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Deal Radar 2009: Wirkle

Posted on Monday, Dec 28th 2009

By Guest Author Shailesh Otari

Wirkle is a mobile consulting firm specializing in the end-to-end development of mobile applications. The company provides application development (both client- and server-side) on a host of platforms such as the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. Applications range from social networking to enterprise productivity. The company was founded by Varun Khurana, Sunil Goyal, and Lomesh Dutta in 2005. >>>

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Deal Radar 2009: Orangescape

Posted on Monday, Dec 28th 2009

By Guest Author Shailesh Otari

Orangescape is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company from India that facilitates business application development. Orangescape is essentially a production environment that allows techno-functional experts to convert their ideas into business applications and take them to market. The platform is provided through a cloud offering and caters to the needs of both entrepreneurs and enterprises. The public cloud offering is for entrepreneurs who are functional experts in a business domain and want to develop their ideas. Orangescape helps them to build, test, and launch their applications free and charges a percentage of their revenues when they go live. The private cloud offering is for enterprises who want to build specific applications. >>>

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Catching Up On Readings: Deal Radar Blitz

Posted on Sunday, Dec 27th 2009

Readers, I would like to hear from you if you are an Indian startup and have hit the $1 million milestone. Please email Shailesh Otari [shaileshotari.mba AT gmail.com] with your information. Shailesh is working with me with a specific focus on Indian startups. For the latest installments of Deal Radar and the rest of this week’s posts, click on the full article.
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Deal Radar 2009: MAIA Intelligence

Posted on Thursday, Dec 24th 2009

By Guest Author Shailesh Otari

Deal Radar wraps up 2009 in India, with two more companies that have crossed the $1 million revenue mark. The first is business intelligence (BI) software product company called MAIA Intelligence. The company’s primary offering is a data visualization layer that provides BI in the form of actionable information. The company aims to provide an intuitive way of reading and looking at data, rather than simply offering statistical analysis. MAIA provides BI at every level in an organization; “Democratization of business intelligence by allowing decision making at every level” is the company’s motto. >>>

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Deal Radar 2009: Alert Logic

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 23rd 2009

Houston, Texas-based Alert Logic is an on-demand IT compliance and security solutions provider. Founded in 2002, Alert Logic provides SaaS-based solutions that allow its customers to detect threats, eliminate vulnerabilities, and manage log data. Its cloud-based platform provides customers with an easy way to secure networks and comply with policies and regulations. >>>

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Deal Radar 2009: SnapLogic

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 22nd 2009

SnapLogic is an open source data integration framework that helps companies tie in their business data. It uses standard Web interfaces with forceful programming languages to address any data integration problems companies may face. The framework also uses an innovative DataFlow architecture and the SnapStore, where third parties develop Snaps that improve connectivity and functionality to the server. >>>

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Deal Radar 2009: Force10 Networks

Posted on Monday, Dec 21st 2009

Founded in 1999, Force10 Networks builds and secures high-performance networks. The company develops and manufactures switching and routing equipment including switches/routers, line cards, resilient switches, access switches, and security appliances. Formerly known as nCore Technologies, the company is headquartered in San Jose, California. >>>

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Deal Radar 2009: Avidian Technologies

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 16th 2009

Avidian Technologies is a software company that specializes in cloud-based and on-premise software solutions for users of Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. Prophet, developed by Avidian, is a contact management and CRM software built inside Outlook. Prophet helps small and mid-sized businesses to organize their customer information better, gain greater visibility on sales activities, and achieve their company sales goals. >>>

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Deal Radar 2009: PGP Corporation

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 15th 2009

The original PGP Inc., a startup based on “Pretty Good Privacy” encryption software, was acquired by McAfee in 1997. In 2002, McAfee sold PGP’s assets to former PGP executives after being unable to harvest profits from the unit. But in 2002 the encryption market began to take off, and co-founders Philip Dunkelberger and Alex Doll were able to grow PGP into a leader in e-mail and data encryption. Based in Menlo Park, California, the company has offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan. >>>

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Deal Radar 2009: LogLogic

Posted on Monday, Dec 14th 2009

LogLogic provides a Linux-based, widely deployed log and security event management appliance. The company creates a central enterprise activity warehouse of IT tracking data that can help IT systems administrators to diagnose systems problems, identify security threats or inappropriate access to sensitive information, and comply with regulatory mandates such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). The LogLogic solution suite is built around an open log management platform and a number of log-powered applications including LogLogic Compliance Manager, LogLogic Security Event Manager, and LogLogic Database Security Manager.  >>>

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Deal Radar 2009: Cnergyis

Posted on Friday, Dec 11th 2009

By Guest Author Shailesh Otari

Filing income taxes isn’t always easy, and Prasad Rajappan had his own share of problems with the income tax department in India. While most people are just happy for such an experience to end, Prasad came up with a business idea to exploit this situation. Convinced that large organizations would be interested in having a tax service for their employees, he created Cnergyis in 2000. >>>

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Deal Radar 2009: InfoSoft Global

Posted on Thursday, Dec 10th 2009

By Guest Author Shailesh Otari

Deal Radar heads back to India for the rest of this week, first to a young company created by a young entrepreneur in Calcutta. Straight out of high school, Pallav Nadhani started InfoSoft Global, a software product company, in 2002. Under an umbrella brand called FusionCharts, the company provides data visualization software that helps customers make interactive charts and graphs for their Web and desktop applications. FusionCharts is basically a pluggable library, components of which can be used in other applications to build visually exciting graphs.

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Deal Radar 2009: Silverpop

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 9th 2009

Atlanta, Georgia-based Silverpop is a permission-based email marketing solutions, strategy, and services provider. Its solutions, delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), are tailored to the needs of B2C and B2B marketers. Founded in 1999, the company was originally named Activegrams, and then renamed Avienda Technologies. In 2001, the company was renamed Silverpop. It has offices in Munich, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. >>>

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Deal Radar 2009: Apptio

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 8th 2009

Founded in 2007, Apptio is a provider of on-demand IT cost transparency solutions. It provides IT financial management (ITFM) software that helps CIOs run the business of IT. Apptio’s software provides greater visibility into the full cost to deliver IT Services, helps companies optimize their costs, improves productivity by automating key IT financial management processes and helps communicate the value of IT across business stakeholders. There are five distinct product modules focused on the fundamental IT financial processes: IT service costing, bill of IT, budgeting and forecasting, IT benchmarking, and service quality management. >>>

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Deal Radar 2009: Proofpoint

Posted on Monday, Dec 7th 2009

Founded in 2002, Proofpoint is a leading email security and data loss prevention solution provider. The company allows large enterprises to block spam, protect against email viruses, and ensure compliance with corporate policies and regulations through their messaging infrastructure. Launched in 2003, its flagship product, Proofpoint ENTERPRISE™, uses advanced statistical machine learning models, or “MLX technology”, to accurately identify spam using different attributes to differentiate between spam and valid email. >>>

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