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VentureBeat :Top 10 Best Startup Companies.

Demobeat
56 DEMO presenters and 14 DEMO Alpha Pitch companies made presentations at the conference in San Diego this week, The official list of the top winners is different from this list presented by venturebeat.This is a selection especially made by venturebeat. These are the profiles of the companies that made it to the top 10 list of venturebeat.

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TiECON 2009: Top 10 Software Startups

This is the second part of the of top 50 startups that made it at TiECON 2009. In this post I will profile top ten startups that were selected as top ten in the software segment.You can find the first part here. The top ten winners for the software segment are as follows.

Aster
Aster Data Systems provides database systems for data warehousing and analytics – The company has tightly integrated SQL with MapReduce – providing deep insights on data analyzed on clusters of low-cost commodity hardware. The Aster nCluster database cost-effectively powers frontline analytic applications for companies such as MySpace, aCerno (an Akamai company), and ShareThis. Aster is headquartered in San Carlos, California and is backed by Sequoia Capital, JAFCO Ventures, IVP, Cambrian Ventures, and First-Round Capital, as well as industry visionaries incl uding David Cheriton and Ron Conway.

Imperva
Imperva’s delivers activity monitoring, real-time protection and risk management of critical business data and applications for over 4500 organizations in over 35 countries on 6 continents. The company protects and monitors Web applications and data against sophisticated application attacks such as SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting, and Cross Site Request Forgery.

jobvite
Jobvite has an easy way for you and everyone at your company to spread the word about job openings to targeted contacts in social networks – reaching more high quality referral candidates.Jobvite social search applications for recruitment empower companies to find and hire the right talent.

kazeon
Kazeon’s The company’s eDiscovery software offers a unique solution for eDiscovery and litigation support for the demanding and complex needs of corporations, legal service providers, law firms and consultants. It offers a full breadth of capabilities for Early Case Assessments, Legal Hold Management, Analysis & Review, and Collection & Culling.

mimosa
Mimosa enables enterprises to harness the value of their unstructured and semi-structured information, and improves business process performance and productivity. Mimosa offers enterprise content archiving and addresses the evolving needs of customers around collaboration, communication, productivity and social media.

mint
Mint is an online personal finance tool. In five minutes or less, you’ll see where you’re spending your money, understand how your investments are performing, and set up realistic budgets. Set up email and SMS alerts and you’ll be automatically updated whenever there’s an important change in your finances. Mint.com finds you personalized ways to save money, using patent-pending software which analyzes your current spending.

serus
Serus provides enterprises with Intelligent Operations Management solutions, Serus’ configurable software helps global organizations integrate business processes and rule drivers among trading partners . The real time technology provides instantaneous automated transactions, co-managed inventory, and performance measurements across the company’s worldwide value chain.

xobni
Xobni offers a new way to organize and search your Outlook email. Xobni creates profiles for each person that emails you. These profiles contain relationship statistics, contact information, social connections, threaded conversations, and shared attachments.

xprotean
XProtean XProtean is revolutionizing retail management by combining cloud computing with vertical experience and domain knowledge. Their goal is to remove the barriers to deploying and maintaining retail solutions. The company’s solutions eliminate the obstacles of upgrading to new technology and bring true convergence of business solution through multiple avenues i.e. desktop, e-commerce and mobile.

zoho
Zoho.com is a comprehensive suite of on-line business applications. Customers use Zoho to run their business processes, manage their information and be more productive while at the office or on the go, without having to worry about expensive or outdated hardware or software.To date, Zoho.com has launched 19 different applications — from CRM to Mail, Reports, and Wikis.

