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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Cognitive Scale Applies “Cognitive Learning” to Big Data Problems

Cognitive Scale

Startup: Cognitive Scale What they do: Provide a “cognitive computing cloud platform” that accelerates the value of Big Data. Headquarters: Austin, TX CEO: Akshay Sabhikhi. He was previously the global leader for IBM Smarter Care, where he led IBM’s entry into a new market at the intersection of social and health. Prior to this role…

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Startup HashiCorp Tames App Delivery Process

DevOps Split

Startup: HashiCorp What they do: Provide software that manages the application delivery process on any infrastructure. Headquarters: San Francisco, CA  CEO: Mitchell Hashimoto. While still in college, this 25-year-old entrepreneur created Vagrant, a tool for building and distributing development environments. Today, Vagrant is used by millions of people worldwide, from individuals to the Fortune 500….

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