts (alternative tests), trackers and the like. MarketTools got a hold of $23M in venture money in April of 2008.

Mashable Inc
Founded in July 2005, Mashable is the world’s largest blog focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Media news. Mashable has double its traffic in the past year and is now up to 4.8M uniques a month.

Mashery, Inc
Mashery is the leading provider of web services and API management solutions enabling software-driven companies to unlock and accelerate their web services channel. With its on-demand, fully hosted solution, Mashery takes away the cumbersome process and plumbing around managing web services. Mashery picked up $5.5M in new money in February of 2010 from CISCO.

Mocana Corporation
Mocana develops end to end intelligent security solutions for device independent distributed systems. These solutions are designed to address emerging vulnerabilities as corporate boundaries blur and the majority of objects connected to networks are objects other than PC’s. These objects include sensors, network appliances, PDA’s, smart phones and everything in between. Mocana picked up $7M in new money in May of 2008.

MOG (http://mog.com) is a network of thousands of music blogs created by a passionate community of music lovers and powered by cutting edge filters that make it ridiculously easy to find the music, videos, news and reviews that match your musical taste. Completely free, MOG was started by David Hyman, former CEO of Gracenote, former SVP-Marketing at MTV Interactive, and self-proclaimed music freak. MOG got a hold of $9.5M in venture money in February of 2010.

MuleSoft is the Web Middleware company, providing enterprise-class software based on the world's most popular open source application infrastructure products, Mule ESB and Apache Tomcat. The open source Mule project was founded in 2003 by Ross Mason, CTO of MuleSoft. MuleSoft collected $12M in funds in March of 2010.

Neocase Software
Neocase Software is a leading provider of customer service solutions for shared service centers and customer support operations. Neocase empowers large global corporations to manage and optimize their shared service and support operations performance and processes through its uniquely adaptive and award-winning customer service technology platform. Neocase collected $10M in funds in December of 2008.

New Relic
The New Relic Affiliate Program is designed for application development firms, systems integrators, VAR's, Rails user groups, application hosting services and any other organization or individual with contacts within the Rails community. New Relic pocketed $6M in a venture round in January of 2009.

Offerpal Media
The company was founded with the vision of providing a new technology platform for the rapidly emerging social media marketplace. Utilizing the founders many years of experience with personalization, CPA advertising, and robust optimization technologies, OfferPal has delivered the first "Managed Offer Network" for social application publishers and online merchants. The Company received $15M in venture financing in February of 2009.

ON24 Inc
ON24 is a leading provider of webcast and multimedia communication solutions. ON24 offers one-stop solutions for internal and external multimedia communications for customers in the enterprise, technology, healthcare, government and financial services industries. ON24 products are available as either licensed ASP products or turnkey outsourced solutions. The company collected $8M in funds in July of 2008.

One Block Off the Grid
One Block Off the Grid (1BOG) is a fast-growing San Francisco-based company that runs group purchasing programs for residential solar energy. Our goal is to increase solar adoption dramatically by reducing the price and simplifying the process. 1BOG is a fun, energetic, and collaborative workplace. We love working with our members and solar installers nationwide. One Block Off the Grid picked up $5M in new money in February of 2010.

OpenTable Inc
OpenTable makes dining out more delightful for diners and more profitable for restaurants. The company provides restaurants with incremental reservations, advanced marketing capabilities, and operational efficiency by providing a computerized reservation system that replaces the traditional pen-and-paper reservation book. The company does over $60M in revenue and recently received a Deloitte Fast Technology award.

Outspark.com is currently working with passionate casual game developers globally, to bring you a new entertainment experience in casual, connected gameplay. Outspark got a hold of $8.3M in venture money in July of 2009.

Posterous Inc
Posterous is the dead simple way to put anything online using email. They launched in July 2008 and we've been steadily growing and adding features. The company received $4.4M in March of this year and traffic has tripled in the past year.

PowerReviews Inc
Online shopping is still pretty difficult...not actually adding to cart and checking out, but figuring out what to buy and where to buy. Sure, it's easy as pie to buy books, music or electronics because of all the sites that serve those categories. But think of how difficult it is to figure out the best backpack for a weekend to Yosemite, quiet dishwasher for a small house, or a portable air conditioner for your bedroom. The Company picked up $6.1M in new money in March of 2010.

Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion addresses the complexities and critical needs of today's healthcare environment by providing a free, web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) application to physicians. Practice Fusion pocketed $5M in a venture round in January of 2010.

Rapleaf provides search services that find information about people on the social web, on behalf of businesses and consumers. Top retailers, telcos, political organizations, hotel chains, social networks, and other consumer facing companies use Rapleaf's services to gain insight about their consumers and improve their consumers' experience. Consumers use Rapleaf's services to discover, manage, and control their online information. Rapleaf collected $10M in funds in 2010.