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TiECON 2009: Top 10 Consumer Web Startups

TiEcon is an annual event and its a convention in the world dedicated to entrepreneurs. TiE is a global, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network. Since its founding in 1992, TiE has grown to become one of the world’s largest organization for entrepreneurs and professionals, with membership spread across 11 countries. Membership includes thousands of experienced entrepreneurs and business executives.The 2009 competition was fierce with nearly 1200 highly qualified companies nominated. . Ten companies from each of the five focus segments(-Internet Infrastructure, Wireless, Cleantech, Software, and Consumer Web) were selected as winners.I have profiled the top ten startups in the consumer web segment below.

buzzintown
Buzzintown is a one-stop-shop for all information related to events and happenings – musicals, plays, book reads, concerts, sports, live bands, exhibitions and expos, and, very importantly, those that are personal/social in nature.

intent
Intent is a destination for capturing and sharing peoples intentions – personal, social, spiritual and environmental.

jajah
JAJAH, is a communications company, offers internet based telephony solutions for consumers and businesses. JAJAH’s services make it easier for people to stay in touch using any device, on any network, anywhere. Leveraging a universal open telecommunications platform, JAJAH’s managed services allow mobile operators, landline carriers, cable companies, technology companies and other businesses to adopt its voice solutions.

kiva
Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.Kiva is a person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates and track repayments. Then, when you get your loan money back, you can relend to someone else in need.

kosmix
Kosmix is a guide to the Web. Kosmix lets users explore the Web by topic, presenting a dashboard of relevent videos, photos, news, commentary, opinion, communities and links to related topics. Kosmix’s categorization engine organizes the Internet into magazine-style topic pages, enabling people to navigate the Web.

like
Like.com is a visual search engine, where the contents of photos are used to search and retrieve similar items.Like allows users to search and purchase items from thousands of leading and boutique brands. Like features include Likeness Search™ – the ability to search by image instead of text. Like Detail™ – finds items that have a specific feature you like (such as a buckle, straps, bezel, etc). Like Color™ – find color variants of the item you desire. Like Celebrity™ – find clothing, shoes and accessories similar to those worn by your favorite celebrities.Like This™ – the ability to upload your own photo of your favorite item and find the same or similar products.

mochimedia
Mochi Media is a San Francisco, CA based company that helps game developers around the world to monetize and distribute their games. MochiAds,their core product provides independent game developers with game analytics, distribution, tools and monetization while providing advertisers with turnkey opportunities to reach Internet users who play online games.

offerpal Media
Offerpal Media is a virtual currency monetization for online games, virtual worlds and social networks. The company’s turnkey payment platform gives consumers the opportunity to earn or buy virtual currency by completing targeted advertising offers or by purchasing it through direct, global payment options.

playspan
PlaySpan provides monetization solutions for online games, virtual worlds, and social networks. Social network payment solutions are available through Spare Change. Featured on over 700 applications, across Facebook, MySpace and Bebo, Spare Change empowers developers to successfully monetize their applications through micro payments.

tonchidot
Tonchidot is a Social Reality Mobile Location-based Service: The client-side software(Sekai Camera) and web service enable camera-equipped mobile devices (such as iPhones, Android “Google Phones”, and other smart-phones) to access informational and entertainment services by creating a “Clickable World” via the use of Augmented Reality (AR) hyper-tags. The user-clickable tags, called “AirTags”, are location-based and mapped in the real world and can be seen and accessed through the camera view of mobile devices with the Sekai Camera software.

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Fast Company:Top 8 Financial Startups You Must Know

The latest issue of Fast Company (Oct 2009) features six promising Finovate startup companies. The article written by
Dan MacSai Profiles these startups and their impact in the life of financial consumers.

tempo
Tempo is revolutionizing the debit card market by enabling organizations, both businesses and non-profits, to quickly and easily offer open loop, affinity debit cards to their customers and members. The cards are rewards-based, affinity partner-branded, and linked to the consumer’s existing checking account.Tempo provides its partners with a Web-based solution that makes it easy to launch and market their programs. The partners benefit by generating new revenue, and building loyalty through the delivery of enhanced cardholder value.Tempo is privately held and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.

bancvue
BancVue, is a provider dynamic marketing, and data-driven consulting solutions to community financial institutions. BancVue creates and executes a comprehensive, integrated, and entirely localized marketing plan for each community financial institution.The company’s famous product Kasasa, gives community financial institutions the marketing scale they need to compete with the megabanks.

marketriders
MarketRiders empowers average investors to protect and grow their wealth by taking control of their investing.

