Local Roots Farms Uses Robotics for Vertical Indoor Farms

Backed by Over $1M in Seed Capital, Startup Local Roots Farms Uses Shipping Containers to Grow Food Closer to Customers Startup: Local Roots Farms What they do: Local Roots Farms is building out a distributed network of vertical indoor farms in order to sell top-quality produce as geographically close to customers as possible. Headquarters: Vernon,…

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Adatao Democratizes Big Data Intelligence for Biz Users

Backed by $13M in Series A funding, startup Adatao enables cross-team Big Data collaboration Startup: Adatao What they do: Adatao democratizes Big Data intelligence for business users by delivering usable insights in a user-friendly interface resembling Google Docs. Headquarters: Mountain View, California CEO: Christopher Nguyen, previously the engineering director of Google Apps. Founded: 2012  Funding:…

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Boxever Uses Big Data to Personalize Travel

By Brady Miller-Wakeham Backed by $7M in funding, startup Boxever wants to convince travel companies to stop treating customers as just a “confirmation number” Startup: Boxever What they do: Boxever has developed real-time customer intelligence technology that enables airlines and travel companies to aggregate and analyze online, offline, and offsite customer data to create stronger,…

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NSONE Develops Next-Gen DNS Solution


With $5.8 in VC backing, NSONE takes on Amazon, UltraDNS Startup: NSONE Inc.   What they do: NSONE is developing a next-gen DNS-based advanced traffic management platform that utilizes infrastructure, network, and application data to make intelligent routing decisions in real-time. Headquarters: New York City    CEO: Dr. Kristopher Beevers. Before NSONE, Kris built CDN, cloud,…

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Startup DataSift Building “Human Data Platform”

Startup DataSift Unlocks Human Data

Backed by $77M of VC funding, startup DataSift seeks to unlock data trapped Facebook and other social networks By Brady Miller-Wakeham Startup: DataSift What they do: DataSift unifies all human data (including social media, news, blogs, videos and more) – real-time and historical – in one place, processing the information, unlocking its meaning, and delivering…

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BuildFire’s DIY Mobile App Building Platform for Business

Businesses of all sizes can go mobile quickly and cost-effectively with BuildFire’s DIY Mobile App Development Platform   Startup: BuildFire What they do: Provide an easy-to-use, DIY mobile app building platform. Headquarters: Newport Beach CA Founders: Ian Blair and Nathan Keating, who previously teamed up to found Kaleo Apps. Founded: 2013  Funding: They’re currently backed…

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