Ravenflow is revolutionizing how software requirements and business processes are developed and validated. Because requirements errors are the primary cause of project failure, and budget and schedule overruns, enterprises need to detect and correct requirements errors early. Ravenflow landed $6M in April of 2009.

Reality Digital
Reality Digital, based in San Francisco, is a software development company providing products and a hosted platform for sharing, storing and managing User Generated Content (video, photos, games, text and more). Reality Digital landed $6.3M in venture funding in April of 2008. Founded in 2003, the company released their media management platform, Reality Digital Opus™ in January of 2004 and launched its first video-sharing portal, ClipShack™, in June of 2005.

Recommind Inc
Recommind is the information management software company that provides the most accurate and automated tools available, giving people and organizations the information they need. The company has increased its revenues 6X since 2005 and landed a round of financing in 2008.

Launched in 2005, Reddit is a social news website that displays news based on your personal preferences and what the community likes. Your preferences are determined based on your history of voting stories up or down. The company has doubled its traffic in the past 12 months.

richrelevance™ is a technology company with patent-pending systems that personalize a user's shopping experience with targeted and relevant product recommendations, optimizing every interaction point from landing to search to product pages, and in email. By showing customers the “right products at the right time”, ecommerce sites maximize the value of each user. Richrelevance picked up $12.5M in new money in August of 2009.

Roost, Inc.
Roost is an innovative online real estate platform that combines a network of individual real estate broker Web sites with a comprehensive search engine. Roost offers new search technology, an intuitive, visual interface and the most comprehensive property listings to help users find a home for sale and find it fast. Roost picked up $8M in new money in December of 2008.

Scribd began with a simple observation – that there's a writer in all of us. And that even more fundamental than our desire for self-expression is our need to learn and be inspired. The company attracts 43M visitors a month and received $9M in funding in 2008.

Seesmic brings online conversation to life through video. Straight from their webcams, Seesmic enables users to easily post videos of their thoughts and ideas and participate in video conversations with the world. The company raised $6M in June of 2008.

SendMe Inc
SendMe is all about fun for your phone! As a leading provider of direct to consumer mobile entertainment, SendMe offers the broadest selection of mobile subscription services currently available online in the US. The company received an additional D round of financing from Triangle Peak Partners at $12M.

SenSage, Inc
SenSage’s core product is the fastest and most scalable system for collecting, storing, and analyzing massive volumes of event log data. SenSage extends this capability into solutions that monitor and alert enterprises to security and performance events in real-time and enable precise, long-term trending and analysis. The company collected $15M in funds in June of 2008.

SignalDemand, Inc
SignalDemand’s enterprise software helps manufacturers tune demand and supply, leading to dramatic improvement in their financial performance. SignalDemand got a hold of $20M in venture money in April of 2008 from Interwest.

SlideRocket was founded in 2006 by Mitch Grasso and Mike Lingle with the vision of building a better presentation experience, one that provides for every part of the presentation lifecycle and helps you make great presentations. SlideRocket collected $5M in funds in July of 2009. SlideRocket is committed to providing the best presentation experience to individuals and businesses around the world through innovative and compelling software-as-a-service

Since 2005, Socialcast has been a leading provider of social networking platforms and solutions for both consumer-facing clients and enterprise customers. Based in Irvine, California, Socialcast is the only SaaS provider of self-service corporate social networking communities. The company is fresh off an $8M round from Menlo Ventures and True Ventures.

SocialMedia Networks
SocialMedia Networks is the leading provider of social platform services. It fuses together three core features – management, marketing, and monetization – into a comprehensive package that advertisers and developers can use to grow awareness, and grow their applications on social platforms. SocialMedia Network landed $6M in venture funding in February of 2009.

spigit is the first smart, social collaboration for measuring social interactions in on-line communities to identify quality content as well as key influencers. Today, web 2.0 platforms use ratings and votes that are simply based on popularity. spigit calculates validity of users and content based on participant contributions, calculated user reputation, community feedback and buzz. Spigit got a hold of $10M in venture money in October of 2009.

Sportgenic, Inc.
Sportgenic represents the buying power of millions of sport enthusiasts looking for people, products and information online. The company represents a network of highly engaging medium and long tail websites, including specialty sites, training resources, social networks, and enthusiast content sites. The company collected $10M in funds in September of 2008.

Sprout's mission is to make it quick and easy for anyone to build sophisticated rich media web content. We are based in Honolulu, HI and San Francisco, CA, both of which just happen to have some good surfing. Sprout picked up $5M in new money in May of 2008.