mpower
MPOWER Labs, Inc. is a research and development incubator and business accelerator founded in 2006 as a portfolio company of MPOWER Ventures, LP — a double-bottom-line venture capital fund whose mission is to empower the world’s underserved. By working in partnership with MPOWER Ventures to accelerate the development of its portfolio companies as well as to identify and develop new product ideas in the same market space.

secondmarket
SecondMarket is the largest centralized marketplace and auction platform for illiquid assets, such as auction-rate securities, bankruptcy claims, collateralized debt obligations, limited partnership interests, private company securities, residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, restricted securities and block trades in public companies and whole loans.

brightscope
BrightScopeTM, Inc. is an independent provider of 401k ratings and financial intelligence to plan sponsors, advisors, and participants in all 50 states. They help increase the retirement security of America’s workforce by bringing transparency and efficiency to the 401k plan market.They maintain a comprehensive database of information on the 401k plan market and add additional value and insight by quantitatively rating each 401k plan across critical metrics.

jwaala
Jwaala was started in 2006 with a simple goal in mind – to use creative thought and technology to provide great solutions to Banks, Credit Unions and their customers. Jwaala’s product MoneyTracker promises to revolutionize the way consumers interact with their financial data, by giving them to the tools they need to easily see what they need to see to better understand their finances.

The receivables
The Receivables Exchange makes it fast, easy and efficient for small and medium-sized businesses to gain quick access to working capital at a competitive cost.

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TechCrunch 50 : Top 47 Startup Companies,Pt 1

The following 47 companies were selected from a pool of over 1,000 applicants. They presented their business plans at the TechCrunch50 conference on September 14th and 15th.

Dataxu
DataXu offers the first real-time ad optimization platform for advertisers. Unlike any other online advertising service, the DataXu platform values, bids manages and buys ads on an impression-by-impression basis, across the ad exchanges operated by Google, Yahoo and others.

udorse
Udorse allows you to link your Facebook profile to your account using Facebook Connect, enabling the web service to fetch all the photos that you share on the social network as well as the ones that your friends have shared with you. Items in the photos can then be highlighted using the Udorse dashboard, after which they function as actual online product endorsements.

Healthywage
HealthyWage has one goal: to use incentives and goals, technology and your own personal health and wellness record to empower you to live a better life. HealthyWage helps you live the HealthyLife by keeping track of your health in three categories: HealthyBody, HealthyMind and HealthyCare.

rackup
Rackup offers a dashboard where people can manage and see the history of their auction activity.basically people bid on the value of gift cards in very fast auctions. The person who bids first, gets the advantage of gaining more value on his or her gift card the more bidders join in. As long as the person stays in the top 10 for a gift card, there’s an additional bonus on top of the value of the gift card.

thesworp
TheSwop helps startups and other growing companies trade ‘favors’ to each other, in whatever fields they specialize in. These can range from advertising and business planning to graphic design and development, other resources like office space.TheSwop features one-on-one videos of each of its subscribers so that you can see the other person behind the clicks before you consider a deal.

refmob
RefMob enables people to share paid referrals that they know of for a variety of business categories, like bonuses for getting new apartment tenants or driving more job applications to a company looking to hire, instantly on Twitter and Facebook. The general idea is to let people leverage the tools they’re already using to keep in touch with each other for sharing referrals and consequently making arrangements for splitting the financial gains between them.

mota
Mota has a database of car listings from multiple used car sites, which you can browse through much as you would on a site like Autotrader. But rather than simply aggregating these listings, Mota adds a layer of intelligence to the process. Say, for example, you happen upon a sedan that you’re interested in purchasing. Mota will analyze the text of the car listing and suggest questions t hat you should probably ask the seller.

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oDesk iPhone application allows project administrators to monitor the work stream of their team members while they’re on the go. The stream features photos of your team’s workplace, keystroke events, and lets you know when your workers are checking in and out.

yourversion
Yourversion is a real-time discovery engine that lets you easily discover, share, and bookmark new, relevant web content tailored to your interests.Discover news, blogs, webpages, Tweets, videos, and products.Easily share pages via email, Twitter and Facebook. Bookmark and auto-organize pages by interest.

localbacon
Localbacon removes the clutter from the inboxes of many a manager or HR professional looking for the right person to put to work while at the same time giving job seekers the opportunity to stand out from the crowd in their quest to land a good position. The way they want to achieve that is by both increasing the quality of applications and decreasing their amount by charging potential candidates

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Techstars Boston: Top 9 Startups from Boston

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TechStars debuted nine new startups from the inaugural Boston class this month. The teams presented to about 200 VCs and Angel investors for the first time. These companies are few months old and have two or three founder employees. TechStars debuted nine new startups from the inaugural Boston class.

