The BroBasket is an e-commerce site that offers customizable alcohol themed gifts baskets geared towards men. It caters to the undeserved niche of unique gift baskets filled with things guys love, including their favorite beer, spirits, and/or wine. Launched in December of 2014, The BroBasket has grown from fulfilling a handful of orders per month to over 1,000 on a typical month. >>>
According to Gartner, 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017 and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. This explosion in the number of connected devices is also multiplying the potential for cyber-attacks.
Toronto, Canada-based RANK Software provides a security analytics platform called Virtual Advisor to Security Analysts (VASA) that leverages Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for cyber security solutions. >>>
By 2020, more than 40% of the American workforce, or 60 million people are expected to be independent freelancers. While dozens of tech platforms exist to help companies find freelance talent, Torchlite is the first platform that helps them manage, collaborate with, and evaluate that talent in the niche area of digital marketing. >>>
i-Human Patients, Inc. is a cloud-based e-learning company that is focused on rapidly developing and evaluating critical cognitive competencies in healthcare students and practitioners. Its main value proposition is that it simulates encounters with patients in order to teach users how to quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively assess and diagnose patients.
LevelEleven is a sales performance management platform. The main value proposition of LevelEleven is its unique platform that includes personalized performance scorecards for managers and salespeople, alert systems to tell a team when a key metric or team member is falling behind, and a contest engine to quickly get behavior back on track. Named by Salesforce as one of the “Top 8 Apps to Help Your Sales Soar,” it is the most deeply integrated platform within Salesforce.com, which is used by more than 100,000 sales organizations around the world. >>>
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).