Lyft matches drivers using their own personal vehicles with passengers who request rides through the smartphone app, and the passengers pay automatically through the app. When using Lyft, passengers have three options when it comes to choosing their ride:
In December 2015 Clean Power Finance (CPF) and Kilowatt Financial (KWF) merged to create Spruce Finance Inc. The newly formed Spruce Finance combines KWF’s credit analysis expertise with CPF’s financing platform. Spruce provides financing for homeowners seeking to upgrade into energy efficient homes through solar power and water conservation upgrades.
DocuSign is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 225,000 companies and more than 85 million users to sign, send and manage documents anytime, anywhere and on any device. DocuSign replaces printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents with the easiest, fastest, most trusted way to make every approval and decision digital. Organizations of all sizes and industries are accelerating contracts, approvals and workflows with DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution.
OpenX operates one of the world’s largest programmatic digital advertising exchanges with many of the largest DSPs, networks, agency trading desks and advertisers. The company’s systems also encompasses a complete supply side platform powered by OpenX Demand Fusion technology that merges network and Real-Time Bidding, and a comprehensive ad server.
Social Finance (SoFi), a leader in marketplace lending and the largest provider of student loan refinancing, offers student loan refinancing, mortgages, mortgage refinancing, and personal loans. The company has streamlined the lending process with online application, mobile document upload and customers service via text, email or phone. Unlike traditional lenders, SoFi’s community-based model offers borrowers benefits including career coaching, entrepreneurship support and unemployment protection.
RockYou is a media company that extends the life of popular free-to-play titles by serving long-term players and integrating video advertising. Its game network includes dozens of titles across multiple genres for Facebook, the Web and mobile.
Spotify is a online music service offering providing digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label and direct searches. It also enables individuals to create, share, and edit playlists with other users. Social media integration is a popular feature that enables users to connect their Spotify accounts to their Facebook and Twitter profiles. This enables them to access their friends’ favorite music and playlists and share their choices with others as well. Spotify is available on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. The company offers a premium monthly subscription service and a version which is free for consumers to use and supported by advertising.
PubMatic is the marketing automation software company that powers the programmatic advertising strategy of premium publishers. Through workflow automation, real time analytics and yield management, PubMatic enables publishers to make smarter and faster advertising decisions aimed at driving more revenue and streamlining operations. The company’s software solution provides a global roster of comScore publishers with a single view into their advertiser relationships across multiple screens, channels and formats.
SoundHound enables humans to interact with things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking to mobile phones, cars, TVs, coffee machines, and every other part of the “connected world”. The company’s Hound app gives users fast and deep results, whether the user is looking up the weather, placing a phone call, finding a hotel that matches detailed criteria, or navigating to an address. Through the Houndify platform, the company empowers developers to build voice-enabled apps, services and devices. Lastly, the SoundHound app applies the company’s technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them.
Chartboost is a game discovery platform and mobile ad network. The company’s platform allows game developers to collaborate with other developers and reach new users through cross-promotion. Through enabling developers and publishers to promote games within their own networks, the company has created alternatives to traditional and often expensive mobile advertising for gaming companies.
INRIX provides up-to-the-minute traffic information and other driver services to help millions of drivers save time, fuel and frustration. INRIX delivers traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services to over 400 customers, on five million miles of road in 45 countries. High profile customers are Audi, BMW, BBC, Comcast, Ford, Garmin, The Weather Channel and Orange.
Metabiota develops systems to identify, analyze, and investigate health threats. Metabiota leverages health, science and data analytics to help governments, international organizations, and industry gain actionable insights into human and animal health, quantifying and helping to manage these risks.
Code42 is a leader in endpoint data protection and security. The company’s best known application is CrashPlan, an enterprise SaaS solution that backs up all distributed end-user data on a single, secure platform. Through continuous, automatic collection via a lightweight agent on the device, CrashPlan protects every file on Apple OS X, Windows and Linux laptops and desktops. The company’s platform enables IT, security and business teams to limit risk, meet data privacy regulations and recover from data loss, no matter the cause. Customers can choose from managed private, public or hybrid clouds.
Lookout builds security software that protects people, businesses and networks from mobile threats. Lookout secures the mobile experience for people everywhere through Lookout Mobile Security, a consumer app, and its business product, which offers advanced cloud-based security. Lookout Mobile Threat protection allows large enterprises to embrace mobility in the workplace while protecting company data, securing against malicious attacks, and maintaining compliance with security policies.