TempMine is looking to change the temporary staffing market. Temp workers create a profile on TempMine that is automatically updated as placements occur, providing more transparency and traceability to the process. Employers can search directly for temps across the inventory of multiple agencies, finding the right fit. Agencies retain control over placements of their best temps. The temp agency only gets involved after the employer finds the exact temp they want.

LangoLab is the most entertaining way to learn a new language—by watching popular TV shows and videos with subtitles. LangoLab leverages the American media machine that is constantly churning out entertaining content and then provides an engaging “watch and learn” experience complete with translations, definitions, user generated language notes, and self testing. Many people have learned English just by watching TV with subtitles, and this is the online equivalent. English as a second language is the largest market

Localytics provides mobile usage data and analytics for the mobile market, similar to companies such as Flurry and Medialets. Localytics says that it has both real time and “deeper” analytics than the competitors, allowing you to slice and dice the data in a variety of ways to gain better and more immediate insight into the usage of mobile applications. They also explained that they’ve open sourced critical components so that developers can know exactly what they’re putting into their applications, and that their mobile components are highly optimized for performance. Localytics is cross platform and already supports Blackberry, Android, and iPhone applications, with Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Palm planned for the near future.

AmpIdea is working on web-enabled baby monitoring as a platform for delivery of various services such as video monitoring, sleep tracking and analysis, statistical comparison, music streaming, and even an integrated baby encyclopedia (Baby 411) which suggests techniques to soothe sleeping babies based on age. While they’re at it, they’re using wifi as the delivery mechanism for audio and video monitoring, which eliminates the static and range issues that plagues traditional baby monitors. The sleep scheduling monitor keeps a record of when the baby is sleeping and waking up over time. This helps the parents schedule when to put the baby down for naps and night time sleep. AmpIdea sells the monitor hardware and charges for additional services.

HaveMyShift has built a tool that allows hourly shift workers to trade shifts online. The company is using a grassroots approach and encourages employees to sign up and trade shifts with or without the blessing of the company itself. They’re seeing strong viral adoption in the Chicago area market where, for example, 80% of Starbucks stores there already use the application. Many of the listings offer “bonus money” to tempt others who work for the same employer to pick up a shift, and last-minute shift changes can be filled with paid emergency promotional placement. HaveMyShift makes money by taking a percentage of the bonuses offered to other workers to cover a shift.

oneforty is creating an app store for Twitter applications, open to any developer who wants to build and sell a Twitter app. The company organizes the apps by category, allows for ratings, media coverage, profiles (showing what applications are used by various users), and the necessary e-commerce infrastructure. Oneforty takes a percentage of every sale.

AccelGolf 30,000 golfers are already using AccelGolf, after just 3 months in beta, for stroke tracking, range-finding, and personalized improvement of their golf games. The company showed off their BlackBerry and iPhone applications and explained that the heart of their system is really the community of avid golfers who are now connecting and building their own social network. AccelGolf offers personalized improvement tips by analyzing strokes of golfers who are just slightly better than you, and presenting areas for improvement based on your past performance. AccelGolf suggests which club to use, and where to place the shot, based on your past performance on a specific course.

Baydin uses email, and the words in the email, to create keywords to search for other relevant information. It is similar to Xobni, but goes beyond email data and searches all the files on your hard drive, and document repositories across your corporate network. It automatically launches the search in the background while you are reading the email, and presents the relevant results in a side panel in Outlook.

