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33Across, the leading social targeting platform, uses proprietary technology to build a unique Brand Graph for each of its 350

AccountNow, Inc. merged with Ready Financial in June 2011.  AccountNow has rapidly grown its reloadable consumer prepaid debit card business, to more than $2 billion dollars in annual transaction volume, by offering features and benefits traditionally reserved for customers with banking relationships. Reloadable prepaid debit cards were created for the estimated 40 million unbanked and underbanked U.S. consumers, but the marketplace is evolving rapidly.  AccountNow’s customer direct deposit usage is one of the highest in the industry. The senior managers of AccountNow have decades of experience in commercial banking, consumer lending, payment processing and marketing banking products primarily with Bank of America and Providian Financial Services.

Apiary Inc. is a Heavybit company, headquartered in San Francisco with engineering operations in Prague, Czech Republic. It was founded by Jakub Nesetril and Jan Moravec, and opened a public beta of its innovative API design platform at end of 2012. To date Apiary has gathered over 20,000 developers." Among it’s users are developers from Akamai, Activision, Rackspace, RedHat, Siemens, SlideShare and over 6000 other companies. For more information visit www.apiary.io or follow on Twitter at @apiaryio

Badge is a cloud-based mobile-first platform to monitor applications used by developers and IT operations.

BetterCloud is the leading provider of cloud management & security tools for Google Apps, powering 15,000 companies and 5.5 million users across 114 countries.

BitSight Technologies is transforming how companies manage information security risk with objective, evidence-based security ratings. The company’s SecurityRating Platform continuously analyzes vast amounts of external data on security behaviors in order to help organizations make timely risk management decisions. Based in Cambridge, MA, BitSight is backed by Globespan Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Commonwealth Capital Ventures. For more information, please visit www.bitsighttech.com or follow @BitSight on Twitter.

BlueTarp Financial’s objective is to capture and service a significant portion of the $250 billion of procurement in the building material supply industry by delivering innovative and value-added information and financial services to dealers and their customers. BlueTarp Financial offers a comprehensive and turnkey trade credit solution that includes credit extension, invoicing and collections which frees up time allowing the dealer to focus on growing their business. BlueTarp dealers benefit from increased cash flow, reduced back office work and a healthier bottom line. Additionally, the BlueTarp program provides contractors a rewards program that allows them to earn points with every purchase and the ability view detailed job-level data about their purchases via online reporting.

Cartera Commerce is the leading provider of multi-channel loyalty shopping solutions that increase revenue, strengthen customer loyalty, and improve member engagement for a range of industries including financial services, card issuers, airline and hospitality, and loyalty programs. Featuring an integrated network of more than 800 world-class online and bricks-and-mortar merchants, Cartera Commerce's multi-channel shopping solutions and flexible, on-demand platform power personalized online and in-store shopping programs for more than 150 million consumers. Industry leaders including JPMorgan Chase, Delta, Best Buy, USAA, Upromise, and Verizon rely on Cartera Commerce to build loyal, profitable customer relationships.

 

Founded in 2006, Convoke Systems, Inc., manages, automates, and accelerates accurate business information for the recovery of debt. The Company is a PCI Compliant Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider, delivering an on-demand platform and applications that manage access and delivery of data and information for the financial services and accounts receivable management industries (ARM) necessary to recover debt and conform to Federal State and Local laws and regulations. The Company is privately held, and has established relationships with leading financial institutions in the U.S. For more information, visit www.convokesystems.com

Crispy Gamer Media acquired GamerDNA.

DataXu offers the first real-time ad optimization platform for advertisers. Unlike any other online advertising service, the DataXu platform values, bid manages, and buys ads on an impression-by-impression basis, across the ad exchanges operated by Google, Yahoo, and others. DataXu increases advertising ROI through automated, campaign-specific algorithms that process hundreds of thousands of ad decisions a second, each returned in under 100 milliseconds. This game-changing technology empowers advertisers to succeed in the new era of real-time bidding and data-driven decisioning. DataXu's executive team unites leading executives in digital media with MIT technologies.

A pioneer in developing and implementing next-generation lighting solutions, Digital Lumens is taking a game-changing approach to the industrial lighting market.  With the introduction of the first Intelligent Lighting System, the company is combining LEDs, networking and software into a single, integrated system that reduces customers’ lighting-related energy use by up to 90 percent, and transforming industrial lighting into a powerful platform for improved control, efficiency and operational insight. The company is distinguished by breakthrough technology, a management team of proven visionaries from the solid-state lighting and distributed networking industries, and proven results from real-world client deployments.

Based in Boston and China, Dragon Innovation guides hardwareentrepreneurs at every stage of the product development cycle. Throughits proven process, Dragon Innovation gives entrepreneurs a clear pathforward to launch and scale their companies, so they can get their  products into their customers' hands. For more information, visit www.DragonInnovation.com.