ZocDoc was founded with a mission of improving access to healthcare, ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to find a nearby doctor or dentist who accepts their insurance, see their real-time availability, and instantly book an appointment via ZocDoc.com or ZocDoc’s free apps for iPhone or Android. By revealing the 'hidden supply' of appointments, the typical ZocDoc patient sees a doctor in under 24 hours. The company’s most recent product, ZocDoc Check-In, allows patients to fill out their paperwork online in advance of their appointment, and a Spanish-language version called ZocDoc en Español is also available.
AlienVault has simplified the way organizations detect and respond to today's evolving cyber security landscape. By combining the essential security controls of AlienVault’s Unified Security Management (USM) with the power of AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange (OTX), the company has provided an effective and affordable threat detection service attainable for resource-constrained IT teams, protecting company assets.
AppNexus provides trading solutions and powers marketplaces for Internet advertising. The company’s open and unified programmatic platform allows customers to more effectively buy and sell media, and empowers companies to build, manage and optimize their entire online advertising businesses.
Tintri builds smart storage that sees, learns and adapts, enabling IT organisations to focus on virtualized applications and business services instead of managing storage infrastructure. Tintri application-aware storage eliminates planning and complex troubleshooting by providing VM-level visibility, control, insight and agility. Tintri powers hundreds of thousands of virtual machines running business critical databases, enterprise apps, desktops and mobile apps, and private cloud deployments.
SugarCRM is a developer of commercial open-source customer relationship management applications. Through its various software applications the company provides customer relationship management tools, campaign management, opportunity tracking, account management, sales forecasting, customer support capabilities and reporting functionalities.
Prosper operates a leading online marketplace for consumer credit. The Prosper platform connects borrowers with lenders. With a commitment to providing superior customer service, the convenience of applying online, and an efficient application process, the Prosper platform offers people a way to easily borrow money at fair rates.
Dataminr is a leading real-time information discovery company. Dataminr transforms real-time data from Twitter and other public sources into actionable signals, identifying the most relevant information for clients in finance, public sector, news, security and crisis management.
WideOrbit is a leading sell-side platform for managing advertising sales across all media platforms for cable networks, local television stations and radio stations. More than 3,200 broadcasters and networks leverage WideOrbit solutions to streamline operations, maximize revenue from traditional, digital and programmatic channels and extend their business across distribution platforms.
Acquia is a commercial open-source software company providing products, services, and technical support for the open-source Drupal social publishing system. Pinterest, Mercedes Benz, Warner Music Group, Stanford University are among the 4,000 that rely on Acquia’s solutions for content, community and commerce. Global 2000 enterprises, government agencies and NGOs rely on Acquia to create new revenue streams, lower costs, and engage audiences more deeply through content, community, commerce and context.
Zuora is a leading provider of subscription, billing, commerce and finance solutions. Its Relationship Business Management (RBM) solution helps enable businesses in any industry to launch or shift products to a subscription model, implement new pay-as-you-go pricing and packaging models, gain new insights into subscriber behavior, open new revenue streams, and disrupt market segments to gain competitive advantage. Zuora clients come from a wide range of industries, including media, travel services, consumer packaged goods, cloud services, and telecommunications. Clients include Financial Times, Schneider Electric, Box, Honeywell, NCR, RTL, lynda.com, The Guardian, YP.com, BlueJeans, Shutterfly, TripAdvisor, Vivint and Trulia.
Optimizely is a global Web optimization platform that provides A/B and multivariate testing for individuals with and without technical expertise. The platform empowers organizations to conceive and run experiments that help them make better data-driven decisions. A/B testing is a simple way to test changes to a website page against the current design and determine which ones produce positive results.
Docker is a platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship and run distributed applications. It enables any application to be created and run as a collection of consistent, low-overhead Docker containers that work across virtually any infrastructure. The docker business model is to offer Docker-related products and services and to create a network of certified professional support, training, and services providers.
Jawbone has developed human-centered wearable technology and audio devices for more than a decade. A 2010 IDSA Design of the Decade winner, the company is the creator of the JAMBOX family of wireless speakers, the award-winning Jawbone ERA and ICON Bluetooth headsets, and NoiseAssassin technology.
xAd is the global location marketplace bringing together buyers and sellers with ad targeting solutions focused on driving in-store traffic and sales. The company is focused on capturing in-store visitation behaviors for ad targeting, insights, and measurement solutions. The first to visualize real-time foot traffic, xAd customers include 1.5 million advertisers – including direct brand relationships, agencies, ad networks, and other demand side media companies, according to the company.