Sensobi bills itself as a personal relationship manager (PRM) and also reminds me a lot of Xobni , but it goes beyond email and looks at phone calls and other activity on your phone contact list. In practice, it’s a BlackBerry address book replacement that shows you the last time you communicated with your contacts, who’s falling off your radar, and who you need to get back to quickly. You can set a reminder for each contact to remind you to connect with them within a specific time interval. It does this by analyzing the email, contacts, text messages, and phone calls on your Blackberry and then presenting your contacts in a relationship-focused view. For any contact you can see the last several communications of any kind with them.

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Red Herring Series:Top 100 Technology Companies In Europe, Pt 1

Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine; an online daily technology news service; technology newsletters, and major events for technology leaders around the globe. The 2009 winners in Europe were unveiled and featured at Red Herring 100 Europe 2009 in Berlin ,Germany.I will profile the companies some of the companies that made it to the top in this post and the rest in the subsequent posts.The first ten companies include :

Abiquo is a company that was set up in Barcelona (with division in Madrid and frequently presence in San Francisco) in 2006. It has a global vocation, developing an open-source cloud-computing platform. With their technology, clients can create and manage their complex architectures of information systems from one unique platform (such as physical and virtual servers, networks, applications, storage, and so on). Abiquo’s Cloud Computing platform is released as an open-source license and it allows everyone, regardless of the size of their organization, to enjoy its benefits.

Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson primarily backed by Swedish VC Industrifonden.Accedo Broadband is a provider of applications for IPTV and Connected TV. Accedo Broadband provides application store for IPTV and Connected TV containing, for example, IPTV games, quizzes, puzzles, video art, comics, karaoke, lifestyle, niche sports, weather, social media and communication services. Accedo’s Funspot gaming service is the most widely deployed IPTV gaming service in the world. Accedo Broadband is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, San Francisco and Hong Kong.

Actimos is focused on developing the mobile travel friend Wipolo designed to simplify travelling. Actimos provides business travellers with useful tools before, during and after their trips.Travellers are free to choose their travel providers. They often have different providers for flights, trains, hotels or rental cars. After they have made their bookings on travel websites Actimos propose to centralize their reservation details and enable to consult them very simply on their mobile. More than that customers give them a licence right to collect information on their name from different web sources as a real pesonal assistant.

ActionBase offers companies a framework that can be leveraged across multiple areas of organizations to provide a broad base of solutions. Business specific solutions include :Audit.Tracker – Internal Audit. Compliance.Tracker – HSE and compliance tracking.Decision.Tracker – Corporate Decisions Management.Contract Tracker -Contract.Tracker –Fraud.Tracker – Fraud escalation and customer care.

Acumem is a provider of intelligent software which analyzes and helps optimizing the computing performance in single- and multi-core environments. Acumem contributes to their customers’ success in maximizing the benefits of multi-core technology, achieving the full potential of their systems. Acumem has partnerships with leading companies in the multi-core market such as Sun Microsystems, HP and Microsoft. Acumem is a privately held company based in Uppsala, Sweden with sales office in Boston, USA.

Adactus is a software company offering solutions for delivery and presentation of adapted multimedia for mobile terminals.With base in the ISO standard MPEG-21, they control the delivery of content into detail with respect to Quality of Service and Quality of Experience.They deliver custom designed and easy to use applications for mobile terminals, and offer improvements in functionality and user experience.

AdJug is an online advertising exchange. It connects buyers and sellers of online advertising and provides them with transparency, control and choice.Publishers can take control of their online inventory to increase their earnings and advertisers can run better campaigns because they know where each conversion and traffic is coming from.AdJug was founded in 2007 by Satish Jayakumar and Michael Stephanblome.

Ads-Click is a market leader in solutions for contextual and mobile advertising. The company’s technology is used by major Internet players and mobile operators and serves over 5 billion pages views per month. Since its inception in January, 2004 Ads-Click has acted as an innovative force in the world of online advertising by providing a game-changing level of transparency and control over ad prices and content types compared with other providers.

ammado is the global online community of people who care. We connect nonprofits, socially responsible companies and engaged individuals dedicated to positive change on a global and local level. Ammado provides companies with a state of the art global community engagement and giving platform. Our online community engagement platform allows companies to set up their own interactive CSR profile; share their values, goals and activities; use the media tools available such as articles, photo albums, videos, document libraries etc.

