- Revenue potential
- Leadership team
- Brand/product traction
- Competitive landscape
Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.
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“Mirantis is a managed open cloud company focused on harnessing open source innovation to help enterprise application owners become free of infrastructure and operations concerns. The company employs a unique build-operate-transfer approach to deliver two distinct products:
- Mirantis Application Platform, based on Spinnaker, that helps enterprises adopt cloud native continuous delivery to realize cloud ROI at scale.
- Mirantis Cloud Platform, based on Kubernetes and OpenStack, that helps services providers and enterprises run highly tunable private clouds powered by infrastructure-as-code and based on open standards.”
“Wave Computing is a VC-backed company that is revolutionizing artificial intelligence. with its dataflow-based chips, systems and software that deliver orders of magnitude performance improvements over legacy architectures. The company’s vision is to bring deep learning to customers’ data wherever it may be—from the edge to the data center—helping accelerate time-to-insight. Based in Campbell, California, Wave Computing has been named Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 “Machine Learning Industry Technology Innovation Leader,” and recognized by CIO Application Magazine’s as one of the “Top 25 Artificial Intelligence Providers.” Combined with MIPS, Wave now has over 400 granted and pending patents and hundreds of customers worldwide.”
“Bitglass, the total data protection company, is a global cloud access security broker (CASB) and agentless mobile security company based in Silicon Valley. The company’s solutions enable real-time end-to-end data protection, from the cloud to the device. Bitglass is backed by Tier 1 investors and was founded in 2013 by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of innovation and execution.”
4. Noon Home
“Noon Home, Inc. creates products that impact our day-to-day experiences in the home. Noon smart light switches transform rooms with one-touch control at the switch, in the Noon app or via voice. Working with existing bulbs and fixtures, Noon automatically creates customized lighting scenes that are unique to each mood and activity experienced in the home. To learn more about Noon Home and our products, please visit NoonHome.com.”
“Komprise Intelligent Data Management simplifies and transforms how businesses handle the two biggest problems with data: managing its explosive growth and unlocking data value. Komprise is analytics-driven software that scales out and manages data across storage — without any agents, stubs, dedicated infrastructure, or changes to the hot data or control path. Komprise eliminates the cost, complexity and disruption of legacy data management approaches with a modern architecture built from the ground-up to be simple and efficient. ”
“Workspot is a turnkey, cloud VDI service for securely delivering Windows 10 desktops, apps and workstations to any device. Deploy on Microsoft Azure in just days!
Featuring global availability, enterprise customizability and flat-rate subscription pricing – including Microsoft Azure costs – Workspot can make your cloud virtual desktop deployment happen in record time. Workspot’s innovative, cloud-native virtual desktop, app and workstation service was built exclusively for Azure and delivers unprecedented time-to-value to organizations seeking simplified IT infrastructure, more robust security, and new levels of business agility.”
“BlueStacks is a mobile marketing automation company pioneering the next generation of tech for the mobile, TV, and PC/Mac ecosystems.
BlueStacks App Player enables the universe of Android games and apps to run fast and fullscreen on Windows and TV. App Player is powered by BlueStacks’ patented LayerCake consumer virtualization technology.”
“VELO3D helps leading technology manufacturers to produce applications previously considered impossible. With the VELO3D Sapphire production printer and Flow print preparation software, they have the means to change the industry and accelerate the adoption of metal 3D printing. Our company is focused on giving engineers the ability to print any design opening the way for new, higher performing solutions.”
9. Renovo Auto
“Renovo is a mobility software company accelerating innovation in Automated Mobility as a Service. AWare is Renovo’s scalable OS for Automated Mobility which merges software, data analytics, and automotive-grade safety systems into a unified solution for development, pilot and commercial deployments. The company combines Silicon Valley agility with proven automotive capabilities, united through a singular commitment to transform the way people and things move.”
“Aiqudo (/īˈ-kyōō-dō/) is the Voice-to-Action platform that lets people use natural voice commands to instantly execute actions in their favorite mobile apps.”