About 90% of workers in the United States use their personal smartphones for work purposes without knowing the potential security threats they bring to the enterprise and themselves. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were 783 data breaches in 2014, a 27.5% increase over the same period the previous year. As wireless and Bring Your Own Device become even more prevalent, detecting rogue and unauthorized devices within the enterprise will become a necessary part of an organization’s information security system. Pwnie Express is focused on this fast-growing, emerging problem. >>>
The analytics market has been getting hotter and hotter over the last decade. However, there are very few analytics companies that build highly focused value-adding applications targeting specific industries. DecisionNext is one such company that builds predictive analytics solutions for the niche area of commodities-driven industries. Its main value proposition is that it provides comprehensive “what if” simulations that let you see the impact of changes across everything you buy and sell and identify the most profitable path forward. >>>
GMR Transcription Services, Inc. (GMRT) is a leading US-based provider of transcription and translation services. Its main value proposition is that it offers accuracy, security and speed without jeopardizing cost. It ensures 100% confidentiality and security as it relies solely on people based in the US. >>>
SALESmanago is a Polish cloud-based marketing automation platform. It is Europe’s largest and one of the world’s top ten marketing automation platforms. The main value proposition of SALESmanago is that it is fully integrated with mobile marketing automation platform APPmanago, which enables marketing teams to seamlessly make the switch from desktop to mobile. Also, the platform focuses on B2C marketing, as opposed to B2B, which is the sweetspot of products like Marketo. >>>
Mobile devices have increasingly emerged as the primary way to gain access to content. The average person spends more than three hours per day on a mobile device and 86% of it is spent on apps. But the sad reality is that mobile apps are at least three times slower than their desktop version. Not only does it hamper user experience, but it also results in loss of revenue — a 1% decline for every 100 milliseconds of delay. To solve this mobile performance challenge, Twin Prime was founded in 2013 by CEO Kartik Chandrayana and CTO Satish Raghunath. >>>
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Some technology startup veterans will tell you that when the markets are crashing, it could be a good time to pick up great technologies at rock-bottom prices. SuccessFactors was such a company. It was born out of the dot-com crisis of 2001 when Lars Dalgaard bought some well-funded technology companies that had gone bust and resurrected them with his vision.
After the dot-com crisis, the economic crisis provided another such window of opportunity to Mike Onghai. Inspired by the success story of SuccessFactors, he bought the assets of Clickable in 2013. >>>
Happy Grasshopper is an email marketing company that focuses on providing fun, engaging content to help salespeople and small businesses build and nurture their relationships with leads and past customers. Founded in October 2010 by serial and parallel entrepreneur Dan Stewart, Happy Grasshopper is growing rapidly as it maintains its distinction as a company that sends emails to communicate, not broadcast.
OmniVest, the flagship product of Nirvana Systems, is a fully automated user-driven investment/fund management system that provides a user with a portfolio of trading strategies and tools to evaluate historical performances and make informed investment decisions. OmniVest was released as a paid beta to its customer base in October 2012. >>>
Finish Line PDS is a product development service company that develops technology products for small companies in the down hole tool and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology markets, including the Internet-of-Things (IoT). Its main value proposition is that without the fixed cost of having a team of engineers, it helps companies develop products faster and at a lower cost.
Sapience Analytics is the creator of an enterprise-class solution designed to increase productivity and create “automated work visibility” across the enterprise hierarchy – with no added managerial responsibility. Within two years of its release, Sapience has crossed $1 million in annual revenue and has scaled to more than 50 installations and 50,000 users. Sapience has recently been selected by NASSCOM as India’s Top 10 Emerge Product company for 2013. It has also been recognized as one of India’s fastest growing enterprise software products by IDG Channel World (50 Hot Companies, 2013); NASSCOM (Lead 10, 2013); and Red Herring (Asia Top 100 technology start-up, 2011).
Approyo is a premier SAP HANA–focused company that supports companies with their shift to the HANA platform. The company develops ready to deploy and secure predictive analytics solutions for customers in sectors like retail, oil & gas, manufacturing, and healthcare. Within two years of its launch, Approyo has created tie-ups with 23 resellers in 14 countries and has crossed $1 million in revenue. >>>
Freshdesk is a SaaS company that provides customer support software across multiple communication channels. The software combines a back-end helpdesk system used in ticketing and knowledge management with an online social customer portal on the front end. Within two years of its launch as a cost-effective alternative, in 2013 Freshdesk has crossed $1 million in revenue and has over 10,000 customers in over 180 countries.
Search and shopping are two universal online activities. As the process typically goes, a user will pull up a search engine with a purchase already in mind, looking for a place to buy it. But when Simon Vielma was approached by a girlfriend for help finding a pair of shoes she’d seen on a friend’s Facebook, he began to wonder whether the two could be combined. >>>
Mansa Systems, a San Francisco–based provider of cloud, mobile and social enterprise solutions, was founded on one entrepreneur’s passion to build a great IT company. The company, which describes itself as a “boutique consulting partner with a global presence,” not only provides the IT services of a larger company but specializes in providing enterprise-level apps as solutions to Salesforce customers. Services include solutions for cloud storage, secure document sharing, transactional email service, cloud telephony, and more. >>>
CallFire is a Santa Monica, California–based text messaging and voice platform for businesses. It was founded by a group of friends with a passion for technology and a desire to build a successful company from the ground up and perhaps alter the course of telecom along the way. CallFire provides a cloud platform for businesses that powers two-way communication between businesses and opt-in customers, enabling companies, government agencies and grassroots organizations to instantly and affordably communicate with key audiences. Today, CallFire has 25 employees, more than 50,000 customers and annual revenues of $10 million – and has yet to receive a dime of venture capital.