Animasher is a place where you make animations. Users can Make their own by Choosing a picture (your friend, a dog, whatever) and drag it around.Add some sound effects and Save animation. Share it on Facebook, MySpace, etc

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Silicon Alley Insider:Top 10 Startups in 2009

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These 10 emerging online startups survived rounds of scrutiny from a panel of VC judges and were selected from a pool of more than 150 applicants as stated by Silicon Alley Insider

Adzoomi
Adzoomi is a managed viral advertising exchange that connects advertisers, creators and promoters/publishers to create measurable User Generated Word of Mouth Video campaigns.They enable video content creators to get paid for the work they are now uploading for free.

Expensify
Expensify still offers the “electronic payment card,” which is essentially an Expensify-branded MasterCard that is linked to your original credit card (which doesn’t have to be a MasterCard). When you use this card, business expenses are immediately charged to the linked credit card’s account. Not only does this allow you to still rack up any frequent flier miles associated with your primary credit card but it takes only a week to get the Expensify card and you don’t have to undergo a credit check.The process of using Expensify is in three steps:Import expenses and receipts(Direct online import from 94% of US credit cards.Guaranteed eReceipts for card purchases under $75).Submit paperless Expense Reports(Send full-color PDF expense reports, receipts and all.Submit by email to anyone, no integration required.) Reimburse entirely online (Pay and receive by direct deposit or credit card)

Article One Partners
Article One Partners is a global research community that provides premium compensation for submitting prior art evidence for selected patents. The patents selected have a large impact on the public and might already be tied up in litigation and dispute.ARTICLE ONE PARTNERS leverages the collective intelligence of their global community of Advisors to uncover new prior art. And when the global search does NOT uncover new patent validity evidence, patent claims for truly original innovations are intrinsically strengthened. Better access to prior art means a stronger patent system.

BeliefNetworks
BeliefNetworks™ was founded by Silicon Valley and Microsoft executives to assist businesses and organizations to transform real time, structured and unstructured data — such as marketing campaign data, customer behavior information and social network conversations — into actionable knowledge for improved customer experience.

GlobeFunder
Globefunder is a Consumer Healthcare and commercial financing solutions company. The company’s innovative healthcare solutions, IOUSOS.com™ and FlexPay Rewards™, increase cash flow for caregivers, while helping consumers save money on medical bills.Globe Funder partner with Healthcare providers and financial Institutions to help patients pay their medical bills.

Good Health Advertising Good Health Advertising is an online Health and Medical advertising services company representing a collection of Health and Medical Web sites, Email lists and applications targeting Patients, Health Care Professionals and Health focused consumers reaching millions people per month.They offer Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Pharmaceutical Marketing Programs.Direct-to-Patient Medical Marketing Programs. Direct-to-Physician Advertising and Marketing Programs.Condition-specific medical advertising programs. Condition-specific Email programs.Lead Generation.Search Engine Marketing for Health Care Professionals. CPM, CPC and CPL programs and Web site representation.

Micronotes
Micronotes connects brand marketing dollars to consumers; improving the relevance and yield of outbound marketing.Micronotes’ communication platform uses the efficiencies of the Web to pair online consumers with relevant offers at a critical moment: online bill payment.

Path101
Path101 is a community powered career discovery site.The Resume Genome Project crawls millions of resumes in an attempt to map out what real careers actually look like. The service is in three modules.The Career Advice Network is a community driven, syndicated, decentralized approach to getting great career content.And a Personality Tests which is data-focused, social media optimized on-ramp to career discovery

Portfolio Monkey
Portfolio Monkey is an investment site dedicated to leveling the playing field for the average investor.The company educates and provides investors with simple-to-use and powerful tools that will help them create more efficient portfolios with higher expected return and less risk.Portfolio Monkey seeks to fill the “quantitative void” in investors’ research and due diligence process.

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50 Tech Startups You Should Know, Pt 4

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Part one,two and three were focused on the top thirty startups profiled by Businessweek and Younoodle. Part four is focused on the next ten that made it to the top forty.These companies are poised to grow beyond their geographical boundaries.