Scalable real-time backend for web applications

FirstBest® Systems is the leading provider of insurance software solutions that help insurance companies improve underwriting profitability, scale their business and achieve high service levels with agents, across the enterprise. The patented and proven FirstBest Front Office Suite has processed more than $11 billion in quotes and includes modular underwriting workstation, mobile underwriting, agent portal, agency upload, and system configuration applications. Leading American and international carriers such as XL Group plc, OneBeacon Insurance Group, IWIF, ICW Group Insurance Companies and others rely on FirstBest to improve underwriting efficiencies and quality, institutionalize knowledge and best practices, and empower everyone in the process to rapidly quote, collaborate, issue, and bind business on a single real-time platform from anywhere.  To learn more, please visit www.firstbest.com or call +1-781-863-6095.

I4cp offers the premier productivity solution to help C-suite and HR executives improve profitability by increasing revenue, reducing expenses and accelerating time-to-market. Founded in 1965 as the Human Resource Institute, i4cp has thousands of members from the world’s best known companies. Through a combination of peer communities, research, tools and technology, i4cp gives executives the edge they need to effectively manage a productive workforce. Our research archive spans over 40 years of data and we develop more than 10,000 pages of new, decision-grade productivity research every year.

Immedia Semiconductor, Inc. develops and markets semiconductor based video compression technology for consumer electronics applications. Staffed by a world class team of video compression technology experts, Immedia is the first company to completely eliminate the need for DRAM memory in silicon based H.264 codecs. Immedia’s NoDRAMtm technology dramatically reduces the BOM cost for high volume encoding camera applications.

Infobright is taking a radical new approach to data warehousing. Infobright’s Brighthouse analytic data warehouse software is designed to answer some of the most complex, detailed questions involving massive amounts of information, and answer those questions today, not next week. By fundamentally reinventing data warehouse architecture, Brighthouse “works smarter, not harder.” Brighthouse achieves breakthrough performance, while eliminating the need for indices, data partitions, and other physical data structures, as well as the need to deploy large hardware systems. By delivering the most powerful and usable analytic data warehouse, Infobright is enabling companies to bring a whole new level of information intelligence to business operations.

E-commerce software and services platform in Brazil.

Madeira Madeira is a home Improvement/DIY ecommerce retailer In Brazil

The deal intelligence company. Using big data to help venture capital, private equity, sales and marketing professionals prospect 200,000 private tech companies.

MicroCHIPS, Inc. is pioneering the next generation of implantable drug delivery and biosensing devices for use in the pharmaceutical and patient monitoring markets. Our proprietary reservoir technologies include both active and passive forms and provide numerous product opportunities for our partners. MicroCHIPS, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. The Company was founded in 1999 by Dr. John Santini, MIT Professors Michael Cima and Robert Langer, and Terry McGuire of Polaris Venture Partners. Our world-class team of twenty-nine includes the best and brightest scientists and engineers in the fields of drug formulation, biosensor development, materials science and microelectronics.

MongoDB (from humongous) is reinventing data management and powering big data as the leading NoSQL database. Designed for how we build and run applications today, MongoDB empowers organizations to be more agile and scalable. It enables new types of applications, better customer experience, faster time to market and lower costs. MongoDB has a thriving global community with over 4 million downloads, 100,000 online education registrations, 20,000 user group members and 20,000 MongoDB Days attendees. The company has more than 600 customers, including many of the world’s largest organizations. To learn more, please visit www.mongodb.com

Nasuni provides a consolidated storage solution for the distributed enterprise that offers built-in backup, replication and offsite protection using an on-site appliance connected to the cloud. With Nasuni, organizations can simplify IT, improve productivity, increase information security and reduce the total cost of storage.

Open English, based in Miami, is an on-line school created to reinvent the English learning experience.  Through live language instruction with native English speaking teachers and multi-media learning content, all provided over the internet, Open English empowers students on their customized path to English fluency.

Pitzi is a direct-to-consumer smartphone warranty service for consumers in Brazil
 
 

Plastiq (“PLA-stick”) makes payments possible, but we are not about payments. We are about payers – the people behind the payment. Yep – that’s you! Why do we care about you? (wow, doesn’t that sound nice?) Because, well, we know others don’t or can’t or at least pretend to but don’t really mean it. So we said “here’s a new, exciting option to pay for anything and everything “big” in your life – convenient, a la carte, fun, rewarding, and secure. But most of all, we’ve got some long term tricks up our sleeves. To us, the payer – you - represents a set of beliefs and values that we strive to understand and match over time. Plastiq seeks to make possible those connections to what you care about most - from education to travel, charity to church, music to the fine arts, or simply kicking back and enjoying that “free time” which, in today’s world, doesn’t always seem without cost.

PolyRemedy, Inc. manufactures robotic systems for the fabrication of nano-material based wound dressings at the point-of-care, allowing wound care clinicians to easily and cost-effectively deliver customized wound care on-demand for each patient’s unique wound.