Palantir Technologies is working to change how groups analyze information through the company’s suite of software applications for integrating, visualizing and analyzing data of all kinds, including structured, unstructured, relational, temporal, and geospatial. The company was founded by former PayPal executives and Stanford computer science professors.
Intarcia Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to enhance treatment outcomes by optimizing and improving the efficacy, continuous administration, and tolerability of drug therapies for diseases that require long-term chronic treatment. Intarcia is currently conducting a three-stage development program for Type 2 diabetes that consist of four separate clinical trials, two of which have been successfully completed. Intarcia also continues to conduct research and development to treat other chronic serious disorders in the field of diabetes and obesity.
Apptio is the leading provider of cloud-based Technology Business Management (TBM) software. Apptio's suite of applications use business analytics to provide facts and insights on technology costs, value and quality so business leaders can make faster, data-driven decisions. The purpose-built applications help companies align technology spending to business outcomes and automate IT processes like cost transparency, benchmarking, operational efficiency and planning.
Domo is a cloud-based executive management platform that gives users direct, real-time access to relevant business information, conversations and its actions in one place across a range of industries including media and entertainment, technology, healthcare, financial services and higher education. The company’s founding team includes experience from Amazon, American Express, eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and salesforce.com.
Cloudera offers enterprises a data platform built on the Apache Hadoop open-source software package. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, access, process, secure, and analyze their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling new ways to derive value from their data. Cloudera offers its enterprise customers a family of product and services that complement the open-source Hadoop platform. As the leading educator of Hadoop professionals, Cloudera has trained over 22,000 individuals worldwide.
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based electronic health records (EHR) software to physicians. The company’s software connects doctors, patients, labs, billers, imaging centers and life science partners. Last year, Practice Fusion introduced its consumer-facing product, Patient Fusion, where patients can find and book appointments with doctors and access their medical records. Since launch, Practice Fusion’s EHR platform has helped doctors facilitate over 178 million patient visits to date. The company continues its commitment to listening to doctors to help advance the EHR platform. Last year alone, nearly 800 product ideas were submitted by the Practice Fusion user community. This resulted in Practice Fusion successfully launching 80 of these ideas as EHR product features, alongside 100 new feature enhancements and product improvements also launched in 2015.
InsideSales offers the industry's leading sales acceleration platform built on Neuralytics, a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine that drives revenue growth by delivering an optimized experience for both salesperson and buyer. Noteable InsideSales enterprise customers include ADP, Microsoft, Groupon and Zenefits. InsideSales recently announced the full integration of Accelerate, its cloud-based sales acceleration platform, into Microsoft’s CRM system which will be available April 2016.
Aftershock is an entertainment company exclusively focused on creating massively multiplayer games for mobile devices. The company believes in merging the art of game design and the science of consumer behavior to create immersive games that span the strategy role-playing game categories connecting gamers at massive scales.
Hightail addresses the problems of creative collaboration and visual project management between distributed teams of creative professionals and has been an innovator in the cloud since before the term was even coined. Originally YouSendIt, Hightail created a simple way to send files that were too large for email, and has since grown to evolve the cloud into a virtual workspace that enables seamless collaboration on visual projects from concept to completion.
Musely is a free mobile app and website that allows users to share and discover tips on a variety of categories - including fitness, beauty, home and garden, family, games and more - with friends, family, and fans. Users can comment on and give a “thumbs up” to content they like, and can save tips or playlists to their personal areas within Musely or to Evernote. Content can also be shared to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, as well as through email or text.
One Medial Group is a provider of primary care physician services for patients using online tools, enabling patients to find doctors nearby more easily and conveniently. The company also provides employee wellness assessments, prevention/wellness experts, and integrative health services.
AdRoll helps businesses in a wide range of industries use their customer data to execute high performing online and mobile ad campaigns across desktop, mobile, social, apps, and the webb. AdRoll provides a high degree of transparency and reaches across the largest ad inventory sources including Google, Facebook and Twitter.
AddThis personalizes the Web on desktop and mobile devices with content engagement tools, advertising services and data solutions. AddThis includes free tools for publishers to increase engagement, time on side and reduce bounce rate such as social buttons, follow buttons and recommended content as well as analytics dashboard. For advertisers, AddThis offers tools that can be applied to ad campaigns and increase engagement by making ads social. AddThis has partnered with many data management platforms and demand-side platforms, such as BlueKai (acquired by Oracle), Turn and DoubleClick by Google.