Positive Energy, Inc
Positive Energy, Inc. provides energy efficiency and conservation solutions. The company offers home energy report, which motivates customers to participate in utility programs and reduce consumption; energy Websites; carbon calculator that is designed to educate customers about carbon emissions; insight engine services; and application management interface analytics platform. It also provides energy efficiency programs; and demand response, time of use, and other programs. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.Mr. Daniel Yates and Mr. Alex Laskey are Co-Founders

Raydiance, Inc.
Raydiance, Inc. develops and produces commercial-grade ultrafast laser by integrating photonic, computing, and software technologies. The company offers Smart Light MD, a software-controlled ultrafast laser for manufacturing cardiovascular stents, drug delivery systems, guide wires, valves, and needles; and femtosecond fiber laser for the U.S. Department of the Navy. Its products has applications in nitinol stents manufacturing, thin film photovoltaic cells machining, microelectronics, machining novel materials, noninvasive Lasik surgery, tissue transplant, materials interrogation, dermatology, dentistry, genomics, heart diseases, fighting diseases and nanotechnology.Founded in 2004.

Proclivity Systems, Inc.
Proclivity Systems, Inc. develops revenue optimization platform and consumer behavior bank for marketers and merchandisers. It offers Proclivity Mail, a Web-based application module that leverages the consumer behavior bank to create targeted email programs. The company’s consumer behavior bank also provides information to clients about their customers’ shopping interests, purchasing likelihood, and level of expenditure for an offer. It serves retail, travel and hospitality, e-commerce, financial services, and news and media sectors. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in New York, New York.

SecondMarket, Inc.
SecondMarket, Inc. operates an online trading platform. It provides a centralized marketplace for illiquid assets, including auction-rate securities, bankruptcy claims, collateralized debt obligations, structured products, limited partnership interests, private company securities, residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, warrants and restricted stocks, and whole loans. The company serves financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity firms, mutual funds, corporations, and other institutional and accredited investors.
Founded in 2004.

Scribd
Scribd, Inc. operates as a social publishing company for readers, authors, and publishers. It enables users to publish, discover, and discuss original writings and documents. The company provides iPaper, a document reader solution that enables users to upload and share their original works on Scribd.com or other Websites, and transforms PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and other file formats into a Web display. It also offers books, brochures and catalogs, illustrations and maps, magazines and newspapers, puzzles and games, recipes and menus, research works, resumes and CVs, school works, sheet music and lyrics, how-to-guides and manuals, business and law materials, and creative writings.

RockYou
NetPickle, Inc., operates RockYou.com, creates and distributes widgets and applications on the social Web. The company offers customized branding and advertising opportunities on various social networks; and RockYou, an advertising platform for brands and advertisers to reach application users. Its widgets include photo slideshows, glitter text, and voicemail accessories that enable people to refresh their online style. NetPickle, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Redwood City, California.Founded in 2006.

PBworks, Inc
Coceve, Inc., doing business as PBworks, Inc., provides hosted collaboration solutions for law, creative service, professional service, and educational enterprises in the United States. It provides hosted business and educational workspaces; and partner/client share and collaboration, project management, intranet, extranet, knowledge management, and classroom collaboration services, as well as acts as host of other business processes and workflows. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in San Mateo, California

Pelago
Pelago, Inc. provides Whrrl, which enables to connect to people, places, and events around through an integrated Web/mobile application. Whirl v2.0, an application for phone and bipod touch that enables people to capture and share the moments of their lives, as they happen, in story form. Through location, photos and text updates, users can easily turn everyday life experiences into lasting stories that can be remembered, organized and shared. Each user controls exactly who can view their story, ranging from public to private, and includes the option to broadcast status updates on Face book and Twitter.The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Palantir Technologies
Palantir Technologies, Inc. designs and delivers platforms for integrating, visualizing, and analyzing information. The company’s products include Palantir Government, a platform that integrates structured and unstructured data sources, and facilitates collaboration in intelligence, defense, and law enforcement communities; and Palantir Finance, an analytical platform for hedge funds and financial institutions. It serves organizations in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

quebarato
Quebarato is a retail directory of products that that serves the Latin America Market. But they have versions for America that categorized by cities.The directory is in spanish.