Stitcher is a leading mobile audio company that provides a revolutionary media service which allows audio content to be easily aggregated, organized and shared on mobile devices. We feature the most up-to-date and relevant content in business, sports, politics, entertainment, and current events from the media industry's premier content providers. Stitcher landed $6M in venture funding in April of 2010.

Sugar Inc
Sugar's vision is to be the definitive online media company for trendsetting, passionate women ages 18-44. They own the well-known site, PopSugar.com, and others. Sugar landed $16M in venture funding in June 2009 and the company's network of sites has almost doubled in the past 12 months.

SuperSecret, Inc
SuperSecret is a safe, age-appropriate world available at any time for kids who need (and deserve) a breather. It's a place where tweens can be independent and explore—and feel that same sense of joy we felt when we were kids. SuperSecret landed $10M in venture funding in March of 2009.

SupportSpace is a unique online service dedicated to providing "a new standard of tech support." Founded in 2006, SupportSpace is privately held and headquartered in Redwood Shores, CA with experts located across the U. SupportSpace collected $10M in funds in November of 2009.

Tagged Inc
Tagged.com is a premier social networking destination and an ideal place for advertisers to reach their target audience. Tagged provides a fun, safe, and exciting environment for people to showcase their personalities and talents, and to connect with friends and meet new ones. The company was awarded $5M in late 2008 from Horizon Technology Finance and Leader Ventures.

TargetCast Networks, Inc
TargetCast Networks™ is the breakthrough digital technology that lets venue operators create and post their own, custom designed promotional messages directly on TV sets their customers are already watching...where...and when they're watching them! TargetCast Network received $6.5M in venture financing in October of 2009.

TasteBook, Inc.
TasteBook - the easiest way to collect, organize, and share your favorite recipes so you can create stunning personal cookbooks. Like most recipes you try the first time, the TasteBook experience probably needs a few tweaks. Tastebook has more than tripled its traffic in the past twelve months.

We are facing one of the largest teacher shortages in our nation's history. Over the next five years, more than one million teachers will leave the profession. The first great challenge for educational leaders is to recruit, prepare, and retain qualified teachers. The company acquired an additional $16M in August of 2009.

Technorati, Inc
Technorati displays what's important in the blogosphere — which bloggers are commanding attention, what ideas are rising in prominence, and the speed at which these conversations are taking place. Technorati picked up $7.5M in new money in July of 2008 from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Mobius Venture Capital.

The GigaOM Network
The GigaOM Network of sites provide one of the leading daily online news reads for the key influencers in the emerging technology market place. THey deliver technology news, analysis and opinions on topics ranging from broadband and online games to Web 2.0. The company receives over 2.2M unique visitors a month to its network and they received $5M in April of this year from Accel Partners.

The Online 401(k)
The Online 401(k), provides small businesses and single-person businesses with independent 401(k) plans free of hidden fees and commissions. Founded in 1999, San Francisco-based The Online 401(k) currently serves more than 2,500 small businesses in all 50 states. The company is now up to $4M in revenues which have doubled in the past 3 years.

TimeBridge's one-step scheduling allows users to quickly determine the best time to meet, establish meeting-centric trust networks and automatically provision an online shared meeting space. TimeBridge transforms Microsoft Outlook into a hub for collaborative web services so users can easily assimilate the company's service into their everyday lives. TimeBridge works across time zones, calendaring systems and companies. Timebridge got a hold of $5M in venture money in May of 2009.

TokBox Inc
TokBox is a first-of-its-kind consumer video communication service that helps people talk face-to-face with a single click. Offering both a web-based and a downloadable version, TokBox requires no registration, no configuration or any other hassle. TokBox also lets users send video mails to anyone with an email address, and embed video communication into any website (e.g. blogs, social networks or dating sites). The company collected $10M in funds in August of 2008.

TripIt Inc
With today's myriad of travel sites, even the most experienced traveler has their hands full managing all the details of a typical trip. Booking airline tickets, hotels, rental cars and restaurants leaves you with lots of separate pieces of paper. Throw in maps, directions, things to do, and weather and the chaos multiplies. TripIt just received $7M from Azure Capital Partners.

Trulia, Inc.
Trulia is a residential real estate search engine that helps consumers search for homes for sale, trends, neighborhood insights and other real estate information directly from hundreds of thousands of real estate broker Web sites. The company just received $15M from Deep Fork Capita in 2008.

Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple questions. Twitter received $100M in venture financing in September which put them at a $1B valuation.

UserVoice Inc
Tracking over 7 million votes on 400,000 ideas for nearly 35,000 organizations, San Francisco- based UserVoice is the leading web application for involving customers, clients, and constituents in decision-making. UserVoice communities are the leading method of turning customer feedback into an actionable list. The company landed $8M in 2009.