Predilytics, Inc. is an information technology company that provides solutions to the healthcare industry.  The company’s first series of products focus on assisting health plans and providers identify and prioritize opportunities against key business initiatives which include improving appropriate documentation for disease burden, attracting and retaining plan membership, enhancing the effectiveness of care management and reducing costly facility admissions/re-admissions.  Predilytics utilizes the latest machine learning technology proven in the financial and advertising sectors but not yet leveraged in the healthcare markets.

Restorando is a provider of a free, online restaurant reservation system in Latin American. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the company currently serves restaurants and diners in 9 major cities in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia.  For more information, please visit www.restorando.com or on Twitter: @restorandoarg, @restorandobra, @ restorandochile, @ restorandoco

Sample6 Technologies is a dynamic startup company at the intersection of breakthroughs in synthetic biology, sensors, and data modeling and visualization. The company’s mission is to improve the health and safety of global consumers by building integrated systems that can quickly and easily detect harmful and unwanted bacteria in the food, healthcare, and other industries.

Founded in 2006 and based in Boston, MA, Sand 9 is a venture funded startup company, dedicated to the design of components that will dramatically increase the capabilities of electronic devices.  For more information, visit www.sand9.com.

 

SavingStar is the first national, fully digital, grocery eCoupon service, available for free at www.savingstar.com and on iPhone and Android mobile apps. There's nothing to clip, nothing to print.

Providing exclusive eCoupons redeemable at over 24,000 grocery and drug stores throughout the country, SavingStar’s eCoupons are linked to customers’ loyalty cards and offer a more convenient and eco-friendly way to save on groceries than paper coupons. SavingStar automatically adds the value of each eCoupon redeemed into users' SavingStar accounts, enabling them to pick their payout from cash to gift cards to charity donations.

Prior to founding SavingStar, CEO David Rochon and President Michael Libenson built the grocery segment for Upromise.com enabling eCoupons for its 13 million members who save for college. SavingStar’s founding team spun off from Upromise in 2010, and the company now also powers Upromise’s Grocery eCoupons.

SavingStar is based in Waltham, MA.

Sciformix is a US headquartered Knowledge Process Outsourcing company whose aim is to deliver high quality knowledge-based services using a cost-optimized global delivery model. The company delivers specialized services of the highest quality in global Drug Safety Data Management, Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing. Founded by two experienced professionals, Sciformix's core team comprises of industry experts in drug safety, epidemiology, labeling, biostatistics, and medical affairs. Sciformix management has the unique combination of internal experience in global pharmaceutical companies and building organizations delivering specialized services from India.

Founded in 2005, SimpleTuition offers the leading online student loan comparison site for personalized student and consolidation loan research. The Company is dedicated to helping students and parents make sense of education financing options. SimpleTuition offers an independent and interactive solution for researching and comparing over 100 private, PLUS, Stafford, GradPLUS, and Federal Consolidation loans from more than 50 lenders. The site has recently been featured on Kiplinger’s Best List as the best financial services website for student loans and as one of Fast Company’s Top 12 Web 2.0 sites. The company also holds awards for exceptional website development from the Interactive Media Council, the Web Marketing Association and the International Academy of Visual Arts.

Stormpath is a cloud service that developers can use to manage users and simplify authentication and access control in your applications. We contribute to and support Apache Shiro, a powerful and easy-to-use Java security framework that abstracts authentication, authorization, cryptography, and session management within an application. Together, Stormpath and Shiro power user security from your smallest mobile apps to your largest enterprise applications.

IPO.  T2 Biosystems (TTOO) is a private biotechnology company developing next-generation medical diagnostic products using its proprietary technology, combining nanotechnology and miniaturized magnetic resonance (MR) technology to provide rapid, accurate and portable diagnostics.  The company went public in August 2014.  T2 Biosystems was founded in 2006 by renowned researchers including Robert Langer, PhD, Michael Cima, PhD and Tyler Jacks, PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ralph Weissleder, MD and PhD and Lee Josephson, PhD from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Based in New York City, tracx is an end-to-end social media management platform that helps brands and agencies control all aspects of social media management. 

VidSys is a leading provider of integrated Physical Security Situation Management software allowing companies to view, aggregate, analyze and resolve security events in real time. Through its open architecture, the VidShield platform allows customers to integrate new best-of-breed technologies with existing security investments to enable more intelligent and proactive security and surveillance decisions. Founded in 2005, the company's solutions are deployed in transportation, enterprise, government and gaming organizations, including some of the largest state and city command and control centers in the U.S.

With a team of some of the world’s best data scientists from Google and lending experts from Capital One, ZestFinance analyzes thousands of potential credit variables – everything from financial information to technology usage – to better assess factors like the potential for fraud, the risk of default, and the viability of a long-term customer relationship.