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Slidesharing Tools: Top 10 startups you should Know

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I needed to make a presentation to a prospective customer this week.These tools were the best options I has to be able to pull off the slideshow.Try them and make a choice.

Google Presentations
Whether imported from existing files or created using the slide editor, slides are listed alongside documents and spreadsheets in the Google Docs document list. They can be edited, shared, and published using the familiar Google Docs interface, with several collaborators working on a slide deck simultaneously, in real time. When it’s time to present, participants can simply click a link to follow along as the presenter takes the audience through the slideshow.

SlideShare
SlideShare is probably the best known and most used presentation-sharing platform. LOTS of presentations to view, and options for posting your own either publicly or privately. There are easy connections to LinkedIn and Facebook. SlideShare accepts PowerPoint, Open Office and Keynote presentations, but does not preserve animation, transitions, or narration, and does not support embedded audio or video.

SlideBoom
SlideBoom converts PowerPoint to Flash, and will preserve movement and sound. The site offers search-and-share capabilities similar to SlideShare, along with a Blog Sidebar Widget and a free PowerPoint add-in (iSpring) that enables you to convert a presentation to Flash in PowerPoint. A basic SlideBoom account is free, and there is also a Pro account that includes more storage and added features for $99 a year. SlideBoom also offers sophisticated business solutions.

Scribd
Scribd is quite different from the first three platforms listed. It’s a very popular (50 million viewers a month) document publishing site that enables users to upload all sorts of file formats—including PowerPoint presentations–for conversion to iPaper, a beautiful online reading format. Scribd also provides sophisticated community and search tools, plus an iPaper viewer that can be embedded on your own website. Scribd does not support any transitions, animation or embedded media in presentations.

208 Slides
208 Slides is something of a hybrid, and the main goal seems to be simplicity. It lets you create and share slides via its online application–which is pretty basic–or you can upload a PowerPoint presentation and then enhance it, using a streamlined interface and tools that let you gather media easily. Then you can send the finished presentation to SlideShare, or download it to PowerPoint. No transitions or animation.

SlideRocket
SlideRocket is intended as a replacement, not an accompaniment, for PowerPoint. It offers a fully functional presentation development application, with stunning 3-D transition effects. Although you can store and share presentations via Slide Rocket, there is no social platform—the focus is on creation. The basic account is free, with additional account levels (that include extra features like web meetings and presentation analytics) available at $10 and $20 per month.

Slide
Slide doesn’t create conventional slideshows at all, and has nothing to do with PowerPoint. It lets you create a “show” containing images (which you upload or select from a social media site), then apply an effect (such as rotating the images, collaging them, melting them, etc.) and optionally add audio from Slide’s music library. The images then play in the slide space, which is inside a “skin” that can be customized (for example, the images can play on a drive-in movie screen). Finally, you post the show on one or more social media accounts, or get the code and embed it on your own site, or email it. Slide defines itself as a “social entertainment application.”

Zoho Show
Zoho Show is part of the Zoho suite, which provides a long list of online alternatives to desktop applications (Zoho Write, Zoho Sheet, Zoho Project, and so on). Show can start with a PowerPoint presentation, but provides a nice toolset for creating slides directly, including some attractive themes. It replicates much PowerPoint functionality, but transitions and animation are not yet available. Zoho makes it easy to export (to HTML, PDF, PPT, etc.), publish, and share presentations.

SlideServe
SlideServe is a free service which gives users the power to easily share, discover, view powerpoint presentations online. Everyone can view Presentations on SlideServe. People can see the latest presentations of speakers at latest events, find slides about their hobbies and interests.when you register with SlideServe you will get a free software client – a powerpoint add-in based on the powerful PowerFlashPoint engine, which allows users to seamlessly convert PowerPoint to Flash from within powerpoint.

authorSTREAM
authorSTREAM is a platform for sharing PowerPoint presentations on the Internet. authorSTREAM makes it easier to share your PowerPoint slideshows through blogs, websites, on YouTube and even via iPOD.authorSTREAM protects your private content, and makes sure that it is seen only by you and the people whom you handpick. Your private presentations don’t show in the search results, or in your public profile.

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