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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: GlobeTask

Posted on Monday, Nov 8th 2010

“Anybody can go offshore and find somebody for four bucks an hour. But to find somebody who understands your culture and speaks your language, and knows where you’re coming from, that’s one step up,” says Josh Last, CEO and founder of GlobeTask, of his company’s approach. How important is the cultural factor? Tony Scott’s interviews with CEOs from around the world are just one of the blog’s attempts to gain a sense of how managers and workers view the role of national cultures in business. Opinions and models vary greatly, as we have seen in recent posts. On the one hand, onshoring, where U.S. companies outsource work not overseas but to U.S. workers in lower-cost rural locations, is on the rise. A recent Deal Radar profile featured Greytip, an Indian company committed to serving India-based clients. On the other hand, my interview with Gary Swart of oDesk shows that the virtual assistant market is becoming more popular, with an increasing number of opportunities for offshore workers. With GlobeTask, Last aims to avoid some of the disadvantages of cross-cultural teams yet allow clients to reap the benefits of outsourcing and off-shoring. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: iCIMS

Posted on Friday, Nov 5th 2010

iCIMS is a Web-based talent management platform that is designed to handle the entire talent life cycle. Colin Day founded iCIMS.com in 1999 and is the company’s president and CEO. Prior to founding iCIMS, Day worked at Comrise Technology in sales and new business development, where he was responsible for opening and growing branch offices. iCIMS was founded as an offshoot of Comrise Technology. At the time, Comrise had built an internal platform to manage all recruiting/HR in their organization, but it had no intention to sell it as a stand-alone product. In 1999, iCIMS bought the rights to their platform and spun off as a separate company to focus exclusively on designing and hosting talent management platforms for other companies. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: Examville, New York City

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 2nd 2010

Examville is a global online education platform for user-to-user collaborative learning. The platform provides an open, virtual meeting place to connect teachers with students of any age or nationality while offering access to materials from major educational publishers. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: Greytip, Bangalore

Posted on Friday, Oct 29th 2010

Greytip, the second NASSCOM Emerge 50 company to be featured in Deal Radar, is a strong example of an Indian product company that has shied away from the body-shopping approach and been committed to the local market, recognizing that even though this market is small, it has significant potential. Greytip makes Folklore HRIS, an HR and payroll software suite designed to automate various processes, saving time and money. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: iWeb Technology Solutions, Mumbai, India

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 27th 2010

iWeb Technology Solutions is the first Deal Radar profile of a series of companies that have been chosen for the NASSCOM Emerge 50 for 2010. NASSCOM is the primary trade body and chamber of commerce of the Indian software and BPO industries, and every year it names 50 startups and growing companies to watch. iWeb Technologies is the creator of iWeb Enterprise Suite, an enterprise resource management (ERM) product that consists of modules, allowing companies to chose the combination of applications that best suits them. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: StyleCaster

Posted on Thursday, Oct 21st 2010

StyleCaster is a media company that creates and distributes women’s lifestyle content. It provides consumers, advertisers, and partners with content and advertising solutions across a portfolio of sites that span the lifestyle spectrum – fashion, beauty, celebrities, food & drink, entertaining, and travel. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: Craig Technologies, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Posted on Thursday, Oct 14th 2010

Craig Technologies, based in Cape Canaveral, Florida, site of the Kennedy Space Center, specializes in systems engineering, project management, infrastructure installation, software design and engineering, research and development, modeling and simulation, training and other custom technical products and services provided to federal customers, predominantly in the aerospace and defense industries. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: MyCorporation.com, Calabasas, California

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 12th 2010

MyCorporation provides a platform for a “business in a box” that enables new businesses to get their businesses started and incorporated quickly. It also files the necessary paperwork with government agencies and has educational resources for entrepreneurs. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: i-Jet Media, Silicon Valley, California

Posted on Monday, Oct 11th 2010

i-Jet Media is a social games publisher and social media distribution network. Within the framework of cooperation with social games developers, i-Jet Media examines their games, markets, elaborates on, and adapts games, integrates applications, and provides technical support for users in many world languages. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: Suncoast Capital Group, Coral Gables, Florida

Posted on Thursday, Oct 7th 2010

Suncoast Capital Group is an investment firm that deals exclusively in certificates of deposit (CDs). Using a proprietary back-end technology that enables it to handle large volumes and thus offer clients better rates, the company works with with banks, credit unions, and other institutional investors, some of whom need to raise deposits and others of whom have excess capital to invest. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: Antenna Software, Jersey City, New Jersey

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 5th 2010

Following yesterday’s coverage of app developer Applico, today’s Deal Radar post takes a look at mobile app provider Antenna Software. Antenna offers prepackaged mobile apps through a platform that includes hosting and support services aimed at both the employees and customers of the company’s enterprise clients. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: Applico, New York City

Posted on Monday, Oct 4th 2010

More than ever, there’s an app for that. Applico, with expertise in visual design/user experience and mobile engineering, designs and develops custom mobile applications and mobile websites for brands and agencies. >>>

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The 1M1M Deal Radar 2010: BiddingForGood ,Cambridge, Massachusetts

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 28th 2010

BiddingForGood.com is a charitable commerce platform that over 3,000 nonprofits and schools, including Youth Advocate Inc., BreastCancer.org, and the New York Wine and Food Festival, use to raise money by selling goods and services, primarily by moving their silent auction fundraisers online. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: FertilityAuthority, New York City

Posted on Monday, Sep 27th 2010

FertilityAuthority is a fertility-focused digital media company whose platforms include FertilityAuthority.com; FertileThoughts.com, the world’s largest fertility social media site; and TopFertilityDocs.com, connecting qualified patients directly to fertility specialists. It also has a premium business services unit that offers Web development and online marketing for fertility service providers. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: MangoSpring, Bellevue, WA

Posted on Thursday, Sep 23rd 2010

MangoSpring, with its philosophy of “social collaboration with a purpose,” makes business collaboration and productivity applications that are offered à la carte or as a suite. It is one of several smaller players in collaboration software to challenge the larger Salesforce.com and Cisco. >>>

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