Datalogix has access to databases of personal information provided by thousands of retailers, mostly through customer loyalty programs and partners with data brokers. The company packages the data about what consumers buy into anonymous profiles and sells access to big publishers, including Google, Facebook and Yahoo. Publishers can then target ads based on what consumers buy offline, and see how that ad influences consumer purchases. Publishers can then use this ROI data to market to advertisers.
Flurry offers a full mobile ad stack, including a “supply-side platform” for mobile app publishers who want to offer ad space for sale, a “demand side platform” for advertising buyers who place ads, and an analytics suite to measure the app audience and performance. Additionally, Flurry launched a “real-time bidding” platform in April of last year so that buyers can place ads on a live auction basis.
Good Technology provides multi-platform enterprise mobility, security and management software that allows users to connect and collaborate on their devices of choice, whether deployed in the cloud or on premise. Approximately 50% of Good’s customers come from regulated industries such as financial services, public sector and healthcare. Currently, the company’s solution is employed by 100% of the Fortune 100 commercial banks, 100% of the Fortune 100 aerospace and defense firms, nine out of 11 of the Fortune 100 insurance companies, and five out of seven of the Fortune 100 healthcare providers, according to the company.
Jumio started a restructuring process in March 2016.
The company offers next-generation online and mobile credit card payments validation and ID verification products for e-tailers, financial institutions, online marketplaces and governmental agencies. Designed to increase revenue, reduce fraud, and streamline customer experiences, Jumio utilizes patent-pending computer vision technology to validate and facilitate transactions while providing unprecedented levels of consumer convenience and data security.
One Kings Lane is a flash sales site for the home market, offering members access to designer home decor, furnishings, accessories, and gifts, at prices up to 70% off retail. The company works with top home brands to bring products at heavily discounted prices to its members every day of the week. The company also partners with designers, decorators and industry insiders to deliver new content. Since launching in 2009, the company has expanded into other areas beyond the home, including jewelry, accessories, and its own branded merchandise such as bedding and candles.
Appirio is a global consultancy that helps companies select cloud service, builds custom apps to work with the cloud, moves data to the cloud, and manages the cloud services once selected and set-up. Appirio has strategic partnerships with cloud pioneers like salesforce.com, Google and Workday.
Sunrun owns, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a residential homeowner’s roof, while families pay a low rate for clean energy and fix their electric costs for 20 years and project investors get recurring revenue and tax benefits. With the recent acquisition of the fourth-largest installer (REC Solar), Sunrun now also provide installation.
ServiceMax provides on-demand service management solutions. The company’s suite of cloud-based, collaborative, and mobile applications offer field-service management applications - from contract entitlements, scheduling and workforce optimization to inventory and parts logistics. ServiceMax customers include large enterprises such as Electrolux, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and Elekta, and smaller businesses like McKinley Equipment and Kinetico.
Kabam is a leader in free-to-play games focused exclusively on core gamers operating multiple game franchises across mobile (iOS and Android), Kabam.com, Facebook and other platforms. The company originate content from it’s Kabam Studios, by partnering with leading hollywood studios like Disney, Lionsgate and Warner Bros, and through third party publishing. Kabam’s games include Kingdoms of Camelot, The Hobbit, Hunger Games, Marvel and Star Wars.
AppDynamics offers a platform solution that helps software-defined businesses monitor, manage and optimize software environments, from desktop to mobile.
Turn provides three real-time marketing applications: Audience Suite, an enterprise data management platform; Campaign Suite, a digital media buying platform for video, mobile, TV, social, and display advertising; and DataMine Analytics, a data exploration, optimization and warehousing solution built for marketers. Turn works with the world’s top brands, agencies and trading desks, including Accuen, AMNET, Chrysler, DirecTV, Experian, Kraft, Microsoft, OMD, Progressive Insurance, Thomas Cook, Toyota, Verizon, VivaKi and Zales.
Sungevity is a technology-driven solar energy company focused on scaling solar energy through its unique partner-based model. Leveraging its proprietary remote solar design technology, Sungevity's software enables users to get a quote without a site visit and provides prospective customers with suggested potential savings on their electricity bills. Sungevity's online platform and partner-based approach stands in contrast to the vertically integrated installer business model in the solar service sector.
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