Utopy, Inc
As the leader of Speech Analytics technology, Utopy develops and markets analytics solutions to the contact center and government intelligence markets. Its award-winning and patent-pending SpeechMiner® suite of products transforms recorded telephone conversations into mission-critical information, reports, and alerts for decision makers -- thereby improving contact center profitability and homeland security. The company got a hold of $7.5M in venture money in September of 2008.

Vast.com is the leading vertical search platform for autos, travel, and real estate, with millions of users a month making purchasing decisions through Vast.com's network of partner websites. Their network's traffic has more than tripled in the past twelve months.

VerticalResponse, Inc. is a leading provider of self-service email marketing online surveys and direct mail services empowering small businesses to easily create, manage and analyze their own direct marketing campaigns.. The company has tripled its revenues in the past few years and was recently listed on the Inc 5000 list.

VirtuOz Inc
We are a pioneering software provider of intelligent, multilingual conversational customer support and virtual sales Agents. We transform the customer sales and support experience online by providing Virtual Agents that interact with customers via chat and instant messaging. The Agents enable ubiquitous, personal and natural interaction between humans and Internet-based services on a 24/7 basis. VirtuOz landed $11.4M in venture funding in January of 2009.

Vizu Corporation
Vizu Corporation (www.vizu.com) is a San Francisco-based company that blends interactive Web-based polling with elements of social networking to create a place where the world shares its opinions. Vizu allows organizations and individuals to create their own online polls which can also be easily distributed through a variety of online channels, including email, instant messaging (IM), RSS, blogs, and Web sites. Vizu received $6.75M in venture financing in December of 2009.

Voxify, Inc
Voxify is the first company to create automated call center agents with the conversational skills to handle advanced customer service calls. Powered by the company's patented Conversation Engine, Voxify Automated Agents model the intelligence and personality of a trained live agent, allowing them to engage callers in sophisticated dialogue to perform advanced customer service functions, like reservations, sales, and account requests. The company received another $8M last month from Intel, etc.

Whiskey Media LLC
Whiskey Media is a company that has built websites around topics like comic books and computer games. The company's network of sites have doubled its traffic in the past 12 months. The company also received $2.5M in financing in January.

WideOrbit supplies next-generation software solutions to the media industry to help maximize revenue and enhance operational efficiencies. The company's WOStation software is a scalable, modern, Windows-based solution that provides a full suite of traffic, sales, client contact database information, billing and accounts receivable targeted at broadcast television stations. The company received $9M in late 2008 and yearly revenues are now at $20M.

Workday, Inc
Founded in March 2005 by Dave Duffield, Aneel Bhusri and a recognized team of enterprise software veterans, Workday is transforming ERP with a new generation of on-demand solutions to meet the needs of today's dynamic and global businesses. Workday’s Enterprise Business Services were built using the most modern, standards-based technologies, providing an unparalleled level of agility, ease-of-use, and integration capabilities. Workday got a hold of $75M in venture money in April of 2009.

Yammer Inc
Yammer is a tool for making companies and organizations more productive through the exchange of short frequent answers to one simple question: What are you working on? Yammer received $10M in venture financing in February of this year.

Based in San Francisco, Yelp features reviews that compile personal recommendations for things like restaurants, bars, spas, and even moving services. It also facilitates social networking between reviewers. Yelp landed over $50M in January of 2010 and is now getting 31 million visitors a month.

Zannel Inc
Zannel launched the mobile industry’s first Instant Media Messaging™ service, which allows users to instantly and visually communicate with their friends across mobile and the web, including all major social networks. Founded by the team that built the first large-scale mobile media storefronts in the US, Zannel combines the best of mobile messaging, media sharing, and social networking into an intuitive, compelling user experience. Zannel received $10M in venture financing in June of 2008.

Zenprise Inc
Zenprise provides service-management software that delivers real-time, automated diagnosis and resolution of problems across the Microsoft Exchange environment. Founded in 2003, Zenprise is headquartered in Fremont, California and is privately held with funding from investors Bay Partners, Mayfield, and Shasta Ventures. Zenprise picked up $10M in new money in March of 2009.

Zoosk Inc
Zoosk is the fastest growing social dating network enabling millions of singles to meet love interests and forge long lasting relationships. Building on users' social graph and taking advantage of opportunities on social networks, Zoosk has created a safe, fun, and delightful online dating experience. Zoosk got a hold of $30M in venture money in Dec 2009 with Bessemer.

Zynga is the #1 social gaming company on the web. Zynga was founded specifically to add a social element to casual online games because we love games, and we love them most when we’re playing with friends! Social games provide a more fun, competitive and contagious experience. Zynga landed $180M in venture funding in late 200 with a rough estimated $2B valuation.
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